Size: 5.20 x 8.00 in
Martin has always done everything his parents ever asked, never making waves, but never learning how to say no either. Then his new partying neighbors introduce him to a different lifestyle that pushes his limits.
The only thing keeping him grounded is getting back in touch with his first love, Daltrey, who moved across the country when they were still teenagers. Now, he's a successful artist and plays by his own rules. He wants Martin but won't compromise his morals.
When Martin lets his new friends drag him down until he hits bottom, can he ever find his way back to Daltrey and take control of his life?
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Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: M-M, M-M-F
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Coming of Age, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Reunited and it Feels So Good, Second Chances
Setting: urban, apartment, buisness
Languages Available: English
"No. Don't. Don't move. I don't care about the music." I pulled him closer and held him tighter. Daltrey snuggled against my chest. His hands slid down my back to cup one ass cheek. I couldn't get enough of how his skin rubbed against mine, chest to chest, and the friction of the hair on our legs as they danced together. My arms around him wished for an eternity there. I buried my nose in his hair, against his neck. Perfection.
This is the first time I've read Lynn Michaels' work. Whenever I read a new author there's this moment, right before you start, that you whisper to yourself, "please let me love them." LOL You all know what I'm saying. Well, Lynn has definitely sparked my attention with Lines on the Mirror.
There were parts, a lot of, that gutted me. Martin is the MC of this story, and he's a mess and a half. His whole entire life he's been being his father's shadow. Done what he wanted, became what he wanted. He never really did a thing for himself. Then he meets his new neighbors and at first I was like, "Oh these people are cool. They will help him see the world more relaxed." Nope. Well, they did show him things. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll kinds of things. A dangerous path they put him on (Yes that's Yoda) I kept reading it and thought, holy peer pressure! I mean we all have been there. Done what the cool kids want just to be needed, adored, loved. Something very much lacking in Martin's life. Then comes the old flame, Daltry. That's when things shift. Martin's in a deep dark place and Daltry is a light he desperately needs and now Martin needs to choose Daltry or the dangerous road he's currently driving out of control on. This is a twisty, dark story but it's well written and it has a very powerful message. I recommend it for sure.