Spectrum Nights #2
Successful underwear model Scott Ashworth is lucky—his attack at the hands of an unknown assailant will leave no visible scars. His professional goals are still within reach, and best of all, his stepbrother Rylan Mahoney is back in his life, their teenage infatuation at last getting the chance to deepen into something more.
Thrown together by the circumstances of Scott's injury, Rylan's long-dormant feelings for him are quickly rekindled, though he's haunted by the memory of Scott's sudden disappearance on the night of his 18th birthday and the six missing years that followed. Rylan listens to his instincts and pushes Scott for the truth, a firm believer in the maxim that secrets lose their power once they're shared--but resurrecting old demons almost always comes with a price.
Before he knows it, Scott's life is spiraling out of control, his toxic insecurities welling up to threaten the fragile relationship he's building with Rylan. Learning to let go of the past and believe in himself will be Scott’s greatest challenge, or else he risks losing Rylan forever this time.
Publisher: Ninestar Press
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Famous / Not Famous, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Second Chances
Word Count: 102000
Setting: Phoenix, AZ
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Hansen's second Spectrum Nights book, the follow-up to her sensational Pieces of Me, continues to follow the challenging, redemptive and soul-deep relationship between her two troubled and intensely empathetic heroes. Though some readers may not have the patience that Rylan does in dealing with Scott's struggles, this is still a powerful journey that deals with wide-ranging issues, life choices and circumstances. While the romance at its heart is simply unforgettable, Hansen treats each member of her supporting cast with dignity and sympathy, allowing each of their identities and their desires to be honored, creating a tale that is moving, honest and very much needed.
Stepbrothers to lovers