Title: There’s This Guy
Author: Rhys Ford
Length: Novel (220 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 17, 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?
Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.
It takes all of Dallas Yates’s imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued Art Deco building on the WeHo’s outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street. Their friendship deepens while Dallas peels back the hardened layers strangling Jake’s soul. It’s easy to love the artistic, sweet man hidden behind Jake’s shattered exterior, but Dallas knows Jake needs to first learn to love himself.
When Jake’s world crumbles, he reaches for Dallas, the man he’s learned to lean on. It’s only a matter of time before he’s left to drift in a life he never wanted to lead and while he wants more, Jake’s past haunts him, making him doubt he’s worth the love Dallas is so desperate to give him.
Review: Jake has had one hell of a life. His mother was always going on about his being gay, that is until she died. And his father was an abusive man who should have been put down a long time ago. Now Jake is one hell of a sweet guy who is looking after that jerk and pretty much gives up his life to the man. His father is dying and he was doing what he could to keep a promise to his mother. What a twisted family.
Dallas wants to open the best club ever. So what does he do, he buys an old building in the worst part of town. A building with a dead body in it. He meeds Jake and starts a friendship with the young man. A young man who is drowning in pain and guilt.
The attraction and chemistry from these two guys is off the charts. However Jake is in no condition for any of it. He is letting his past lead his future. Now the story was well written and you will need tissues to get through it. Now for me, I just couldn’t really get into it. I just could not connected with the story at all. The writing was exceptional, but it was also missing something. It was a bit dull and boring to me.
There was some good parts to the story, but I hate to admit it, the bad parts showed out more. I could’t get my mind to concentrate on the story at all, and will admit that I ended up skimming through parts of it. The only two good parts is when the old man croaked, and the guys got their happily ever after. To bad it just didn’t do anything for me though. I am sorry but this was not my kind of book.