Title: Good Together (Hope #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Valentina Heart (Less Than Three)
Publication Date & Length: May 4, 2016 – 87 Pages
A legacy of bullying and insecurity has left its mark on Troy, affecting all his interactions in the present. Adam is an ex-hocky player turned tattoo artist who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. But no matter how hard he tried, time and again he sends the easily scared Troy running.
Though both are nearly convinced it could never work between them, they agree to give it one more try. But then bad luck and fate conspire to leave Adam floundering to reach Troy while Troy worries over losing touch with Adam.
This is a sweet short story. I enjoyed the read.
If I had to describe this story I would say that it is a story about getting over your past so you are able to move on and move forward.
Troy in my opinion could have done with seeking some counseling after the cruel way that he was treated in school. Even at the age of 28 he is still living with the pain of being bullied and becaus of this he is about to push away what could possibly be the right person for him.
Adam feels a connection to Troy from almost the first moment that they meet. I think that Adam is intrigued with the weird behavior that Troy puts off towards him at their first meeting. Adam is confused about how Troy pulls away constantly once they start to get close but I think that he feels that they could be perfect for one another. Now he just needs to convince Troy of the same thing.
I enjoyed this read. It was a sweet short story and is a feel good book in a way that it is nice to read someone being able to get over their insecurities in order to be able to accept the happiness in their lives.
I would say that I am first a reader and then a writer. My fascination with books goes way back into the past when I didn’t even know I could read something that wasn’t given to me in school. Writing came later. First when I tried writing down the plots of the movies I found overwhelming and later in the form of a very dark blog that connected me with people I still consider very good friends.
When in reading I always reached for happy ending romances that helped me deal with the bad side of the world, while in my short stories characters died and their life usually reflected the reality that surrounded mine.
In time, vampires and shifters took the place of knights in shiny armors and I still searched for that happy ending . But with the years also came that wish for something edgier.
My current reading habits take me daily into the world of men, where kink is preferable and angst the realistic side of life in my dose of fiction. It was only natural that my fingers followed my thoughts and I came to a point where men only ogled men and women became side characters.
Somehow out of love for reading a writer was born. I won’t say that the handsome men walking through my imagination have everything a reader might want. They are usually troubled, lost and insecure, but as they slowly stroll through my worlds, they eventually find their happy ending.