Title: Cand G-Roots
Author Name & Publisher: C. Zampa (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 2, 2015 – 203 pgs
It’s said you can’t go home again….
The last thing Candelario “Candy” Gonzalez wants is to go back to his roots in the barrio. At sixteen, he grabs a one-way ticket to luxury and comfort as the lover and protégé of powerful drug lord, Teirso Flores.
Flores molds beautiful Candy for his own agenda—to become his exclusive attorney, and Candy’s prowess brings the term criminal defense to a new level.
But life in the very dark, very fast lane comes to a screeching halt when a child is killed by one of Flores’s thugs during a drive-by shooting. Candy walks away from his law practice and away from Flores, determined to live honestly.
Carlos Alvarez stirs both desire and confusion in Candy, because young Carlos symbolizes everything Candy left behind. Inching from his universe of opulence and power and into Carlos’s world, Candy realizes the only happiness he ever knew was in his past. Crossing the boundary isn’t easy, though, and Candy’s newfound hope draws out the demons he thought he’d escaped.
And when Flores returns to reconstruct his empire, past and present collide and lovers and friends are forced to examine their bonds in a fight for their lives.
First Edition published as Candy G by Dreamspinner Press, 2011.
First let me say this is my first book by this author and I was completely surprised. This author was able to weave a story so good that I couldn’t put the book down. The author was able to bring two men together that I would never have believed that they could make it work. Both men had some serious issues in their past and the author was able to make me believe that they belonged together. Don’t get me wrong they certainly and to work for it. That made for a very intense book. Will definitely read more books by this author and would highly recommend this to everyone.