Title: Faith & Fidelity (Faith, Love & Devotion #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Tere Michaels (Dreampsinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 1, 2014 – 285 pgs
New York City Vice Detective Evan Cerelli has lost his wife, the only person he ever loved and slept with. He’s trying to get on with his life, build a life for his children. Former Homicide Detective Matt Haight is a ladies’ man, all sex/no commitment. He’s depressed, having a midlife crisis, and not sure where his life is headed.
The two find friendship in the bottom of a shared bottle. When the friendship turns to love, it shakes two straight men to the core and flips their lives inside out. Kids, families, careers that are not gay-friendly — can all the love in the world overcome the obstacles to faith and fidelity?
By the second page into this book I was crying. I wasn’t happy about that; I always avoid the ones that make me cry. But at least it was the beginning of the book and not the end. I finished this book within 3 days. Matt and Evan melted my heart. Their histories helped seal their relationship. I wanted this for them so bad. Evan seemed to struggle more with accepting his feelings about the relationship Than Matt did. He had valid concerns when it came to his children, although his children had already met Matt and enjoyed his company.
I was a little put off by all the drama in this book. I felt parts of the story could have been cut out because it was a bit long winded. Did we really need Vic’s story? Did we really need Helena’s story? Did we really need Jim’s story? I don’t think so. And I was a bit surprised the MC’s didn’t progress past oral sex and hand jobs. That being said, I’m still going to read the rest of the series because now I’m hooked.
Tere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world and after that, her path was never in question. (The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)
It took thirty-six years of “research” and “life experience” and well… life… before her first book was published but there are no regrets (she doesn’t believe in them). Along the way, she had some interesting jobs in television, animation, arts education, PR and a national magazine—but she never stopped believing she would eventually earn her living writing stories about love.
She is a member of RWA, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Her home base is a small town in New Jersey, very near NYC, a city she dearly loves. She shares her life with her husband, her teenaged son—who will just not stop growing—and two exceedingly spoiled cats. Her spare time is spent watching way too much sports programming, going to the movies and for long walks/runs in the park, reading her book club’s current selection, and volunteering.
Nothing makes her happier than knowing she made a reader laugh or smile or cry. It’s the purpose of sharing her work with people. She loves hearing from fans and fellow writers, and is always available for speaking engagements, visits and workshops. Send here a message through her contact page or connect with her on Twitter (@TereMichaels) and Facebook .