4 Stars for Need Your Love by Dean Pace-Frech #MM #Historical @deanpacefrech

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Title: Need Your Love
Author Name & Publisher: Dean Pac-Frech
Publication Date & Length: December 6th 2015- 191 pages

Synopsis

In June 1966, ACLU attorney Eron Lassiter attends his uncle’s wedding and makes an unsettling discovery. Though Eron had bowed to family pressure and planned a potential marriage, his long-ignored attraction to other men roars to life when Garrett Emerson, the bride’s nephew, captures his attention.

After serving in the Korean War and going to college later than his peers, upwardly mobile Garrett now works as a loan officer at a local bank. For his girlfriend — fiancée in her mind — Garrett can’t climb fast enough. But none of that matters to Eron, and maybe that’s why Garrett’s so drawn to him.

Together, can Eron and Garrett find happiness amidst the pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation of the 1960s?

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Review

fourstars

To start of this review I loved what this author did with these characters Eron and Garret in the time period they were in…

I love historical m/m romance novels and this one was just so good! Eron meets Garrett at Eron’s uncles wedding and from the moment they meet there was a instant attraction between these two men. I loved Eron and Garrett together.. I was rooting for them through this whole book and thought they were so sweet together.

Now the parts I was not really a huge fan of.. The woman these men were with honestly drove me nuts and were so annoying especially at the end of this book. There were also a few parts that did drag for me too.

But other than that I really did like what this author did with these characters and this story excluding the parts with Johnette and Mary Ellen because honestly they were just too much and over the top annoying.

So I will leave this review with… I thought the epilogue of this book was beautiful and I really liked this book!

Kara

Excerpt

They finished the drive back to the apartment in silence. Eron’s sincerity had shone through when he spoke of what they had done and his lack of regret. Eron’s words eased the tension between them. At the flea market, with other people around, they had no trouble carrying on a conversation.

Garrett pulled into his parking spot and nodded toward his apartment as they got out of the car. Once inside, Eron lowered himself to the davenport and Garrett plopped down next to him.

“I’ve been a jerk,” Eron said.

“We’re both confused. Don’t be so hard on yourself. It doesn’t help that we both have girlfriends and family that only want what they think is the best for us.”

“Do you and Johnette…you know…”

“Have sex? No. I used to tell myself it was because she was a respectable girl and we should wait.”

“And now?”

“Come on, you know the answer to that. What about you and Mary Ellen?”

“Same situation.”

“Eron, why did you come see me today?”

Eron had struggled with the same question. “As much as I don’t want to be queer, I want to be with you.”

“I understand that,” Garrett said after a while. “I don’t identify with the queens that live in the city.”

“What about our jobs? Our family?”

“Could we make it work?”

“I have no idea. Honestly I don’t. I’ve spent hours plotting and examining every angle and I’m more confused than I was to start. I walled up any feelings I had about other men a long time ago, but you brought them to the surface.”

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AuthorBio

With inspiration from some historical tourism sites, the love of reading,
and a desire to write a novel, L. Dean Pace-Frech started crafting his
debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing
and polishing the manuscript, he submitted it for publication and Musa
Publishing offered him a contract in early 2013.

Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his partner, Thomas, and
their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching
movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather and spending time
together with friends and family. In addition to writing, Dean enjoys
reading and patio gardening.

Prior to novels, Dean did some technical writing in his career.
He has written another complete fiction manuscript and has a third
manuscript outlined.

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