Author Name & Publisher: Sarah Masters (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
Sometimes, trusting your instincts leads to happiness and love.
After coming out, life took a turn for the worst. I knew people would view me differently, of course I did, but… See, here’s the thing. How does a person cope when a few of their work colleagues play such a cruel trick that it leaves them wondering if they’ll ever trust anyone again? It happened to me, and trusting isn’t something I do easily now.
Until James comes along. He’s a work colleague too, but my issue is, I keep thinking he’s playing another trick. You know, reeling me in, making me think he’s a good bloke.
He’s asked me to go out with him and although I should maybe get to know him a bit better first, I’ve said I’ll go. I need to get back out there, live a little. And if I get hurt? Well, I’ll just have to deal with it. Again.
But maybe he won’t hurt me. Break my heart and all that. Please God.
First off, I think my favorite character in this story was Nancy, Trev’s supportive co-worker. Then you have James who also works with Trev, but in a different department.
My heart hurt for Trev and all that he had suffered. I wanted to have all of his co-workers brought up on disciplinary action. He had endured and I was so proud that he didn’t let them run him off.
The dates that Trev and James go on were definitely romantic. James was able to show Trev that there was more to life than hiding and being ashamed.
The feel of the book was almost young adult – while we are never really given an age for Trev or James, it feels like they are in their 20’s. That is especially apparent in the last pages of the story. While their actions made me laugh, I did find it very young.
Sarah Masters is one of three pen names I write under. Sarah mainly writes m/m. Natalie Dae writes het erotica, while the third, Charley Oweson, writes thriller/horror/suspense books with no sex.
I enjoy writing all genres, though I haven’t attempted, nor plan to attempt Sci-Fi.