TWO 5 Stars and 4 Stars for Son of Money by Brandon Witt #MM #Romance @Dreamspinners

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Title: Son of Money
Author Name & Publisher: Brandon Witt (Dreamspinner)
Publication Date & Length: July 11, 2016 – 284 Pages

Synopsis

Randall Morgan, youngest son of one of Seattle’s wealthiest families, rejected his family’s money to live free of their control and pursue his career as a photographer. To make ends meet, Randall does erotic photography and massage—a secret he keeps from his family so he can remain a part of his young niece’s life. But the price of that relationship is high, and Randall is once more slipping under his family’s thumb.

Noah Carroll is the spokesperson for the Seattle Humane Society, and the city holds a special place in his heart. When fate intervenes during a pet adoption, Noah finds himself face-to-face with his first love—Randall.

While Noah and Randall are not the teenagers they once were, the flame of a first kiss long ago draws them together. Their romance is beginning to grow, but someone is out to destroy Randall and expose all he keeps hidden.

When secrets and rumors thrust Randall into the public eye, his relationship with Noah isn’t the only thing that comes under threat.

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Review

FiveStars

Wow talk about betrayal by those who are supposed to love you the most. This book has way more then it’s fair share of betrayal and pain. But this book also has hope, long lost love, friendship, family, and it has new beginnings.

Randall has tried to pull away from his families money and live his life the way that he wanted and keep certain aspects under wraps about what he does in his free time but all the secrets that he has blows up in his face and is outed for his extracurricular activities that he does. In turn it turns his family against him. In my opinion that is when the story really and truly begins.

Noah and Randall both have been in love with each other since they were teenagers but they lost touch and then reconnected right before all of Randall’s troubles started. The way that Noah was willing to stand by Randall through all of the bad so close to them reconnecting is the true story of how strongly they both love each other. The things that would tear a normal couple apart brought these two men closer and made them stronger in their relationship and individually.

The things that Randall faced nearly broke him but because of the love Noah had for him, it made him stronger and into the man he always pictured himself to be. Randall hit his rock bottom and picked himself up and started over again to only decide living was better then giving in.

I really enjoyed the twist and turns in this book and I enjoyed taking the journey with Randall and Noah through their love story. This was a very good read and I look forward to reading more by Brandon Witt in the future.

Tosha

FourStars

Oh My Gawd – the drama!  The machinations of Randall’s family would make Shakespeare proud – or at least provide a great storyline for a daytime soap opera.  This is a tumultuous rollercoaster of a romance.

I loved the fact that Randall isn’t an entirely good leading man.  I liked his unapologetic sexual freedom and his independent spirit.  For me, Noah was a little bit too noble, but I enjoyed watching his character gain strength and confidence as the story progressed.  

I really enjoyed The Imperfection of Swans by the same author, but this is a very different book.  Where the former was a warm, realistic and charming romance, this is high angst drama among the rich and famous.  This is a much steamier, sexier read.  Once again, there are positive references to polyamory and more unconventional sex, while still ensuring a heteronormative, monogamous HEA.     

Randall’s scandalous outing and his subsequent downfall makes for quite distressing reading.  I’m not sure this story is always believable, but the melodrama is a lovely guilty pleasure.  I really enjoyed the romance and the intrigue.  I was surprised and excited by characters and plot twists and I loved the chemistry between Noah and Randall.

Sarah

FiveStars

I have enjoyed reading anything by Brandon Witt, and he did not disappoint me in this story either. His writing is fluent and strong. It is easy to follow even with all the drama and angst involved. I loved the twists throughout the story, as it kept me on my toes. There were a few different story lines in this book, but it was well created and played out.
I liked that Randall and Noah have known each other since they were kids and shared that first kiss. Everyone remembers that first kiss. I think if they hadn’t had a past together, even on the friendship side, I don’t know if I would have liked this story. For Noah to push so fast is understandable. He lost Randall once and doesn’t want to lose him again. So even though he wants to move forward fast, he is also still being patient.
Randall’s family…ugh. Why can’t all families just love and respect each other? My heart kept breaking for Randall throughout. I wanted to comfort him yet smack him to say “you are strong, don’t give up like they want you to.” His family was a real piece of work. No wonder he wants to make it on his own without their money. Randall has pride.
The interaction between Noah and Randall was genuine, sweet, compassion, and sexy. What these two went through together made a strong and unbreakable couple. Their hearts made a perfect whole.
I would recommend this book and all of Brandon Witt’s books. They are all so well written, and hits on subjects from real life.
Keri

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Brandon Witt’s outlook on life is greatly impacted by his first eighteen years of growing up gay in a small town in the Ozarks, as well as fifteen years as a counselor and special education teacher for students with severe emotional disabilities. Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issues, he’s got plenty to write about….

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