Title: Redeeming Hope (Home for Hope #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Shell Taylor (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 5, 2015 – 205 pgs
Fifteen years ago Elijah Langley’s world came to an abrupt halt with the death of his high school boyfriend. He keeps his past—and his sexual orientation—hidden until he attends a fundraiser for The Center for HOPE, an LGBT youth center, where he meets Adam Lancaster, HOPE’s infuriatingly stubborn and sexy founder.
A survivor of a turbulent childhood, Adam understands better than most the challenges his youth face. He’s drawn to Elijah’s baby blues and devilish smile but refuses to compromise his values and climb back into the closet for anyone—not even the man showering time and money on HOPE. Months of constant flirting wear down Adam’s resolve until he surrenders to his desires, but Elijah can’t shake his demons.
When a youth from the center is brutally assaulted, Elijah must find a way to confront the fears and memories that are starting to ruin his life, so he can stand strong for those he loves.
You get your sweet with Elijah and Adam but not too much. I know the Elijah makes mistakes in this book everyone in life does, no one is perfect so when everyone kept giving him attitude about it and at least this is the way I saw it.. Kicking him when he was down it really irritated me. Yes what he did was wrong but he apologized and admitted when he was wrong. At first I was not a fan of what he did but when he owned up to what he did I really felt bad for what he went through and how he really did not have anyone there at the time to support him. So yes that part really drove me nuts but other than that I really loved this book! I think there is just that fine line with a book for me when a MC will forgive too easy or when they don’t forgive the other MC for the longest time, when you can’t help thinking all right already forgive him lol. So if you can’t tell the author really grabbed me and pulled me into this book were I could not put it down once I started.
I really loved Adam and Elijah together, they just fit so well together. I also really loved how much Elijah was there for Kollin and how much he really cared for him.
So with this book you get your angst and your sweet but not to much, the perfect amount.