TWO 5 Stars for Redeeming Hope (Home for Hope #1) by Shell Taylor #MM #Romance @dreamspinners


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.

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To start of the review I want say I really loved this book!
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.
So all together I really loved this book except for that one part that drove me nuts lol.
I would definitely recommend this book!
FiveStarsI absolutely loved this book. It was my first read by this author and I loved everything about it. The writing was amazing and very easy to read and the characters were amazing also. Great character development which made me not want to put the book down. I immediately identified with Adam and Elijah and love the interaction between them. I also loved the whole supporting of LBGT youth and it got very emotional at times, but that is to be expected when dealing with the problems of LBGT youth. The secondary characters were also very well developed. I would recommend this to everyone and can’t wait for the next installment. Hope it comes out soon as the ending of the book kind of leaves you hanging.


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Shell Taylor is a full-time mother of three exuberant and loving kiddos and one fur baby, a tiny but fierce Yorkie-poo named Rocco. As a Christian who practices love, grace, and humility rather than hatred and judgement, she tries her best to instill these same virtues in her rowdy kids. She just recently learned how to crochet to start bombarding new mothers with matching hats and booties. She is a huge Marvel fan and because of the superhero-plastered tees paired with jeans and Chucks has been told when helping out in her son’s classroom that she looks more like the students than a parent. Her favorite way to procrastinate is to binge watch entire seasons on Netflix. Best of all, she’s been married ten years to a man who’s turned out to be everything she never knew she needed.


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