Thursday, April 12, 2012
Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane
Chase Summers: Golden boy. Beautiful girlfriend, good friends, and a promising future.
Nobody knows the real Chase.
Chase Summers has a razor blade to his wrist and the smell of his lover’s goodbye clinging to his skin. He has a door in his heart so frightening he’d rather die than open it, and the lies he’s used to block it shut are thinning with every forbidden touch. Chase has spent his entire life unraveling, and his decision to set his sexuality free in secret has only torn his mind apart faster.
Chase has one chance for true love and salvation. He may have met Tommy Halloran in the world of gay-for-pay—where the number of lovers doesn’t matter as long as the come-shot’s good—but if he wants the healing that Tommy’s love has to offer, he’ll need the courage to leave the shadows for the sunlight. That may be too much to ask from a man who’s spent his entire life hiding his true self. Chase knows all too well that the only things thriving in a heart’s darkness are the bitter personal demons that love to watch us bleed.
Ok first I gotta say Ms. Lane is a brilliant writer who actually makes you stop and think. Her books are amazing, everyone I have read, yes does have me in tears at some point, yes the sex is Hot! but after reading an Amy Lane book I always feel like the thoughts she makes me think about make me a better person you know? I mean she deals with some serious issues and the way she brings it out through her characters is absolutely amazing.
I had put this one off reading because (yeah I know I'm an idiot) but I read a review that said it was too dark and didn't end well. Bullsh*t! this book is intense I won't lie but God the emotions I felt were sooo worth it. I don't usually like to cry through most of a book, and it's not a sad book it's the emotions and feelings that Ms. Lane's writing brings to the forefront.
If you don't have this book please go get it I promise you, you will not regret it, you will laugh, cry and at times want to punch something, but I believe this will be a book you will want to read over and over again I know I will! Recommended