~*~*~*~*~*~ RELEASE DAY!! ~*~*~*~*~*~
It's release day! A.D. Ellis is thrilled to share her newest contemporary romance in Torey Hope: The Later Years.
The reviews are in! Betas and ARC readers LOVED Sawyer!
(see reviews of Sawyer HERE on Goodreads!)
Grab it today at the special low preorder price before it goes up to regular $ (SOON!) bit.ly/SawyerAmazon1
Here's a snippet from one ARC reader:
"Author A.D. Ellis weaves a magical tale of love, family, small towns and big dreams and it makes the reader instantly fall in love with it all."
Sawyer Morgan has a secret. Revealing his true feelings to his family could bring devastation and destruction, so he keeps the burden firmly on his own shoulders. When he moves back to Torey Hope to help with the family business, Sawyer’s hidden truth becomes too much to bear.
Luke Hamilton has a past overflowing with emotional and physical scars. A promise to his dying mother prevents him from seeking the love and acceptance he longs for. Taking a job in Torey Hope brings Luke face-to-face with taboo desires he thought long extinguished.
Secrets, lies, hatred, and fear threaten to destroy their lives. But, love has the power to overcome and lay claim to victory.
Will Sawyer succeed in proving to Luke some connections are worth fighting for?
A poignant tale of two hearts valiantly fighting to stay true and find love.
**This is a male/male romance. It has adult themes, language, and situations. Readers sensitive to homosexual relationships, abuse, hate crimes, and derogatory terms should take note. This story is meant only for readers age 18+.**
Sawyer picks up where Decker ended.
Sawyer has known he was gay for years. In Decker, he came out to Decker, Zack, Kendrick, and his parents. Now he needs to come out to the rest of his family and live his life openly. When he does, he faces the acceptance, rejection, love, hatred, and false beliefs/misconceptions common to LGBTQ people. It is easier for him than it is for lots of gay men because he has the love and support of his parents, brother and extended family. Too often, people who identify as LGBTQ have no one on their side. Like Luke, a new employee at The Center+. He has faced hatred his entire life with little to no support. He is determined to never act on his feelings for men in the hope life will be simpler, easier.
Sawyer and Luke are a delightful couple. Sawyer wants so much more than friendship from Luke. He is open and honest about his feelings but he never pressures Luke. Sawyer is so patient and understanding while trying to help Luke deal with his demons. It isn't an easy task fighting demons and this story doesn't make light of that fact. Counseling and time are important to healing. I was rooting for Luke to overcome his past and learn how to love himself and live a happy life. Even if there wasn't a HEA for them as a couple. Everyone deserves happiness and love.
I am so pleased with the way A.D. Ellis has handled difficult topics in her books. She has approached these topics with respect for those affected. She writes about the bad things associated with these topics and why they are unacceptable. She is never preachy but gets her point across in realistic plot development. I applaud her for tackling these difficult topics.
I have read all of A.D. Ellis' books and highly recommend all of them. I especially recommend Sawyer because the LGBTQ movement is a very controversial topic and a "hot button" topic in the news and in politics. Plus, Sawyer is just a darn good story.