I've been told by several GR friends that I really need to read this book. "Try Not His Kiss to Take", they'd say, "you'll love it". Well, I finally got around to it, and they were all right. This book was amazing!
Such a great story with wonderfully flawed characters. Evan, the drug addicted doctor who's lost his purpose and Jamie the naive pretty boy, who's really not "that gay". But, to top it off, Evan was delectably kinky, and it was just enough to completely resonate with that hidden kinkster I tend to keep at bay most of the time. :)
I do like GFY (gay for you) stories in general but this one seemed to be different. It was more real in a way because of the way Jamie held himself back from certain things because it would be too gay to do.
Evan was probably one of the best characters I've read in a long time. How could you not root for a man who was so brutally honest with himself. No denial there with him, and as much as it made me ache for him, I also wanted him to just rise above. I'm so glad he got to be happy.
And oh, it was hot. There is just something about two men being together, whew! And Finn Marlowe was phenomenal at setting a scene. I would love to spend a few minutes in her mind. LOL
Not His Kiss to Take is not for everyone. I repeat, it's not for everyone. Beware from the outset that this has some pretty graphic medical kink in it, as well as a brutal hate crime in the beginning. But, I think if you can get past that, you will see the incredible story beneath that. It was as heartbreaking as it was touching, and I think I'm changed for having read it.