The Seeking Redemption series:
- Aidan and Ethan (book #1) – in this review
- Devlin and Garrick (book #2)
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Redemption, Maine. Never had the name of a town been more apt or mocked a person more.
Aidan Morgan made many mistakes in his young life, but moving to Redemption gave him a chance to wash away his poor choices and repair his relationship with his siblings.
Ethan Ashworth had the blond good looks of a hometown football star, but the picture didn’t match the heart and mind of the young man living inside.
The new kid in town with a history of getting into trouble and an unlikely geek don’t often make a match, but a unique friendship forms. With one searing kiss on graduation day, promises of a future are made. One day later Aidan is gone, and Ethan’s heart is left broken.
Redemption, Maine. Never had the name of a town been more apt or mocked a person more … twice.
Thirteen years ago Aidan disappeared in the dead of night, but he is home now. Aidan has come home to take the job of chief of the fire department and to reconnect with his brother and sister. He wants Ethan back too. Unable to forget their kiss, Aidan wants to explain why he went away, and he wants a second chance to win Ethan’s heart.
Too bad for Aidan, Ethan isn’t so quick to forgive and forget. He dealt with a life-changing crisis after Aidan went away. His hurt and anger at how Aidan left him alone has resurfaced, bringing the controlled man back to life. Ethan will listen to Aidan’s reasons for leaving when he’s damn good and ready … and not a minute before.
Redemption, Maine. A place for second chances. Will the town–and Ethan Ashworth–give Aidan Morgan another shot to get it right?
So what did I think?
True friends can find their way to each other through anything, and forgive anything, even very big mistakes. Do you see what I am saying?”
Ethan was abandoned by Aiden, the young man he had just kissed and admitted his love for. Aiden had disappeared the very next day without a word.
Ethan is not prepared for Aiden’s return thirteen years later when he comes back to the town of Redemption to take up the role of chief of the Fire Department.
Aiden wants to explain why he left and rekindle their love but Ethan is not prepared to be hurt again and I don’t blame him given the way Aiden treated him!
I found it difficult to feel sympathetic towards Aiden as I didn’t fully support the reasons he left.
However, even though I don’t understand his reasons and certainly don’t understand why he never made contact in all those years, I still couldn’t help liking him. He obviously loved Ethan and was prepared to put his himself out there to win him back.
The chemistry between the men was obvious and the sex was spectacular but what I really liked was the emotional pull.
I liked the secondary characters, particularly Aidan’s little brother Devlin. Devlin spluttered, “B-but I’m not just supporting my brother; I really am gay.” “Hell son,” Pete gave Devlin a noogie, “sure you are. We all are. I’m as gay as the day is long.” I am looking forward to reading Devlin’s story in book 2, Devlin and Garrick.
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