Saturday, March 24, 2012
REVIEW: Chase In Shadow by Amy Lane
Title: Chase in Shadow
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date Published: 2/24/2012
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.
My Rating: 5 Steams!
This book is written in such a unique way. I loved being inside Chase's head in a way you don't usually get to be inside a characters head. Amy Lane does an amazing job of building a connection between the reader and the characters.
Chase's struggle with his sexuality and demons from his past is so real. This was the kind of book that I get so invested in I cry. And that to me is a very good thing!
I loved Tommy so much. He was so sincere and open about his feelings for Chase and very understanding about Chase's need to keep it a secret.
The supporting characters who worked at Johnnies with Chase were all so full of life and just fun to read about.
Amazing M/M book! Definitely a must read!