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Would you live a lie to hold onto the one you love?
Dean and Jason are best friends, like brothers since boyhood, now architecture students and college roommates. They’ve always had each other’s back, but when one walks in on the other with another man, everything changes. How do you explain to your best friend that he’s the one you’ve always wanted, that until now your life has been a lie?
Desperation and shame are two dirty words that run through Jason’s veins. He carries the scars from a wayward priest who stole his innocence and left him shattered. Meanwhile for years he’s watched Dean pursuing woman after woman, as his own heart slowly breaks.
When their world blows apart, they learn the powerful bond between them has more fire than either understood. Can two broken souls find the light in their darkness and come together to make a whole, or will sins of the past be forever unforgiven?
This standalone is a M/M love story with graphic sex. Trigger warning.
OMG!! This was hands down one of the hottest books that I have ever read. It was so hot that I felt as though I was on fire whilst reading it, especially the first half of the story, which was off the charts smokin' hot. Not only was "Unforgiven" insanely erotic, it was also a gorgeous tale of friends to lovers M/M romance. Ruth Clampett did good with this novel.
"We're two friends just fucking around...experimenting.
It wouldn't be the end of our friendship,
or would it?"
The story centres around childhood best friends Dean and JJ (Jason) and the realisation and acceptance of their sexuality and true feelings for one another. There was also an issue from JJ's past that the couple had to deal with together, which added an extra layer of emotion to the story. The journey that Dean and JJ go through together made a sensitive and heartwarming read that I loved. The first part of story was very much focused on Dean and JJ's exploration of their sexual desires. This part had me running for a cold shower. I had no idea that M/M sex scenes could be that sexy!! This book is definitely Ruth's hottest one yet. If you love steamy action, this will not disappoint.
"He's not my lover who will slide his hand over my shoulder
and pull me closer while we talk to our friends.
He's now my secret. My best secret."
As for the second half, things got a lot more serious and challenging as Dean and JJ had to deal with how their new relationship had made them feel. Confusion, shame, jealousy all played a part and at times my heart broke for the boys, especially JJ. The pair had so many emotions to work through and understand before they could truly accept their new found love. Dean and JJ's story has touched my heart and I found myself rooting for their relationship every step of the way.
"..As the hours pass we wind our limbs together until we are one."
This was my first M/M story but I'm certain that it won't be my last. Ruth Clampett has delivered a sweet, romantic and a deliciously red hot novel that I highly recommend.
"Unforgiven" gets 4 hearts from me.