Let Your Heart Decide
Lily G Blunt
Format: ebook and paperback
Language: English (UK English spellings)
Book Length: Novel (69K), 304 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Erotic Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Taboo/Incest
Heat Rating: Burning/3 Flames
Release Date: 3rd June 2016
Please note this is a taboo romance featuring two brothers.
New house, new job. A new start with his brother….
Two out of three isn’t bad, right?
Rhys returns to his hometown and must face the brother he’s been avoiding for two years. In his heart, Rhys still hopes to recapture the bond they once shared.
Jake willingly offers him the hand of friendship, but Rhys is reluctant to confront their past, fearing it will only rip them apart again.
When Rhys sees ghostly figures in the grounds of a local historic house, it leads him to investigate their shocking past—and to face his heart’s true desire.
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Heat Rating: Off the charts!!!
Did you ever have someone in your life that you love so much that it just consumes you? You push them away thinking that if they just weren’t around the feeling would go away. You try to convince yourself that what you feel isn’t that kind of love. Even maybe filling that space with someone else who you think you do love that way. And when that doesn’t work what do you do? Give in? Keep Running?
Rhys and his older brother Jake growing up were always close. As boys they cuddled, talked, comforted each other, and joked around as friends and brothers. They shared a bond that no one could break. As they changed growing up so did this bond. Comforting brotherly touches turned into an exploration of the love they shared.
One intimate experience between them during a very painful and emotional time changed everything. Rhys struggles so much with his feelings for his brother that he runs away from it for two years. Finding someone to fill that missing part that he doesn’t want Jake to fill...or so he thinks. He finally decides it's time to go back home to fix the broken relationship.
In going back he gets wrapped up in a supernatural world with an old tale of love that hits close to home. As Rhys is trying to repair his life and bond with Jake he is also trying to figure out the story of the ghosts that are appearing to him. This may sound far fetched but believe I was just as much wrapped up in this part of the story as I was with Rhys and Jake. The author weaves this part of story so seamlessly with the love story that you can’t imagine having one without the other.
This is a love with a HEA but one that we know will always have obstacles to overcome. I loved that it was a slow build it made them finally coming together so much hotter and sweeter. The addition of all the secondary characters was just as perfectly woven into the story as the rest of the pieces. Each bringing a part that was needed into the story from the neighbors to the ghosts they all worked to bring Rhys and Jake to their HEA.
Let Your Heart Decide is the first time I have read this author's work but definitely will not be my last.
THAT NIGHT my thoughts blurred into dreams as I drifted to sleep, filling my head with memories of when I was a boy. I pictured Jake running with me down grass-topped sand dunes, flying our kites on wispy tufted downs, and rambling over the ruins of some ramshackle old castle. My heart soared in my dreams. I recalled the many nights we told each other ghost stories under the tents we’d constructed from blankets in our bedroom, times we snuggled under our duvets and shone torches under our chins, making scary faces.
In that haze of half-sleep, not sure if I’d slept yet or not, I jerked awake. Yes, wide awake now, not an interrupted dream.
And there it was again.
And close by.
Not a baby nor a fox, but a man. I lay there, heart thumping, straining to hear in the darkness, trying to pick out the sound and its direction. But nothing came.
In the long quiet that followed, I remembered again how Jake used to hold me when I was scared, or when I came home from school crying because bullies had called me names or pushed me around. He’d stood up for me, protected me, and one day the bullying stopped. I always thought it was because of Jake’s intervention, although he never told me what he did to make it better. I never asked him. One day I would.
The quiet of the night buzzed in my ears.
Maybe the cry was a dream, after all.
About the Author
Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men's feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing!
Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.
Lily is an avid supporter of GLBTQ rights and advocates equality for all. She was recently a steward for Pride in London. She lives in central England with her rather bemused husband and a 'mad as a bag of frogs' Shetland Sheepdog called Barney.
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