Sawyer Morgan has a secret. Revealing his true feelings to his family could bring devastation and destruction, so he keeps the burden firmly on his own shoulders. When he moves back to Torey Hope to help with the family business, Sawyer’s hidden truth becomes too much to bear.
Luke Hamilton has a past overflowing with emotional and physical scars. A promise to his dying mother prevents him from seeking the love and acceptance he longs for.
Taking a job in Torey Hope brings Luke face-to-face with taboo desires he thought long extinguished.
Secrets, lies, hatred, and fear threaten to destroy their lives. But, love has the power to overcome and lay claim to victory.
Will Sawyer succeed in proving to Luke some connections are worth fighting for?
A poignant tale of two hearts valiantly fighting to stay true and find love.
**This is a male/male romance. It has adult themes, language, and situations. Readers sensitive to homosexual relationships, abuse, hate crimes, and derogatory terms should take note. This story is meant only for readers age 18+.**
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 4
Reviewed by Robin
Sawyer is a Torey Hope: The Later Years story about Sawyer coming out to his family and friends and finding love. Sawyer pretty much always knew he was gay but never told his family until after college and moving back home. It was easier to just date girls and see guys on the down low. Now it’s time to just be honest and hope everyone can accept him for who he truly is.
“Sawyer Morgan, look at me. You are gay. You’re not a murderer or a pedophile or a thief, you have a great family and friends, they will support you no matter what. It will be harder for some of them at first, but they will come around. If they don’t, you’ll always have me.”
I have not read any other books in this series and didn’t’ know what to expect. But I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. I loved the way the author handled Sawyer’s coming out and some of the issues family members had with acceptance. This was not just about Sawyer coming out, Luke is struggling with keeping his promise to the only person in his life who ever showed him love and doesn’t feel like he can act on any attraction he has toward Sawyer. Both of these men are trying to navigate through their personal issues while deciding if they can have a friendship and possibly more. It really moved me with not only Sawyer’s revealing himself to his family but Luke also dealing with the abuse he dealt with growing up. What a great group of friends/family Sawyer has!
Something I did not expect when I signed up to review this book was that I’d be curious about the rest of the family in Torey Hope. I love M/M and jumped at the chance to read this, but now I want to know how Decker and Katie ended up together and what about all of the parents in this series. Darn it! Now I have all these books to add to my TBR. Somehow though I know that finding a new author to enjoy was in my best interest.
About The Author
A.D. Ellis is the author of A Torey Hope Novel Series. Her 2014 debut novel, For Nicky, was voted #3 of the Top 50 Indie Books of 2014 by ReadFree.ly readers/voters.
She was born and raised in a small farming town in southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends and family were not such book enthusiasts, so A.D. got used to dealing with snickers and joking comments about her constant reading habits.
A.D. always dreamed of being a teacher. Graduating from Indiana State University in 1999 and earning a Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003, she met her goal of entering the world of education. A.D. has been teaching in the inner city of Indianapolis, Indiana for 15 years. She spent the majority of her 15 years in fourth grade, but has now taken on the challenges of teaching 3rd and 4th grade alternative education students. A.D. loves teaching fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students don’t always share in that enthusiasm.
A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in June of 2000. She lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her children, and running.
A.D. began her writing journey in October 2013 and she is grateful for the friends and support she’s found along the way.
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