Title: Confessions of a Wild Heart
Author: Kade Boehme
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Page Count: 280
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5
US Army PFC Jase Emery, on leave in Germany, sees Ase Ramirez for the first time with a camera to his face. Ase’s silly attitude, tattoos, & sexy motorcycle provide a welcome distraction for Jase. But their weekend of fun ends abruptly when Ase’s Catholic, Mexican-American family catch them. Through email, Ase and Jase are able to keep the link open. But that too comes to an end.
Jase was never able to live up to his parent’s expectations like his brother was. He didn’t stay and work the family ranch, or marry. He saw the world. His return from serving in the Army changed nothing, he wanted to be free to live his own life. But the death of his father and his mother’s failing health force him to come home, hide his bisexuality, and live a life in the closet as a local Sheriff Deputy so he can take care of his family. This was to be his life… Until Ase returns.
After his family caught Ase and Jase together, Ase worked hard at getting the heat off himself. His occasional thoughts of Jase and their amazing weekend dwindle as life and family take the forefront and fear drives Ase to make huge mistakes.
When Ase and Jase come face to face again, it isn’t easy. Insecurities, and a hurt that have only grown with time make it hard to see the future.Can their friendship blossom into something more? With Ase’s wild side reappearing from the shadows and major trust issues, can he and Jase, with huge obstacles of his own, learn to forgive, move on, and find a peace they both so desperately want… together?
Includes a Stetson wearing deputy living in a glass closet and a toppy bad boy with a lot of drama—and a love of women’s clothing—who together just may learn to stop dancing alone.
Confessions of a Wild Heart by Kade Boehme is the story of two men who are thrown together by fate.
Jase comes from a small Texan town and is expected to follow in his parent’s steps blindly. Unfortunately, what his heart wants is not what his parent’s envision. He loves his family and wants nothing more than to make them happy, but at what cost to himself? While on duty he takes a brief leave to visit Germany and while there he meets Ase, a young man trying to get a small taste of freedom from his responsibilities.
Ase is a young Hispanic/American who from a young age has been saddled with his family’s dreams for him. They have put all their dreams and expectations on him and will stop at nothing to make sure that he fulfills them. Ase decides to take a trip to Germany before going into his residency for medical school.
While on this trip they both let go of all their fears and responsibilities and were able to simply be themselves. Sadly their time together ends abruptly when they are discovered by Ase’s homophobic family and they won’t see each other again for four years. During those four years though life was not kind and terrible things take place. Mistakes are made. They are no longer the same men they were, they’ve been shaped by all the hurt they have endured. Will they be able to get past all the pain and help each other heal?
What I loved:
*The main characters. I fell in love with them. All I wanted was to shelter them and tell them it would be ok.
*The chemistry between the main characters.
*Dustin & Lacey. Loved that they were there for their friends no matter the cost to their hearts.
*Character development and growth.
*The dialogue. Kade Boehme probably has some of the best dialogue. Very natural and witty.
*Great story flow.
*It’s told from a dual POV.
*Steam. Although, this story is more character driven- the intimate scenes are delicious.
*It has a realistic end.
*Loved that this book kicked me in the stomach and stomped all over my heart, but in the end put me back together and filled me with hope.
I think this is one of Kade Boehme’s best books. Be warned though- he takes it back to his angsty roots with this one. It’s not light like his past couple of releases and it will frustrate the heck out of you at times. All worth it at the end though!
Overall, this was a 5 Star read. It’s Boehme at his angsty best!Buy Link Author Link GoodReads