Title: See My Words (Spectrum Nights #2)
Author: Melanie Hansen
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary Romance, stalking, past mistakes, second chance happiness
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Successful underwear model Scott Ashworth is lucky—his attack at the hands of an unknown assailant will leave no visible scars. His professional goals are still within reach, and best of all, his stepbrother Rylan Mahoney is back in his life, their teenage infatuation at last getting the chance to deepen into something more.
Thrown together by the circumstances of Scott’s injury, Rylan’s long-dormant feelings for him are quickly rekindled, though he’s haunted by the memory of Scott’s disappearance on the night of his eighteenth birthday and the six missing years that followed. Rylan pushes Scott for the truth, a firm believer in the maxim that secrets lose their power once they’re shared—but resurrecting old demons almost always comes with a price.
Before Scott knows it, his life is spiraling out of control, his toxic insecurities welling up to threaten the fragile relationship he’s building with Rylan. Learning to let go of the past and believe in himself will be Scott’s greatest challenge, or else he risks losing Rylan forever this time.
Tags: angst, family drama, friends to lovers, hurt/comfort, model (ish), Photographer/photojournalist, reunited, step brothers
This book picks up right where book one of Spectrum Nights #1 leaves off and boy was it an incredibly emotional read.
See my words gets more in depth in to the way that both Scott and Rylan feel. These two men have been through so much in both of their short lives but both have tried to make the best of what they have. Now the big problem that they are facing is the emotional scars that Scott has and how he goes about dealing with them along with still trying to go on with their lives.
Scott has to decide if he wants to finally let the one and only person that he ever felt that truly loved him for him into his heart and take the chance that Rylan will not get tired of the emotional mess that he feels that he is, later on and leave him heartbroken.
In this book both Scott and Rylan have to learn to trust the other to know what they need for themselves and hope that in the end that they will end up together. It is not an easy road for either man because it is always and push and pull situation for them. When they think they may have overcome one hurdle another one comes up.
Scott has to learn to love himself first and foremost before he can love or let anyone love him. It is not an easy journey for him but if he ever wants to be truly happy then he has to face his past and accept that he cannot change it but that he can change his future.
This book was truly an emotional read but it was also an inspiring read also. Scott and Rylan are both a lot stronger then either of them give themselves credit for but both men learn what it is that they need to do in order to achieve the peace and happiness that both crave. Truly was an incredible read.