Author: C. Kennedy
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: September 19, 2013
Page Count: 480
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2 flames out 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. He’s a star athlete, has great friends, and parents who love him just the way he is. What’s missing from his life is a boyfriend. That’s a problem because he’s out only to his parents and best friend. When Michael accidentally bumps into Christy Castle at school, his life changes in ways he never imagined. Christy is Michael’s dream guy: smart, pretty, and sexy. But nothing could have prepared Michael for what being Christy’s boyfriend would entail.
Christy needs to heal after years of abuse and knows he needs help to do it. After the death of his notorious father, he leaves his native Greece and settles in upstate New York. Alone, afraid, and left without a voice, Christy hides the myriad scars of his abuse. He desperately wants to be loved and when he meets Michael, he dares to hope that day has arrived. When one of Michael’s team-mates becomes an enemy and an abuser from Christy’s past seeks to return him to a life of slavery, only Michael and Christy’s combined strength and unwavering determination can save them from the violence that threatens to destroy their future together.
Omorphi is a story of healing. Christy has been abused from a young age- to the point that the abuse is normal to him. Choices and the ability to say no are foreign to him. After he is rescued and relocated to the United States from Greece, he meets Michael. His knight in shining armor. Once the two begin their relationship, Michael is determined to be there for Christy and help him heal- both physically and emotionally.
What I found very refreshing about this story, is that even though it is about a very dark topic, the book itself is not. It focused on the positives- Christy’s strength and Michael’s loyalty. Which were both inspiring and moving. I thank the author for taking so much care with these characters and their story. He made their journey realistic. The healing process was in no way easy.
The story is a bit insta-lovish, but what teenage romance doesn’t usually start that way? I found their relationship very cute and swoon-worthy. I’d definitely recommend this book to any YA story lover and will be reading more books from this author. 5 Stars.Buy Link Author Link GoodReads