Title: Love Can’t Conquer (Love Can’t Series, #1)
Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 3, 2016
Page Length: 260 pages
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Bullied as a child in small-town Kansas, Jeremy Cox ultimately escaped to Portland, Oregon. Now in his forties, he’s an urban park ranger who does his best to rescue runaways and other street people. His ex-boyfriend, Donny—lost to drinking and drugs six years earlier—appears on his doorstep and inadvertently drags Jeremy into danger. As if dealing with Donny’s issues doesn’t cause enough turmoil, Jeremy meets a fascinating but enigmatic man who carries more than his fair share of problems.
Qayin Hill has almost nothing but skeletons in his closet and demons in his head. A former addict who struggles with anxiety and depression, Qay doesn’t know which of his secrets to reveal to Jeremy—or how to react when Jeremy wants to save him from himself.
Despite the pasts that continue to haunt them, Jeremy and Qay find passion, friendship, and a tentative hope for the future. Now they need to decide whether love is truly a powerful thing or if, despite the old adage, love can’t conquer all.
I just LOVE a good book about selfless, honest, dependable, kind, caring, nurturing men. The kind of man who sees all the good in people and never judges. Well, get ready for Jeremy Cox! He is Love Can’t Conquer‘s answer to Shane Little from Rattlesnake. If you loved Shane, you will love Jeremy. If you loved Rattlesnake, you will love Love Can’t Conquer.
Qayin Hill has led a disaster of a life. His childhood and teen years were filled with shame brought on my his overly religious parents and he eventually took solace in drugs and alcohol to medicate his pain. He gets clean and sober and relocates to Portland with dreams of an education and a place to call his own.
Jeremy Cox! Oh, my book boyfriend Jeremy Cox. A park ranger with a heart of gold. No, heart of platinum. He is good down to his bones and takes a shine to Qay when they meet in a local coffeehouse. They start as friends and romance eventually comes into the picture and it is glorious! Jeremy has so much patience with Qay and does everything in his power to help Qay realize his dreams without taking over his life. He knows Qay needs to come into his own under his own power and offers assistance by being a supportive friend. Fuck, but I loved Jeremy!
This is an absolutely beautiful love story. The HEA will bring tears to your eyes and you WILL fall in book-boyfriend-love with Jeremy. He is all that is good and pure in this world and the healing/comfort he offers Qay will make your heart sing.
HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!