There’s This Guy (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: There’s This Guy
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Presss
Release Date: March 17th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

How do you save a drowning man when that drowning man is you?

Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness.

It takes all of Dallas Yates’s imagination to see the possibilities in the fatigued art deco building on WeHo’s outskirts, but what seals the deal is a shy smile from the handsome metal worker across the street. Their friendship deepens while Dallas peels back the hardened layers strangling Jake’s soul. It’s easy to love the sweet, artistic man hidden behind Jake’s shattered exterior, but Dallas knows Jake needs to first learn to love himself.

When Jake’s world crumbles, he reaches for Dallas, the man he’s learned to lean on. It’s only a matter of time before he’s left to drift in a life he never wanted to lead and while he wants more, Jake’s past haunts him, making him doubt he’s worth the love Dallas is so desperate to give him.

There’s This Guy is the gut wrenching, emotional and beautiful story of Jake and Dallas and how they find their happily ever after. This book was not an easy book to read as it was high on heart tugging emotions, but the journey was worth it.

Jake works hard to make money to support his father and he lives frugally. Dallas is the new owner of the building opposite to the place where Jake works. Dallas is enamored with the quiet, shy man Jake is and they form a friendship. The rest of the story is about how their friendship turns into a life altering love. The best part about this story is the characters. The way the author has portrayed these characters is meant to touch our heart. Jake as much as he is shy is plagued by deep issues and some of them are quiet hard to read. My heart went out to the hurt he had to suffer through out his life. Dallas is extremely opposite to Jake, but that did not stop him from being what exactly Jake needed in his life. Their friendship slowly turns into love and the way their relationship developed was beautiful. I loved the way the author made them fall in love. Jake had stayed away from men due to a promise to his mom and he takes a chance on Dallas and that changes their life. I simply fell in love with Jake and Dallas. The book is also having an element of suspense/mystery which has been well woven into the story and made it all the more enjoyable.

There’s This Guy talks about some difficult things and it is not an easy book to read. But the journey you will go on in the book is full of emotions and the book will definitely leave you with a smile. Highly Recommended.

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