Title: One Call Away (Soulmates #2)
Author: Felice Stevens
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: April 28, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, Doctor, lawyer, closeted, coming out, past trauma
Page Count: 339 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
When a brutal attack from a jealous competitor leaves Noah Strauss, darling of the modeling world, physically scarred and emotionally damaged, he quits the runway to become a psychologist. Using his contacts from his time in the spotlight, he creates One Call Away, a radio show dedicated to gay men looking for love, advice or someone to talk to. But with secrets of his own and a mother who refuses to understand the career path he’s chosen, the one person Noah can’t seem to help is himself.
On a drunken dare from the senior partner’s grandson, Oren Leavitt calls Noah’s radio show, pretending to be gay. Only Oren isn’t certain if he’s pretending. He’s left his strict Orthodox Jewish upbringing behind, but the guilt remains. Guilt that his actions have prevented his sister from finding a husband and guilt that he’s failed his parents. Talking to “Dr. Noah” helps, and as he finds himself calling the man again and again, he knows he must be honest. But Oren is unsure if he’s lying to Noah or himself.
For Noah, trust is paramount; he’s been deceived in his personal and professional life and while he desperately wants to help Oren, he also finds himself falling for the sweet and tortured man. Oren is trapped: he risks losing his job and more importantly the love and security of his family but knows he can’t hide if he wants to be with Noah. When unresolved heartaches from the past rise up to control the present, Noah and Oren discover that love often comes from the most unexpected places, and sometimes a call for help not only saves a life, it can be a new and beautiful beginning.
What a beautiful story about two men who come together by chance but continue to get to know each other because they are meant to be together.
Felice Stevens is an amazing author who can take a book and turn it into a beautiful work of art. Felice is able to create a book that not captures the readers attention from beginning to end but gives the reader hope that maybe, just maybe they will find a love like the characters in her books. One Call Away is one of those types of books.
This is a book about two strangers whom come in contact only because of a dare or bullying may be a better term. If it had not been for that one phone call and the immediate connection two strangers felt from talking to one another, they may have never met the person who not only was destined to change their life but also the person who would help them learn to live, truly live for the first time ever.
Oren and Noah are two completely different people with completely different pasts and demons that just will not let them go but when these two men meet and become friends, something inside of each of them starts to break down the walls that each of them hide behind and the closer they grow the more each man realizes that the other is the one that they are meant to be with.
This was truly an incredible read with a very passionate, sweet romance. Felice Stevens is truly an extraordinary author that can make a readers heart melt and fall in love with her books. One Call Away is dead one of those books. I truly look forward to more of Felice Stevens books in the future. Each book is truly a treat for her readers.