Title: Too Close
Author: R. Phoenix
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 26th 2016
Page Count: 217
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Skylar Orion’s life has been complicated ever since his mother abandoned him and his sister Evie. Making ends meet seemed impossible until Tate Chandler took them in — his knight in shining armor who promised to make life about more than just surviving. But Tate is not the man he seemed to be, and even his whispered I love yous and generous gifts do little to soothe the pain he causes. Knowing he can’t give his sister all that she deserves without Tate, Skylar stays with him, relying on bad puns and a worse sense of humor to keep up the charade.
He will do anything for his sister, even if that means acting the responsible adult and going back to his old high school to meet Dexter Weston, the hot math teacher who can make even algebra interesting. Sparks fly between the two of them, but with his dependence on Tate, Skylar isn’t free to follow his heart. He wants what is best for Evie, but can he pass up the chance to find love that heals instead of harms?
Warning: This book contains scenes of domestic violence/abuse that some may find triggering to read.
I re-read this book over several days. I read it as slow as I could because I wanted to last longer. I loved it. It was heartbreaking to see such realistic portray of domestic violence, but it was so beautiful to see the promise of a new love giving hope and strength to Sky. It was hard to read but so much worth it.
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