Why I Left You

Title: Why I Left You
Author: Colette Davison
Publisher: Smudged Ink Press
Release Date: November 7, 2016
Genre(s): Gay Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 234 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Brett has fooled himself into thinking he’s happy in his dead-end job. His idea of commitment is a string of quick hook-ups, which never last a whole night.

Jamie left home to prove he could cope alone, without the suffocating support of his parents. But instead of finding freedom, he’s struggling with university, money, and depression.

Drawn together by an undeniable spark, their relationship won’t survive the present, unless they can come to terms with the past.

This was one of those books that kept me up late last night. I cried, got mad and my heart broke for the main characters of this story.

Jamie is struggling every day with college, depression, and a past that just will not let him go. He unsuccessfully tried to kill himself when he was 16 years old but thankfully he was able to recover from it. Now if he could get his depression and guilt over his past under control he may have a fighting chance.

Brett has never understood why on the night that he and Jamie made love for the first time he tried to kill himself and has blamed himself for it ever since. He has not been able to move on past him because back then he was in love with him and to this day he still is.

Now that Jamie has walked back into Brett’s life it is like fate is trying to step in and right a wrong. But that will not ever be possible for these two men if they do not learn to communicate with one another and forgive not only each other but themselves for their past. Plus Jamie has to figure out a way to get his depression under control somehow.

This was one of those books that really rocks you to the core because what happens in this book could very well happen to anyone. It is also one of those books once you start reading it you cannot put it down. I stayed up way late finishing this book and it was well worth it. Colette did an amazing job on this book and I look forward to more books in the future by this author.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.