Title: Forsaken
Author: J.R. Gray
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 266
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Titus has lived and breathed religion his entire life, tucked away from the rest of the world in a compound in northern Wyoming. He’s destined to be the next leader of the church, deemed so by the Prophet.

God spoke and with His word He created. But God made a mistake. Titus isn’t worthy. He was born sick and it’s solidified when he rescues the most beautiful man he’s ever seen.

Torn between fidelity to his faith or his soul, Titus must reconcile the two parts of himself before he’s discovered hiding among the chosen.

Forsaken is the love story of a man who is brought up under strict religious values and lives in a compound and the man he chances upon. The book is a love story with a central themes of religion and angst and how love triumphs all.

I liked the main characters. I liked the way author portrayed them but I did not like them together. When I read the blurb I expected religion to act as a deterrent in their relationship and to create a lot of angst. I did not quiet feel the anxiety or the conflict in Titus for having lived in a compound for so long. He was quiet accepting. I also did not feel the chemistry between the main characters. I loved them individually but together they were quiet different and their relationship also felt rushed, like it might have developed off the pages. There was angst but not a lot also. I also felt that everything was tied up too neatly in the end.

Forsaken started off quiet interesting for me but somewhere along the way I couldn’t quiet enjoy the story. Just because this book did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. If you love this author please do give it a try…!!

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