Say It Right

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Say It Right

All Saints, #2

“Say it Right” by A.M. Arthur is an intense, gritty exploration of the complicated reunion between Marcos (Marc) and Anthony (Tone) who are brought back together at an extremely dark low point. I was apprehensive about all of the elements that complicate both the present and pasts of these two wounded souls and ached for the challenges that each must overcome. Despite not having read the other story in this series (or the connecting series) I had no problem reading this as a stand-alone story. There are descriptions of chilling and heart wrenching consequences of daring to follow one’s heart as well as a poignant reminder of the ongoing plight of youngsters who have been rejected by those who should be their champions. If you are looking for an angsty and sobering yet heartwarming story about two men overcoming the odds, this is definitely the story to read. I have added a new name to my be-on-the-lookout-for list and hope to read more tales that connect to this one.

Marc Villegas’ life is turned upside down when he discovers that his former best friend has hit rock bottom. He is willing to start Anthony Romano on the road to detox, but he can’t deal with the repercussions of crossing a line he has established for his own survival, because it stirs up his own demons. Finding a way to finally be honest with each other will require strength and resolution, a little help from friends, and a willingness to accept responsibility for their mistakes. The challenge may be almost insurmountable, but their happiness is well worth fighting for.

Book Blurb for Say It Right

After his parents kicked him out for being gay, Marc Villegas lived on the streets before getting a second chance. Now he's giving back by working at a shelter for LGBT teenagers—because helping fight their demons keeps his own at bay. Including his infatuation with the former best friend he's sure is straight.Anthony Romano hasn't seen Marc since Marc left home eight years ago. In his confidant's absence, Anthony turned to heroin. Now at rock bottom, he has an offer from Marc to help him get clean. Detox is hard and ugly, but not as hard as admitting the truth: he's in love with Marc. Always has been.Marc swore he'd never date an addict, but he never dreamed the one in question would be the man he's always wanted to be with. As the two explore their feelings for each other, Marc faces a difficult choice. Say yes, and it could cost him his sobriety; say no, and it could cost him his heart.Book two of the All Saints series

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2016 4.25