Horizons

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Horizons

Horizons shows why Mickie Ashling quickly became one of my favorite author's since the first book I read.

Each book is a journey - both for the characters and the reader - it isn't always pleasant (at least not for the characters, as for the reader, well, that is up to the individual), but that is what makes the books great. Horizons is no exception.

I really liked all of the characters - even the ones who were not entirely likable as they rounded out the story. That is also part of the appeal for me. The stories are soft absolutes filled with shades of grey and Clark Stevens and Jody Williams exemplify that quite well.

The more time Clark spends with Jody the more he cares for him, but the world he lives in isn't entirely gay-friendly and - for him - is compounded by an attention deficit and a controlling father.

Jody accepts himself as he is and isn't entirely comfortable hiding any relationship he may have (even though he isn't one to flaunt one either). Being around Clark, well, he would like to have a relationship with him, but is considering the cost.

Great read.


Book Blurb for Horizons

Length: 248 pages 
 
Twenty-three-year-old Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems. He's got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow-minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor—the male trauma doctor—who treats him for a broken bone.
 
Dr. Jody Williams is getting some really mixed signals. He can't ignore how much he wants Clark, because it's obvious Clark feels the same way. For the out and proud doctor, the solution seems very simple. For Clark, it's not! His world is not gay-friendly, and the obstacles he's faced have led him to deny his sexuality for years.
 
It's the Super Bowl of disasters, no matter how you look at it. In the end, Clark has to decide if he's going to stick with the only life he's ever known or take a chance on a new one with Jody.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 5.00