Sawyer Morgan has a secret. Revealing his true feelings to his family could bring devastation and destruction, so he keeps the burden firmly on his own shoulders. When he moves back to Torey Hope to help with the family business, Sawyer’s hidden truth becomes too much to bear.
Luke Hamilton has a past overflowing with emotional and physical scars. A promise to his dying mother prevents him from seeking the love and acceptance he longs for. Taking a job in Torey Hope brings Luke face-to-face with taboo desires he thought long extinguished.
Secrets, lies, hatred, and fear threaten to destroy their lives. But, love has the power to overcome and lay claim to victory.
Will Sawyer succeed in proving to Luke some connections are worth fighting for?
A poignant tale of two hearts valiantly fighting to stay true and find love.
**This is a male/male romance. It has adult themes, language, and situations. Readers sensitive to homosexual relationships, abuse, hate crimes, and derogatory terms should take note. This story is meant only for readers age 18+.**
Sawyer is a book that will hopefully change a few minds. A.D. Ellis has a knack of taking sensitive subjects and handling them with grace and dignity. She takes homosexuality and writes it in a way that isn’t stereotypical.I hope it will teach love and tolerance for everyone, no matter how different they may be from each other. It is hard enough to be different but to not be accepted as who your are, makes things 100X worst.
Sawyer has a wonderful family, he has always been well loved and close to every single member. When he decided to let out the secret that he is gay (that he has kept locked deep inside), he worries how his extended family will receive the news. This is a fear of most gay and lesbians deal with, and unfortunately it is with well-deserved anticipation. It breaks my heart for people not to be accepted by their own family due to prejudice and their own misconceptions.
Through love and support Sawyer is able to live his life without fear. The only thing he is missing is someone special to make him whole. He has had several relationships before but never found anyone that he really connected with. (Just like in real life, when you know, you know!)
I was so glad to see everyone from Torey Hope again, it just wouldn’t be the same book without them. Nicky is still my all-time favorite characters, he shines in every book (in my opinion). He is able says things that a lot people may be thinking, but is just afraid or embarrassed to ask.
I think Ellis gave us a realistic account of things that happen in the lives of the gay population. To read about things that happen to these men can be horrific and there isn’t always a happy ending. Thankfully Ellis gave us a HEA but that didn’t stop my tears from rolling down face. To be completely honest, it completely broke me down for a couple of hours.
I pray that everyone will read this book and understand it the way Ellis has intended. I hope any guys that read it (that is gay), that it will give you hope. Hopefully it will change at least one mind out there that has been previously not as understanding.
I give Sawyer 5 stars! This is an EPIC read!