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We Found Love by Allison Cassatta, Kade Boehme
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
At the innocent age of six Riley Connors was kidnapped. Four brutal years later he was rescued from his abusers. Riley believed that after a hospital checkup he would be returned to his parents. Heartbroken when they in turn reject him, their damaged son spends years in and out of foster homes and institutions before a suicide attempt lands him in Hartfield.
Years of self inflicted alcohol and recreation drug use gives Hunter Morgan a one way ticket to Hartfield courtesy of his sister’s intervention. He’s extremely ticked off to find himself stuck there since he wasn’t trying to commit suicide, simply too drunk to remember what he’d taken. Given a choice of staying there or jail Hunter opts for the funny farm.
Riley believes he’s a ‘lifer’ and after nineteen months nowhere near release. Not until he meets Hunter does Riley even think about the future. They inexplicably understand each other. Their fragile souls bond. But living within the rigid rules of a psychiatric hospital means little to no freedom to explore what they’ve got together. Accepting there’s a price for freedom is easier said than done for a pair of broken men.
So poignant. So painful and so powerful. We Found Love will resonate with the reader long after the last page is turned. Hearts will bleed for the injustice of Riley’s sad life. Hunter has his own sorrows though most are of his own doing. Nonetheless his story is equally painful. I Joyfully recommend We Found Love for the compelling, difficult journey Riley and Hunter embark on when choosing their future. Tissue optional.