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Saving Kane by Michele Michael Rakes
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa
Born a meth addict Kane Abel has never once been given a break from the hardships of life. His own father pimped Kane out the moment puberty neared. Kane learned that sex was simply another commodity of currency or power. Time passed, Kane broke free by getting a job behind the bar counter, an apartment of his own, and friends. Life wasn’t great by any stretch but it was okay until the night he agreed to go home with Jake, a guy who’d been hanging around the bar for awhile. That night Jake and five other men were animals and left Kane on the stoop of his own apartment building, dying.
As a young boy Garrett Young lost his mother from severe burns caused in a house fire. As an adult the dedicated firefighter received severe burns on his body while on duty. Garrett’s firefighting days were over, his alcohol abuse full blown, and his relationship with fiancée Amanda hanging by a thread.
The firehouse has allowed Garrett to switch to EMT duty, which brings Kane into his life one dank, cold night. Two souls seemingly damaged beyond repair are brought together by fate. What they do with the gift is up to them. The one surety is that it will be a very bumpy road either way. Oh, and a killer expected Kane to die…
Raw. Tense. Unflinchingly brutal. Saving Kane is a difficult, fascinating story that allows the almost broken to shine. A gritty background, characters desperate for someone to give a damn, and layer upon layer of emotion, Saving Kane resonates with passion, cries out for understanding. Definitely a romance, yet so many sorrows to sift through first. This chilling drama holds onto the reader so tightly until the last page ends.