Title: Covet thy Neighbor
Series: Tucker Springs, 4
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Publisher Blurb:Tattoo artist Seth Wheeler thinks he’s struck gold when Darren Romero rents the apartment across the hall. The new guy is gorgeous, witty, and single, plus he’s just the right blend of bold and flirtatious. Perfect.
Except then Darren reveals that he moved to Tucker Springs to take a job as the youth pastor at the New Light Church. Seth is not only an atheist, but was thrown out by his ultra-religious family when he came out. He tends to avoid believers, not out of judgment but out of self-preservation.
But Darren doesn’t give up easily, and he steadily chips away at Seth’s defenses. Darren is everything Seth wants in a man . . . except for that one massive detail he just can’t overlook. Is Darren’s religion the real problem, or is it just a convenient smoke screen to keep him from facing deeper fears? It’s either see the light, or risk pushing Darren away forever.
Covet Thy Neighbor by L.A. Witt is really well done. I loved the combination of love, religion and a great storyline. Seth has a real solid goodness about him. It’s balanced with his inner bad boy but the core of him, is truly good soul. He just doesn’t believe that any more.
Darren is the new youth pastor and just the catalyst that Seth needs to believe in himself again. While on religion they both are polar opposites they are what each other needs in life. The one that can really balance them out.
Some readers might balk at some drug use in this book, and other sensitive issues, I personally felt they added to the storyline and gave me great in site to the characters personalities.
The pace of the story is very well done. I liked the balance between the sex and the storyline. I really cannot wait for more in this series I stalk them all. You do not have to read this series in order to understand this particular story.
Five Shooting Stars!!