Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Recommended Read: Defined by Deceit by A.E. Via

Title: Defined by Deceit
Author: A.E. Via
Publisher: All Romance Ebooks
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 289
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb

Defined By Deceit by A. E. Via - Romance>Drama eBook
NOTE: This is a previously published work. The publisher has changed.

He tried to drown his demons, only to find they could swim.

Life isn't always fair. Llewellyn Gardner knows that first hand. He was on the fast track—college dreams, a boyfriend—until one night of extreme passion changed everything. Eight years later and out of prison, he still lives with the aftershocks of that night. Everywhere he turns there’s another reminder of the crime people insist he committed, so he runs away to a new town to start over.

For Shane Smith, Jr., owner of Smith Construction, there’s something about the gorgeous, misunderstood man with the overly expressive eyes and dark past. Shane sees the good in Llewellyn— it’s why he hired him—and he isn’t going to let the man cut himself off from the world.

Llewellyn isn’t sure what to think about Shane. After years of protecting himself from being tricked twice, he’s worried. What will happen if Shane doesn’t believe the truth about his past?


Defined by Deceit by author A.E. Via starts out as a very sad story. Llew he is in high school. He is gay. He has a boyfriend life is great. He also is explore some domination of his boyfriend. But when his boyfriend's father catches him having sex with his son. The son says that Llew raped him. Because of the ages of all in involved Llew ends up in prison as a child rapist. Now he has to deal with prison life, and everyone there trying to kill him off. When he does get a friend finally, he gets released. Then the real fun begins he has to deal with his home town and everyone hating him. So he moves. Starts over in a new town. Henderson. There he meets the man who turns his life upside down.
Shane the owner of the construction company that Llew applies at. Shane sees something in Llew, a kindness. He wants Llew for the kind man he sees inside of the shy, reclusive man who is rebuilding his life. I loved Shane. He is loyal, kind, and fiercely devoted to those he loves.
Over all it does take a long time for this book to come to a place where you are not wanting to strangle people for being awful to Llew. But once that story goes into the brightness, I loved it. Llew's story is really beautifully done, very real and emotional. There is a great love story inside this book, but mostly this is Llew going from the darkness and finding his way into the light. 

                      Five shooting Stars and Star Dust Award


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