Saturday, September 24, 2016

Say It Right By A.M. Arthur

Title: Say It Right
Series: All Saints,2
Author: A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: MM. Contemporary
Pages: 352
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
After his parents kicked him out for being gay, Marc Villegas lived on the streets before getting a second chance. Now he's giving back by working at a shelter for LGBT teenagers—because helping fight their demons keeps his own at bay. Including his infatuation with the former best friend he's sure is straight.

Anthony Romano hasn't seen Marc since Marc left home eight years ago. In his confidant's absence, Anthony turned to heroin. Now at rock bottom, he has an offer from Marc to help him get clean. Detox is hard and ugly, but not as hard as admitting the truth: he's in love with Marc. Always has been.

Marc swore he'd never date an addict, but he never dreamed the one in question would be the man he's always wanted to be with. As the two explore their feelings for each other, Marc faces a difficult choice. Say yes, and it could cost him his sobriety; say no, and it could cost him his heart.

Say It Right is the second book in the All Saints series by A.M. Arthur. I was not lost reading this book at all. As a matter of fact I loved this book. Was very easy to follow and made me want much more.
Marc is an ex addict who got a second chance at life. He works with a GLBT shelter now helping those who were once lost and lone just like he was. He is a great mentor and all around great person.
Anthony was a great kid. He once had a bright future. Now he is a junky who is determined to kill himself with drugs. When he sister steps in and gets Marc involved he really doesn't know what to do. He has always wanted Marc but Anthony is not in a good place for a relationship right now.
Marc has always wanted Anthony too. But he knows Anthony has to get clean for himself not for Marc. I liked the pure grittiness of this story. Flows very real and made me really route for the characters. Also deals with a theme that is very much In the now. These characters have to accept themselves flaws and all. And learn to lean on each other to be strong for each other. It is beautiful to watch unfold in this book. I would love more from this series after reading this book. Great story with memorable characters that pull at the heart strings. 

                    Five Shooting Stars

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