Author: Christie Gordon
Genre: Contemporary/ Erotic Romance/Yaoi
Length: Novel (340 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (March 15th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Brokenhearted after a stolen kiss in high school, a new college graduate must overcome years of bitterness to save the now desolate young man who once shattered his heart.
Logan only wanted one thing in his life, Christian, his childhood friend. But a stolen kiss on graduation night broke Logan’s heart and destroyed the special friendship they shared. Now four years later, Logan returns to his family in Santa Cruz on the verge of a new life to find Christian on a treacherous, lonely path of booze and drugs, harboring painful secrets. Only Logan’s love and acceptance can lead Christian back from the brink of destruction. Can Logan put aside old grudges to save the young man who shattered his heart and in return, accept the love he’s craved?
Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/christie-gordon/secrets/
Review: This is the first book of Christie’s that I have read and I can tell you that it will tear you up and make you feel something you have not felt in a long time. There are stories out there that will break your heart when you read it and this was one of them. To feel the pain that each one of these guys felt makes me wonder how anyone can start over. Logan and Christian have known each other since grade school. There was one secret that Logan had never told Christian and that was the fact that he loves him. That he was in love with him. On graduation night, he tells Christian and kisses him. Only Christian reacted almost violently. It had hurt Logan more than anyone would know. Nearly destroyed him to the point of no return.
Christian has always hated what he had done to Logan on the night of graduation. The problem was for over two years he has worked with his band, drank, and was doing some hard-core drugs. To the point that friends were thinking that he was going to overdose one day. There are things that he is hiding from everyone and instead of getting help. He was substituting with drugs and alcohol. It had been four years since he had seen Logan after breaking his heart. Telling Logan that he never wanted to see or hear from him again. A friendship destroyed by the move of a young man in love.
Now Logan was back and was trying desperately not to see Christian. He figured Christian still hated him and really did not want to get into that again. He found out though that Christian’s father had passed away two years ago around the time that Christian had quit college and started using. It broke his heart to find out this. However when they come across each other again it was Christian that makes the first move. A move that will change their lives forever. However, Logan knew that if Christian did not stop using there was nothing he could do but leave once more. Then one night Logan finds out the truth that Christian’s mom had been hiding from all of them. It almost causes Logan to lose Christian forever.
This story shows you what can happen when someone you love is hooked on drugs. That the only one to help them is their selves. They have to admit that they are addicts and seek help. Almost losing his life and Logan would be the one reason Christian seeks help, but in truth, one must do it for themselves. You can’t do something for someone else. It just doesn’t work like that. I would recommend reading this story, but I must warn you that it will make you cry in parts and will tear you up on others. This story will give you sexy men, pain filled days, tender story, and lots of love. It did catch my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. I didn’t know what the story would be like till I read it. It comes off more real than a lot of other stories do.