|Cover Artist: Lyn Taylor|
The Truth as He Knows It
(Perspectives, Book 1)
by A.M. Arthur
Genres: Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Lies are the chains that keep you weighed down at rock bottom.
Officer Noel Carlson isn’t out to anyone in small-town Stratton, Pennsylvania, only to distant friends and family, so a relationship is out of the question. That doesn’t stop him from wanting one, though.
When a night-shift call brings him face to thonged butt with a hired stripper whose girl-party gig went terribly wrong, Noel takes pity on the guy and lets him go. But he can’t get the encounter out of his mind.
Shane has big-time debts to repay, especially to the brother who sacrificed nearly everything for him. His two jobs, in a deli and as a stripper, leave him no time for a social life. But a non-date of hot sex and takeout food with Noel? He can squeeze that in.
The bond they form is stronger than either expected or wanted. Especially since the step Shane’s about to take to put his brother—and his soul—back in the black isn’t quite legal. And he never calculated just how much his determination to make things right will cost him in the end.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Noel and Shane meet unexpectedly during one of Shane's "night jobs" as a party stripper. The ones he works to help pay back the debt his brother incurred on his behalf. The attraction is instant, but the timing is horrible.
When they meet each other again a friendship slowly develops and their attraction leads to the desire for something more. They both have secrets in their past and responsibilities that hold them back from reaching for more.
Once again A.M. Arthur pens a touching story of hurt, comfort, hope and healing. Her characters are emotional and the story line is engaging. Noel and Shane pull readers beyond the story and into the heart of their lives. Friends, family, dreams and destiny intertwine on their journey to love.
When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder. She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she's an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your cooking tips (or book comments). A.M. Arthur's work is available from Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Dreamspinner Press, and Musa Publishing.
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