elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

The Bobby Michaels Award for Best Gay Erotic Romance: Incubation (Finding Peace 2) by Freddy MacKay

Not an easy read, for the sensitive matter it deals with but also for the sheer length of it, more than 500 pages, that is a lot considering this is a second part in a story that neither with this chapter will close. But truth be told, it didn’t “feel” that long, usually I struggle to finish novels this long, but it took me only 2 days, simply for the reason it was really impossible to read it in one day.

The story starts with David recoiling from, in order, coming out as gay when he was already married and his wife was pregnant, losing his wife and son to a car accident that almost killed him and left his deeply scarred, abandoning his boyfriend cause he is broken and unable to love again, being raped and badly beaten on Campus ground only for the fact they found out he is gay… yes, quite a lot (most of it happened in the previous book, so this is not a spoiling of the current story). If to someone this appear as like too much for one man only, I have to give kudos to the author to not making a pity case out of David: he is broken and traumatized, and the story doesn’t underestimate the consequences of that, but nevertheless, David is still a man who is able to try and have a life, he is not reacting like a superman who isn’t touched, and he is not a victim who is only able to hide. I think the author was able to present David in the right way, so much that I wonder if she isn’t in familiar with these types of trauma in real life, maybe for her daily job?

Even if this isn’t the end of the story, I had the feeling a cycle was complete, it still remains the desire to see what is happening next, but the reader doesn’t feel as this particular story lacked in closure.

Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC; Second edition (December 3, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Incubation: Finding Peace 2

Series: Finding Peace
1) Beginning Again
2) Incubation

More Reviews by Author at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Reviews

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Tags: author: freddy mackay, genre: contemporary, length: novel, rainbow awards 2012, review, theme: college, theme: gay for you

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