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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Deep of the Sound by Amy Lane

The Deep of the Sound by Amy Lane
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (June 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162649276X
ISBN-13: 978-1626492769
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Cal McCorkle has lived in Bluewater Bay his whole life. He works two jobs to support a brother with a laundry list of psychiatric diagnoses and a great-uncle with Alzheimer’s, and his personal life amounts to impersonal hookups with his boss. He’s got no time, no ambition, and no hope. All he has is family, and they’re killing him one responsibility at a time.

Avery Kennedy left Los Angeles, his family, and his sleazy boyfriend to attend a Wolf’s Landing convention, and he has no plans to return. But when he finds himself broke and car-less in Bluewater Bay, he’s worried he’ll have to slink home with his tail between his legs. Then Cal McCorkle rides to his rescue, and his urge to run away dies a quick death.

Avery may seem helpless at first, but he can charm Cal’s fractious brother, so Cal can pretty much forgive him anything. Even being adorkable. And giving him hope. But Cal can only promise Avery “until we can’t”—and the cost of changing that to “until forever” might be too high, however much they both want it.


It wasn't a problem that this book was obviously one of a series. Interesting story with the conflict coming from an unusual source - family problems. I liked that both MCs had problems which equalised them. Nice main and secondary characters.

It's Amy Lane, what more do you need to say? Touches my heart, gives me hope, makes me want to help.

The three family members: Cal, his brother & uncle, are engrossing and audacious in many courageous ways. The setup is unique and nicely developed. The graphic sex is essential to the narrative and, for the most part, well done. The writing is very good, the dialogue strong though the constant use of "fuck" is repetitive & tiresome however fashionable. I've some problems with the book--if I were the editor, I'd have some strong suggestions--BUT I want to stress the positive here, since there is so much to be grateful for with this book. I found it quite moving at the end. I would want to read more by this author..


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