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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Unfortunate Son by Shae Connor

Unfortunate Son by Shae Connor
Gay Erotic Romance
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 12, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1632165309
ISBN-13: 978-1632165305
Amazon: Unfortunate Son
Amazon Kindle: Unfortunate Son

Sons: Book One

Five years ago, Evan Day lost his lover in the Afghan sand, and in the fallout, he lost his military career and his family. With help from friends, he reinvented himself as porn star Trevor Hardball, but his scars are hidden, not healed. When Riley Yeats falls into Evan’s lap in a bar, he awakens a part of Evan he’d thought was dead and gone. Evan’s fascinated by the blond and twinky Riley, even though he’s the opposite of Evan’s usual type.

Then Evan’s family reappears in his life, and Evan soon learns Riley has his own family-inflicted wounds—ones that make it hard for him to be there for Evan. A disastrous confrontation between Evan and his parents leaves Evan’s mother injured and Evan overcome by anger and fear. Losing his tenuous hold on his emotional control, Evan makes one bad decision after another, but maybe his final fall will be the wake-up call Evan needs to set things right—with his parents, and with Riley.


Well written, good characterization, plot believable.

Great book! The characters were memorable and the story sucked you right in and didn’t let you go. I think the character of Riley could have benefitted from more facetime and from a deeper look into why he treats Evan with the cold shoulder so much. That needed some help hence the lower score for character development. But overall, one of the best I’ve read this contest.

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