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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Scenes from Adelaide Road by Helena Stone (229-07-28-2016)

A lifetime of abuse, both physically and emotionally at the hands of his father leaves Lennart with apprehension and anxiety attacks. He meets Aidan who helps him cope with all his emotions and depression, even with his abusive father who wants to take everything away from him. This is a very emotional story filled with hope and love between these two young men. Well worth the time to read it. Helena Stone's stories have never let me down. This was truly a perfect story.

Scenes from Adelaide Road by Helena Stone
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing (December 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784309052
ISBN-13: 978-1784309053
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Can a young man find the courage he never knew he had when faced with losing everything he holds dear?

A few months before his final exams in secondary school, nineteen-year-old Lennart Kelly discovers he’s inherited a house on Adelaide Road in Dublin from a grandfather he never knew. Having been ignored, bullied and abused for as long as he can remember, Lennart can’t wait to leave behind his father and the small town he grew up in. Moving away as soon as he finishes his exams doesn’t cure his deep-rooted insecurities though.

Meeting twenty-three-year-old Aidan Cassidy in a gay club on his second night in Dublin, scares Lennart. Used to being ignored and ridiculed, he doesn’t trust the attention he receives and can’t believe a man like Aidan could possibly be interested in him. It takes infinite patience and understanding from Aidan to slowly coax Lennart out of his shell.

But the past refuses to stay where it belongs and Lennart’s father is determined to take the house in Dublin off his son by whatever means necessary. Just when Lennart is learning to trust and embrace life, a violent attack threatens everything he holds dear. Suddenly Lennart is in danger of losing his house, the man he’s grown to love and maybe even his life. If Lennart wants to protect Aidan and safeguard his future, he’ll have to find the courage he never knew he had.

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