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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) Melanie Hansen


1) This was an amazing story. From the beginning of the book, I was shoved head first into the fast-moving roller coaster which didn't stop until the last page. I wanted to hug these young men when they were 17 and even more so after when they were 24. So much emotion, sorrow and pain these two young men went through with their respective Mothers one can't help but feel for them. This is a heartfelt story which some will find hard to read for all the abuse Scott went through from his Mom. I really didn't want the story to end, but luckily I have the second book so I can see how the story continues and hope for a very well deserved HEA. Worth the read. A ten across the board from me. 
2) I looked for faults in this captivating heartwrenching series, but there were very few. Sometimes too much on the edge of cliché especially one character; a raw tale of difficult childhood to difficult live; but author draws very realistic scenario; great second characters.

Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) Melanie Hansen
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Spectrum Nights
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (January 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1945952466
ISBN-13: 978-1945952463
Amazon: Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) Melanie Hansen

Scott Ashworth is a beautiful man and the hottest club host on the Phoenix gay scene. He takes what he wants, does what he wants, and does whom he wants. It's a good life, but the journey to local popularity and fame wasn’t an easy one. For all that Scott's looks are a blessing, at the same time they’re a curse—the source of his alcoholic mother’s inexplicable hatred. Rylan Mahoney dreams of photojournalistic glory. He’s in Phoenix looking for the story of a lifetime, but the project isn’t coming to fruition. Needing rent money, he accepts a gig at Phoenix Pride hawking lewd lollipops and edible condoms…all while wearing gold lamé hot pants and a matching bow tie. When Rylan’s house keys and street clothes go missing after his shift, he’s desperate, until a stranger in a convertible stops to help. The man is absolute sex on legs, and Rylan is jolted when he recognizes him—his stepbrother Scott Ashworth, long missing but suddenly larger than life. Scott is affluent and successful now, light years away from his hardscrabble days living with Rylan in a double-wide trailer deep in the heart of the Florida Panhandle. Reunited after six years apart, Scott and Rylan are determined to put their past behind them, but fate may have other ideas and leave their future in jeopardy yet again.

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