Title: What You Own
Author: A.M Arthur
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Coming of age/ Contemporary
Adam needs to survive an internship at his dad’s company, finish school, get his trust fund and find Ryan. But Ryan finds him first.
For Ryan Sanders, the Paige Community Center is more than a place where he teaches at-risk teens about musical theater. He found a sense of belonging there during one of the hardest times of his life. With the center facing a financial crisis, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the doors open—even soliciting fundraiser donations from Langley-Quartermaine Financial.
Adam Langley has a plan: survive an internship at his father’s company, finish college, get his trust fund, and find his former high school best friend Ryan and beg his forgiveness. In that order, because if Ryan does forgive him, Adam believes he’ll finally find the courage to come out to his wealthy, bigoted father.
Adam’s carefully considered plan is shattered when Ryan appears at
the office a full ten months before Adam is ready, and Ryan is just as stunned. Against his better judgment, Adam gets involved with the fundraiser—and Ryan. Old feelings won’t be denied, and as Ryan and Adam reconnect, they realize neither knows the entire truth about the horrific night three years earlier that tore their friendship apart.
This story was so well written, I was immediately pulled into these two young peoples life’s and lived the angst with them.
Ryan fell in love with his best friend in high school and everything should have been great but one night changed everything. Seeing Adam again and needing his family’s money to keep the youth center and after school center open has ripped open old wounds.
Adam has always loved Ryan. Seeing Ryan before he is ready and committing to help Ryan keep the youth center open is going to cost him everything.
Adam has no memory of the night that changed both of their lives, through talking to each other and reliving that awful night they finally have some understanding but will it be enough to keep them together, especially when Adams fathers role in it comes to light.
A.M Arthur tells this story of love and betrayal so brilliantly that I was not able to put it down, if you have not yet discovered her work please give this book a try and I know she will become a favorite of yours as she is of mine. Her series Cost of Repairs is also a favorite you won’t want to pass up.
Reviewed by: Cheryl