Title: Brick by Brick
Authors: Cate Ashwood & L.J. LaBarthe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Zachary, Parley
They say that time heals all wounds, but losing Parley, his one true love, left Zach with a hole in his heart that no one else can fill. After forty-eight blissful hours alone together as teens in an abandoned house, Parley disappeared. Parley is what he is, and the pray-away-the-gay camp his parents ship him to won’t change that. However, finding the balance between accepting his true nature and not losing his family means tough sacrifices.
Sixteen years later, Zach is thunderstruck when Parley stands on the front doorstep of his house—the house that had been their refuge, which Zach restored. But Parley isn’t alone, and Zach wonders if he’s found Parley only to lose him a second time. If they can overcome the terrors of the past and the situation of the present, maybe they can build a new relationship just as Zach rebuilt the house—brick by brick.
I am a big fan of L.J LaBarthe and now I can add Cate Ashwood to my list of must read authors.
As a reader, Zack and Parley just spoke to me…especially Parley. Can a soul really be that pure? Guess what? Parleys is.
I loved Brick by Brick. It is a sweet love story and I learned to hate the cruelty that can be done all in the name of “doing what’s right”
After reading this wonderful book, I quickly saw that if anyone ever deserves a happily ever after it is these two men.
Brick by Brick is a easy book to recommend. It is so well written and it will tug at your heart strings and make you wish for more.
Reviewed by: Cheryl
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