Friday, November 10, 2017

Flashback Friday: We Found Love by Kade Boehme and Allison Cassatta #Review #Giveaway

Authors: Kade Boehme & Allison Cassatta
Book: We Found Love
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Allison Cassatta
Published: January 5, 2015
Length: 214 pages

Reviewed by Morningstar


It’s no surprise Riley Connors is dealing with issues. He was kidnapped as a young boy, and his parents abandoned him after his newsworthy return. He bounced from foster home to facility and back. Now an adult, ghosts from his past continue to haunt him. After a suicide attempt, he is locked away in Hartfield so that people can make him tune in to emotions he has tried to bury. 

Hunter Morgan had the kind of love that spans ages. But the stress of college and adulthood became too much to handle, and the love of Hunter’s life turned to drugs. After he overdoses, Hunter finds himself soaring out of control on the same miserable path. His brother finds him and calls an ambulance, and the sister Hunter would rather not have calls it a suicide attempt, landing Hunter in Hartfield. 

Finding love isn’t easy, but it can happen under the most dire circumstances. Together Hunter and Riley may be able to grow from their pain. But they will need to learn to live for themselves, letting love come second.

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I chose We Found Love as my flashback Friday review for one simple reason. After reading this book nearly three years ago, it is still just as alive in my heart as the day it buried itself there.

I still don’t have the words to explain to you what this story had done for me at the time. I cried which is no small accomplishment for an author, and when it comes to me because I gotta tell you I don’t cry often. Riley broke me and stayed with me, and I totally got him. The need to be needed is a familiar feeling I’ve gone through.

This was one of the first books I read that dealt with mental health and I wish there were much more like this out there because it was done so freaking well that every person needs to read it.

Hunter had been through so much in such a short period that I wondered how he hadn’t done more damage to himself. These two guys do not give you an easy journey to go on but one that is so freaking worthy of the box or two of tissues that you’ll need to get through it. 

The one statement that resonated the most with me was something Hunter said..."Honesty. That's what he had, all he could process." For someone with depression, this is such a true statement. Being  honest with yourself and your loved ones is the best way to get through.


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  1. Some that I have read/listened to multiple times are: Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk, Social Skills by Sara Alva, Glitterland by Alexis Hall and Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane.

  2. Amy Lane's "If I Must" and "Do-Over" are among my favourite re-reads.

  3. Riley Hart's Crossroads is one of my favorite re-reads.

  4. Thanks for the flashback, Morningstar. I'm going to go way back, when I first started reading gay fiction, but the book is even older (1996) - it's a gay mystery with a down and out investigative reporter - Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson (the series won several Lammies). -
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  5. I love most of Kaje Harper's books, but I really get caught in her 'Hidden Wolves' series every time I pick one of those up. Thank you for the giveaway and the review!

  6. I've got so many favorites. I love going back to read Mary Calmes A Matter of Time series, Timing by Mary calmes,
    The Missing Butterfly by Megan Derr, all Ann T Ryan's books, the Gaven series by J.C. Owen, Shadow of the Templar by M. Chandler and Chronicles of Ylandre series by Eresse.

  7. I really don't re-read because to me I have too many books unread and too little time, and I prefer to forge on those new shiny materials rather than going back to ones I already know

    BUT if ever I decide to re-read, I usually pick up Josh Lanyon's "Death of a Pirate" or "The Dark Tide" since Adrien and Jake make me come undone. Every time.

  8. always by kindle alexander is my fav

  9. I feel a bit silly even writing it but... mine is "I'll be you drill, soldier" by Crysal Rose. There is just something about that story.

  10. Abigail Roux's Cut & Run series, Marie Sexton's Coda series, Tere Michael's Faith & Fidelity series are a few

  11. Thanks for the post!
    I tend to re-read fav books when I have the time or when I don't know what to read next. Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan is one of them.