Out of the Shadows
Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?
Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to the Jamaica Plain area of Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.
Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.
When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?
Christian lives his life in hiding. He watches, works, and basically hides from the world. The same world that dealt him a cruel blow of fate. He is interested for the first time in someone. Does not even know his name.
Josh usually works in the gardens on the property. While the renovations are going on he will be working inside the units. He meets Christian and it is almost game over from the start. The attraction is immediate. The voice, the humor, the mystery.... it just all makes for a hot package.
This story is a very realistic & sweet account of how it is possible to look past the obvious and find someone attractive. I think we learn a lot from these characters. I found myself unable to put the book down. I hope we get to learn more about the other characters inside this great book.
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.