MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSCITATION
After the death of their mother, Frank "Saint" Jeffrey knew the only way to protect his younger brother was to strike a deal with their autocratic, cruel, abusive father. In exchange for his brother's freedom to live his life as he wished, Saint promised to follow in his father's footsteps and become a preeminent surgeon in his father's medical practice. When events he never could have predicted took away Saint's ability to perform surgery, the bargain became null and void. With no safety net, and a life without purpose, Saint moved across the country, bought a wreck of a building in DTLA, and hoped while resurrecting the property he'd find a reason to live again. Then Max Connor entered his life, and Saint was dragged from the darkness of desolation into the light of love.
Fantastic! I did not want this story to end.
This was an absolutely well written story. The characters were well developed. The theme was solid and flowed. There were no wasted words. The flow and transitions were smooth. Saint is in the process of rehabilitating his life after surviving a traumatic experience. He came out alive, but he had career ending injuries, survivor's guilt, PTSD and memories from which he can not escape. Larry/Finn is a homeless man who Saint found sleeping in his doorway. He took him in no questions asked. Max is the contractor who works with Saint to restore the building. Miguel is Max's best friend and second in command. Saint and Max share the vision of restoring the building. Max is dealing with abandonment issues. Saint has daddy issues and his PTSD. There are a lot of unresolved issues, revenge, an ex boyfriend, Blake who doesn't understand No, a dad who doesn't understand no, a potential boyfriend with lots of patience, arson, murder and lotsa love and understanding. Not all with the same group of people. I hope the author writes quickly because I can't wait to read more. It's been a long time since I felt comfortable, happy and satisfied reading a story. Well done! I received an ARC from Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.