A Flophouse Story
One bootstrap act of integrity cost Henry Worrall everything—military career, family, and the secret boyfriend who kept Henry trapped for eleven years. Desperate, Henry shows up on his brother’s doorstep and is offered a place to live and a job as a handyman in a flophouse for young porn stars.
Lance Luna’s past gave him reasons for being in porn, but as he continues his residency at a local hospital, they now feel more like excuses. He’s got the money to move out of the flophouse and live his own life—but who needs privacy when you’re taking care of a bunch of young men who think working penises make them adults?
Lance worries Henry won’t fit in, but Henry’s got a soft spot for lost young men and a way of helping them. Just as Lance and Henry find a rhythm as den mothers, a murder and the ghosts of Henry’s abusive past intrude. Lance knows Henry’s not capable of murder, but is he capable of caring for Lance’s heart?
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Love is hard
Shades of Henry by Amy Lane was given in exchange for an honest review. . After his life imploded from an abusive relationship, Henry Worral, went to the only family who he thought could help. David, aka Dex, did what he could to help by having him work odd jobs and live in the flophouse to help keep an eye on the young porn stars of Johnnies. Lance, a Doctor and porn star, is trying hard to help the kids in the flophouse while afraid to leave because he doesn’t want to lose the only family he has left. Henry while protecting “his kids” becomes embroiled in a murder investigation where he is prime suspect. While helping Jackson & Ellery with his case Henry finds his calling to become a PI. I really enjoyed this story watching Henry and Lance work hard to find that they were both worthy of happiness and that they could find their place in the world where both were valued and loved unconditionally. We really need that kind of love in this world. I will be waiting in line and needles for the next installment.