Monday, May 29, 2017

S.E.X. Review~ Equality by Helena Stone

Buy Links: Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Length: 58,300 words

Dublin Virtues Series

Patience (Book #1) Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Renewal (Book #3) Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK 


Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship?

Lorcan Barratt has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail.

Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong?

When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a yes-vote cost them their relationship or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality?

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Author Bio

Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.

Helena can be found in the following places:

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Helena Stone’s series Dublin Virtues, continued with her latest release Equality. Lorcan and Eric were introduced in book 1- Patience, as best friends to Troy and Xander. The four men quickly formed a friendship and bond which assisted them in achieving not only personal goals, but fighting for equal marriages rights for the gay community in Ireland.

Ms. Stone delivered well-developed characters with real issues, wants, and concerns as Lorcan fought inner demons and unacceptance from his family- against marriage equality. Lorcan’s struggle was handled with tact and true feeling, not sugar-coated and superficial. Together, Lorcan and Eric made a lovely couple with much to hold on to and a bright future ahead.

I enjoyed Ms. Stone’s ability to keep all the characters an integral part of her tale, past and present, and the introduction of Chris along with Shane’s (book one) return, gave me hope for an interesting book three. Secondary characters, especially Lorcan’s gran added a new dimension to Equality and substantiated the open-mindedness of people.

I would recommend reading the books in order so better experience the full affect and portrayal of all the characters.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


2017 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

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