But between them, a dark secret lurks, one that has the power to destroy.
See, when Mark believes he's meeting Jimmy for the first time in the diner where he works, he's wrong.
Mark has no recollection of their original encounter because the wholesome Jimmy of today couldn’t be more different than he was two years ago. Back then, Jimmy sported multiple piercings, had long bleached dreadlocks, facial hair, and was painfully skinny. And he was a meth addict. The drug transformed him into a different person—a lying, conniving thief who robbed Mark blind during their one-night stand.
Mark doesn’t associate the memory of a hookup gone horribly wrong with this fresh-faced, smiling twenty-something… but Jimmy knows. As they begin a dance of love and attraction, will Jimmy be brave enough to reveal the truth? And if he does, will Mark be able to forgive him? Can he see Jimmy for the man he is now and not the addict he was? The answers will depend on whether true love holds enough light to shine through the darkness of past mistakes.
Reading The Perils of Intimacy by Rick R. Reed left me with mixed emotions. Jimmy and Marc's story was complicated and although the story ended with an HEA, an underlying sense of forebode and despair permeated the pages.
Jimmy's past drug addiction defined his life and although clean and sober for two years his daily struggle emanated through the story. Mr. Reed's characterization through Jimmy's eyes was well written.
I never felt as if I connected with either man and the word flow caused a disjointedness which left it difficult for me to follow along.
Having said that, the love, struggle and friendships was apparent. A tad bit spiritual, The Perils of Intimacy was a good read.
Sexy and Sizzling
A four handcuff review
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