Too close to Cole’s enormous secret for comfort.
Rough and tumble Edgewater University maintenance man Colton Ledger should keep his distance from the sleek and snarky college junior who has caught his attention. After all, Timmy is half his age, not to mention that Cole has a secret life he can’t afford to reveal. So why is he compelled to undermine the young man’s cocky game and lure him into his private life?
As the product of an unwanted late-life pregnancy, Timmy Hale has been emotionally shattered by a loveless upbringing. After years of desperate attempts to garner attention from his apathetic parents fail, young adult Timmy changes course. He hides his feelings of vulnerability behind meaningless sex, endless partying, and a big, bad attitude. Until Cole comes along…
When trouble finds Timmy in the form of a dangerous and relentless stalker, Cole must decide if Timmy is worth the risk of coming clean about the confidence he’s obliged to keep, as Timmy weighs the potential havoc falling in love could wreak on his heart.
Hide Your Love Away is Book One in the IF I FELL Series.
Age Gap, Hurt/Comfort, Keeping Secrets, Opposites Attract, College Setting Adult Contemporary MM Romance.
Sorry, this book is a big nope for me. Unrealistic, repetitive language, did I mention unrealistic?
Timmy is the oops baby and 5th child. According to him- and trust me, he tells you often- his parents don’t care about him. That’s my first unrealistic thing. A couple who has 4 kids on purpose and has a 5th by accident, I don’t think they would ignore him. But apparently they did. To say he has daddy issues is putting it mildly. Because he does always go back to complaining about his father and rarely his mother.
Cole is the maintenance person for several dorms at the college. He works that job to get reduced tuition. Logical. No logical is that previously he was a construction worker and fully funded his son’s life and his ex’s life. She didn’t work! At all! A construction worker paying for 2 households? He bought her a house. Come on.
Timmy also has a stalker. A one night stand from April (it’s now August) who didn’t try to contact him at all until school started again. Then threatens him all of the time IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE. Sorry, ridiculous.
This story had zero redeeming qualities for me. I know this author has several books out and I know I have read at least one. I was hoping the writing would get better, but sadly it hasn’t. Ooof. Get a brutal editor.
2 pieces of eye candy