- Dreamspinner Press
- Release Date
- April 2015
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ
The year is 1987. The boys wear pink Izod shirts, the girls wear big hair, everyone has a stash box, and AIDS is just an ugly rumor rumbling like a thunderstorm from the cities. A teenage runaway wanders the side of the road, a heartbeat away from despair, and is rescued by a long-haired angel on a Harley.
But that's just the beginning of their story.
Josiah Daniels wanted peace and quiet and a simple life, and he had it until he rescued Casey from hunger, cold, and exhaustion. Then Joe's life is anything but simple as he and his new charge navigate a world that is changing more rapidly than the people in it. Joe wants to raise Casey to a happy and productive adulthood, and he does. But even as an adult, Casey can't conceive of a happy life without Joe. The trouble is getting Joe to accept that the boy he nurtured is suddenly the man who wants him.
Their relationship can either die or change with the world around them. As they make a home, negotiate the new rules of growing up, and swerve around the pitfalls of modern life, Casey learns that adulthood is more than sex, Joe learns that there is no compromise in happy ever after, and they're both forced to realize that the one thing a man shouldn't be is alone.
Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Jul 24, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
220 people found the following review helpful
Oh, how Amy Lane speaks to my soul!
We meet Joe and Casey as they're helping out a young homeless man. We meet them after their HEA, but they take us back to where it all began.
Joe has this huge heart. Huge and generous and loving. He sees Casey on the streets struggling and offers to clean him up and give him a warm meal. Casey is young and begs Joe not to call CPS; he can't take going back to his parents after they kicked him out because of his sexuality. So Joe, being the big softy that he is, lets him stay.
Casey is in love with Joe right away and tries with all his might to get the older guy to be with him. No way, Joe is not going there. But it's okay with Casey; he knows that one day he'll be old enough for Joe to say yes. So, he waits.
Over the years they only become closer. Casey's love grows and Joe's love changes. They change and grow until the time is right for them. Their story matured organically over their time together and their journey couldn't have been more perfect. Goodness, what a journey it was! I love how Amy Lane makes me love her characters. I really had no choice but to love Casey's persistence and Joe's loving heart.
The audio was narrated by Chris Patton. He's a favorite narrator of mine and his books are an auto buy for me. He nailed Joe and Casey's characters and brought them to life in such an amazing way.
Amy Lane continues to be one of my favorite authors. SIDECAR is another 5 star read from her.
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