Say It Right

A.M. Arthur
Say It Right
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Carina Press
Release Date
September 2016
Book 2 of All Saints
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

After his parents kicked him out for being gay, Marc Villegas lived on the streets before getting a second chance. Now he's giving back by working at a shelter for LGBT teenagers—because helping fight their demons keeps his own at bay. Including his infatuation with the former best friend he's sure is straight.

Anthony Romano hasn't seen Marc since Marc left home eight years ago. In his confidant's absence, Anthony turned to heroin. Now at rock bottom, he has an offer from Marc to help him get clean. Detox is hard and ugly, but not as hard as admitting the truth: he's in love with Marc. Always has been.

Marc swore he'd never date an addict, but he never dreamed the one in question would be the man he's always wanted to be with. As the two explore their feelings for each other, Marc faces a difficult choice. Say yes, and it could cost him his sobriety; say no, and it could cost him his heart.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Jul 27, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
183 people found the following review helpful
SAY IT RIGHT is just as good as the first in the series. It has a bit of a darker tone, but an unputdownable read.

Anthony and Marcos were the best of friends from elementary school all the way to high school. When Marc came out to his family he was kicked out onto the streets. Marc and Anthony weren't able to keep in touch and he really was all alone, doing what he had to do to survive.

Fast-forward years later, and Marcos is clean, off the streets, and running a shelter for homeless LGBT teenagers. He's built a life for himself he can be proud of. But when Anthony re-enters his life, things get a bit turned around for him.

Anthony didn't handle Marc's leaving too well and ended up on the streets as an addict. When Marc finds him, he helps him get clean and stay clean. But trusting is hard for Marc, especially since he has his own addictions and burdens to carry.

I really loved them together and the way they helped and balanced each other. They had to re-learn each other and how to be best friends. The only difference is this time their feelings are known. They know they love each other, but have to hold off. Make sure Anthony really is on the road to recovery before starting a romance.

I understood and respected the waiting, but the wait was a painful one. Marc and Anthony had so much chemistry and tension, I was so ready for them to move forward with their relationship. When they did they were really great together, so totally worth it.

Besides the romance, there's a lot to love about this book. There is lots of time with Tate and Jonas from the first book, and a whole list of loving and supportive secondary characters. Anthony's journey to recovery wasn't all about Marc, he really went out and made a difference for himself and others.

I really hope there's more for this series. I've loved both books so far and would jump at the chance to read more.
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