Review: “Breaking With His Past” by James Lee Hard

TITLE: Breaking With His Past
AUTHOR: James Lee Hard
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Self
COVER ARTIST: James Lee Hard
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 194 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 3, 2016
PRICE: $2.99 e-book / $8.99 -paperback
  

BLURB:

After serving five years in jail, Logan is ready to start over and forget all about his past. But things are not that easy, especially when people can’t see past the ex-convict, and getting a job is harder than ever.
Meanwhile, Kyle has finally come to terms with his own sexuality and does the hardest thing he’s ever done in his life: getting a divorce from his wife, Jessica, with whom he has a toddler named Ryan. He leaves both behind in a bid to rebuild his life and to become the father he dreams of being to his son.
It’s in this hurricane of life-changing events that Logan and Kyle end up meeting each other by chance in a small town far away from their previous lives. The spark between them is immediate and strong, but they both try to fight it, coming up with excuses not to pursue it.
While their friendship evolves, they find themselves even more attracted to each other. But will Logan trust he can find love with another man while his past is still so present? And is Kyle ready to invest in his first gay relationship at the same time as he’s fighting for his son’s custody?
Set in a small town with quirky characters and all the peculiarities that only a small town can offer, Logan and Kyle embark on a journey that could change their lives forever. But will they feel free to follow through?
WARNING
This book contains explicit sexual scenes as well as some graphic language. It is intended for a mature, adult audience.


I have become such a fan of James Lee Hard. This is a story that he has written so beautifully about real life stuff. How we all make poor decisions and some worse than others. How there are consequences for our choices, some more severe than others. How, even though we make mistakes, we don’t have to pay for them the rest of lives.

Logan is one of these people. He served five years in jail for a mistake. He has served his time and just wants to start over, but people can’t seem to see past the convict. Finally, he lands a job and is very grateful for it. Logan is moving forward with his life with work, his probation, and everyday living. Logan isn’t even thinking about love. That is until Kyle walks into his work one day.

Kyle has just come out to his ex-wife, Jessica. Kyle has come to terms with himself and his sexuality, He decides to move away from his ex-wife and his young son, Ryan. He’s still very involved with Ryan and raising him. Kyle wants work done on the house he just bought, so he goes to hire someone to do the work. He walks in and sees Logan. Both men are breathless and have a hard time speaking. I found myself holding my breath when they first set eyes on each other.

The author has this amazing ability to make me feel the love these two share and all the fears that come with it. Logan falls in love with the toddler while he and Kyle fall deeply in love.

So, what can go wrong? What’s a good relationship without trials and tribulations? Why do we have to be self-destructing to ourselves and not trust? These are just some of the questions I asked myself about these guys while reading.

This is a wonderful read about discovery, parenthood and love. I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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