Let it Go
Pub: 2012 by Liquid Silver Books
Author: Mercy Celeste
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance
Format: iBook; 336p w/22 chapters
Whose: Eli & Creed
Age Range: adult
Eli had a temper. Creed seemed to be the main focus of that temper. For ten years the two of them left a trail of destruction in their wake. Rodeo, beer, and fists was all they had in common. Until the judge in Eli’s hometown had enough and sentenced them to house arrest. In the same house. They’d learn to get along or they’d kill each other. Either way it was a win for the tax payers.
Trapped alone on Eli’s rundown Florida ranch, Creed discovered Eli’s secret, one that he shared. But he didn’t count on Eli learning all of his secrets, especially the one that would shatter their newfound truce.
Scarred to his bones, Eli avoided relationships like the plague. But there was always something about the quiet Creed that pushed his buttons. Falling in love with him was never part of Eli’s plan. When it happens he’s unprepared and out of his league.
But when a shared enemy comes calling Eli can only think of keeping Creed safe. He never dreamed that their lives were linked or that Creed’s former life could destroy them both. Will love be enough to save them both or will they return to their bitter rivalry.
This could have gone so many different ways. It could have gone horribly wrong. it could have been so heartbreaking that you could never get over the need to pull the characters out of the book and hug then until they were better.
It could have been a messed up version where the characters were fucked around with and the main point of this wasn’t even dealt with.
None of these are true. It’s the type of book that proves the emotional tolls an author has to go through to bring you something so horrible. Because she has to understand more. Know more, or the characters would have sat a little flat. She had to put herself in their shoes deeper than the reader would ever have to bring us a story so….so….
It’s a story about two boys and one mean-assed son of a bitch (well a lot of them, but the main plot focus’ more on that one evil). It’s about a broken man who is driving himself into the ground.
Eli and Creed are always at each other’s throats. When one fight went a little too far the judge sentences them to Eli’s property—it’s only a matter of time until the frustration. The tension between them would end in blows.
The first half of the book is classic romance. Where the two of them come together, get hot and heavy, but you can see the lies they tell to each other. See the fear in the way they are. And when Eli ends up in hospital that’s when the truth comes out and the real challenge comes in. a hurtle in their relationship.
I really like this book. It’s sweet, it’s loving. It’s got real problems that people face, and more so, real problems that these two man have to face in order to live a life they deserved to live.
I have read parts and parts of it over and over from the moment I finished the book, and though it wasn’t graphic enough, or even truly in-depth in its showing of what boy went through (basically, I didn’t find myself crying nearly as much as I thought I would threw the start readings of the book—once I figured out what was really going on) , it was bittersweet and horrible, and yet I found that no matter what it could have been a lot worse than what was in the pages.
And it made it more enjoyable to read because I wasn’t sobbing from the contents.
It’s a story that I would recommend, for a contemporary it was face and wouldn’t let you go. honestly I found that I would look up and the time had passed by without me thinking it was more than a minute—so defiantly your thing. You know, if it’s your thing.