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Angel Voices by Rowan Speedwell

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Riptide Presents
http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/angel-voices

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On a frigid winter night, college freshman Will stumbles into the shelter of a church during choir practice. His father has just discovered that Will is gay, and has beaten him and thrown him out of the house. But right now Will’s interested only in getting warm. 

Will’s college roommate Quinn is a soloist in the choir, which is practicing for a Christmas program. He discovers Will in the church—and his friend’s condition. Will, who has grown up in a repressed environment, including church school, an abusive father and a passive mother, is taken aback by Quinn’s enthusiasm and determination to take care of him. 

Does Will have a future after all, especially one that will include Quinn?

 

Review

This is a “previously released title” and I don’t think anything’s been done to alter it.

Will is a freshman in college, roommate to Quinn, on his Holiday break when he finds himself beaten up and thrown out of his house for being seen with a gay boy at a club.

Neither boy suspects the other is gay and both have been “noticing” the other for weeks, if not months.

Will stumbles into a church where Quinn is singing and Quinn helps to patch him up and come to grips with his new situation in life. Luckily, Quinn comes from an amazing family that also lends a hand.

 

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I really, really, really wanted this to be longer. I ADORED both of these characters and wanted to see their relationship develop SO BADLY! Quinn’s family is amazing and quirky and funny and sweet and loyal and… man I wanted more of them! Will is so shy and introverted, the exact opposite of Quinn. The two of them together was hot, sweet and really touching.

 

The author didn’t rush things, she gave us just a glimpse of what would be happening for these boys given the short time frame, and it only whetted my appetite for more!

The writing is gorgeous, the characters and perfect and it’s an adorable and tender holiday story I highly recommend!

5 of 5 stars

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