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4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Author Provided Book coming of age Contemporary DA Gay Heat Index Hopelessly Crying Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort m/m Mid level steam/heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Porn star Reviewer second chance at love

Live for Love (All Cocks Book 4) by TM Smith

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Beauregard Boudreaux is a native of New Orleans Louisiana, born and raised there, he never thought he would ever stray far from home. The untimely death of his first love left Beau lost, adrift, looking for a place as far away from the pain as possible. Initially, he came to New York to visit a friend, the city growing on him, so he decided to stay. His law degree comes in handy at the LGBT Center he runs, but his bar is his baby.

William Richards grew up in Chicago, his family oddly normal and very accepting of his sexuality. Modeling paid the bills, gigs across the country as a model, male entertainer and a personal trainer giving him the opportunity to see the world. He hasn’t experienced loss or pain as Beau has, the common denominator between them is the loneliness. As All Cocks big, brooding bottom Connor, William has found friendship, family and an outlet for his craving to be more submissive than men of his size and stature usually are.

The two men are perfect for each other, their tastes and lives align and the writing seems to be on the wall. But Beau has a secret he shares with a choice few, a secret that not only threatens to keep them apart, it’s deadly. Determined to keep a wall between himself and William, Beau fights the attraction, pushes William away every time he steps closer. Can one man’s determination and strength be enough to tear down a wall that holds back decades of pain and darkness? And if he can, will either of them survive the flood?

Disclaimer: This book is the fictional story of a man living with HIV. I have put a lot of time and effort into presenting this story as true to fact as possible, without going into gory or gruesome detail. If this subject is a trigger for you, you may want to skip this read. But my hope is that you give Beau a chance to capture your heart as he has mine, and William’s.

 

Review

William is 31, relatively young, healthy, living a good life, but he’s lonely. When he meets the somewhat reserved and enigmatic Beau, he’s captivated and wants to know more and spend more time with him.

Beau’s life at 43 has been quite a bit harsher and it’s not just anybody he’ll allow in. What feels like forever to the younger Will is the time necessary for Beau to grow to trust Will, to let him in on the secret he’s been carrying for decades.

Once Will finds out about Beau’s HIV status, he has some hard decisions to make – for him, his career and his friends and family. Do he and Beau have what it takes to make a risk like that worth it?

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This is another lovely addition to the All Cocks series. Not one to shy away from drama, in this story we get Beau and his ex and their interaction which led to HIV for Beau and death for his ex.

I think the HIV is handled intelligently and with respect. I never felt preached at, but I did learn a bit about what it’s like to live with the virus. I think Will’s reaction was maybe only a little too “easy”. I think that combing one’s soul to decide about something so huge would take a bit more time and introspection.

I loved the accent and thought it added color and a bit of flavor to the story.

It was great seeing the other characters from earlier books, and I’m particularly interested in learning more about the baby search with Mattie and his men. I didn’t feel as close with Beau and Will as I have with other couples, but they were still a great pair.

If you’ve enjoyed the other books in this series, you’ll really enjoy this and though it’s best read as a series and in order, I think it can be read as a standalone.

Overall, highly enjoyable.

4 of 5 stars

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