Faced with the consequences of one careless night, Russell Drake left his lover, James, to marry a woman he barely knew It certainly wasn t what he planned, but one look at his son s tiny face convinced him that he d do whatever was necessary to make his child happy even if it cost him his own happiness But fate has something else in mind for him, and an unforeseen acFaced with the consequences of one careless night, Russell Drake left his lover, James, to marry a woman he barely knew It certainly wasn t what he planned, but one look at his son s tiny face convinced him that he d do whatever was necessary to make his child happy even if it cost him his own happiness But fate has something else in mind for him, and an unforeseen accident once again sets off a cascade of change Three years later, Russell no longer has to settle and exist for his son s sake He has the chance to rediscover the life he d wanted with James.
The Right Side of the Tracks Faced with the consequences of one careless night Russell Drake left his lover James to marry a woman he barely knew It certainly wasn t what he planned but one look at his son s tiny face convinc
What a bummer. I really had been forward to reading this book. I had enjoyed previous books written by Jaxx Steele and it is an interacial homoerotic romance, and I like that theme as well. I was very disappointed in this book. It started out pretty good, but the pacing of the storyline was WAY too rushed. Plus, our hero Russ had literally disappeared from his family AND left his boyfriend, James, behind without ANY explaination for 3 years. NO NOTE, NO PHONE CALL, NO EMAILNOTHING.Russell had pr [...]
I went back and forth with myself over whether or not to read this book. I'd tried a few other Jaxx Steele stories and liked them well enough. So, I finally bought this story and read it. I'm surprised I didn't DNF this short story.The set up for this story is so unbelievably surreal that I kept saying "What? Really?". Russell is at a strip club with his friends who basically pay the stripper to rape a very drunk Russell. Who needs enemies when you have friends that will pay to have you raped? T [...]
I didn't dislike like, if you read the synopsis and you knew what length it was then you shouldn't really have any complaints, it did exactly what it said on the tin! :)Staying out of contact with everyone after what happened does seem extreme sure, but people react to traumatic events in different ways, and it was traumatic. If that was a woman that that had happened to people would be screaming rape from the rooftops, and that is what really happened to Russ. He probably felt shame and loads o [...]
I really liked this book. I thought it sucked when Russell disappeared without a word and I don't think I would have been so gung-ho about taking him back so quickly, but I have beeen known to hold on to anger for a bit. It's an issue I'm working on. Anyway, I did like Russell's determination. As a mother I related to the fact that one must do what one must do for your children. Sometimes it means you have to go without. It was refreshing to see that somewhere there could be a father making the [...]
I liked this but it is way too short of a read. White gay guy who got a woman pregnant when he was drunk is now a single father. She dies and initially her family want nothing to do with his son. So he moves home where his family is loving the new family member in spite of the child being by biracial. Rusty reconnects with his old lover who didn't understand why he disappeared for two years, while trying to fight for custody of his son from his wife's family. With a plot like this it should have [...]
Okay, so forget the weak and contradictory characterisations, forget the time jumps, the choppy plot, the poorly structured sentences, and the unrealistically extreme situations (sleeping for 4 days with no food or water? Really?), I just couldn't get over the casual mention of the MC being forced to 'perform his husbandly duties' by his wife - who knew he was gay and unwilling but told him that "she had to make sacrifices and so did he for their son". Ew.
i finally get to give a TSTL review!! Russ is a completely unbelievable character- he takes off for years with no contact to his seemingly close family b/c he knocked up some girl who he then marries and lets bsaically shame him into sex, despite knowing that he is gay. but he does this all *for his son* which is the biggest cop out known to man. basically it boils down to Russ being a drama-laden martyr who is entirely Too Stupid To Live. blech!
The premise was good but that was all that was good about it. how on earth do you let someone back in your life after 3 years who left without a word and never contacted you by kissing them when you first see them and be angry at all.