A SINGLE BASKETBALL GAME CHANGES EVERYTHING…
When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.
Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a school which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.
Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.
Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it’s Hello Forever.
*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Hello Forever by Sarina Bowen is another sweet m/m story, where two main characters have to overcome some outside hate to find their happily ever after.
When Axel and Cax got outed by a priest when they were teenagers, their parents had quite a different reaction. Axel’s mom didn’t care, as long as he was happy. Cax’s dad was not accepting it. So much in fact that he made the family move, and the two guys never saw each other again. Until now.
Axel’s new job puts him at the same college where Cax works. While Axel has been able to live a normal life, exploring his sexuality and all that, Cax has been very much in the closet. Like Narnia deep into the closet. Though now that Axel is back, right in front of him, the pretend becomes more and more difficult to keep up.
The pull between Cax and Axel is inevitable, but overcoming the terror of Cax’s dad is quite the hurdle. Though I pleasantly believe in love conquers all.
I enjoyed getting to know these two new characters, and loved their dynamic. Hello Forever is a fast paced love story, with plenty of sexy times, and enough depth to keep things interesting. Fans of the m/m genre will definitely love this one.
Hello Goodbye – Reading order and purchase links
*These books are standalones*