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Passing Shadows (Breaking Faith #2)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  47 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Sequel to Breaking Faith

After serving six years for murdering his abusive father, Tommy Hawks is released from prison. He moves back in with what’s left of his family and tries to negotiate a new life with them and his partner, Brett, who has stood by him through everything. But moving on isn’t so easy.

For six years, Brett Derwent sacrificed any chance of a normal life: he
ebook, 324 pages
Published September 21st 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 20th 2012)
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Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Ilhem by: deirdre
Shelves: m-m

Passing Shadows is not perfect, it drags a bit in the middle, isn’t as brilliantly composed as Filth by the same author and has probably many flaws I didn’t notice or am not willing to dwell upon, but it is intelligent, emotional without manipulating, beautifully written without shying from calling a spade a spade and because it didn’t give me a pretty bow to end Brett’s and Tommy’s story.

The book begins exactly where Breaking Faith left off : Tommy just came out of the joint after six years of
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars, maybe closer to 3 for the good writing.

I admit I didn’t remember really anything from the previous book a couple years ago. I just knew I’d given it (Breaking Faith) 5 stars, which is rare for me so I must have really really loved the first book. So I dove into this hoping I’d be able to follow along without knowing much about the established couple. This worked ok but I really think readers should go back and re-read the first book before tackling this one. The biggest problem I had
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Sometimes a once in a lifetime love is worth waiting for. Tommy has been in prison for six years for killing his abusive father. Brett has patiently waited for Tommy, supporting him in every way in the meantime. Instead of going to medical school, Brett has sacrificed his dreams to be with Tommy, confident that their summer spent falling in love is the love of his life. Now Tommy is out and they can finally be together, or so Brett ho
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, romance
I was looking forward to read this sequel of Breaking Faith. While I didn't love it as much as the first book, I did like it a lot.
Tommy is finally out of prison after 6 years and slowly he has to build a new life for himself, finding a space again in his family and moving forward with his relationship with Brett. Of course all of this doesn't come easy, because of the years spent in prison but also because of his childhood and its demons, which still affect him. But through it all, there is Br
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
This was very good. A really good follow up to the first book and wow did i ever feel sorry for the characters. :( sooooo.... much angst. You really feel like you are with them in the relationship every painful step of the way. If you don't like angsty books then move on to another book posthaste! Reading this was painful. I was on the MC's side, hoping they'd work things out all the time but at the same time I felt like just screaming at them to just move on. Just too much water had passed unde ...more
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was looking forward to reading this sequel because I loved the first book. I can't express how frustrated I was while reading this book. I just wanted someone to finish a damn sentence. I mean, seriously, did these people forget how to speak? I think the brother is the only person that finished an actual sentence, I guess everyone else spoke in thought bubbles or something.
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm-read
I'm an M. King fan...but. While the inner thoughts/emotions in this book were conveyed beautifully, the dialogue between Brett & Tommy was absolutely atrocious. There's no other way to say it. I kept waiting for them to finish a sentence or have a complete conversation with each other & it never happened. Very frustrating, extremely disappointing way to end their story.
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Dreamspinner Press: Passing Shadows by M. King 2 10 Sep 21, 2012 06:22AM  
M. King writes gay fiction with an emphasis on romance and erotica.

She lives in a damp and verdant corner of south west England, where she may usually be found behind a vat of coffee and a keyboard.

As of 2011, if you enjoy M. King's style, you can also check out her work as Anna Reith - non-explicit cross-genre fiction.

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Breaking Faith (2 books)
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“Because some shadows pass by, but some are always with us. They become part of who we are, and we have to live with them—accept them—acknowledging that they grow and change with us.
Only then do they start to fade, and pale into the night.”
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