FROM POPULAR GAY ROMANCE AUTHORS K. EVAN COLES AND BRIGHAM VAUGHN
A love worth the wait
Carter Hamilton and Riley Porter-Wright room together as Harvard undergraduates. An immediate friendship forms, but as the years pass it deepens into something neither man understands. As attraction simmers under the surface, lines begin to blur. When they move back to Manhattan, they...more
They have only one problem. The feelings they have for each other and any possible relationship they could have is frowned upon in their world, so it becomes something hidden, exciting and secretive, ...more
This is a story of two guys on a long road of hiding and secrets. It's a book of heartache, love, denial, care, and coming free.
God my heart just pained for Riley over and over. And there were many times I got frustrated with Carter. As I read my heart ached more and more for both ...more
I was quite impressed with this book. It’s unique and it took risks, but it all came together remarkably well. The book has a few different areas that all converge together, but at the heart of it is the relationship between Riley and Carter. We get point of view from both characters and the shift happens fairly smoothly, but we do get a bit more from Riley than we do from Carter. The book opens with a prologue of Riley confessing his feelings to Carter and then ...more
We start this journey with Riley and Carter when they meet on the first day of their freshman year of college, at Harvard University. These young men both come from very similar backgrounds. They are both the sons of wealthy, New York business men, who expect them to graduate college, join the family business, find a nice girl from the same elite circle to marry and produce an heir to carry on the family name. Throughout this journey over the first six years of their friendship, the ...more
4.5*s of angst and complicated...
This is a really difficult book to review - it is brilliant, but so sad. It is fun and sexy and then cold and depressing. Overall it is a book which will not leave your mind in a while - and given we have to wait until August for the conclusion, it is, for me, going to be like an earworm niggling away until I get an answer.
First off, there is a warning in the blurb about the issues that ...more
What I loved most about this book was watching Carter and Riley's relationship growth. It's so rare we see new relationships form into mature ones these days. I can probably count on one hand the number of books I've seen this in. When a relationship begins I'm always ...more
Riley's parents are arctic cold and disinterested, they're all about appearances and social connections. Being or aligning ...more
Wake by K. Evan Coles and Brigham Vaughn was quite a journey. I found, as I read, that I had to put the book down for a day or two and process before continuing. It was long, but no part of the book seemed unnecessary.
One thing I appreciated about this book was how the authors took risks. There are topics which will certainly hit sensitive spots for readers: cheating, divorce, abandonment, emotional neglect, but these are real things and happen every day. Just because this is a ...more
While at times the pace of the story might seem to drag, it was actually necessary for the authors to cover the different segments of the mens' lives at length to show the ...more
Riley and Carter share a history that those close to them know nothing about, the truth is they were once more than just best friends, and one of them at least, would be ...more
K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding ...more