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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Love is dispensible; companionship is critical.

Some words of wisdom that my father imparted to me. I never gave much thought to either. My only desire was to be my father's well-bred heir. A true Southern gentleman who took what he wanted and paved the road to success with the spoils.

Hiding behind the curtain of gentility, I perfected my role.

Until desire tore it in
Kindle Edition, 75 pages
Published August 17th 2018 (first published March 21st 2017)
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Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 novella stars

Indiscretion is Patrick's story, and before you get too excited, it'd not his and Cy's story, but how he went from Mr. by-the-book-acceptance-whore to Mr. Living-My-Truth. And God love this man, he had a lot of blue in his blood to dilute, a lot of brainwashing he has to switch off...after all his life was planned out as soon as his gender was revealed. This was Patrick's past, a few choice revelations to wake him and lead him to the path of the man he is today.

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Pam Godwin
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this backstory about Patrick from Aleatha Romig's Infidelity series. D.D. Lorenzo knows how to pen a wonderfully sensual M/M sex scene. The writing is smart and polished, and the story is packed with gripping imagination. I highly recommend. ...more
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I haven't been reading the synopsis for any of the short stories in this collection, going in blind so to speak, but loving the element of surprise when finding the link to the "Infidelity" series. Well let me tell you, no book has filled me with glee when uncovering the link than this one. "Indiscretion" was Patrick's back story, yes Patrick, Alex's wonderful, thoughtful cousin who I fell completely
Jennie Wurtz
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC Provided In Exchange For Honest Review*

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Indiscretion by D.D. Lorenzo, part of the Infidelity World created by Aleatha Romig. It's a story filled with emotion and feeling and I found the writing to be very real and the story one that I didn't even think I'd be curious about until I started the book. This is Patrick's backstory; his family life, growing up in Savannah, and learning to accept himself for who he is and where he truly belongs. My heart broke for him a
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Linda Carlson
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is fantastic!

It leads you into the world of self-awakening and into a taboo world where men hold onto their deepest secrets. Patrick is a young man who, in his formidable teenage years, took bullying by his classmates and peers and made himself mentally, emotionally and physically stronger. With that fortitude backing him up, Patrick investigates his new world and is led on a life path to discover what he wants in his future.

I love the simple, yet multiple complexities this author inc
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
It's no secret I'm not a big fan of m/m but D.D. Lorenzo wrote Indiscretion with tact. We seen a side to what a young man goes through if he's different from anyone else growing up in the south. It's not a pretty side. To be honest it's downright despicable. Seeing all the emotions Patrick went through and even to understand what was going on within him was heartbreaking. Will he be able to rise above it or will he let the words and hurt consume him? ...more
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Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, D.D. Lorenzo is a new author for me. I read the Infidelity Series by Alethea Romig and couldn't wait to read the Infidelity World, this was the first book I chose to read. D.D. gives us a glimpse of Patrick's coming out and his first meeting with Cy. I truly loved this story. Great job! D.D. you got another fangirl. ...more
Jackie Wright
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read Aleatha Romig's Infidelity but after reading this novella by D.D. Lorenzo that is about to change. I loved this short gripping read, I loved the insight into Patrick because even though I hadn't met him before this story I fell in love with him. This may be a quick read but that doesn't stop the enjoyment you will get, it's full of love and passion and this author sure knows how to write a perfect M/M scene. Looking forward to reading more from D.D. Lorenzo and Aleatha Romig

G. Small
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Patrick Fitzgerald Richardson has finally found who he really is.  His time in Greece away from him home and his parents give him the discover, to explore, to accept, tolerance and challenge his upbringing without the added weight of judgement.  Patrick must face the greatest challenge of his young life when he returns home to be honest with parents and still be the son they’ve always wanted him to be in every way except one.

I have not read any of the series and I found this book to
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
A wonderful and refreshing tale of coming of age and sexual discovery

I'm going to be honest, Indiscretion got me by surprise. The blurb didn't give much away and the first few chapters weren't indicators of the story that was to follow. I had Patrick and Cory married from a few pages in. Boy oh boy am I blind? So, the story itself I found a little on the ordinary side - HOWEVER, D. D. Lorenzo showed such a genteel bravado with her writing. She got the emotion, push and pull and tension down to a
Wendy Hodges
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this is only a novella story you do get the feeling of uncertainty and of fear of being ostracised by friends and more important family just for not being what they expect him to be. Being groomed from birth to follow one course for the rest of his life, no deviations or wants of his own taken into consideration. The whole structure having been decided with no input from yourself on what you want to do or be I must say I would find to controlling and would definitely fight against such ...more
Mel Shank
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indiscretion by DD Lorenzo is the prefect coming into your own identity novella. If you are familiar with the Infidelity Series by Aleatha Romig, then you will remember Alexandria's cousin Patrick Fitzgerald Richardson. If you are not familiar, no worries because this novella is a complete stand alone and centered around his older teen years and how he starts to forge his own path.

I just love DD Lorenzo's writing style. She is so eloquent in her wording that in the short span of time, I felt tha
Lisa Aiello
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy-romance
A truly well-written and enjoyable read about the lovable Patrick. I really like how these authors are given an opportunity to give us their takes on the backstories of the side characters in the Infidelity Series. This tells the story of Alexandra's cousin, Patrick, and the start of his journey as a gay man in the blue-blooded, genteel South. When I first started at Goodreads, my foray into m/m romance was in its infancy...and I've come to realize I absolutely love these stories. After all...lo ...more
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Indiscretion by D.D. Lorenzo is a great glimpse into Patrick's life from Aleatha Romig's Infidelity series (not about cheating). Whether or not you have read Indiscretion first or after you have read the series, you will enjoy D.D,.'s insight into Patrick's life. Although he is a young, privileged man from Savannah, he doesn't travel down an easy path when it comes to his sexuality.

D.D. did a wonderful job writing this book and you "feel" for Patrick as you experience his firsts right along with
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful addition to the Infidelity World!! DD Lorenzo does am amazing job in giving us Patrick's story. I have always loved his character, but I love him even more.

Patrick's back story is heartbreaking and emotional. To see what he went through to find himself, to see his journey, makes me understand him and love him even more.

Great job DD Lorenzo.
Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
I loved this story! It's my first book from DD Lorenzo and I really loved the writing.

The story is about Patrick, remember him from Infidelity? Charli's cousin?
So, this is his back story, how he discovered his sexuality and everything he lived until coming out to his parents.

Its very sensual and almost real! I loved Patrick and now I love him even more!

Cristy Kraus
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like I just inhaled this book. It is Patrick's story and was written fantastically! Patrick was one of my favorite characters from the Infidelity World and this book just confirms that I know Patrick and I would be great friends! Too bad he doesn't really exist! ...more
Lulu Astor
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so much fun. Patrick is a great Infidelity character so getting to know him better and learning about how he went from a high school womanizer to a happily married gay man is a worthy read.
Sarah Lewis
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book takes you on a journey of self discovery for Patrick. D.D. Lorenzo does an amazing job at illustrating the difficult decisions Patrick has to overcome in order take ownership of his life. I can't wait to continue readding about his journey! Loved this book! It's a must read. ...more
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book from D D and I love it. I will definitely be reading rest of her work.
Indiscretion is part of Infidelity world written by Aleatha Romig. Indiscretion is Patrick Fitzgerald story which we get to see more in Infidelity series, however this book tells us about his life before Infidelity. It is a short story, but it gives us very good inside into Patricks life and his life choices. I love it, got to love and appreciate Pat even more. DD did excellent job writing this story, I
Amanda Wong
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indiscretion by D.D. Lorenzo is the backstory of Patrick who we saw quite a bit of in the Infidelity series by Aleatha Romig. Let me just say that I loved Patrick in the series and now I love him even more! This book really showed the struggle that he had as a young man and how he blossomed under the right circumstances. D.D. Lorenzo wrote an amazing M/M scene, I have never really read a full on M/M book but this is one I will highly recommend. Thank you for letting me in to Patrick's life befor ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. Patrick's story is about learning to love and finding acceptance for who you love. I loved Patrick in Infidelity by Aleatha Romig - I didn't think I could love him more- I was wrong.
D.D. story was about Patrick - a young man entering adulthood and finding he had his own dreams and desire which didn't follow the expectations of his family.

It was a beautifully written story-
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is written as part of the Infidelity world, based on the series by Aleatha Romig.
Patrick.... we grew to adore Alexandria's cousin in Aleatha's books, he was he rock and her protector at times.
This Author decides to focus on Patrick's late teens, when he really decides that the marriage he is supposedly meant to have just isn't going to happen.
A trip to Greece after College cements this, as he meets new friends and forms new relationships he decides it's time to go home and tell his Par
Andréa Joy
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story from Patrick's point of view. I haven't read the other words in the Infidelity world but this story makes me want to go back and read them all. There were times when I want to reach in and give him a big hug and other times when I just wanted to shake him and tell him that it was time to take his life into his own hands. I cried with him and Cory, and felt like I was right there with him while he was coming to terms with who he was. I can't wait to find out what happe ...more
Heidi Kittle
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant read focussing on a character from Infidelity World. Loved Patrick in the Infidelity series so was really pleased to read his story from the beginning. This book gave me a different view of Patrick and made me rethink how he came across to me, which was refreshing, I like it when I am surprised by a character. Good solid 4 stars
Amanda Marie- Bibliomaniac: A Book Nerd
I love Patrick. He is such a good guy. I loved getting to know his back story. I loved that he stood up to his parents and didn't back down even though he knew it wasn't what his parents wanted. Pat is fighting to be happy and fighting to find himself. And I am so glad he finally got to be happy and be himself <3 Biggest smile on my face when i read that last paragraph. Great book and addition to the Infidelity world <3 ...more
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Patrick in the Infidelity series and loved getting a peek in his past.
If I were to pick any story I wanted to read about Patrick this was it. This is the time in his life that I was extremely curious about. It was a time of discovering himself, sexual exploration and self acceptance.
I loved the way the story was told no back and forth internal battle. He realized he had tried to hide and push away who he was just to please others. He learned he didn't have to. He stood tall and t
Jillian Jacobs
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the look into Patrick's past. Great prologue to the Infidelity series. ...more
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Reading more about Patrick has been a treat, and while M/M is not usually a genre I read, this was tastefully and well done.

The element of intimacy for him was more about the build and the relationship than the physical act (thank you), and the struggles Patrick faces make his character that much more lovable and endearing.

Finding out how he came "out" to his family, his obligations as a Blue-Blood, and his relationship with his best friend are all awesome insights into why Patric
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D.D. Lorenzo is an award-winning author. With stories filled with love and hope, she weaves emotions into the tapestry of her novels. A “Reader’s Choice” gold medal winner, she strives to pull at the heartstrings of her readers while inviting them into the world of her characters.

D.D. lives on the US East Coast, enjoying the seashores of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey. When she isn’t

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