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The Truth Beyond the Bitterness (World of Love)

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Can love erase a lifetime of fear and bitterness?

Kuba flees the oppressive influence of his strict Catholic family as soon as he graduates high school. In the big city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, he can get a fresh start. Although he is fairly content sharing a flat with his coworker and filling it with books, he knows he’s destined to be alone unless he can come out of the
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Published February 22nd 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
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Kuba has been living at big city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, working as repairman at a manufacture company to escape his strict Catholic family. Kuba knows that his father will not accept his sexuality, and he cannot deal with it just yet.

But then Kuba meets Emil, a student from University of West Bohemia, and he is contemplating to finally embrace a relationship while dealing that maybe his family will not accept this fact.

The Truth about the Bitterness is written solely from Kuba’s
The nice thing about "The Trust Beyond the Bitterness" is the lack of manufactured angst and miscommunication. We get two young men who meet and fall in love and begin their lives together. We learn a bit about their background and get a good sense of the Czech Republic setting.

But on the flip side, the plot is very .... sedate, and lacking the spark of that undefined something that gives a book that "can't put in down" quality. I liked the plot, felt the two young MCs worked well together, tho
Serena Yates
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay, read-2019
Bitterness is a hard emotion to overcome, and when it is paired with a lack of self-confidence and social anxiety it can turn into an almost insurmountable obstacle. This story is about Jakub, Kuba to his friends, a young man who has been battling the oppression of his family’s strict Catholic upbringing as he tries to come to terms with being gay, deal with his shyness, and make at least a few friends. It’s a tale of courage and hard-won victories that may seem small but mean everything to Kuba ...more
Cathy Brockman
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
This one is hard for me to review. I chose it because of the blurb and title. I expected lots of angst, maybe even an ugly cry here and there. What I got was just a sweet NA romance. Most of the characters are still in college yet they felt older. Even Kuba I believe was around twenty but felt older.
I never really got what the bitterness was or what he was supposed to have escaped from as the first words of the blurb hinted at.
I did however like learning some about the Czech Republic and that i
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Emory Schneider was born in Děčín, the Czech Republic, as the fourth of five children and later moved to the western part of the country to find a job. They ended up working as a brazer in Pilsen—yes, the home of the beer. Emory spent a lot of their childhood discussing possible scenarios for cartoon and manga series they watched with their brother and pretending they were a knight or a spy. Their ...more