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Best Gay Romance with Abused/Traumatized Characters

Vote/add books with a gay romance plot/subplot featuring abused and/or traumatized protagonists. Let's follow them through their struggle to overcome the past or present abuse (physical, emotional, psychological, verbal or sexual) or the traumatic experiences that caused long-lasting damages upon their lives.
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message 1: by Demerain (new)

Demerain I'm always on the prowl for something good to read. Thanks for providing books to add to my "to read" list.


message 2: by Sue (new)

Sue Pathfinder, by J. A. Jaken, appears three times here, each with one voter.
Is there a way to combine editions?


message 3: by Allison (new)

Allison Hi, I'm looking for a book. It's about a gay have an affair with his boss and his boss is in a abusive relationship with his husband. I think the boss name is either Jamie or James. Please help me find this book, because I don trembler the title and I really love this book. Thank you.


message 4: by Suz (new)

Suz Allison wrote: "Hi, I'm looking for a book. It's about a gay have an affair with his boss and his boss is in a abusive relationship with his husband. I think the boss name is either Jamie or James. Please help me ..."

Hi
I know it's probably 2 years too late to answer you, but I think you are looking for Final Admission by Sue Brown.

2nd Edition

When Ethan Williams lands a job at Bingwell, Brock and Bacon, he realizes his coworkers aren’t exaggerating about James Trenchard. He really is a dick. But after Ethan is forced to work closely with James, he realizes there’s more to the lawyer than meets the eye.

Vibrant Ethan is a desperate reason to live again as James endures silent guilt and abuse from his husband after an accident. He calls Ethan for help after a beating, and stolen moments soon become the norm, but they can’t hide forever.

Ethan’s coworkers think he got his promotion because James is sweet on him, James is still being beaten despite his family’s concern, and the situation is swiftly becoming intolerable. Ethan and James need to find a way out of the cycle that’s hurting them both before their brand new love suffers as well.

1st Edition published by Noble Romance Publishing, December 2011.


message 5: by Priya (new)

Priya Woah these are so many books! Thanks for giving me some ideas for my next readings. Added some to my "I want to read" :)


message 6: by Sheryl (last edited Jan 19, 2017 10:38PM) (new)

Sheryl Hill For those who have struggled with trauma or know someone who does, these books are a must-read:
—The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk is a best-selling, compassionate book by one of the world's top experts in mental illness. The book describes the physiology of trauma, many case studies, and new non-pharmaceutical treatments. Note: the case studies involve some graphic descriptions of atrocities.

—Trauma and Recovery by Dr. Judith Herman is a classic on the history of the treatment of mental illness: how Freud was pressured into retracting his discovery that his female patients were victims of childhood incest (resulting in the cruel psychoanalytic practice of blaming the victim), the use of borderline diagnosis as a pejorative substitute for PTSD, trauma in the military, etc. Note: the Recovery section is out-of-date.

Please vote on or add suggestions to list of healing/humorous books for those who are traumatized or ill:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


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