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Freeing by E.K. Blair
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it was amazing

I loved this book! It's book 1.5 in the Fading Series but i had no trouble reading it as a stand alone. Jase the main character has a lot going on in his head about who he is and who he thinks he's supposed to be or more like who his parents raised him to think he should be. As a young gay man raised in a religious house where being gay is a sin, Jase struggles to accept himself for who he really is. While away at college he makes friends who love and accept him for the person he is and don't judge him for his life choices. However Jase still isn't comfortable with his sexuality, when he meets Mark he wants to change that but in the process of finding himself he makes some mistakes. His parents have no idea that he's gay and he had no intentions of telling them as their relationship is strained enough and has been since his sister died, he that Mark and his family love and accept him for who he is and it helps him come to terms with the fact that being gay isn't wrong or a sin and that you can't help who you love.
This book is all about learning to love yourself and finding comfort in being yourself enough to let people love you for who you are. It's also about realising that family isn't necessarily the people that are related to you, your flesh and blood but the people that love you unconditionally and dont want to change you or hide you and aren't ashamed of you. Its about learning to let the people that love you into your heart and confide in them so that they can help you through your pain and struggles too.
E.K. Blair has written a wonderful story full of emotion but it shows what love and acceptance really is and that everyone deserves to feel that no matter what they have been through and that family are the people that implant themselves into your life with no intention of ever leaving. Brilliant 5 stars!

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September 20, 2013 – Shelved

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