Eden Winters~~4 1/2 and 5 Star Reviews
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The Angel. That's what the young hustlers call Noah Everett, the man who'll help them get off the streets. To Jeremy, he looked like Divine Intervention the night Noah rescued him…twice. First saving him from starvation with a sandwich, then with a baseball bat from the crazy ex‑lover who cornered him in the laundromat.
In the beginning, 18-year-old Jeremy is suspicious of the older man's intentions. Is there an ulterior motive behind Noah's generosity? Suspicion soon turns to frustration as Noah refuses to see Jeremy as an adult and refuses to believe his love can be more than confused gratitude. Aside from the difference in their ages, Noah is certain if Jeremy knew the things he had done in the past, the things he might still have to do to keep Jeremy safe, his love would turn to disgust.
From the first line, readers' blood will race in step with young Jeremy Kincaid. The story opens with him running from a pack of thugs led by Jeremy's ex‑boyfriend who is determined to force Jeremy into prostitution by any means necessary. Jeremy is the archetype of the romance heroine: orphaned, homeless, proud, fiercely determined, struggling to keep body and soul (and virtue) intact. Noah is the perfect counterpart: heroic, battling inner demons, lonely, loyal, strong, scarred and protective. He literally sweeps the injured youth into his arms and carries him up the stairs to his apartment the night they meet! Reader, flutter your fan here. This is a story that hits every note right. It follows a traditional outline, but is transformed into a gritty contemporary urban love story. It is passionate and doesn't shy away from hard issues.