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review Forsaking Truth 103 Ô [PDF / Epub] ☁ Forsaking Truth By Lydia Michaels – When Luke McCullough’s athletic potential is diminished by a field injury his pride pays the price Returned to Center County a broken man the long road to recovery seems dreary and overshadowed by o When Luke McCullough’s athletic potential is dimCounty to escape his past and start anew but nothing prepared him for Luke Intrigued Tristan cautiously gets to know this powerful man only to fall head over heels for the vulnerable soul hiding behind all that intensity and driveLuke has never been interested in men so. I had my doubts going into this book Both Luke and Tristan had aggravated me in previous books Luke’s interaction or lack of with his family made me angry and Tristan’s mixed signals where Sheilagh was concerned had me seething But I should have known Lydia Michaels would have me loving these men by the time their story ended She’s done that to me before Always managing to pull me in giving me a closer look at characters and leaving them completely redeemed in my eyes She is a master We’ve been given glimpses of Luke and Tristan’s story throughout the series I loved that this story went back to the beginning of their relationship rather than just picking up where the last book left off For one thing I loved that return to the early years and being reminded of each of the siblings’ stories I also loved that in going back to the beginning I really understood Luke and Tristan better Theirs was not an easy road While Tristan had dealt with the pain of being outted years ago it was all new to Luke Tristan had always known he was gay But for Luke it took him by surprise McCullough men were manly men not pansies So he fought it by going through women at first And later whenever he felt the least bit threatened by exposure he’d talk and act crude like he thought a hetero man should I felt for his struggle and when he cried finally realizing what he’d been missing I cried right along with him But it’s one thing to realize you’re gay and another to proclaim it to the world Luke wanted to keep their relationship hidden worried about his family’s and friends’ reaction He decided how everyone would react without giving them the chance to decide for themselves Tristan hung on to the hope that eventually Luke would come clean to his family and they’d be able to live openly Yet year after year they continued to hide their relationship But no secrets stay buried forever When theirs was exposed Tristan hoped Luke could handle it What a beautiful and moving love story This one particularly reminded me why I love the McCulloughs so much Lydia Michaels takes issues many of us have never dealt with and writes them so exuisitely that readers understand and feel these struggles right along with the characters In this particular story she delves into the very heart of what it means to be gay how relationships can change as a result of living authentically and how disapproval from society can alter ones self esteem Struggles many of us are oblivious to While this may seem like heavy stuff that could be a depressing read not so Lydia Michaels writes this story with such a perfect blend of heartache humor and romance And sexiness Who would ever have thought that cutting tile could be sexy The chemistry between Luke and Tristan is intense and the sex scenes while steamy also move the story and character development forward I have loved every minute on McCullough Mountain I can’t wait to return and see who’s story is next

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When he can’t get Tristan out of his head he doubles his efforts to fight the inevitable Stolen glances lead to heated encounters followed by punishing regret but Luke’s inability to face the truth of who he really is may cost him the only happiness he’s ever known. Forsaking Truth made my heart ache and the tears run down my face It was both beautifully written and heartbreaking Forsaking Truth is an ugly look at the injustice and fear faced by those that find love outside the mainstream of societal norm Even those that are in the relationship can face punishing regret and fear of being outed Love is a private thing yet a joy you want to share something that not everyone will find How heartbreaking to find love when it shames you and you need to hide itForsaking Truth hits so close to home My best friend in high school was unashamedly flamingly out there I loved him to pieces and still do Years later we are still friends though now separated by the span of our country I remember being there holding him as he cried or recovered from being beaten up just for being who he is Forsaking Truth brought back those days to mindForsaking Truth shows love whether between a man and woman or a man and a man love is the core It is not bound by gender or beliefs and comes when you do not expect it or look for it In Luke's case it came with something he considered taboo and shameful For Tristan and Luke it eventually brings regret and heartacheLove somehow will find a way Forsaking Truth is not to be missed Lydia Michaels once again pulls at my heart strings wringing out emotions as I read I have yet to read one of her books that doesn't make me smile and make me cry A gifted story teller she brings her characters to life by digging your emotions out and exposing them for everyone to see

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Forsaking TruthWhen Luke McCullough’s athletic potential is diminished by a field injury his pride pays the price Returned to Center County a broken man the long road to recovery seems dreary and overshadowed by opportunities lost until he meets Tristan HughesTristan came to Center. Lydia Michaels YOU DID ITTristan and Luke I've been waiting for their story ever since I read my first McCullough Mountain book I'm speechless right now It was everything I wanted to read and I had my concerns I'll admit as I wasn't sure if Lydia could write an MM romance like I was hoping my expectations were extremely high I'm ashamed I had doubts these are Lydia's McCullough men and she did right by them I feel that it's so much than just an MM romance So much Thank you thank you thank you What an amazing giftPS my awesome friend JLC has posted one of the best reviews I've ever readGO READ ITPersonally I'm going to re read the series while I wait for the next book I'm hoping I'll get to know Sheilagh better and maybe I'll change how I feel about herI gave Luke the benefit of the doubt through this book series I guess because I felt his shame for me it was so real I could almost taste it He hated who he was and that he loved a man That this series evokes such passionate opinions in my opinion shows what a truly gifted story teller Lydia Michaels is I'm so thankful that JLC introduced us me and my reading friends to LM books JLC should get a commission LOLOLOL