Thursday, 23 March 2017

Review: Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye, #1)

Bex's rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodbye Paradise is an evocative and moving story of two sheltered and, in many ways, oppressed men escaping the confines of their community. Not only are they seeking a better life, but also a possible future, and love. The novel is superbly written, with the words flowing effortlessly. From the very first page, my attention was grabbed and I was happily sucked into Caleb and Joshua's world. The characters were so easy to connect with and a pleasure to follow and journey with.

The heat captured was deliciously hot, made so intense because of the well-developed emotional bond and connection between the two heroes. Not only is this book filled with passion, but the romance is beautiful, and there are some great levels of tension in addition to a solid conflict. Everything about this book just works. I loved every minute of it.
Amazon US: 

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home. 

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world. 

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. 

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires. 

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels? 

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

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