Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She is from the Pacific Northwest and bases all of her stories in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist, fighting for those who have been marginalized and abused. To that end, 25% of the royalties from every book go to support LGBT charities.
Book Name: Bare Threads
Author Name: DP Denman
Publisher: North Shore Press
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Categories: M/M Romance
Pages or Words: 63,000 words
Liam is not a family man. He’s learned to avoid the entanglement and its mire of expectations; expectations he’s destined to crush. Unfortunately, his usually placid boyfriend is pushing him into the arms of his new family and he’s fighting every step. When a person he never expected to see again reappears, Liam finds a reason to make a few concessions for the sake of real love and the only man he is willing to call family. Book four of the Saving Liam Series
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
I read this book as a standalone and it was quite a revelation. I come into a series on the fourth book and the couple are already established and such. There are hints to a darker past and traumatic history for Liam and yet, curiously, the book did not offer much of an information. The hints were quite dark and the reappearance of a long-ago mother did spice things up, but...
In this story, I gather that Liam and Justin had been living together for about two years. The past does not really come into the picture until Liam had to make career choices unexpectedly. He is currently a go-go-dancer boy at a strip club but circumstances made it that he not only has a new boss, he is actually rethinking his role and looking for a new job. In the meanwhile, Justin is given a curve-ball of an offer from his own employers and is also looking for something new. All this in the middle of an argument, or discussion, that refuses to settle down: will Liam finally agree to marrying Justin?
All angst and drama aside, this was a lighter read than I thought it to be. It was also quite a fast read for the plot developed at an amazing pace, seemingly passing over events but really, did not. What struck me was the maturity of the relationship between Liam and Justin and seriously, why go through the marriage if one was not in on it? Then again, why not get married? These questions hangs over Liam all throughout the book, through all the drama and whatnots happening.
As a standalone, yes, its an okay book. What I am going to do now is go and get the first three books for I am sure this would have had a bigger impact on me if I had read them. Then I would see the process of Liam's growth and understand why Justin saw something in him to go out, be the knight in shining armor and save Liam from the life he had led.
...going, going, going...
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