Kissed By God [MultiFormat]
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eBook by T. A. Chase
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
eBook Description: Gus Holten used to love heroin more than anything else in his life. After his second stint at rehab, Gus realizes he needs to take control of his life. He won't live much longer if he continues the journey he's on. So he chooses to be clean. Six months of being sober gives him a better outlook on life, but he's still alone.
One night he meets Morris Pierce and his world starts to change. Morris is rich, successful, and gorgeous, leaving Gus to wonder why the man is interested in a skinny, scarred mechanic/waiter like him. Yet interested Morris is, and Gus finds himself on the verge of a whole new life.
Can Gus forgive himself enough to reach out for what Morris offers? And can he find someone he loves more than heroin?
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2011
20 Reader Ratings:
"...I am recommending Kissed By God. If you are a T. A. Chase fan, then you will undoubtedly enjoy this story. I applaud Ms. Chase for writing about a different kind of hero, one whose past inner flaws are keeping him from his true potential. I think this story was an important one to tell, as the M/M genre needs more than good-looking, perfect, cookie-cutter heroes and Gus is a welcome addition to the fold."--Lasha, Reviews By Jesssewave
"5 HEARTS!...Once again, this author offers up another wonderful story that touches our social consciousness while teaching us about love and acceptance, even if it is just learning to accept ourselves. The story itself is nothing new in a general sense, but what makes it stand out is the way it's told and the added bonus of looking at it from the point of view of Gus, a recovering addict. There are plenty on hot M/M scenes throughout the story, but they are well written and not awkward. This is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone who enjoys M/M fiction."--Ana, The Romance Studio
My hands shook slightly as I set the glass of water in front of my customer. "Good evening, sir. My name is Gus and I'll be your server tonight."
I pulled the list of specials out of my apron pocket. My memory wasn't as good as it used to be, especially after all the drugs I'd ingested during my worst addiction. My customer studied me as I read. His narrow gaze took in my trembling hands and pale skin. Unlike the rest of the wait staff, I wore long sleeves buttoned at the wrists. I couldn't roll them up. The needles left scars, and no one in their right mind wanted to be waited on by a junkie.
He waited patiently until I finished before asking, "Where's Roger?"
"Roger's sick tonight. I'm covering his shift."
The man nodded and gave me a small smile. "There's no need to be nervous. I won't bite or complain because Roger's not here."
"Nervous, sir?" I stuck the list back in my apron and clasped my hands in front of me.
"Your hands are shaking." He gestured to where I held them. "I didn't want you to think I was upset."
Heat flooded my face and I fought the urge to duck my head. "Oh, it's not nerves. It's a condition I have. May I take your order?"
"Are you clean?"
The sudden question surprised me enough to make me meet his serious gaze. I knew what he asked.
"Yes, sir. I've been clean for six months. Have my chip to prove it."
I did, and the solid weight of it in my pocket resting against my thigh gave me courage to face each moment without having to mask it with the drugs.