on Feb. 18, 2019 :
Okkk I read this in less than a day, even though I had planned for it to entertain me for a few days. I just couldn't take my eyes off it.
A sweet sweet sweet romance full of tear-jerking emotions and a hint of bitter drama and desperation.
Observing the tight bond between the father and son, made me feel I was intruding in their sacred time. A secret relationship nobody else is supposed to know or understand.
Truth be told, I was on the brim of tears myself from page one, until those tears gave away halfway in the story.
Most father/son stories I've read so far, are based on a twisted or abusive relationship, maybe a present/absent father who doesn't love his son, etc but nothing like that here. Quillon's Covert is absolutely refreshing. A book I'm rereadong and definitely adding to my paperback collection.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Dec. 25, 2018 :
I just finished it, and wow... what to say. I was curious to see how the authors could spin this story. I avoided reading more than the cursory blurb about this book knowing how differently this subject could be told. In Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons there is such a fascinating brutality in the brothers' relationship and I love how well JLT does it, I was on pins and needles waiting for something stomach-clenchingly wonderfully horrible to happen. (The suspense was awesome, I've got to say.) The intimate, sexual love between Martin and Marty is done so beautifully and grows so slowly and powerfully that it is almost overwhelming. In the part of the book where Marty is 17 and I was wishing so hard for them to be together I had to put the book away and read something else for a while.
I usually don't love multi person POV stories, but these authors pull if off perfectly. While they alternate the chapters between the characters' points of view, there is still a wealth of insight into how the other is feeling throughout. It made me feel connected to each character and I was more invested in seeing how it could all work out to each of their benefit.
I especially loved how Martin's character evolves. I can't help my empathy as a reader, regardless of the subject matter, so it's hard to imagine a parent in this situation. The authors do an absolutely amazing job of exploring how a father's love and devotion to his son could evolve to include a sexual relationship and leave me hoping for a HEA.
The ending was one of the best parts of the book, describing how each character is able to balance their incredibly intimate relationship and their life outside of it. Yet, I felt a little bittersweet for both of them.
I haven't read any thing by Louis Stevens yet and I'm going to get right on that. I am curious to see how his style influenced this book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 30, 2017 :
A well-written socially-taboo erotic romance between a straight father and his gay son and the struggles they undergo as their relationship grows from sexual attraction to full-fledged love.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
on Nov. 30, 2016 :
Martin and Marty.
Each year they had two weeks away together where it was always casual as casual can be.
As soon as they arrived the clothes came off everything was relaxed and free.
Just father and son.
Marty has always love his dad and his dads caring ways since a choking incident when he was very young.
Between them a very sexual longing takes them to the next step.
Maybe taboo but the way it was written takes you to a path that is so beautiful and trusting and extremely sexual it doesn't seem wrong .
Written as Pat Jay
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on May 12, 2016 :
This is a beautiful story about the love of a father and son.. how boundaries get put aside of love. The inner struggling with whats right and want is wrong and what feels right too.. I loved this book a great story which I can recommend to our collection.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)