Author: C.F. White
Book: Hard Time
Series: Responsible Adult #2
Page/Word Count: 215 pages, 77K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
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Publisher: Pride Publishing
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Love isn’t always responsible.
After Micky O’Neill is remanded in custody for breaching his court order, his already tempestuous relationship with Dan Peters is tested to the limits.
Having to battle their way through a court case that could end with Micky in jail, social workers breaking up the family home, and the return of Micky’s deadbeat father, it seems everything is set to destroy their relationship before it even had the chance to start.
With such high stakes involved, not just for Micky but for once-burned, twice-shy Dan, they both have to learn that falling in love isn’t always responsible.
4✨s – When I finished Misdemeanor there may have been a little cussing. Okay a lot of cussing. The cliffy had me going crazy waiting for the conclusion. Hard Time did not disappoint.
For all of Micky’s confidence and bravado he may have the biggest heart of them all. The character development is realistic, you feel Micky’s fear, vulnerability and most of all hope. Dan’s frustration, passion and respect. Flynn’s pure and absolute joy.
With a big dose of violence, a side of homophobia and a bunch of small town minds, Micky and Dan have to deal with real life all the while navigating their newfound relationship. While their communication leaves a bit to be desired at times it adds an intensity to their situation. Falling in love is never easy and damn do these two have to struggle. They both find support in expected and unexpected places.
Tender moments, funny bits, sexy times…it’s a true rollercoaster ride of emotions. One that I loved. Throughout the story we get peeks of greatness for both Micky and Dan. Their potential is there, I’m thrilled they got their HEA.
About C F White:
Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail—leave.
Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly searches for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.
She eventually moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.
Having worked in Higher Education for most of her career, a life-altering experience brought pen back to paper after she’d written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Having embarked on this writing malarkey, C F White cannot stop. So strap in, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride…
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