NEW RELEASE REVIEW: Forsaken by J.R. Gray

Author: J.R. Gray
Book: Forsaken
Page/Word Count: 266 pages, 72K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Titus had lived and breathed religion his entire life, tucked away from the rest of the world in a compound in northern Wyoming. He’s destined to be the next leader of the church, deemed so by the Prophet.

God spoke and with His word He created. But God made a mistake. Titus isn’t worthy. He was born sick and it’s solidified when he rescues the most beautiful man he’s ever seen.

Torn between fidelity to his faith or his soul, Titus must reconcile the two parts of himself before he’s discovered hiding among the chosen.

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“Is this okay?” Angel asked.

“Is what okay?” Titus had a hard time getting words out. He had a hard time making his brain function with Angel’s hands on him.

Angel laughed and scooted his body closer so their legs were pressed together. “Me touching you.”

“Yes,” his voice was unsteady.

“What about this?” Angel put his other hand on the side of Titus’ neck.

“Sure.” Titus swallowed past the lump in his throat, and was happy for the way he was sitting, because he was as hard as he’d ever been in his entire life. Harder maybe.

“What about this,” Angel whispered over his lips and then brought them together.

This wasn’t like back at his workshop. Angel parted his lips, and used his tongue. Titus was left trying to keep up. As soon as he got the hang of something Angel would change it. He’d done a little necking with girls, but this was completely different. He hadn’t been turned on while kissing those girls. It was more like something to do just to try it, but this was heat and his entire body reacted. There wasn’t a part of him that wasn’t flushed and on fire.

Angel’s fingers slid around to the back of his neck and tightened, keeping Titus close. He grabbed Angel’s bicep, needing something to hold on to so he didn’t spin out of control. Angel seemed to like it, groaning into his mouth. It spurred Titus on. He wrapped his other arm around Angel’s back, desperate to feel more of him.

There was a fire demon inside him demanding more and he wanted nothing but to listen.


5✨s – In case you don’t know, I am a HUGE fan of J.R. Gray. I’ve loved every book he’s written and Forsaken is no different. This book drew me in from the first page and kept me completely immersed until the last page…and then I was left wanting more. I believe one sign of a great book is when it leaves you wanting more. I need to know what happens to Paul. I would love to know where life takes Titus and Angel. Does David find his HEA?

I’m getting ahead of myself. When Titus stumbles upon a man who has been beaten and is unconscious, he sees an angel. Even through the dirt and grime, through the bruises, Angel is the most beautiful man Titus has ever seen. Angel is such a joy. He’s feisty and sassy. He’s been hurt, but he is willing to take a chance on Titus even if it means more pain.

I love how innocent Titus is and how gentle Angel is with him. I love the way Titus speaks, how curious he is, how easily he trusts Angel. At the same time, my heart broke for Titus and the life he grew up in. From the outside, one could possibly think that way of life is simple, but reading about how Titus was punished and the horrible things that happened at the compound made me ache for Titus and his brother Paul. They deserve so much more. Thankfully Angel came along to rescue Titus and in return Titus rescued Angel’s heart. I loved this book. Loved it!

About J.R. Gray:
When not staying up all night writing, J.R. Gray can be found at the gym where it’s half assumed he is a permanent resident to fulfill his self-inflicted masochism. A dominant and a pilot, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. He frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns and conversations, to jot down notes or plot bunnies. Commas are the bane of his existence even though it’s been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder. If Gray wasn’t writing…well, that’s not possible. The buildup of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave, insanity or both. The idea of haunting has always appealed to him. J.R. Gray is genderqueer and prefers he/him pronouns.

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