contacts from his time in the spotlight, he creates One Call Away, a radio show dedicated to gay men looking for love, advice or someone to talk to. But with secrets of his own and a mother who refuses to understand the career path he’s chosen, the one person Noah can’t seem to help is himself.On a drunken dare from the senior partner’s grandson, Oren Leavitt calls Noah’s radio show, pretending to be gay. Only Oren isn’t certain if he’s pretending. He’s left his strict Orthodox Jewish upbringing behind, but the guilt remains. Guilt that his actions have prevented his sister from finding a husband and guilt that he’s failed his parents. Talking to “Dr. Noah” helps, and as he finds himself calling the man again and again, he knows he must be honest. But Oren is unsure if he’s lying to Noah or himself.For Noah, trust is paramount; he’s been deceived in his personal and professional life and while he desperately wants to help Oren, he also finds himself falling for the sweet and tortured man. Oren is trapped: he risks losing his job and more importantly the love and security of his family but knows he can’t hide if if wants to be with Noah. When unresolved heartaches from the past rise up to control the present, Noah and Oren discover that love often comes from the most unexpected places, and sometimes a call for help not only saves a life, it can be a new and beautiful beginning.
This book is probably in my top 5 favorite Felice books! The story line was so unique it was refreshing. The writing was good as always with heavy emotions and great chemistry between Oren and Noah.
Oren is drowning…in guilt, dishonesty and misery. He carries around so much guilt for leaving his family’s strict religion and carrying what he thinks is a secret that will be detrimental to his family, especially his sister. He is miserable in his job – and rightly so as it is a miserable situation. He’s also suffering by hiding who he is from the world. I loved seeing him discover himself and become a more confident man…standing up for himself and demanding the respect he deserves.
Noah is a bit of an enigma…he is really great at helping everyone around him but isn’t great at helping himself. He can’t seem to follow his own advice and is struggling to really live. His whole life he’s only been objectified and taken advantage of and now he finds it hard to trust anyone. He goes through a time of reckoning that has been a long time coming and is better for it.
Noah and Oren are pretty much soulmates and help each other heal. Their emotional and sexual chemistry is off the charts, their emotions bleeding off the page.
We get to see some of our guys from the Through Hell and Back series…Asher and Tash were pretty great for Oren. I’d like to see more about Jeremy (and maybe Blake)…and what about Harlan? Is there a story there?
Definitely another must read from Ms. Stevens!
I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.