Monday, July 11, 2016

Review: Touch the Sky by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn

Title:Touch the Sky
Series: Free Fall #1
Author:Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn 
Publication Date: March 26, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Source: Bought
Format: E-book
Age Group: New Adult 
Genre: LGBTQ Romance

Lucas Barnett and Gabriel Stewart didn’t have it easy as kids. They were only trying to deal with bad situations at home when they became lifelines for each other. Their pipe dream was to someday meet in LA, where Lucas would design skyscrapers, and Gabriel would learn to fly. But then Gabriel disappeared without so much as a goodbye, and Lucas got himself in trouble with the law. Five years later, both men are at a loss when they run into each other at a Hollywood bar. Lucas is still angry, but it’s not as if Gabriel could control how his mind and body had betrayed him. Being found on the ledge of that bridge had changed everything.The attraction is immediate, but it’s more than their inability to keep their hands off each other. Neither man expects the fierce connection pulling them together. Unfortunately, ignoring their problems doesn’t make them disappear. Gabriel’s internal struggles are serious…dangerous. And no matter how much Lucas wants it to be true, saving Gabriel won’t make up for not being able to save his mom. If they don’t find the strength to face their own demons before the darkness takes hold, they risk more than just losing each other forever. 

I have been on this contemporary reading binge and I have been loving it but I was getting to the point where the stories were blurring together and they were the same stories but with different characters. I knew that I wanted to keep going in this path, I would need a story to spice things up and in comes Touch the Sky. 

I have been in love with Nyrae Dawn for a while but I have to be honest when I say that it has been years since I have read anything by her and I am glad that this book fell into my cart. For Christina Lee, I have not read anything by her and I now know that is a mistake on my part. These two authors wrote a book that not only touched me personal but made me believe that I could touch the sky. 

The story  follows Lucas and Gabriel who have known each other only through the emails they send back and forth. However, communication is soon cut when the law comes for one and another disappears. Five years later faith puts them face to face in a bar and from now, their lives are forever changed. The past comes to surface and both boys must face it if they hope to have a future. 

The story started fast and ended even faster. I struggled to put this book down (which is amazing) and even hesitated going to sleep until I finished the book. I sometimes hesitate with the whole insta-love but I felt that there some pauses in there that allowed for it to play out well and let the romance grow. 

Overall this was a read that I am glad that I read and I will be adding these two authors back on my radar and check out more of their books in the future. Touch the Sky shows how the best relationships come with struggle and one has to reach fall before they can touch their sky. 

I give this book 5 souls! 

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