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Crying In The Rain : By Debbie McGowan
reviewed by: Becky
For many years, Ade Simmons has been an outsider, trapped in an abusive relationship, seeking sanctuary in his job as a radio producer, and in the checklists he makes in an attempt to regain control of his sorry excuse of a life.
Actor Kris Johansson is patient, gentle and passionate—everything that Ade’s ex-boyfriend is not. When Kris takes a role in one of Ade’s plays, the attraction is mutual and instant. It is the turning point for Ade. He can either stay on the same path, with Fergus—the bully who has repressed, used and isolated him from his friends and family—or he can look in the other direction, towards Kris—the handsome actor with family and friends who readily accept him.
But Fergus will not give up his punchbag so easily—can Ade finally find the strength to fight back?
I have heard that you love or hate this authors writing style, well I for one love it! Debbie McGowan, is gritty, raw and painfully honest where her characters are concerned. She does not promise that her story's will always be rosy, these books are written in the vein of true life, and life is not all about wine and roses. I love how this book takes you on a journey, a sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, stripped down journey of one mans assent from darkness. Take this journey from the darkness to the light with Ade, you will be forever glad you did! Thanks Debbie, for giving us a wonderful read, and doing it with style! *5 Stars*
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Debbie McGowan is an author and publisher based in a semi-rural corner of Lancashire, England. She writes character-driven fiction, covering life, love, relationships—the whole shazam. A working class girl, she ‘ran away’ to London at seventeen, was homeless, unemployed and then homeless again, interspersed with animal rights activism (all legal, honest ;)) and volunteer work as a mental health advocate. At twenty-five, she went back to college to study social science—tough with two toddlers, but they had a ‘stay at home’ dad, so it worked itself out. These days, the toddlers are young women (much to their chagrin), and Debbie teaches undergraduate students, writes novels and runs an independent publishing company, occasionally grabbing an hour of sleep where she can!
LGBTQ Romance and RelationshipsCrying in the Rain (novel)*
First Christmas (novella)*
Breaking Waves (novella)*
Checking Him Out (novel)**
Sugar and Sawdust (short story)**
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Blurb: Remember the way you used to feel when you were little? So eager for
Santa's visit, sleeplessly counting the minutes till morning, trembling with
excitement and anticipation... Will I get what I wished for? Have I been
Josh and George spent half a lifetime apart, so it matters not that they're
all grown up now. For this is their first Christmas together, in their new
home. They finally have all that they wished for...
...But perhaps Santa still has a few surprises in store.
This Christmas, join Josh and George for a Christmas story full of festive
magic and romance.
Best read in December, in front of a roaring log fire, by the twinkling
light of a Christmas tree.
Other stories about these characters:
- Breaking Waves
- A Midnight Clear