HEY GUYS, I AM HERE WITH MY REVIEW OF THE WONDERFUL BOOK, LOVE IS FOUND; ONLY IF SERIES 1 BY R. PAONE! BELIEVE ME, THIS ISN'T A BOOK YOU WANT TO MISS! HERE IS MY REVIEW, LINKS, AND AN EXCERPT: HERE WE GO:
THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT FOR THE BEGINNING OF THIS SERIES, TRUST ME! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
Love Is Found (Only If 1) by: R. Paone
reviewed by: Becky
He said, "I love you."
I said, "Forever."
“Love is Found” is the moving story about coming-of-age in suburban New York and discovering the broad concept of sexuality and love.
Based on true events of love, the story’s protagonist, Robert, finds himself thrown into the realization that upon entering graduate school he is beginning a new chapter in his adult life. Comfortable with being gay, he yearns for love but dwells on the ideal of being alone while being consumed by the world of academia. Upon starting a new job he meets a coworker, whom he begins an unlikely relationship with considering this man identifies as straight.
When sex is introduced and emotions run amok, the routine of Robert’s life is thrown into chaos with unexpected outcomes. Little does he know if his heart can survive the overwhelming desire and how this man will alter the course of his life just not now, but for the next decade.
The first novel in the debut “Only If…” series by R.Paone introduces the heartbreaking portrait of one young man finding love in all the wrong places while exploring themes of one’s sexual identity, passion, and nostalgia.
I was floored by this book! It was well written, wonderful, and raw and what surprised me most was my reaction to it, I am not usually keen on a book that ends the way this one did, but I am amazed at this book, and you will love it too!
Robert learns to be himself and live life as an openly gay man when he starts graduate school. He rarely has time to go out to find someone though, seeing as how demanding his academic life is, so he is thrilled that when he starts a new job he meets the man that ignites passion in him like no other.
Robert has a whole new set of problems when he begins to have feelings for this man, it is complicated because his man has always said he was straight!.
I feel for Robert so much, and as I was reading the things he went through, I realized that this first book isn't so much a love story as much as it is a "finding me" story, which will set the scene for the rest of the series I think.
This book is so important, and Roberts journey of discovery about himself and the man he loves and who says he loves Robert is sometimes painful to read, but you know that this is a journey Robert has to take to get to happier times (fingers crossed) further on in the series.
Grab this book friends, you will be rooting for Robert, and waiting with bated breath for the rest of the series like I am. Thanks R. Paone, for giving us a story of self discovery and revelations like none I have read before!
the 5 bathroom mirror rating :)
TRUST ME, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE RATING AT THE END OF THE BOOK! HERE ARE THE LINKS:
AMAZON US BUY LINK
AMAZON UK BUY LINK
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE PROMO POST I DID OF THIS BOOK, HERE IS AN EXCERPT FOR YA!
This was the perfect moment, a Kodak one, and I knew it. The blades of grass against my face confirmed it.He sat down wearing blue jeans and some worn to hell New Balance sneakers. He had on a Mono band tee, one that we always fought about. He loved the Japanese band and I loved the band that sung “Life in Mono.” At least we could say we liked the same group and no one knew which one we would be referring to. He leaned back and rested both of his hands in the grass and stretched out his legs in front of me as I played with the bits of grass poking through my toes. I had taken off my Converse as it was warm enough in August to do so.Last night confirmed it, also.I knew that something like a hurricane was brewing between us. It wasn’t the gin rummy round or it wasn’t what he said to me between each unfiltered Lucky Strike he was chain smoking. It was the graze of his touch on me that I had been waiting for. Mitch Faber was the man in my life that evening. Even though he proclaimed to me weeks ago that he was straight, he still admitted he had “feelings” for me. I had a lot of questions about what exactly that meant. At least the rest of the world didn’t question his sexuality. But did I even know?In the background, Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains” was playing. I’m happy now and it’s not even raining.After dealing a hand for the final round, my eyes became fixated on his movements as he threw down a card. It was fluid to watch those hands snap back forth but also take a drag of each smoke. His light brown, wavy hair kept getting in his eyes and he pushed it back several times with little bursts of frustration.“What’s wrong?”“Nothing at all,” he spurted out. I could tell he was way too focused on what hand he was dealing. I was way ahead with points and that probably annoyed him increasingly. His state of distress with a simple card game put me on this undeniable edge. I pulled at my bottom lip. Unbeknownst to him, I was hard as hell and was adjusting myself as he kept pondering his next move.“You are moving around too much. Now what’s wrong with you?” He said it with such conviction. Goddamn it, he was driving me wild.We were sitting on the floor of his one bedroom apartment down the street from the graduate campus. I was sitting cross legged as my legs were half under his antique oak coffee table. I made up some pathetic excuse for my leg falling asleep to cover up for the fact I was aroused beyond words.“I’m uncomfortable. I don’t care what you say. This incredibly tacky rug is doing nothing my ass, dude,” I proclaimed.It was true- he probably has had this rug since he was in graduate school himself. The red shag texture screamed 2001. I bet he probably had a Grateful Dead poster too above his bed. He shot me a look and brought me back down to reality.“Well, let’s fix that now before you are numb from the waist down,” he purred.
THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY REVIEW OF LOVE IS FOUND, I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT! SEE YOU NEXT TIME FRIENDS!