Coming Out by Lila Rose

Coming Out by Lila Rose
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (130 Pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Living a lie, Matthew ‘Mattie’ Alexander is exhausted. It’s not easy to keep up the pretence, the deceit, but it’s safer. Coming out to a world who so easily hate takes a courage he’s yet to find, so he pretends – pretends to be into women – pretends to love being a part of the university’s football team. It keeps him safe, hidden.

Until he meets Julian.

From the moment they first meet, Mattie knows life is about to change. He’s yet to determine if it is for the better or worse.

Living life through laughter, Julian is lonely. Without the jokes, the humour, he would be living on the edge of depression. Succumbing to his controlling father’s demands, Julian finds no joy in the path laid out before him.

Until he meets Mattie.

As soon as they cross paths, Mattie has the power to drive Julian’s man parts crazy with lust. But can lust be enough to help Mattie out of the closet, and guide Julian into a happier place?

Limits will be pushed. Rules will be broken. But it’s only together, that they will have the strength to overpower fear, fear of themselves and fear of others. Just how far are they willing to go in the aim of coming out?

Lila Rose delivered a very touching and profound love story in this book. It was romantic, sweet, sexy and incredibly emotional.

We met Mattie and Julian in the first book, Holding Out, and I just wanted so badly to read their story. Lila Rose has an incredible talent for bring her characters to life and making you want more. They are funny and sweet and sexy and complex. I loved Mattie and Julian from the first moment I met them and couldn’t wait to dive into their story.

These amazing characters drew me in from the first page. Mattie was living a lie because he was so afraid to come out as openly gay. It took Julian and his charming personality to bring him out but it was still an angsty process. Despite his quiet personality I still had no problem in connecting with Mattie. I saw him as a silent alpha because once the story got going I could see that he kind of had a dominant side too. He was as different from Julian as night and day. Julian had a loud personality. He was open about being gay even though it brought him pain from his family and others. Julian beamed warmth and sweetness and charm but he had a sadness that was always there too. These two were a perfect balance for each other and somehow Lila Rose brought it out in every scene.

As always, Lila Rose was at the top of her game when she wrote this book. It is beautifully written and incredibly developed. This emotional sexy story is fast paced and the characters were simply amazing. I recommend this book/series to everyone.

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