Review: Coming Clean (Campus Cravings #18) by Carol Lynne

April 22, 2014 Review 0

Review: Coming Clean (Campus Cravings #18) by Carol Lynne

Trapped by words spoken as a teenager, Chase Hughes longs for a love that touches not only his heart but also his body.

First loves are often the hardest to leave behind. For months, college student Chase Hughes has known he owes his high school sweetheart the truth about his feelings. He still loves Benny, but he has grown to realise he’s ready to move on. The problem is, he knows Benny will be crushed by the breakup, and hurting the sweetest man he’s ever known weighs on Chase’s soul.

While working as a server at Clean Slate, Chase meets the man of his fantasies. Mac Evans pushes all of Chase’s sexual buttons, and after having uninspiring sex with Benny for two years, Chase is ready to explore more than the tattoos on Mac’s muscular body.

Mac gave up everything to come clean with the people he loved, and expects nothing less from Chase before allowing things to progress between them. Chase is forced to choose between hurting the man of his past and giving up a sexy, tattooed man that may be his future.

Title: Coming Clean
Author: Carol Lynne
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ghosts of Alcatraz, Alrick, Unconventional In Atlanta , Alrik
Series: Campus Cravings #18
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: 21 March, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
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Coming Clean by Carol Lynne was a nice read of discovery and acceptance in spite of obstacles. Chase Hughes, college quarterback has a boyfriend- back home in Cattle Valley. Chase realized that he and Benny made better best friends than lovers and the right thing to do would be to break off the romantic relationship.

Mac Evans, large, tattooed and motor cycle shop owner was drawn to Chase the first time he saw him at Clean Slate, the bar Chase worked at. Mac set an ultimatum, in order to date he must break it off with Benny.

Coming Clean dealt with relationship issues on a variety of levels.  The relationships formed in childhood waver and wane as people grow and mature. Older –younger men relationships also have obstacles which can be overcome if both parties are willing to work. The relationship between father and son, at times tumultuous, need a gentle hand to foster. Ms. Lynne wrote a sensible and loving depiction of relationship angst with an edge of maturity.

Coming Clean gave depth and clarity as each facet of unease and unrest was handled. Ms. Lynne also gave a glimpse into subsequent books to come. I look forward to reading more in her series.

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