Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Love Thyself
Author: A.M. Snead
Series: Made to Be Broken #2
Heroes: Jonah and Noble
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 191 Pages
Publisher: A.M. Snead
Release Date: June 15, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Desperate to battle his same-sex-attraction, certain he can “overcome” if he just had some help, Noble finally admits to himself that he is gay, and is prepared to come out to Rebecca and her family – until Rebecca accidentally discovers a message from Jonah on Noble’s phone. When it seems all hell is breaking loose, and he learns Jonah has decided to leave and go back upstate – and not return – Noble finds himself torn between what he has been “taught” throughout his life, and his growing feelings for Jonah. But when he takes a huge step and is shot down, he is devastated and, in desperation, ‘comes out’ to Mason, seeking help. With the pressure of Rebecca and Colleen on him to join an ex-gay program to get “fixed”, sensing Rebecca’s distaste for his ‘condition’, Noble is ushered onto a path he isn’t certain he wants to be on – seeking to please a woman he may have never been in love with.
Review: This is the middle book of the Made to be Broken series, so we know what’s going on, but not yet getting that much needed resolution. Noble is still in the middle of his own confused mind-fuck where he is easily manipulated and forced into doing things he doesn’t want. His guilt and self hatred it still very deep and it was hard to imagine him ever recovering and living a normal life as a gay man.
Rebecca, his ex-fiance, who doesn’t accept being an “ex” anything, and her mother Colleen are still horrible people. Rebecca is one nosy girl and sees nothing wrong with invading Noble’s privacy. She really is a spoiled rotten girl, and I doubt I will ever like her, no matter how this series ends. She treats people like crap, but expects to not be called on it and then has a hissy fit when she is. She needs a serious ass kicking, and I know it’s coming, but she makes things so much more difficult and gets away with it…I hated that.
I was very happy to see Mason finally call Rebecca on her treatment of Jonah. I knew Mason hated her actions, but he really needed to grow a pair much sooner and defend his own son. I felt for him, I knew he loved his wife and his step-daughter, but I would NEVER be with anyone who didn’t accept my son.
Not much of a resolution to the budding relationship of Jonah and Noble…yet, and I know it’s about to get a lot harder before it gets easier. Rebecca has set the stage for the third, and final book…unfortunately, I can tell it’s not going to be pretty. But knowing the drama and mental anguish is coming to an end makes me excited to read on.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*