Title: Is This Desire?
Series: Only If Series #2
Author: R. Paone
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Released: February 29, 2016
He said, "Never stop."
I said, "Never will."
Devastated by the realization of Mitch’s misgivings, Robert has cast himself aside unable to process his current reality. Exposed to a love that is debilitating but also rewarding, he must now face the consequences of secrets, addiction, and desire if he is to continue forward with his heart and disregard his doubts.
Sooner or later, Mitch reappears in Robert’s life unable to break away from what he feels deep within as he questions the bond between them both. It is a domineering bond that could break at any moment by the forces meaning to keep them apart no matter what.
“Is This Desire?” documents the continuing story of a flourishing love as it grows at an increasing speed. As Robert faces Mitch’s demons, Mitch himself must reclaim his independence and sanity if they are ever to be together.
R. Paone is the author of LGBT fiction, coming of age, and contemporary romance including the ongoing “ONLY IF…” Series. Writing is his passion as his stories stem from real life experiences and real moments of love. A writer for the last fifteen years, he started working on his first full length novel in June, 2014. That novel slowly transformed into “Love is Found,” Part One in the “ONLY IF…” Series. He currently resides in New York City. When he isn’t writing, you can find him getting lost in bookstores, a movie theater, or jamming out to music of the 90’s.
As I read Is This Desire? I discovered it wasn't the type of book I would normally read. However, I am glad I did.
While it moved a little slow in the beginning, it did hold my interest. One of the characters comes across as a whiny oh-woe-is-me little bitch. More than once I wanted to ask him if he wanted some cheese and crackers to go with that whine.
Personally I thought the whining went on a little too long, but it did not affect my enjoyment of the book. The characters and the story arcs are solid.
On a scale of 1 to 5 I give it a 4 and recommend it to anyone who likes a healthy dose of angst. Even those who don't like angst will enjoy it.
In case you haven't, be sure to read the first book in the series, Is This Love as well.