Length: 62,991 words
Cover Design: Bree Archer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?
Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.
Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.
When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?
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Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….
K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….
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Confident. Trustworthy. Caring. Determined. Heart of Gold. Strong character. Josh.
Scarred. Reclusive. Lonely. Scared. Depressed. Christian.
These adjectives both describe and define the main characters of K.C. Wells' incredibly powerful story, Out of the Shadows.
I have had the unfortunate opportunity of have met very shallow people, both gay and straight, who would do exactly what Christian fears the most, and that's to stare and shun him.
I have also met many, many people who, like Josh, look past Christian's exterior and see the beautiful person inside and want to get to know him, myself being one of them.
It's very evident that a great deal of sensitivity and compassion when into the writing of Out of the Shadows.
I was very happy to have been asked to review Out of the Shadows and I would like to see more of Josh and Christian.
This is a book that desperately needed writing and I hope it finds itself into the hands of all the superficial people out there and it opens their eyes to see the deep hurt their scorn causes those of us who are ugly on the outside but beautiful on the inside.
For those Joshes out there, I thank you deeply.
I give Out of the Shadows 5 out of 5 stars and can't recommend it strongly enough.