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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Brick by Brick by Cate Ashwood & L.J. LaBarthe

Brick by Brick by Cate Ashwood & L.J. LaBarthe
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 29, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634760964
ISBN-13: 978-1634760966
Amazon: Brick by Brick
Amazon Kindle: Brick by Brick

They say that time heals all wounds, but losing Parley, his one true love, left Zach with a hole in his heart that no one else can fill. After forty-eight blissful hours alone together as teens in an abandoned house, Parley disappeared. Parley is what he is, and the pray-away-the-gay camp his parents ship him to won’t change that. However, finding the balance between accepting his true nature and not losing his family means tough sacrifices.

Sixteen years later, Zach is thunderstruck when Parley stands on the front doorstep of his house―the house that had been their refuge, which Zach restored. But Parley isn’t alone, and Zach wonders if he’s found Parley only to lose him a second time. If they can overcome the terrors of the past and the situation of the present, maybe they can build a new relationship just as Zach rebuilt the house―brick by brick.


This story is like the most delicious dessert for the brain! How beautifully written it was and what a great romance between these two so likeable men! This is for sure a well deserved ten across the board. Nothing less will do for this beautiful story. It's such a delight when one comes across a story so well written, a story that wraps you up in the softest wool cotton keeping you warm way after 'The End'. More stories like this one need to come out. So, I suggest to these two wonderful Authors to Get Going! I Want More!!!