Bethany reviews ‘Just What The Truth Is’ by Cardeno C. (Published by The Romance Authors February 8, 2015)
Why I read this book: I am a huge Cardeno fan so when we were offered the re-released versions in exchange for an honest review I jumped at it.
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People-pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven…and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn’t have the willpower to resist Micah’s affection.
When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes has a problem: his parents won’t tolerate a gay son and self-confident Micah isn’t the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he’ll have to decide what’s important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.
Ben stop fighting it, embrace the gay. Oh how I hated seeing him fight so hard to admit the truth, not accepting that he was not wrong for the feelings he had for other men. So yea while I was pissed at him in the other book, I wanted to take his pain away in this one. I loved how the author takes him through so much to make him finally realize nothing is wrong with him.
I think a lot of that had to do with Micah, oh I loved me some Micah. That confident, I’m not going to hide who I am, sexy, adorable, hunk of a man. I loved watching him take down Ben’s barriers even when he wasn’t aware he was doing just that. And he didn’t know he was doing that cause every time Ben got scared he ran.
I wanted to yell and rant at Ben, he can handle knowing you have never been with a man. He can handle knowing that you are not out yet. He can handle knowing how hard it will be to tell your parents. Oh how I wanted to scream all these things at Ben, LET HIM IN. But fear makes us do crazy, stupid things.
When Micah finally learns EVERYTHING it was amazing to see how their relationship develop. These two are wonderful together and it was nice to see how they grow. I also enjoyed seeing Ben and Noah fix their broken relationship.
I love the home series and this one was no different, I was very happy we finally got Ben’s story. I also love how while characters from past book make an appearance in most of the Home Series books they do not have to be read in order.