Dawn reviews Love Cubed by Eddy LeFey, which was published by Wayward Ink Publishing on 8th May 2015, and is approx 245 pages long.
Why I read this book: I read the blurb and loved the sound of this book, and seeing the cover totally sold it to me.
Three very different young men meet at St-Frederick’s University.
Francis, haunted by his past and seeking a new life.
Andrew, the introverted football jock.
And Sebastian, the charismatic and confident hockey star.
Francis, wary and troubled, didn’t count on meeting anyone he could care for.
Andrew, closeted and lonely, didn’t think anything would matter more than his football career.
And Sebastian, content to float from conquest to conquest, never believed he’d meet someone who could hold his interest.
An encounter with a journalist causes consequences for all three.
Will they be able to take what they need from one another in order to cope?
I totally loved the sound of this book, and I have to say I was not disappointed with it. In fact, I got my review copy early and read the book, and I just had to read it again so I could write this review, and still loved it as much the second time.
I love the main characters of Francis, Sebastian and Andrew in the book, together with their other friends Heather and John. I really wanted to hug Francis, when you become aware of what he has had to endure, you really do feel for him…. but with the help of Andrew and Sebastian he finally finds the courage to go forward with his life, and more importantly be able to stand up for himself. Sebastian you will see changes before your eyes, he doesn’t lose all of his roguish charm, but when he is with Andrew and Francis, you see another side of him that you will grow to love. Andrew is introverted and still in the closet, as he has decided he wants to do well at football, and if he comes out of the closet then this may not be possible.
Francis, Andrew and Sebastian all meet at College, on the day they move into their dorm rooms….. they are all completely different to each other. Sebastian has a bit of a reputation of being rather the casanova – although the more you read the more you realise that was because he has never met anyone who really stirred any feelings deep inside him. Andrew is attracted to Sebastian but also to Francis, but nothing about it, especially as he has not come out to anyone yet. Francis is very quiet and withdrawn, but through perseverance, Sebastian, Andrew, Heather and John manage to persuade to him to become friends with them. This is the best thing that Francis could have done, as all the friends together protect Francis but also manage to help him to gain more confidence in himself, and also accept himself as he is.
Things seem to be going well, until a journalist brings their world crashing down, and it is then that the story of why Francis had is own room is revealed, and rather than drive his friends away, this seems to bring them all closer together.
Through this book, you see Francis overcome the horror of what had happened to him, and how vital it is for him to have both Sebastian and Andrew by his side – as they each bring something different to their relationship. I just had to keep reading the first time I read this book, as you saw them grow closer and closer, but also saw a maturity emerge from all of them – it was written in such a way that you were actually willing things to go right for them all.
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Eddie LeFey started reading m/m romance fanfiction a few years ago. At one point, during a crucial point in the soap opera storyline of his favorite gay couple, the story went on hiatus. He needed a fix and decided to write his own version of what he wished would happen. Friends wanted to read it, so he plucked up his courage. Pressing the submission button was nerve-wracking, but he did it. People liked it. He wrote a few more.
Up until that point Eddy had tried his hand at writing many times. The delete button was his friend, as was starting over, and over, and over, but he could no longer do that if he wanted people to read his works.
A few of his writing friends decided to create original stories, and feeling brave, Eddy did the same. The stories were shared among a select few. They encouraged him to submit one of them. Low and behold, it is now being published.
Eddy lives in Canada with his husband Ken and his cat Oscar Wild. He is busy writing many more stories.
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