Stay With Me by Lily Adile Lamb #LGBT #Review #Romance #Contemporary #MM

Wendy reviews Stay with me by Lily Adile Lamb. Published March 26, 2015, 105 pages.
This book is one of my favorites when I need a gentle story with some depth. I find that I re-read this often. That is why I chose it for Rainbow Re-Read.

Stay With Me Lily Adile Lamb coverIt has been weeks since Curtis first saw the young waiter with the haunted eyes. No matter how often he went to the café to find the right opportunity to introduce himself, that moment simply did not come that quickly. Joseph was aware of the gentle giant who quietly came to have his lunch and then left day after day. Fearing his father’s wrath and under his ever watchful eyes, he made no moves nor overtures. Until one day when the other man approaches to him… Hope can turn to love…

Joseph is a timid young man who is being abused by his father. He is one of those characters you instantly want to hug and make every problem they have go away. His attraction to one of the regular customers in his father’s restaurant frightens yet excites him and he can’t help but return the shy smiles that Curtis gives or the heated looks. Joseph is afraid to act on those feelings though. He has been brought up in a culture that makes him feel obligated to his father and ashamed of his being gay. Once he and Curtis do decide to act on their feelings, they begin a discreet game of meeting secretly and stolen glances when Curtis makes his daily visit to the restaurant. Joseph has much to overcome once he leaves his father after being brutally beaten after his father discovers he has been seeing Curtis. I was constantly rooting for him as he has to learn how to live and how to love.

Curtis is such a gentle giant that you can’t help but love him instantly. He is so attracted to the young Joseph, but can see that there are huge obstacles to overcome and that he has to tread carefully if he has any chance in pursuing Joseph. He is a steadfast character and the perfect match for Joseph as he teaches him how to regain his independence and also slowly introduces him to the art of making love.

There was the social issue of abuse in this story and I thought that Lily Adile Lamb was tactful and kind in addressing it.
The characters are lovely and sweet yet both have a strong inner core.
The sex scenes were a slow build, but hot.
I found out that this was Lily Adile Lamb’s first book and I thought it was a beautiful story.

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Pot Of Gold 9

I give this book a 9/10 Pots of Gold. Compares to 4.5 out of 5 stars.



Lily Adile works as a nurse by day and writes GLBT Romance by night. Lily’s focus in her GLBT stories are mere mortals because she believes that love is universal. Her mortal heroes and heroines are not rich, famous or incredibly handsome males with six pack bodies or stunning women… rather they are just everyday people who work hard and deal with whatever that life throws at them.

Lily believes that an individual’s gender identity and expression is influenced by many factors including but not limited to culture, religion, social restrictions, custom and beliefs…this makes one’s gender very diverse and fluid.

Lily is actively involved with Marriage Equality and stands by the same sex couples who want to have children.

Lily especially thanks her husband with all her heart for his endless patience, love and support. He is the love of her life and apple of her eye….he is the home she goes to at the end of a hard day at work.

Lily Adile was born in Ankara, Turkey and then worked in other countries. She visits her family in Turkey regularly and travels to Singapore to visit the other family members.

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