Release Day #Review & Giveaway – No More Hiding by Renee Stevens

Title:No More Hiding

Author:Renee Stevens

Genre:gay romance, contemporary, M/M romance

Length:Novel

Publisher:Dreamspinner Press

Synopsis

Phillip Jorgensen tried to live the straight life and ended up divorced. But he wouldn’t trade his two kids, Jacob and Samantha, for the world. His ex-wife has kidnapped them and he’s been searching for them for six long years. But he’s not giving up—never, not for anything. His twin brother has encouraged him to start living again, but how is he going to find romance with all his baggage?

When he meets Vance Pierce at the new gym, Phillip sees a chance to find some happiness.

Phillip has to explain the whole sordid mess to Vance and pray that he understands that he’ll never stop looking for his children. That’s easier said than done. Telling Vance might be risky. Is their connection strong enough to convince Vance to stay? Or will he think that Phillip is too damaged to love? This is Phillip’s chance at the life he never thought he could have. But is it possible?

Giveaway

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Review

This was a beautiful, touching, gripping story! I loved Phillip and Vance and how they came to be together, the premise of them meeting at the gym and how everything else would unfold, from Phillip revealing his past, and introducing his new man to his twin brother’s family, to the very way Renee Stevens chose to end this novel.

Children being kidnapped by one of their parents happens more often than you’d think and how the matter was handled in the book was brilliant. We have a gay man trying to be what he’s not by marrying a woman, we have a mom kidnapping her children, we have two twin brothers losing their parents because one of them is gay, a desperate father obsessed with finding his children, yet all of these negativity is handled in a way that the love, commitment, and hope of the people involved in this story breathe through every page.

I cried, I smiled, and I laughed, but in the end, all I wanted was to see Philip and Vance happy, getting everything they deserved. No More Hiding tells a truly beautiful story and I think you should all give it a try.
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Excerpt

“I know you don’t want to hear this any more than I want to say it, but Phillip, there is no guarantee we’ll ever find Jacob and Samantha. We won’t ever stop looking and hoping, but you have to move forward with your life. You can’t base whether or not you start a relationship on the kids.” Robert wiped his hand over his face. “Maybe I’m wrong, and you don’t want a chance with Vance, but if you do, you need to talk to him.”

“He wanted me to go to the fireworks show with him tomorrow night.” Phillip smiled. He hated when his brother made sense. It always went to his head.

“Do you want to go?”

“Yeah, I think so.” Okay, so that was a lie. Phillip did want to go, but he still wasn’t sure it was fair to Vance to ask him to take on all the baggage he came with.

“Then talk to him.” Robert had always known what he was thinking. Must be the whole twin thing. “Give him the benefit of the doubt and explain what happened. Find out if it’s something he can deal with. You can’t make up his mind for him. Come clean—about everything. Tell him about your marriage, the kids, about what will happen if Jacob and Samantha walk through your front door one day.” Robert stepped forward and dropped his hand reassuringly on his shoulder. “You won’t know how he feels about it until you give him all the facts.”

“I know.” Phillip grinned and followed his brother into the house. He walked Robert to the door and wrapped him in a hug. “Thanks.”

“For?”

“Giving me a kick in the ass when I need it. Though if you ever tell anyone I said that, I’ll deny it.”

About the author

Renee Stevens first started writing in her teens but didn’t get serious about being an author until her mid-twenties. Since then she’s written a number of contemporary stories, as well as delved into the paranormal. When not writing, or spending time in the outdoors, Renee can usually be found working on GayAuthors.org in her capacity of admin and Anthology Coordinator.

Renee resides in Wyoming with her wonderfully supportive husband and a menagerie of four-legged critters. Making the most of the nearly constant negative temperatures and mounds of snow, Renee spends much of the winter months in hibernation with her laptop, the voices in her head keeping her company while her husband works. When she needs a break from writing, Renee takes to the sewing machine to design, and make, beautiful quilts.

When the snow finally disappears, usually around May or June, Renee can be found in the great-outdoors. She spends her time on the mountain, at the lake, and just anywhere that she can do some camping, take some photos, and ride the four-wheelers with her hubby. Once back at home, it’s back to writing.

Social Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Renee_Stevens
Blog: http://reneestevens.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renee.stevens.9843
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4841894.Renee_Stevens

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