Blog Tour #Review & #Giveaway – The Guy with the Suitcase by Chris Ethan

Title: The Guy With The Suitcase
Series: Once Upon a Guy, Book One
Author: Chris Ethan
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Length: Novel


Pierce is homeless.
Young and strong-willed Pierce has been living in the streets of New York City for six months, since his parents kicked him out of their perfect, Christian, suburban house. Pierce is gay. And he is suffering the consequences for being true to himself.

Rafe is homeless.
He is also sick. Impressionable, but far from innocent, Rafe ran away from home almost a year ago. His sickness is slowly killing him. But Rafe is not a hopeless case. He has learned to get by. Nights of paid passion turn to sheltering warmth from the imminent New York winter.

And then there’s a suitcase. Pierce’s suitcase, which holds secrets from everyone including its owner.

When their worlds collide, their lives intertwine and when the world seems bent on bringing the two souls to their knees, fate has other plans for them.

Caution: Contains adult language, New York City streets, tough life choices, sexual tension, stubborn brutes and swoon-worthy romance.

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The Guy with the Suitcase is a heartbreaking new adult stories. Pierce and Rafe, the book’s main characters, are both homeless, each thrown out by their parents because they are gay. Unlike Pierce, Rafe’s mother is at least occasionally kind to him, but living on the streets with an HIV positive diagnosis and no insurance is absolutely terrible.

Chris Ethan does not beat around the bush when it comes to describing just how dire these boys’ lives are. From the shelter guy who asks for a blowjob in exchange for a bed, to the gay bashing and sexual harassment, from the lack of access to medicine to how hard it is to get a job when you don’t have a place to live.

The main characters’ journeys are described vividly, with the many downs and occasional ups, and as they fight to survive on the dangerous and cold streets of the Big Apple, we see them becoming friends and falling in love. The love story between the two is the most muted part of the book. Their attraction is not easy to spot, they sound and act like friends more than would be lovers. Yet the story itself is enough to keep you hooked even without the deeper look into their romance.


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About the Author

Chris Ethan is a book whore. He enjoys selling his feelings for money and other pleasures and is blatantly unashamed to do so for as long as he breathes. Chris Ethan is also a persona for Rhys Christopher Ethan, author of fantasy and sci-fi. He uses Chris Ethan to share stories of adult queer romance with those who need it. Before you delve into his books however, be warned. He likes putting his characters through shitstorms and hates anything conventional. But then there’s that darned happy-ever-after. Also, he likes swearing. Deal with it!

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Writer, traveler, coffee and book addict, and also founder of EyesOnBooks. I've loved books all my life and now they are a huge part of my work. I have been blogging for about twelve years and have worked as a PR and marketing consultant in the IT&C field before shifting all my focus to books and authors.

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