Fight For It (The Blueridge Junction Boys)
A.D. Ellis Author
Micah is a small-town mechanic with a big-time dream. He’s found his soulmate in high school social studies teacher Coleman Pierce, but while Micah’s out and proud of it, Coleman’s closet door is closed, locked, and welded shut. Stolen nights are all they’ll ever have unless Micah can find some way to convince Cole that coming out won’t be the end of his dreams.
Cole moved to Blueridge Junction to escape his past. He planned to make himself a new life, far from home and the betrayal he’d suffered there. He wasn’t going to make the same mistakes again, but he didn’t count on meeting Micah, or the intensity of the feelings the man arouses in him.
But Micah is out and Cole… isn’t. And while Micah definitely revs his engines, Cole isn’t going to risk his job or his newly minted future on a relationship that might not work out. When outside forces bear upon the couple, Cole is faced with a decision. Will he keep his secret and risk losing everything, including the man he loves? Or will he stand with Micah and fight for their future?
*Fight for It is a male/male romance meant for ages 18+ due to language, themes, and adult scenes.*
Our Review: 4.5 Stars!
There are many things to love about this story and I want to be especially cautious to avoid spoilers. I love that this is the start of a new series by one of my favorite authors. Coming to know the main characters of this and subsequent books so well within the cover of this book is an absolute guarantee that the following stories will be one-clicks for me.
The setting is a small town with an overall culture of inclusiveness despite the noise made by a few vocal bigots and homophobes. The most vocal or active of those bigots, is Big Ed, the father of mechanic Micah. When Micah meets the man of his dreams in an out of town “swipe right” adventure he soon realizes that he wants much more than recurring anonymous nights with this man. He wants the physical relationship but he wants much more and he doesn’t even know the man’s name. Cole feels the same way but being out is career suicide for someone in his profession.
Although being a gay young man in a small town, the three best friends, Micah, Levi, and Cody have each other and a group of true friends. They have earned the respect of the people in their community even though they are out and proud. I can’t wait, seriously can’t wait, for Levi and Jay’s story as well as the story of Cody and his man in blue!
Somehow I missed this series premiere story on release day but I’m ready and waiting for Book 2!