I honestly did not see this book coming. I knew all my friends liked it, but I avoided reading the blurb & reviews for over a year, and from the cover I thought it might be a Stockholm Syndrome story (which, considering my reading habits, wouldn't have been an issue at all). Wrong! This is the sweetest, most gentle love story ever.
The first chapters were sad, but they created a wonderful touchstone for the the main character's development. And speaking of the MC, nothing prepared me for Brute.
I fell in love with him from the very first sentence. He made me gush, and awwww and sniffle, and root for his happiness.
Then Gray appeared, and that was another kind of heartbreak altogether.
Reading about these two men living in the darkness, finding their way towards the light, was like a balm to the soul in these troubled times.
Very much recommended.