His Truth

Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They were only kids when they met for the first time. Leo Mancini was the son of a judge. Roman Cipriani the son of a criminal. So different, yet as they shared stolen kisses and secret moments, they fell in love. One day they would run away together, have the future they deserved, because no one loved Leo like Roman did, or Roman like Leo did. But before they could make their dreams come true, their future was viciously stolen and their lives changed forever.   

Roman has spent the last 12 years repressing the trauma in his past, trying to pretend it didn't exist, until even he believed his own lies.   

Leo won't let himself forget what happened because he doesn't ever want to be that person again. He won't become the man his father wanted him to be or the guy who gets hurt when he lets someone in.   

But in that split second when their eyes meet again, everything changes. Despite Leo's anger and Roman's denial, the connection they shared as teens is still there, too powerful to deny. Now, when their moments don't have to be stolen, they cling to what they've always craved - each other.   

Roman and Leo aren't kids anymore, though - they can't lock themselves away from the world and pretend nothing exists but each other. A trauma like Roman suffered doesn't just go away, but now that Roman accepts his truth, can the two of them escape their demons before they destroy Roman and Leo a second time?  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Riley Hart (P)2018 Tantor
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Beautiful story

Leo and Roman broke my heart and I loved every minute of it. And I swear I love any book the Joel Leslie narrates.

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So sad and touching. I loved it. RECOMMENDED!

Great story, character's emotions and reactions are so real. I know they are fictional characters but feel happy they are on their path of happiness now.

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Love it

I loved it but it hurt my heart so badly. I am happy that they are on the path to happiness.

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wow!!! educational

Great story line.the narrator took some vetting use to. easy to listen to. thank you!!!

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Average Book, Bad Narration

The book plodded along extremely slowly but was okay. The problem was the narration. The listener never knew which of the two main characters was speaking. But the worst was his voice. Very shaky and annoying. It was like listening to a cross between Paul Lynd on Hollywood Squares and that woman newscaster from North Korea.

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Heartfelt

The story was so deep. I appreciated it because it was glimpse on what people who identify as LGBTQ have to face. I like the realness of their story and that it wasn’t just about the long lasting attraction between two men. I cried a couple times.
Thank you for that.

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Very good book

I seriously enjoyed this book. It is both heart wrenching and beautiful. It is a definite must read.

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Melancholy

His Truth was a very melancholy, heartbreaking, yet hopeful second chance romance. My heart hurt through pretty much the entire book. Joel Leslie is so good at wringing the emotions out of me- hearing some of those scenes brought to life was rough, really rough. I'm sure reading this book would have been tough, but listening to it was really brought the emotions home. Many tears were shed!
This definitely isn't an easy listen, by any stretch of the imagination. Roman and Leo both had pretty crappy childhoods, for such different reasons, which ultimately affected the way they each lived their lives. It was so completely heart-wrenching to hear what Roman went through at the hands of his father and brother. Leo had to deal with distant and absentee parents, and while not anywhere near as bad as the abuse Roman was subjected to, that can definitely mess with a person.

I do love a second chance romance and I was really happy Roman and Leo found each other again. After repressing who he was for so long, it did seem like he was able to jump into things with Leo, and I'm speaking sexually here, a little too quickly, He had so much he needed to come to terms with, I worried about him- with good reason. But I'm so glad he had Leo, and Amy, there for him.

There's a heaviness about this book that didn't really lessen as the story went on. Not to say it wasn't enjoyable, which is kind of a odd word to use for this book, but His Truth isn't the book to grab if you're looking for something light-hearted and fun, or if you need a break from the real world, This one will hit all the feels.

*Borrowed through AE.

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Just ok narrator

Roman comes from a homophobic abusive home. 12 years later he's haunted from his past and even though his criminal father is dead and his brother is locked up, he is still deep in denial dating women. Then one night he runs into his old friend Leo. His first love that ended bad and that he pretended didn't exist.

Leo is out and proud. He comes from a rich family and his father is a judge but he doesn't seem to bother with them much either. He misses his first love even though things ended horribly with them.

I listened to this on a free trial of Escape. The narrator was just ok.

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Just Beautiful

I came across this book by accident, but what a beautiful, heartbreaking story! Amazingly narrated by Joel Leslie, who was able to bring this book to life, conveying wach and every emotion.
Be prepared for heartbreak, tragedy and some really hot steam.