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Faith & Fidelity (edition 2009)

by Tere Michaels

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Title:Faith & Fidelity
Authors:Tere Michaels
Info:Loose Id, LLC (2009), Paperback, 336 pages
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This was a great M/M read! I was crying after the first chapter. I liked how their relationship evolved and their discoveries of sexuality, healing, and love. I would have liked a bit more a the end, but loved it nonetheless. ( )
  asgwilli | Mar 22, 2014 |
This book had me crying in many places, yelling at the characters in frustration, and cheering when they got together.


I loved how we got to see both men deal with their evolving relationship. I could relate with both characters, and the author made the situation seem realistic. There were no kittens, rainbows, and bunnies when the men got together and they had to fight to make it work for them.



I agree with the other reviewers, if you are looking for a good male/male book, then this is a good book. Heck, this is a good romance period. ( )
  Bea_writer | Sep 21, 2013 |
I guess I would actually give it 3.5.

I think my feelings about the story are somewhat as ambivalent as the characters feelings. It was a very interesting take on the M/M theme where both guys are encountering their first same sex relationship. While it first it seems to work because they have feelings for each other the chance encounter Matt has with a bar pick up seem to make his attraction on the sexual size as well.

The story drew me in and I worried about the characters and their relationship. There seemed to be so much angst and build up that the end almost seemed to be sort of abrupt.

While I enjoyed the story not sure I'll read the rest of the series. ( )
  KatyBethMcKee | Mar 30, 2013 |
So far, I've only read the prologue but I cried like a girl.... sigh.I really liked this one. It kind of had everything - angst, passion, humour, homecoming. I rushed out and bought the other 2 in the series immediately.This was friends to lovers, gay-for-you story, with angst, hotness and children. Evan Cerelli is a widower cop with 4 children. Matt Haight is a former policeman with friends in common with Evan. The book starts off at Evan's wife's funeral so I was crying before the end of the prologue. Which shows that the writing was so good I was hooked right away. Neither Matt nor Evan have previously been into men before. At one point, Matt was wondering to himself what he'd say if anyone asked him why he was so cheerful:- Uh, let's see... he's about six feet tall, muscular - with these silver-blue eyes that frankly make me harder than any rack I've ever laid eyes on. Go figure. I'm an eye man. And, apparently, a "man" man. Every once in a while he'd stare at the phone wonder what kind of day Evan was having. Good Christ, Matt, you've suddenly wound up in a fucking romance novel. Plus, there are children to consider and weird in-laws. Both men are well drawn and likeable. I liked the exploration of where both were at and how they got to their HEA - I would have liked just a little more at the end... but, really, excellent. ( )
  Kaetrin | Aug 13, 2012 |
So far, I've only read the prologue but I cried like a girl.... sigh.I really liked this one. It kind of had everything - angst, passion, humour, homecoming. I rushed out and bought the other 2 in the series immediately.This was friends to lovers, gay-for-you story, with angst, hotness and children. Evan Cerelli is a widower cop with 4 children. Matt Haight is a former policeman with friends in common with Evan. The book starts off at Evan's wife's funeral so I was crying before the end of the prologue. Which shows that the writing was so good I was hooked right away. Neither Matt nor Evan have previously been into men before. At one point, Matt was wondering to himself what he'd say if anyone asked him why he was so cheerful:- Uh, let's see... he's about six feet tall, muscular - with these silver-blue eyes that frankly make me harder than any rack I've ever laid eyes on. Go figure. I'm an eye man. And, apparently, a "man" man. Every once in a while he'd stare at the phone wonder what kind of day Evan was having. Good Christ, Matt, you've suddenly wound up in a fucking romance novel. Plus, there are children to consider and weird in-laws. Both men are well drawn and likeable. I liked the exploration of where both were at and how they got to their HEA - I would have liked just a little more at the end... but, really, excellent. ( )
  Kaetrin | Aug 13, 2012 |
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This is M/M fiction for those of you into that sort of thing you know what I'm saying. This is not however erotic fic, though don't get me wrong there is sex, quite a bit. Just none of that almost hardcore porn that seems so rampant in M/M lit. No if I had to describe this I would call it a romance. Truthfully this is almost a typical romance novel, well, besides the people falling in love being men.

The story is about a thirty something police detective in New York named Evan, who loses his wife in a car accident. This devastates him, as he and his wife have practically been together since the womb. For a year he's practically a ghost until one night at a farewell party he crosses paths with a retired detective named Matt. Now Matt has problems too, he lost his whole world when he had to give up being a detective, and now as a forty something womanizer he's drinking himself to death, alone. Recognizing each others loneliness and just wanting someone to hang out with who doesn't know their pasts, they start meeting to chat and share a drink.

This is when things get complicated, Matt starts to become attracted to Evan, which freaks him out considering he's been chasing anything in a skirt. Evan is still mourning, but his friendship with Matt is helping pull him out of his hole. Matt doesn't confide his feelings to Evan but in true romance novel form, he's at Evan's house one night during a snowstorm and hears Evan having a nightmare, of course, he goes to investigate. Now don't get your hopes up, there's no sex, yet. Just a comforting hug, which apparently was enough to get Evan thinking that perhaps his friend was bi. (for those of you who are slow that's bisexual)

Surprisingly this doesn't completely freak Evan out, he realizes just how close he has become to Matt, and decides to give to whole "gay" thing a go. Here comes to sex and I give the author this, this seems like the kind of sex two straight, middle American, men might try when faced with this situation. Which is to say fumbling, awkward, and curious.

The story does not end there, nope the plot goes on. Add in Evan's four children, his fear of anyone finding out about his relationship with Matt and his guilt complex over the death of his wife and things go downhill. I cried, and that is a real accomplishment for an author. I don't cry easily, I have to be emotionally invested.

There is the obligatory fight and breakup, of course, and the realization and make up, all very romance novel.

Also the author is working on two other novels, one based on a secondary character in this book and a third based back on Matt and Evan.
 
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