Reviews - Contemporary

See Me
T.L.
Travis

LGBTQIA:  Raphael Lombardi has had to overcome staggering odds in his life. At nine years old he had half his body covered in severe burns in a terrible car accident, the same accident that claimed the lives of his parents. Suffering from not only the physical scars, being tormented about his disfigurement by his peers has led to emotional scars as well.

Whatever Love Means
Leigh
Fleming

Travis and Maggie find themselves married as teenagers with a baby. The strain is too much and Maggie walks out on Travis. Fifteen years later, Maggie is preparing for her fourth wedding. Travis is still single and Maggie’s go-to person whenever anything goes awry. As he helps Maggie, they snipe at one another.

Garrett is an amputee resulting from an incident in Afghanistan and uses a prosthetic device from the right knee down. He dwells on all the things he can no longer do and often finds himself at the bottom of a bottle. He is living with his parents, trying to transition into civilian life when he rescues Harry, a horse intended for the slaughterhouse.

Sawyer and Betzy have been best friends their whole lives, secretly crushing on one another for years. Ten years after Sawyer moves across the country, Betzy finds herself the subject of a horrible magazine article and enlists her best friend to help negate the accusations.

Gina packed up her life after her father’s death and moved to Glenville in order to help her mother and siblings. What she did not expect was to fall in love with the small town and its people. Owen lives his life in Phoenix, running his own law practice and staying away from his family as much as possible.

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