Lift Your Voice
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by T. A. Chase
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Gay Fiction
Description: Brandon McCollugh returns home after a road-side bomb ends his military career and takes his lower left leg. For him, learning to walk again is accompanied by trying to find a purpose in life. A job with the local landscaper, however, planting flowers and getting dirty, helps Bran rebuild his confidence, and meeting music teacher Donald Frost opens possibilities for a future Bran never imagined.
Getting kicked out of his religious, ultra-conservative family at the age of sixteen, Don worked hard to be more than his parents condemned him to be. He teaches music at the local high school and sings at his uncle's church, satisfied that his life is the best it can be. Then Bran comes home, and Don decides it's time to grab his own happiness.
When the two men meet, it's instant attraction, changing their lives forever...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press/978-1-60272-737-3, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2011
28 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [106 KB]
Reading time: 67-95 min.
"5 Hearts!...I loved this story; this is the kind of story that made T. A. Chase one of my favorites. This is a book about second chances and love?it moves quickly and smoothly...The characters of Brandon and Don are great together...There is some romantic M/M situations, while it does get into some detail, it is tastefully written and fits very well with the story and does not make the reader feel awkward reading it. This a great book for those who like to read about good people trying to overcome bad situations."--Ana, The Romance Studio
"A Golden Blush Recommended Read!...A moving story touching on learning to live again, heartache and suffering...Their chemistry began at the first glance and flourished with each new encounter...The supporting characters were just as brilliantly written and gave support, and a swift kick, when the men needed it the most...What I respect about authors like T. A. Chase is the fact that the story is always fantastically written, the characters always unique and the plot is always sound. Lift Your Voice made me take a hard look at our military men and women and admire the sacrifices they make for our country. There is nothing better for a reader than to know the story won't feel like a rewrite of an author's previous works. And while the story is created to entertain, it's always nice to be enlightened and inspired. Pick up a copy and enjoy--you won't be disappointed."--Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4 Angels!...An incredible story about second chances and finding love in the most unexpected places...Thanks go to T. A. Chase for an incredible story."--Teresa, Fallen Angel Reviews
"...A sweet and simple story of two men who find love when they least expect it...A well-written story with protagonists that were interesting and likable. I especially liked the character of Brandon. He's a career military man who suddenly faces an uncertain future but never gives up...Overall this is a sweet love story with very little conflict and is an enjoyable read. Definitely it will appeal to fans of the author and also to those looking to read a quick, uncomplicated and romantic story."--Lily, Reviews By Jessewave
Without thinking, Bran reached out and grabbed Don's hand, pulling the man down next to him. Don gasped, and Bran couldn't help himself. Those plump lips called to him and all his thoughts about taking things slowly went out the window.
Slipping his hand around behind Don's head, he tilted his chin before he brought down his mouth to introduce it to Don's. He didn't take the kiss deeper or further, just rubbed their lips together and nibbled along the seam, not asking for any more than Don wanted to give him.
Don whimpered, his hands landing on Bran's hips as he allowed Bran to guide their encounter. It was only when Bran's lungs begged for air they broke apart, chests heaving, and Don stared at him in shock.
"I hope you don't mind. I just couldn't help myself. I've wanted to do that since I saw you at the door."
"I don't mind at all." Don touched his lips with his fingertips and blushed. "Can we do that again?"
"Sure, but what about dinner?"
"I put lasagna in the oven. I made one the other day and froze it. It'll be about twenty minutes before it's done."
"Good." He wrapped his hand around Don's arm, tugging him until he straddled Bran's lap.
Don tensed for a moment when their erections rubbed against each other. Bran ran his hands up and down Don's back, hoping he was soothing him and not making him nervous.
"What's going on in your brain?"
The handsome man in his lap ducked his head, and Bran stuck his finger under Don's chin, lifting his face until their eyes met. "You can tell me. I promise I won't laugh or get angry."
"I'm afraid I won't do any of this right."
"Any of what?" Bran frowned.
"Having sex. Making love. Whatever you want to call it."
Bran narrowed his gaze, thinking of how shy Don had been with him. A thought popped into his head. "Are you a virgin, Don?"