On The Outside

On The Outside

by Louise Lyons

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BN ID: 2940152958928
Publisher: Louise Lyons
Publication date: 04/30/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 283 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

I come from a family of writers. My mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, my aunt wrote poems for the church, and my grandmother sparked my inspiration with tales of fantasy. I first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. I branched into romance in my teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of my work saw the light of day until I discovered FanFiction in my late twenties. Posting stories based on some of my favorite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave me the confidence to submit some of my work to publishers, and made me take my writing “hobby” more seriously. I live in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a mad Dobermann, and a collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. I work in the insurance industry by day, and I spend every spare minute writing. I am a keen horse-rider, and I love to run long-distance. Some of my best writing inspiration comes to me when my feet are pounding the open road. I often race into the house afterward, and grab pen and paper to make notes. I have always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of my other great loves is cars and motorcycles. My car and bike are my pride and joy, and I love to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but myself.

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On The Outside 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Susan65 More than 1 year ago
I am always hesitant to read about prison stories because they tend to be a little rougher than I like, however this one takes place after the cell mates are released, so I decided to give it a try. It was much better than I expected and even though some parts might tick off a few people, I thought it was well written and realistic for the most part. Craig and Kirk (Rocky) are not hardened criminals…one was in for fighting, the other was unlucky enough to be caught with a pocket full of party drugs. Society, however, is not so forgiving. In addition to these two men coming to terms with their feelings for each other, they are also finding that it’s almost impossible to find a job, a rental, or even a mortgage when one has a prison record. Craig is straight, until he spends a year in a tiny cell with Rocky. Rocky is gay, but he never tells that to Craig. Not that he was being deceptive, but hey he was in prison and who needs that kind of unwanted attention? Craig is released first and falls back into his old ways of womanizing with his dad and brother. Both accept him back and put his unfortunate past behind them. Kirk is not so lucky. Mom and Dad are not too interested in having an ex-con for a son and send him packing. When Kirk shows up on Craig’s doorstep, Craig is a little unsettled by how happy is his to have him there, and so the story begins… This book is one about discovery, acceptance, and moving forward. There were many parts where I wanted to smack Craig for hurting Kirk, but Craig had a lot to come to terms with and overcome, and that takes time. I loved Craig’s brother, Stuart. He was awesome, and even though I thought their father was a complete knucklehead, he ended up being a great father to them all in the end. I will warn you, as the blurb does, that there is a bit of womanizing, but it not descriptive and is necessary to the context of the story. This is a MM romance and ends on a fantastic note, so don’t that those little female parts sway you from reading this book