Evan Savage is a young teen desperately searching for something to hold on to and a way to be noticed. Living in rural Whippoorwill, Pennsylvania, his only family is an absentee father who leaves Evan alone for days at a time while away for work. Friendless and bullied at school, with only a nearby preacher named Jimmy to look out for him; Evan gratefully accepts attention wherever and however he gets it. Sometimes it feels like part of him is missing, and every day the void consumes more of Evan's ability to fight back against his circumstances. While looking at himself in the mirror within a recurring dream, his reflection keeps reaching out to him with happiness he doesn't feel, from a world different than his own, though much less tangible. Anonymous sexual encounters with strange men satisfy Evan's need for company and reassurance that he's someone worth wanting, as well as test his boundaries. But, faced with the growing temptation to slip away for good, it's up to Jimmy, and Evan's dream-world counterpart, to try to keep him there. (Prequel to Twin Ties series, M/M)
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About the Author
Lynn Kelling began writing in order to tell stories that weren’t afraid of the dark, didn’t hold anything back and always strived to be memorable, forging lasting attachments between character and reader. Her inspiration comes from taking a closer look at behaviors and ideas lurking at the fringes of life – basically anything that people may hesitate to speak of in mixed company, but everyone wonders about anyway. Her work is driven by the taboo in order to expose the humanity within it. Lynn is an artist, designer and lover of any form of creative self-expression that comes from a place of honesty and emotion, whether it’s body art or opera. She has had multiple novels published, has written over 50 works of erotic fiction of varying lengths, and always has several novels in progress.
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Only the Lonely based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ouch! Be still my aching heart. This was a heartbreaking preview into the disastrous and pathetically tragic young life of Evan Savage, one of our unsung hero’s in the Twin Ties series. This is not a romance; Evan has no idea he even has a brother at this point, and he has yet to meet Luka or Alek. So much was alluded to in this series about Evan and his awful childhood, and this short novella goes into that past in heartbreaking detail. I would highly recommend reading this AFTER you read the series, or maybe even after reading the first book, but I am not so sure I would recommend reading this prequel first. I think the impact of this short story would be more intense after you get to know Evan and his situation with his dad, and with Jimmy, and fully understand why he does what he does to himself. This story is not pretty and it ends with your heart in your throat. So, if you choose to read this before the series, make sure you have book one, My Brother’s Lover, all lined up and ready to go. You’ll thank me. If you have already read this series, then stop and grab this little insight into our young Evan’s adolescence. It is guaranteed to make you love him and Jimmy more…and want to further pound his clueless father into the ground.