TITLE: The Man Inside Me
AUTHOR: Sean Kerr
PUBLISHER: SGK Publications
COVER ARTIST: Sean Kerr
PAPERBACK: Not yet
LENGTH: 202 pages
RELEASE DATE: Sep 30, 2018
PRICE: $3.99 -e-book
At what age is the hope of love lost? Can a love that has slipped into friendship be re-kindled?
These thoughts lay heavy in Gabriel’s soul, for while he finds the spark of love still burns inside his middle-aged heart, he cannot tell Henry. When they were young at Oxford University, their love burned hot and bright, and they thought to change the world together until a devastating tragedy ripped them apart.
Youth. It slips away in the blink of an eye, and Henry can no longer stand to see his own reflection in the mirror, for all he sees is a sad, tired old man whose body has betrayed him. He craves the touch of another, to feel attractive and vital once more, but his obsession with his work has stolen his life from him, and now it has taken on a sinister dimension.
Determined to continue with his work regardless of the consequences, Henry invites his friends over for a dinner party, but one of his guests is missing, and the evening is shattered by the revelation of a brutal murder.
To what lengths would you go to find love? How far would you go to see your youth renewed? These are the dilemmas facing Gabriel and Henry as their friendship is tested to its very limits, for their lives are shattered by a vicious killer. Is there still the chance for love, or has age stolen that from them too? Can they move beyond the friendship that has spanned over thirty years and find the love that once made their hearts beat as one?
You may never be too old to find love, but will you be able to survive it?
This author has done it again. He has taken every emotion I have and brought them to surface. I absolutely love the setting period in this book. It is the 1800’s in London, and this author is amazing at making me feel as if I am there. And the characters crept right into my heart. Of course, with Sean, you never know who will make it and who will be used to rip your heart apart. More than once was I cursing Sean and wishing him an itchy scalp or worse. LOL. The way he tells a story just intrigues me from beginning to end. A new concept on an old one, and boy, was it enjoyable.
I love the way Gab and Henry met. The enthusiasm and passion Henry has are addictive as Gab learns. The things Henry opens Gab’s eyes too are just refreshing and adorable. They go out of town together and thoroughly enjoy the train ride back. Gab is convinced they’ll love each other forever. Then tragedy hits. They will be lifelong friends, but that spark has left its existence. They grow older in each other’s lives but will they ever find their spark again? Will Henry ever be able to cure the mind from going bad? Will he ever come to realize just how much Gab means to him?
These are the questions Sean loves to throw out at us. He loves to mess with our heads and hearts from one extreme to the next in Sean-style. There are other characters that we fall in love with, like Richardson. I loved his flamboyant self when it was not ok to be gay or flamboyant. He just loves his life and lives it for himself. There is some hot sex and some dirty as well, but it all flows with this epic story. If you don’t love this story, I won’t know how to feel. This is a love story written the only way Sean can write a story with twist and turns, love and hate and of course, tragedy and victory.
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis