Review: Call it Love (Speak Its Name #2) by Kristian Parker

I absolutely loved how this author addresses hesitancy and broadening of homosexuality!

From the blurb:

Charlie didn’t believe in love…until he set himself free.

It’s 1922 and after his house guest Frank Harris ran away with the under-butler, Charlie Fitzwilliam has been summoned to face the music. With the vindictive butler Bennett now watching his every move and his father planning out his life for him, Charlie finally faces up to who he is and makes a bid for freedom.

Alone for the first time in his life, he meets Michael Leonard, a kind, caring bookseller. Convinced that sex with men is only for fun, Charlie experiences a summer of self-discovery that takes him to the English seaside, the doorstep of old friends and the arms of a lover who shakes his whole belief system.

But disowned by his parents and cut off from the life he knew, can Charlie make a future for himself…and will Michael be a part of it? Is this affair something that can be called love?

Reader advisory: Call It Love contains instances of period-typical homophobia.

Nedra's Review:

I absolutely loved how this author addresses hesitancy and broadening of homosexuality! 

Call It Love definitely touched my heart, a moving story of growth and overcoming obstacles. It was a very touching story, a learning experience of a newly outed gay man coming to terms with his sexuality.
“𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐈’𝐦 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐞. 𝐍𝐨 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤.”

The author didn’t shy away from bringing to light how the LGBTQ+ community had to hide their emotions in the past. Regardless of the connection between two people, society has never totally accepted their relationships. Charlie and Michael have unbelievable chemistry, with a solid connection.

Rating: 4 Stars

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