Saving West: Tennessee U by Denver Shaw

Saving West is an emotional and heart wrenching. Bi-awakening, low steam.

From the blurb:

How far would you go to save someone?

I can't afford distractions.
I've been put on academic probation and I'm one mistake away from being expelled and losing
everything I've worked so hard for.
All I want is to make my mother proud and honor her memory by getting my degree.
My plan this semester is to keep my head down, focus on my studies, and stay out of trouble.
But fate is fickle, and it seems like she has other plans when she suddenly dumps him at my feet.
Weston Perkins, the university's star football player.
He's the worst kind of distraction — beautiful and vicious, arrogant and hot as sin, troubled and vulnerable.
I can't bear to be around him, and yet, I can't seem to stay away.
But the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that there is something very wrong with West.
He's harboring a dark secret and desperately needs a friend.
I'm going to help him, even if he doesn't want it, and even if it means putting my future on the line.
Because some things in life are worth getting in trouble for.

Saving West is a slow-burn, emotional, hurt/comfort MM romance with moderate angst and a hard-earned HEA.

Janet's Review:

Saving West totally wrecked me! Moving and emotional. West is a wreck. He’s sick and doesn’t want to admit it to anyone, let alone himself. Shane is going through some emotional times himself. He just lost his mom to cancer and his uncle had to help him get into college due to forged test scores. He’s dealing with academic probation. Shane is empathic and wants to help but West keeps pushing him away. 

I so was not prepared for this story. The push and pull Shane and West had over my heart was gut wrenching. 

Bi-awakening with low steam but overall, a fantastic story. Well written with pacing that hooked me and kept me engaged in the story. 

Rating: 5 Stars

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