Have Me Forever, Theirs to Keep #1 by Ally Blythe

“When I had nothing, he was my hope. He was the light in my darkness.” - Have Me Forever.

From the blurb:

How does one find himself in a complicated situation with his ex-girlfriend’s father? Well, turn to him for comfort when she stomps on your heart—sneak in a little kiss— wait. That wasn’t supposed to happen.
Elias Ruiz plays life safe, which means never rocking the boat with his overbearing parents. Enter Noah Baker, famed author, English Professor, and his girlfriend's father. He’s friendly, caring, and always knows how to put people at ease. But Eli’s parents hate Noah, which means he should avoid him at all costs. Eli tries, but soon the Baker house feels like home. It probably doesn’t help that Eli is a huge “Bakehead,” a diehard fan with a crush… on Noah’s written word? But what starts as innocent admiration quickly turns to passionate, reckless fun.
Despite the risk, they keep falling into each other’s bed. It’s a terrible idea. The complications are endless and he’s questioning everything he thought he knew about himself. When feelings get involved, he has to decide if he’s going to deny a part of who he is, or give in to the secret he’s hidden for so long. But what option does Eli have if he wants Noah forever?

Have Me Forever is a bi-awakening MM, ex-girlfriends father, age gap romance with searing heat, no cheating, and a HEA.

This book may be triggering for those with negative coming out experiences. Derogatory language is used against the LGBTQIA+ community by side characters. And, manipulation and negative role expectations set forth by family members are prominent throughout.

Miki J's Review:

I was totally caught unawares with this book – I truly was expecting just a sweet and romantic story within a college setting. This story was that and sooo much more !! It was intense with the back and forth from the MC’s, the emotional upheavals and trying to work out what is the right thing to do.  

Eli is a student at college – a good guy that studies hard, loves his siblings and listens to his parents. Noah is Eli’s girlfriend Dad… and is a professor at the college who is divorced from his wife and trying to reconnect with his daughter. They go through an emotional minefield and it certainly takes a toll…. With them, family and friends… and you really do feel it when reading this book.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel – quite simply, outstanding !!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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