Fool's Gold by Ki Brightly and M.D. Gregory

Ki Brightly and M.D. Gregory take us on a wild ride with two young men who just want to live their lives in Fool's Gold.

From the blurb:

The Bad Boy from the Trailer Park

There are certain unwritten rules in the Lakeview Trailer Park, and number five is clear—No Gay Stuff.

Ethan “Shep” Shepherd has grown up hiding his true self so he doesn’t get kicked out of the only home he knows, but that doesn’t mean he can’t dream of a better life with the beautiful man who lives across the river. As a criminal, Ethan knows Jonas is too good for him, but when another one of the trailer park guys decides to attack Jonas, Ethan steps in and changes the course of their lives.

The Good Boy from the Religious Family
Jonas Nomikos is trying to survive his parents and their conservative views until he gets to college, where he can finally be himself. It isn’t an easy task to pretend to be the son they want, and when his best friend tells the truth to Jonas's parents, he’s sure his life is over. Until Ethan. Ethan gives him hope and makes him smile, and Jonas wants to be with him, even if it means saying goodbye to the only life he knows.

The Road to Being Who They Are
If Ethan and Jonas want to be together, they’ll need to make sacrifices. The journey to happiness is filled with surprises, and Ethan isn’t sure Jonas is ready to accept the reality of his life—which includes motorcycle clubs, breaking the law, and living payday to payday. Jonas might shock him, though.

Fool's Gold has a theme of overcoming prejudice and contains depictions of homophobia and discrimination, including scenes in a conversion camp. The authors do not condone homophobic behavior or discrimination of any kind.

Heather's Review:

I picked up Fool's Gold because I've really enjoyed some of the other Ki/MD books I've read and this one didn't seem tied to their New Gothenberg world, so I didn't think I'd be lost... I was wrong on the first count, but surprisingly, I wasn't lost at all...

This book interweaves Ethan and Jonas' personal story with several defining moments that involve the Kings MC from their previous series.  Each character's personality and place in the club is well written and although not explicit, because Ethan and Jonas are meeting them for the first time, I as a reader got a great introduction.  It definitely makes me want to squeeze some of the previous MC romances into my TBR.

This book does need some Trigger Warnings (highlight the block to reveal them as some may be spoilers) Homophobia, Christian Right Cult, Violence, Killing/Murder, Illegal acts.

Rating; 5 Stars

KJNRose's Review:

I just love the books by these two authors and this one was fantastic. This is a great story of two people from different social societies getting together and making it work. There is a lot of emotional things to get through and some tough times, but they work it out in the end. Definitely look at the trigger warnings before reading. I loved how protective Ethan is of Jonas and how well Jonas adapted to Ethan's life, it was also great see some of the Kings of Men.

Rating: 5 Stars

Fool's Gold is available in e-book format and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.