Title: Angel Voices
Author: Rowan Speedwell
Genre: M/M Romance
URL: Riptide Publishing
Price: US $.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
One frigid winter night a week before Christmas, college student Will stumbles into a church during choir practice, bruised by his own father’s hands. He’s out of the closet now—there’s no going back since his fundamentalist father learned the truth—but he’s also out of a home, a family, and a future. Will has nowhere to turn. No one to care.
Except . . . Will’s roommate, Quinn, cares. Maybe too much. He’s been attracted to Will since they moved in together, but never dreamed his crush was gay. With Will’s life in pieces, Quinn doesn’t want to push. He also knows he has more experience than Will, who’s never even been kissed.
Then Will’s father makes a reappearance, and Will has to learn to trust his heart more than the voices of his past. But it’s the season of miracles, faith, and hope, and Quinn is determined to teach Will how to love and be loved.
Will suffers a severe beating at the hands of his father and is kicked out of the house when he learns Will is gay.
After a long walk, Will seeks shelter in a church where his college roommate, Quinn, is singing in the choir.
Even though Quinn and Will hardly know each other, it’s not long before they act on their mutual attraction and have sex before Will even has a chance to heal from his injuries.
The abrupt change in Will’s family left me feeling unconvinced and Quinn’s family was just a little too good to be true.
It’s a short, heartwarming holiday read, but too flimsy and predictable to make any real impact.