I’m so excited I had the pleasure of reading COMING OUT by Lila Rose! 1) It is my first M/M romance and, 2) I finally get to find out the story behind Mattie and Julian.
This story was so much deeper than I thought it was going to be. My heart ached for both Mattie and Julian separately and together! I mean this was more than a story about to men finding each other and loving each other completely. It’s a story about overcoming the obstacles that society pits against you for being different when all you are trying to be is yourself. It’s a story of finding your true family and not just the family that you are blood related to, but finding that family that accepts everything about you and does everything they can do to support you. This is what Coming Out is about in my opinion.
“Jesus.” I tilted my neck as Julian kissed down it. “No poppet, just Julian, with one raging boner.”
Mattie Alexander is living a lie that he so desperately wishes he could just tell the world so he could stop hiding and starting living. He keeps the fact that he’s gay from his parents and his friends. Scared of the reactions that may follow if he every came out so he keeps up a façade so that no one ever finds out. Then one day after football practice he walks into a room and meets the most handsome guy he has ever laid eyes on, Julian Jacobs.
“You’re hotter than chili chips when you’re jealous.”
Immediately, the chemistry between the two of them is instant. The story of the two has love, pain, trust, heartbreak, laughter, strength and passion!
Julian has always been one of my favorite characters and one of his signature moves is his humor, fast-talking, and the fact that he doesn’t have a filter. It’s intriguing to find out why he masks everything with humor and to get the background on what he went through with the people that should love him unconditionally. When he meets Mattie, he can tell that Mattie is different from all the other jocks instantly.
“Aw, it’s so cute you’ve gone all shy now, when only moments ago you were the one driving me crazy.”
In the other MC books to the series, we only got little tidbits of the relationship between Mattie and Julian and in Coming Out we get the whole shebang. I must say I loved every minute of it. Each brought out the best in the other. Mattie seemed to florish when he was around Julian and feeling and experiencing things that he has never actually experienced before. Julian is actually surprised that someone could actually feel the way about him that Mattie shows him everyday, something he never that he was good enough to deserve.
“There was no other option for me.”
In a lot of ways, Mattie reminded me so much of he Hawks because of his possessiveness over Julian and especially in the way he would say things to Julian. I felt like I was definitely reading another HAWKS MC book about bikers, when actually neither Mattie nor Julian are bikers! Yes I know it’s a novella to the Hawks MC, but it really isn’t about the Hawks, but a piece of the family, if that makes any sense at all.
If you love MC Romances or M/M romances than you will love this short and sweet story. Just be sure to have some tissues close to you because you will definitely need them.
About the Author
Lila is addicted to coffee, chocolate and reading.
She also loves to write humorous romance. For all novels that come from her weird brain, check out her website! http://lilarose2678.wix.com/author