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His Truth

Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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Summary

They were only kids when they met for the first time. Leo Mancini was the son of a judge. Roman Cipriani the son of a criminal. So different, yet as they shared stolen kisses and secret moments, they fell in love. One day they would run away together, have the future they deserved, because no one loved Leo like Roman did, or Roman like Leo did. But before they could make their dreams come true, their future was viciously stolen and their lives changed forever.   

Roman has spent the last 12 years repressing the trauma in his past, trying to pretend it didn't exist, until even he believed his own lies.   

Leo won't let himself forget what happened because he doesn't ever want to be that person again. He won't become the man his father wanted him to be or the guy who gets hurt when he lets someone in.   

But in that split second when their eyes meet again, everything changes. Despite Leo's anger and Roman's denial, the connection they shared as teens is still there, too powerful to deny. Now, when their moments don't have to be stolen, they cling to what they've always craved - each other.   

Roman and Leo aren't kids anymore, though - they can't lock themselves away from the world and pretend nothing exists but each other. A trauma like Roman suffered doesn't just go away, but now that Roman accepts his truth, can the two of them escape their demons before they destroy Roman and Leo a second time?  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Riley Hart (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-04-20

Beautiful story

Leo and Roman broke my heart and I loved every minute of it. And I swear I love any book the Joel Leslie narrates.

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  • Gycely Jose A.
  • 12-04-20

So sad and touching. I loved it. RECOMMENDED!

Great story, character's emotions and reactions are so real. I know they are fictional characters but feel happy they are on their path of happiness now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-11-18

Love it

I loved it but it hurt my heart so badly. I am happy that they are on the path to happiness.

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  • Anne M
  • 23-01-20

Just ok narrator

Roman comes from a homophobic abusive home. 12 years later he's haunted from his past and even though his criminal father is dead and his brother is locked up, he is still deep in denial dating women. Then one night he runs into his old friend Leo. His first love that ended bad and that he pretended didn't exist. Leo is out and proud. He comes from a rich family and his father is a judge but he doesn't seem to bother with them much either. He misses his first love even though things ended horribly with them. I listened to this on a free trial of Escape. The narrator was just ok.

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  • Bubbles Bubbles
  • 12-10-18

wow!!! educational

Great story line.the narrator took some vetting use to. easy to listen to. thank you!!!

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  • Donna M.
  • 28-10-20

phenomenal

I will start by saying that I don't usually gravitate toward angsty books. But ....Riley Hart has written this story so well that I have spent much of the last few hours crying my dang eyes out listening to it. And yet, I love it so much. I would actually like to know more about how Roman and Leo work things out. Does Roman ever have a relationship with Anthony? So many questions. That's why it gets 5 stars from me.

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  • PawCat03k64
  • 16-10-20

Uncle Arthur from Bewitched

I wanted to listen this but the narrator sounded like Uncle Arthur from Bewitched. It was so distracting!

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  • Real Customer
  • 16-10-20

Narrator brings it down

Love Riley Hart audiobooks but this particular one has by far the worst narration of the many I’ve listened to.

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  • Miss V
  • 10-10-20

Great read but

I love the store but the narrator sounds like he is about to cry the whole time. I don’t like his voice had to stop the audible and brought the book in print. I’ve listened to many of Riley Hart’s books love them all but the narrators are not top notch this guy is the worst of them.

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  • CMN0320
  • 09-10-20

Emotionally Exhausting...

I am a Riley Hart fan, but this one didn’t work for me. It’s intense, and throughout the entire book Roman and Leo both worry internally that they are not going to be together. There are some nice moments, and it seems obvious they are meant to be together, but for me it was painful to have continual angst throughout the book. I did really like the encounter at the end that precipitated Roman’s finally confronting his issues, and the epilogue was emotional but the best part of the book. Overall the book was too difficult to get through, but if you like an intense story with serious emotional issues for both MCs to work though, this might be a good book for you.