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Summary

Nearing the end of a suspended jail sentence should unlock a brighter future for CJ Davis, only the chip on his shoulder is as hard to shift as his bad reputation. Born into a family of career criminals who live down Davis Road, an address the cops have dubbed Davis Row, his name alone is like a rap sheet that makes optimism impossible.

Brand-new parole officer Noah Huxley is determined to see the good in men like CJ. After all, he knows firsthand that bad things can happen to good people. His colleagues mock his doe-eyed optimism, but Noah soon sees CJ's bad attitude and bravado are weapons he uses to keep people at a distance.

Both men know one simple mistake can change a life forever. At first glance, they might seem to be polar opposites. Yet underneath, they're not that different at all.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 N. R. Walker (P)2018 Tantor

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This was a lovely book and well read. A bit loved up in places and I’m not sure about the ethical side of how they met. However was a good gay story -it kept me interested until the end

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Get it!! Get it!! Get it!! There is nothing more to say. I loved this book and never wanted in to end.

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Superb

This is a brilliant book and is elevated by Joel Leslie’s outstanding narration. He clearly conveys CJ’s home life and his feelings of worthlessness etc. Noah, CJ’s parole officer knows what being lonely is like & he offers CJ help, support and friendship which evolves into an unofficial and eventual official relationship. Learning each first CJ experiences is beautiful to watch. He grows so much. Joel’s narration of CJ’s Pops, his kind of grandfather, who suffers with emphysema is spot on, as is CJ’s abusive father. A great, emotional journey that has you rooting for CJ from the beginning. Highly recommended.

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A solid sweet story

Enjoyed listening to this sweet love story. Joel Leslie’s narration is usually great, but he obviously doesn’t find it easy to pretend to not speak well with a common accent, or to be Italian, which was a bit distracting - but for most of the book he was still good. Worth a credit but won’t change your world or anything - just a nice listen.