Trust the Connection by Brigham Vaughn
Scars run deep but run loves even deeper.
After a lifetime of being told he’s worthless, Evan Harris is forced out of the closet and the only home he’s ever known. Jobless and homeless, he makes a desperate call to a couple he barely knows. They give him a place to stay at their place in Atlanta while he gets back on his feet. But he’s too shy to explore the big city and go after what he wants: a relationship.
Physically and emotionally scarred from a devastating car accident, Jeremy Lewis struggles to reconcile the brash, outgoing man he used to be with the social recluse he’s become. He’s resigned himself to being alone, but an encounter with an ex-boyfriend shakes up his dull existence and brings Evan into his life.
Loneliness draws Evan and Jeremy to each other, but a strong mutual attraction isn’t enough. At thirty-six, Jeremy is convinced a relationship would be holding twenty-one-year-old Evan back.
Evan must be strong enough to fight for what he wants and Jeremy must let someone close enough to see his scars. Otherwise, they’ll miss out on the love of a lifetime.
NOTE: This story was previously published as a two-volume serial under the titles of “Connection” and “Trust”. Minor updates have been made but the story is essentially unchanged. This is a re-release.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
This was a heartwarming story about two broken men, who find each and learn to heal.
I really enjoyed this book. It was the first book of Brigham’s I’ve read and found her writing style captivating, endearing and authentic. Although this is a long book. It never felt too long and I was caught up in the story the whole way through.
I feel like these characters were unique and somewhat of an unusual pair, that just seems to work. Evan and Jeremy both approach life differently and have both been through their own versions of hell and hardships. They both feel undeserving and lost but they manage to push through and learn how to be together. This book shows how a couple can truely bring out the best in each other. I found their progress through the pitfalls of their relationship very authentic and while they faced challenges they did it together. I loved Evan and Jeremy and really enjoyed their story 💜.
Thanks for reading 📚!