Book Reviews

Where the World Ends by Kade Boehme

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Interracial / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 19-July-2018

Book Blurb

While searching for a stolen vehicle, Sheriff's Deputy Will Cooper gets lost and meets Colin Sharp who’s a member of the local Native American tribe. The two are attracted to one another but after a run-in with some tribe teenagers that ends in bad blood between the sheriff’s department, Will, and Colin’s father, the two can’t think of worse people to get involved with.

With a lawsuit against Will, insecurities from Will's past, and Colin's commitment-phobia, Colin and Will must face the reality that they have no future. But after running into each other in a more neutral environment, they decide to throw caution to the wind and get each other out of their systems. What was supposed to be one night turns into an affair that neither sees having a happy outcome.

Will's been hurt by falling for the wrong man before and Colin's family may not be able to accept Will and the system they think he represents. Can they put aside the troubles of the world and their own hangups to make a stand for love?



First edition published by Loose Id, March 2014. This edition has been revised, expanded and re-edited.


Book Review

For Will Cooper, of 'Where the World Ends' by Kade Boheme, coming to Gray's Harbor County feels like it's where the world ends. His world, as he knew it, before he came here, has definitely ended in conflict and confusion. He wants to make a new start, hoping to create a new world, a place to belong. Will is lost in more ways than one when he meets Colin Sharpe, Native American and counselor to the reservation youth and the only person who isn't hostile to him. In fact, Colin is quite attracted to Will and shows it, but very soon, obvious roadblocks appear and what seems like the end of the world for both of them may  actually be a new beginning.

Will is handsome, pleasant, and a decent guy. He is also emotionally wounded by his ex-lover and desperate to forget and move on. The last thing he needs is to become involved with someone, particularly when that person should be off limits, but the pull between him and Colin is too strong to ignore and his emotions soon get the best of him. Even though he's reluctant to enter into a secret relationship, he is lonely and wants to be with Colin. The last thing Will would ever do is deliberately hurt anyone, especially children. When Victor, Colin's father, tries to sue him, he's bewildered and angry even though Colin tries to reassure him that his father is always starting trouble like that and it will blow over. Will is caught up in a nightmare, trying to preserve his reputation, keep his job, and handle his feelings with Colin. Just when things seem straight, they all blow up again, leaving Will angry and broken-hearted. The only thing that saves him is his belief that Colin cares for him and would never deliberately hurt him.

Colin is a great guy with a whole hornet's nest in his life, mainly, Victor, his father who is very prejudiced against white people and always bitter and angry, ready to start a fight with the littlest amount of provocation. Colin came back to the reservation after college because he wanted to give back to his people. He didn't want to live on the reservation; he wants to separate himself, be far enough away to have some privacy and escape, at least for a while, his work and the conflict of tribal politics. He tolerated his father but didn't always agree with him. Things were always rocky when they were together. As deeply ingrained as his loyalties are, his attraction and desire to Will is even stronger. Will's influence, love, and passion, causes a change in Colin that he doesn't exactly know how to handle, but one he knows he can't live without.

This is my first story by Kade and I enjoyed it. Will and Colin are endearing, sexy, and passionate. Most of all I admired their strength of character and truly was pulling for them, even though their problems seemed unsurmountable. I loved Colin's mother. Her support for Colin and Will was amazing. Kade did an excellent job presenting his father, Victor as an unstable bigot, it felt a bit over the top, causing me to zone out every time he started ranting. The plot is an intriguing one and held my attention. I was quite invested in the story. I feel Kade has great potential as a writer and will only get better in time and I look forward to reading more of his work. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a love story between two strong, passionate men and a glimpse into life on a reservation. Thanks, Kade, for introducing Will and Colin to me.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 196 pages/60000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 24-May-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Where-World-Ends-Kade-Boehme-ebook/dp/B07D9CJBP4