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Coming Out

Written by: Lila Rose
Narrated by: Paul Casteri
Series: Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter, Book 4.5
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

Living a lie, Matthew 'Mattie' Alexander is exhausted. It's not easy to keep up the pretense, the deceit, but it's safer. Coming out to a world that so easily hates takes a courage he's yet to find, so he pretends - pretends to be into women - pretends to love being a part of the university's football team. It keeps him safe, hidden. Until he meets Julian.

From the moment they first meet, Mattie knows life is about to change. He's yet to determine if it is for the better or worse. Living life through laughter, Julian is lonely. Without the jokes, the humor, he would be living on the edge of depression. Succumbing to his controlling father's demands, Julian finds no joy in the path laid out before him. Until he meets Mattie.

As soon as they cross paths, Mattie has the power to drive Julian's man parts crazy with lust. But can lust be enough to help Mattie out of the closet and guide Julian into a happier place? Limits will be pushed. Rules will be broken. But it's only together that they will have the strength to overpower fear, fear of themselves, and fear of others. Just how far are they willing to go in the aim of coming out?

©2015 Lila Rose (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Keith G
  • 2018-03-23

The Cover Illustration Is Better Than The Story

Skip it. Although it doesn't mean to, unsophisticated writing comes really close to normalizing physical violence in the form of criminal assault and battery.There are good attributes of this story, but they are few and far between. It's jarring to hear explicit writing done in such a juvenile way. Yuck!

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  • FauxFarmer
  • 2019-02-05

Cringe-y, sophomoric twaddle.

So totally over-the-top stereotypical, eye roll inducing, sophomoric cardboard drama, where completely unbelievable plot movers, including, but not limited to, over the top bigoted sports dudes, ridiculous villainous violent parental figure, overly macho hero 'violence fixes violence' and finally over the top, flowery HEA, complete with - gasp - marriage proposal and baby surrogacy, combine to create the saccharin confection of cringe-y simple minded, for woman, by women M/M fiction. Utter twaddle... but the sex scenes were acceptable.

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2018-01-02

Mattie & Julian’s love story

The author has written the back story for Matthew & Julian, who have been featured all along in the series. It is a romance with a HEA, but with MM, not the usual MF.
Evans & Casteri handle the narration well with an Aussie accent.

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  • BarbaraY
  • 2017-10-24

Better than Reading it <3

Im not one to go out & purposely buy a M/M book , i have done in Series that i love as its part of the series .. but Lila Rose did a Fantastic job on writing this book , i had already loved Julian & his Histerical ways but even more so after this book was written , Julian was Mattys firsts in all ways which was sweet but its just the way the whole book is written .. you laughed, cried , was thinking wholely christ at some parts , WThells ... Just loved this book & it was Awesome to Listen to it the second time round . <3 :-) Its a must have . Hope Lila puts more of her books to Audio .. Ill certainly Buy .

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  • Jeff
  • 2020-04-02

An end and a beginning

This is my first book by Lila and overall the story kept me wanting to continue to the next chapter. While the storyline itself took its interesting course the premise of coming out always stayed true right through the end. Mattie, Julian, and the story while fictional did make me reflect on life’s lessons, the reality of a harsh childhood, a confused and scared adolescence, and an often tormented adulthood. The dichotomy between the two sets of parents was profound, highlighting the need for love and tolerance. In the end however, love, understanding, and embracing ones own life prevailed. Mattie overcame his own barriers to happiness and so did Julian.

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  • Ashley m
  • 2019-12-25

sweet and okay story



ReviewThis was an enjoyable read. There were sweet, steamy and heartbreaking moments. Julien had a hard time being who he was in front of his family but he had a hard time staying away from Matty who was a 19 year jock in the closet. My heart broke for Julien at times and everything he went through with his awful family. Julien will do whatever it takes to keep his cousin from experiencing the same fate he did by being sent to their grandfather and things get worse with his dad before they get better and Matty is there for him every step of the way. This was an okay story but there were a few unrealistic things and some over the top cheesy moments. I didn't understand why a grown guy in his 30 was still living on his own was letting his father still beat on him and try and control his life.The narrator did a really good job portraying all these emotions even though his tone didn't change much between characters and all the characters pretty much sounded the same. I enjoyed the adorable and sweet relationship between Julien and Matty. 

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  • Ms. Dee
  • 2019-12-10

Loved it!!

I loved it just like the rest of the series. The series has a mix of drama, realism and boy does it make me laugh. I am purchasing each book in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-11-17

great story

I started this series with black out and fell in love with julien immediately. so was excited to read this book. it don't disappoint. it was both heart wrenching and heart warming. best book of the series in my opinion

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  • Michelle
  • 2019-11-14

No. Just No.

The narrator put inflection where it didn’t belong .. went flat where emotion was needed. Which could be tolerated if the writing wasn’t just sooooo - unbelievable . It’s just that she created characters that are/were just such extremes with no plausible reason why ! I just couldn’t . UGH

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  • Just Browsing
  • 2019-10-01

dnf

Ok I just couldn't finish this. A 36yo man who allows his parents free run on his life, including physical abuse, is just ridiculous.