In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.
But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.
It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.
Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.
Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?
Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter.
For fans of: Santino Hassel, Annabeth Albert, Casey McQuiston, Ella Frank, Kiera Andrews, Karen Stivali, Amy Jo Cousins, Kindle Alexander, Layla Reyne, Damon Suede, Amy Lane, Vi Keeland, Lauren Blakely, Sierra Simone, Jana Aston, Kendall Ryan, Alexa Riley, Jay Bell, Trina Solet, Reya Karl, Dawn Wilder, Eden Cole, SE Loveless, Van Barrett, JM Synder, Max Rose, Quinn Michaels, Elle Keaton, H G Ellis, Jane Asherwood, Elle Kennedy, Megan Erickson, Lucy Lennox, Amy Lane, Leta Blake, Roan Parrish, Annabeth Albert, Ella Frank, TJ Klune, Riley Hart, NR Walker, Devon Mccormick, Eden Finley, Sloane Kennedy, Felice Stevens, Avon Gale, Alexis Hall, Heidi Cullinan, KJ Charles, Josh Lanyon, Cat Sebastian, Megan Erickson, Keira Andrews, Eli Easton, N.R. Walker, RJ Scott, Christina Lee, Lucy Lennox, A. E. Via, Devon McCormack, Brooke Blaine, Jay Northcote, Ruthie Luhnow, Sloane Kennedy, Alexa Land, Annabeth Albert, V.L. Locey.
Keywords: new adult, college romance, escape a cult, religious intolerance, MM romance, Ivy League, male/male romance, LGBTQ romance, gay romance, coming out, male male, gay, queer romance, LGBTQ romance, MM romance, cult members, religious freedom, Massachusetts, Wyoming.
Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances such as The Year We Fell Down, Bittersweet, and Him & Us with Elle Kennedy. Her best known series are The Ivy Years and True North.