Vespertine, Leta Blake & Indra Vaughn
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Gay Romance
Tags: Priest, Rock Star, Addiction – Drugs, Love. Hurt/Comfort, Slow Burn
Length: 418 Pages
Purchase At: amazon
Can a priest and a rock star obey love’s call?
Seventeen years ago, Jasper Hendricks and Nicholas Blumfeld’s childhood friendship turned into a secret, blissful love affair. They spent several idyllic months together until Jasper’s calling to the Catholic priesthood became impossible to ignore. Left floundering, Nicky followed his own trajectory into rock stardom, but he never stopped looking back.
Today, Jasper pushes boundaries as an out, gay priest, working hard to help vulnerable LGBTQ youth. He’s determined to bring change to the church and the world. Respected, admired, and settled in his skin, Jasper has long ignored his loneliness.
As Nico Blue, guitarist and songwriter for the band Vespertine, Nicky owns the hearts of millions. He and his bandmates have toured the world, lighting their fans on fire with their music. Numbed by drugs and fueled by simmering anger, Nicky feels completely alone. When Vespertine is forced to get sober, Nicky returns home to where it all started.
Jasper and Nicky’s careers have ruled their lives since they parted as teens. When they come face to face again, they must choose between the past’s lingering ghosts or the promise of a new future.
Never taste of the fruit
You never thought to question why…
Karen June 2, 2020 at 2:10 am
Oh yeah, I’m going to Hell. I have plans to meet people once I arrive 😀
I do enjoy a book with a religious component or theme, The love story is the overarching story but the religion is there and these two writers write really well together. They have sympathetic styles.
Audiobook Review: Vespertine, Leta Blake & Indra Vaughn – On Top Down Under Book Reviews March 22, 2021 at 2:54 am
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I always shy away from books about religion in any way, shape, or form. I also try to run away from all books with the ‘big misunderstanding’. However, this looks like an interesting story. Love your review, Karen.