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Broken Silence

Rock Bottom, Book 1
Lu par : Michael Pauley
Série : Rock Bottom, Volume 1
Durée : 8 h et 47 min
Catégories : Anglais - Romance

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Justin Molina has secrets. He’s served his time but remains a prisoner of his past, unable to forgive himself for failing his family when they needed him most. Justin’s grief is overwhelming, but he keeps silent and focuses on his goals. About to graduate college, he tries to keep his head above water - no matter how many times life keeps knocking him down. When he’s forced to register for a poetry writing class, Justin discovers putting words to his feelings might be exactly what his fractured heart needs to heal. Or is it the older professor with the bow ties and gentle smile who gives him a chance when no one else will?

Professor Foster Faraday Harding is a broken man. His divorce is final, and he’s reverted back to the safety of his books. Even his poetry no longer brings him joy; he’s sleepwalking through life. The raw emotion of Justin’s poetry awakens Foster to desires he thought long buried in the ashes of his marriage. When he discovers Justin is struggling financially, Foster offers him a solution that benefits both of them. Soon it’s Foster who’s struggling with emotions he can’t understand: Justin is his student. And a man. One crazy night years earlier doesn’t mean anything. Foster is straight. 

After months of denying the growing attraction between them, an unexpected kiss changes everything. Justin and Foster are no longer only professor and student - they’ve become lovers, but the strain of hiding their relationship increases with each passing day. Words have the power not only to hurt but to heal the greatest pain. If Foster and Justin listen to what their hearts are saying, they might break through their silence and live their own love poems - together.

©2019 Felice Stevens (P)2019 Felice Stevens

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  • Buscatlady
  • 30/08/2019

There is NO cliffhanger

After reading reviews, about 1/2 of the story, I was worried about this being a cliffhanger. I e-mailed the author. She gave me the name of the second book and told me this book ended as a complete book. After finishing the book, I have to agree. It is a sweet romance of 2 people who deserved love!

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  • MelRose@BlueRoseAudiobookReview
  • 16/06/2019

It moved me

I loved this audiobook very much. I see other reviewers couldn’t Finnish it, but for me I found even the poems inspirational. I was hooked from the start. The end felt rushed to me and yes it did end in a cliffhanger. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Marianne H.
  • 29/10/2019

Gah! My 'effin heart!

Story: Broken Silence, book 1 of the Rock Bottom series, is an mm romance story about a young man, Justin Molina, who, after serving a short time in prison for a petty crime, hasn't been able to forgive himself for not only failing himself, but his family too. He only has one year left of college and is keeping his emotions on lock and focuses on finishing school and being the first to graduate, only problem is, he needs to fulfill a humanities course in order to do this, and registering for a poetry-writing class seemed like the easiest step he needed to take in order to reach his goals and push through all the bad in his life. What he didn't expect was Professor Foster Faraday Harding; his poetry-writing professor and a broken man, piquing his interest and stirring up emotions inside him. Professor Harding, newly divorced, who lived the kind of life you read about in poetry, is now just a shell of a man, sleepwalking through his life, going about the motions. One day, he blindly asks his class to read their poetry assignment out loud and when Justin stands up to read his, Forester is not only impressed and blown away, but something about Justin's poetry awakens something he thought was long gone and buried in the ashes of his marriage. Soon after, Professor Harding discovers the financial struggle that Justin is in, he offers him a solution that benefits them both, ignoring the struggle he's currently having regarding his emotions towards Justin that he doesn't understand, because Forester is straight (that one night years ago doesn't mean anything). A low angst love story between two men, professor and student, who turn to each other after denying their growing attraction to one another, to share an unexpected kiss and possible future? Between Justin’s overwhelming grief and Forester's insecurities and broken heart, the strain of hiding their relationship increases with each passing day. Can their emotions for one another and the shared interest in writing poetry be enough for these two lost souls? You'll have to read to find out!

Performance: I will never, ever, get sick of Michael Pauley! Like I said before, I'll say it again, Michael Pauley can read me the obituary and I will still swoon! Gah! The way he narrated Justin and Forester was so perfect and so Michael..any way, as far as performance goes, Michael Pauley nails it and then some. He's spoiled me for a lot of narrators because you can tell when he gives voices to each of the characters and stays consistent, which I appreciate.

Overall: I have no more words except maybe; beautiful, raw, emotional, sexy, sweet, awe, angsty, hot and poetic, I'm beyond happy that I got Broken Silence because Felice Stevens knows how to pick em and when I say pick up, I mean pick em. Not only has she created two beautiful characters, she's managed to write a story about how our words have the power not only to hurt but to heal the greatest pain and Michael Pauley nails it! Five beautiful stars for Broken Silence. I can't wait to listen to Imitations of Life. Happy listening all!

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 20/09/2019

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Broken Silence: Rock Bottom, Book 1
By Felice Stevens
Narrated by Michael Pauley
8h 3m
Narrator score🎧 ; Michael did an amazing job ,as always. I loved and adored the voices he gave the characters.... and the little bit of drawl and accents he gave very lightly and in a very saddle way....

Level of steam🔥: the book wasn't the hottest book out there.... but the sex was very very reliable, and very real.... something that you don't get in a lot of books..... and I kind of loved it... the fear of penetration was very very real and very beautiful.... the want and the fear mingled incredibly....and it was all very very mature and complex.

Level of anxiety and sadness0😱😢: I would not call this book a sad one.... though it was more of a mundane story, about difficult life that we all live in the some manner.... it's a book about mistakes and acceptance and endurance....

The book itself📖: I was struggling to describe why I like this book.... because a lot of people would tell me that's not a lot happened in the story.... you don't have a scorching drama, or a very big reveal.... but somehow this book just worked! it was incredible and as my friend told me it was somehow a pure love story.... that was very real.... the fact that the sex Nd the relationship didn't happen as fast as could of been expected....was the key to the success of the story in my opinion.... and overall I just had to write a review about this book.... because, I didn't see a lot of books that are written in such a sure an apologetic and true manner. the book kept it's level of credibility and in my mind it was amazing.

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  • jen reilley
  • 19/08/2019

Perfect.

I loved Justin and Foster in this age gap student teacher trope. Two men deeply hurt and lost in life that fit together like perfect puzzle pieces

And Michael Pauley. Let me just say perfection. He made the chAracters come alive and as Foster gave me butterflies in my stomach

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 01/08/2019

Amazingly emotional!

This story had pull on my emotion and I loved every minute of it. I just love Justin and Foster. Both are just amazing characters that I love listening to. And Michael Pauley does another amazing job in bring these characters to life. I thought my emotion were everywhere reading this but listening to this story just pull so many emotions out of me. I love this story so much!

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  • H. Spanarella
  • 24/06/2019

Justin & Foster

This was a wonderful story that really pulled at my heartstrings. I knew this would be a must listen for me as the story contained some of my favorite themes and my favorite narrator. I love the Professor/student dynamic, first times and an age gap romance. I really fell for Justin and his big heart. He was such a wonderful son, always making sure his mom had what she needed. Foster had his own ghosts after his failed marriage and being crushed by his ex-wife and the self-doubts she brought to the surface. Foster saw through the ex-con facade that Justin tried to put up and fell for his heart through his poetry. I couldn’t imagine better matches for these two men as they truly brought out the best and saw what few others did in each other. This author never fails to pull me into the worlds she creates. Justin and Foster’s story was no exception. The slow burn of their romance was worth the wait and build up. Their story truly had all the feels and I loved it! I couldn’t recommend it more!