Book Review: Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowen

Book Review: Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowenGoodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen
Series: Hello Goodbye #1
on March 21, 2017
Genres: M/M, Romance
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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh & Caleb called it home.

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. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

I love Sarina Bowen’s story telling. This book was so hard to put to down when real life called. I read it into the late-night hours.

Josh and Caleb’s struggle with life was heartbreaking, loving and sweet. This is just the story I love to read. One where they are struggling to find themselves and their place in the world as a couple. It is so well written. The tender moments will have you swooning, the hot ones fanning yourself. These two share a love that you can only hope to find yourself. This story will stay with me for a long time. I can’t stop thinking of these characters, hoping for more. I loved the story of where they came from and how they overcame the life they were dealt. I highly recommend this one for all readers.


About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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