Review: GOODBYE PARADISE by Sarina Bowen @sarinabowen

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Review: GOODBYE PARADISE by Sarina Bowen @sarinabowenGoodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen
Series: Hello Goodbye #1
Published by: Rennie Road Books
on March 21, 2017
Genres: M/M Contemporary Romance
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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and 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.

GOODBYE PARADISE is by far, one of THE BEST MM romances I’ve ever read! There was just such a sweetness and an innocence to it all. So much so, that it will make your heart soar to the highest level possible. Caleb and Joshua’s story is a lovely and unique romance with a touch of the forbidden. I fell for these two instantly, and that love grew with every turn of the page. 

With a small connection with Sarina’s Truth North Series, GOODBYE PARADISE reminded me of the beautiful and true talent of Ms. Bowen’s work. The characters that she brings to life are EVERYTHING, and they will stick with me ALWAYS. This is a beautiful story about loyalty, friendship, and a blossoming love that can’t be denied. No matter the struggles and no matter the hardship, in the end, it’s love that will set all the doubts free. 

“I never could help loving you. It’s just the way that I’m wired.”

A breathtaking and unbelievably BEAUTIFUL romance that will touch your heart and soul, GOODBYE PARADISE was EVERYTHING I expected and SO MUCH MORE. I was moved beyond words, and I can’t wait for fans of MM Romance to get their hands on this one.

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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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