Title: Who We Are
Author: Nicola Haken
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 9, 2017
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Since putting his life on hold ten years ago, Oliver Clayton doesn’t know who he is anymore. To his clients at the hair salon, he’s the sassy and confident stylist. To the crowds who come to watch his drag act at the club, he’s the fierce and fabulous Miss Tique. He’s popular. Talented. Out, proud, and self-assured.
He’s also a good actor.
Sebastian Day is content with life’s easy, if not a little monotonous, routine. After several failed relationships, he likes the simplicity of being alone in his truck at his job as a heavy goods driver, spending the weekends with his teenage son, and putting the world to rights with his cat, Marv. He’s not lonely. He isn’t hiding.
At least…he doesn’t think he is until he meets the mesmerizing stranger with the red hair and purple lips.
Can Oliver and Sebastian help each other embrace who they are? Or will a cruel twist of fate end their journey before it’s even begun?
(M/M Romance. Not recommended for readers under 18 years of age due to language and sexual content.)
Who We Are by Nicola Haken
Personally the sign of a good book, for me, is if I’m still thinking about it hours after I’ve finished it.
I absolutely loved this.I loved the happiness, the sadness, the hopes and struggles these amazing characters went through.
I’ve read Broken by this Author so I thought it wouldn’t be all sunshine and roses and it wasn’t but what it is, is a truly emotional love story.
Oliver has put his life on hold for 10 years….
…Concentrating on bringing up his younger half brother after their mother died.He struggles emotionally and financially, all he wants is to be a good parent to Ty.He works as a hair stylist by day and a drag act at night as the wonderfully flamboyant Miss Tique.He loves his makeup and heels and puts on a good act to the outside world.
Seb is a truck driver, one of the good guys.
He shares custody of his 15-year son with his ex who he has a fantastic relationship with.In fact, he’s got a lot of love and support from all his family.But things haven’t been easy for him.He’s bi and this is the first book I’ve read where I came to fully understand that being bi isn’t easy. The Author perfectly portrayed the struggles he went through as he and others came to terms with his sexuality.
Oliver and Seb story is beautiful.
It’s far from perfect but they face what life throws at them together.
” Are you flirting with me?”
” Is it working?”
” Maybe “
I’m not going into the story in any detail.I would advise going into this one relatively blind to get the most out of their story…trust me.
Some fascinating secondary characters who all played their part here.
You’ll need the tissues here but don’t worry, although there are sad tears there are truly happy tears as well.
A huge plus for me is that it’s set in the North of England (near me ) and I love that the Author kept it British from the banter to local shop names and the food….who doesn’t like beans on toast?…..that really is a British thing!
This is a beautiful story that I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend.