The past never stays buried forever.
John Faimu is an Australian-Samoan police officer who deals with hurt kids every day. He loves what he does, but he’s tired of the grind of shift work, and of trying to find a balance between his job, his family, and the young man who straddles the increasingly blurry line between both.
Caleb Fletcher was the teenager John saved from a cult eight long years ago, and he’s now the young man John wants in ways that neither of them should risk.
Eight years after his rescue, Caleb is still struggling with PTSD and self-harm. John has always been his rock, but now Caleb wants more. Can he convince John to cross a line and love him the way they both crave? And when the monsters from Caleb’s past come back seeking to silence him for good, will John’s love be enough to save him?
The Parable of the Mustard Seed is an mm gay romance featuring hurt/comfort, first times, found family, and angst with a happy ending.
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Wow…this was way heavier then I figured it would be. After reading the blurb, I figured there would be some hurt/comfort and so a bit of pain and maybe even a rolling tear, but boy did I miscalculate the angst…
That said, I devoured this book from start to finish.
Even though we are dealing with worldwide sorrow, this book was exactly what I needed. I have been trying to down myself in angst-free happy books and they just weren’t doing the trick. This one though…this one made me forget about my own fears for a minute.
Caleb’s story was at times extremely hard to read. Slowly we are being told the full story of what happened to him and it was horrifying.
Thankfully there was also a lot of love in this book and some really wonderful characters.
I fell deeply in love with Caleb and John (especially John) and their wonderful families. This story was what I needed right now… A story about courage and love, family and survival…
This book is chock full of triggers, so please beware. But if you are a hurt/comfort fan and you can stand those and the angst, I highly recommend you give this one a go.
Meet the Author
Lisa likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.
Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.
Lisa has been published since 2012, and was a LAMBDA finalist for her quirky, awkward coming-of-age romance Adulting 101, and a Rainbow Awards finalist for 2019’s Anhaga.