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.
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5 Hot Paradise Stars
Wow! This book is amazing. I'm a huge fan of this author's work and I have to say Goodbye Paradise is probably now my favorite read from her. And one of my top reads of 2017. Goodbye Paradise is unique, heartbreaking, eye-opening and just hot, hot, hot!
You read or hear about those "cult" compounds in the news, but you never know much about them. And now I really wonder (and wouldn't be surprised) the craziness that could go on. Josh and Caleb were raised in the Paradise Compound and it's the only life they know. They were raised that everything in the outside world is a sin. And even more of sin would be the attraction that Josh has for his best friend, Caleb.
When Josh gets kicked out of the compound, he's left struggling alone in the real world. Alone with no money and no sense of reality of the real world. And his savior is Caleb, because he promised that whatever happens, Caleb will go to him and they will both runaway together.
When Josh and Caleb leave the compound, they are faced with reality of their next steps in life (where to go) and their growing feelings for each other. Josh has tried so hard to hid his "sinful" feelings towards Caleb, but growing up in the compound, he believed it was all wrong. That's until Caleb shows him differently.
Josh and Caleb end up finding a former friend, Maggie, who escaped from their compound years ago. Maggie and her husband owns a farm and has open their door to help Paradise kids get back on their feet after fleeing the cult.
Goodbye Paradise takes you through the Josh and Caleb's struggle of living in the "real" world and how to handle their love for each other. A fantastic read that is hot, hot, hot between these two!