Faith & Fidelity ePUB ñ Faith & MOBI

Faith & Fidelity ➶ Faith & Fidelity Free ➬ Author Tere Michaels – Thomashillier.co.uk New York City Vice Detective Evan Cerelli has lost his wife, the only person he ever loved and slept with He s trying to get on with his life, build a life for his children Former Homicide Detective M New York City Vice Detective Evan Cerelli has lost his wife, the only person he ever loved and slept with He s trying to get on with his life, build a life for his children Former Homicide Faith & MOBI :↠ Detective Matt Haight is a ladies man, all sex no commitment He s depressed, having a midlife crisis, and not sure where his life is headedThe two find friendship in the bottom of a shared bottle When the friendship turns to love, it shakes two straight men to the core and flips their lives inside out Kids, families, careers that are not gay friendly can all the love in the world overcome the obstacles to faith and fidelity.


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  1. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Woah Price drop to 0.99 at most places today 1 22 15 3.5 stars Tere Michaels, I have one question for you Where Is My view spoiler butt sex Come on I missed it so I need some penetration and SOON, lady Give me the goods hide spoiler This book is extremely hyped by my Goodreads friends I think for many readers, it is one of their intro books into the genre of M M romance and I can see why that is It is angsty yet easy to relate to, and it feels very realistic I think th Woah Price drop to 0.99 at most places today 1 22 15 3.5 stars Tere Michaels, I have one question for you Where Is My view spoiler butt sex Come on I missed it so I need some penetration and SOON, lady Give me the goods hide spoiler This book is extremely hyped by my Goodreads friends I think for many readers, it is one of their intro books into the genre of M M romance and I can see why that is It is angsty yet easy to relate to, and it feels very realistic I think that the emotions that Evan goes through ring very true His concerns as a father well, those really hit home for me This book has a nice, honest quality that I enjoyed Evan and Matt also make a very lovely couple and I found myself rooting hard for them My main gripe, other than that listed in my above spoiler, is the constant POV changes Good god, I counted 6 6 points of view in this book That is 4 too many for my taste I found it to bethan a little distracting If the book was stylistically just a little different, it would have been a home run As it stands, it ranks somewhere between liked and really liked for me I have the next two in the series already loaded on my Kindle, but they are pushed down a bit as lower priority reads for me right now Still a worthwhile read but not quite what I was expecting Perhaps it is partially my fault for expecting it to be completely epic


  2. Buggy Buggy says:

    Opening LineMatt Haight sat in his car, watching the entrance of the Stag Bar with butterflies in his stomach I don t even know how to put into words how much I loved this story and I m having trouble writing a review that will do it any form of justice I can tell you that author Tere Michaels has so hooked me with her unforgettable characters, heart wrenching love story and poignant writing that I m now looking into spending several hundred dollars on an e reader just so I can find out what Opening LineMatt Haight sat in his car, watching the entrance of the Stag Bar with butterflies in his stomach I don t even know how to put into words how much I loved this story and I m having trouble writing a review that will do it any form of justice I can tell you that author Tere Michaels has so hooked me with her unforgettable characters, heart wrenching love story and poignant writing that I m now looking into spending several hundred dollars on an e reader just so I can find out what happens next because for some reason the following two books aren t available in print form yet.I think what struck me most about FAITH AND FIDELITY was the fact that this is about two men is completely incidental to the story This is so muchthan just a gay romance and truthfully all the same sex issue does here is add another degree of difficulty to Matt and Evan s already complicated struggle to find happiness This could be the story of any couple that s taken a few hard knocks from life then along with their skeletons managed to find their soul mate I should warn you that if you re looking for graphic and gratuitous sex scenes every second page with a cheesy plotline to carry them along you ll be disappointed What you will find however is an emotional journey between two men that never expected to find love with anyone much less another man This story is heart wrenching, beautiful, funny, compassionate, intimate, sad, realistic, tender and ultimately unputdownable Honestly one of the best romances I ve ever read.As you can guess this isn t a light hearted read however I was immediately drawn in, starting with the tragic death of Evan s high school sweetheart wife Sherri s the only person Evan s ever loved or slept with and with her gone he s now somehow got to find the strength to get up each day, continue with his job as a New York City Vice Detective and raise four children Within the first chapter we re also introduced to Matt a 40 something former homicide detective and ladies man who s having a minor mid life crisis of his own Lonely and depressed Matt quickly becomes the perfect non judgemental drinking buddy for Evan, each finding a form of solace in the others despair.Matt and Evan s relationship starts out as honest friendship Somewhere along the way though the lines begin to blur and a mutual physically attraction takes hold, shocking confusing and exciting both men There are some very sweet scenes here as each tries to deal with these new feelings of desire and learns how to be with another man, because as much as they want each other neither of them knows how to scratch the itch The sex scenes here are explosive and sexy without being explicit and I enjoyed their path to discovery On some level I could even relate because we ve all faced the exciting and unknown at one time or another.Before long Matt and Evan have fallen in love and must face the reality of what effect their relationship is going to have on children, friends and coworkers, however its Evan s still palpable grief that causes the most damage during this time and brings in a third party Damn if this part of the book didn t read like a suspense and brought me to tears as events moved forward, backed off and went forward again All with this white knuckled reader saying no, no, no, don t do it I just didn t foresee this happening.I also just have to mention how awesome all the secondary characters are here, adding realistic levels of depth to an already incredible story that I can t recommend enough Cheers I m off to buy my e reader


  3. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    This is another really shitty book review Tedious Oh, the angsty, angsty, angsty men But some good bits if you can tolerate that kind of thing Seriously That s all I wrote.Helpful, right You should probably flag this.


  4. Exina Exina says:

    2.5 starsWounded widower and depressed ex cop meet angst guaranteed Evan Cerelli had lost his wife in a car accident, and had been left alone with four children It s been a year, and he is still in deep grief, suffering in pain and misery, living only for his kids Matt Haight is a former cop, a casual sex no commitment type of guy But he is tired of the one night stands, depressed and lonely, and he hates his job.When Evan and Matt meet, they recognize something familiar in each other 2.5 starsWounded widower and depressed ex cop meet angst guaranteed Evan Cerelli had lost his wife in a car accident, and had been left alone with four children It s been a year, and he is still in deep grief, suffering in pain and misery, living only for his kids Matt Haight is a former cop, a casual sex no commitment type of guy But he is tired of the one night stands, depressed and lonely, and he hates his job.When Evan and Matt meet, they recognize something familiar in each other Over the din of conversation Evan caught Matt s eye and shrugged at his friends nonsense, smiled again He wasn t exactly sure why he was reaching out to this man maybe force of habit You see someone sitting that far down in the gutter, you lend him a hand. Matt Haight let the conversational buzz and beer settle into his bones it d been a long time since he d been drinking with anyone else around And Evan Cerelli well, there was something in his expression that Matt recognized Neither one of them was entirely comfortable here, but, in the same breath, where else were they supposed to be So Matt smiled back. They find unexpected acceptance and open up for each other The weekly meetings for a beer quickly turn into a deep friendship It was the highlight of his week, sitting in the near dark, just talking, listening, drinking They created a little cocoon of their misery, a safe haven in which to feel like a piece of garbage To be tired and bitter and a failure, with no apologies How exactly that moved to daily shoot the shit phone calls, he couldn t exactly say. And though both of them were heterosexual in all their lives, they start to have romantic and erotic feelings for each other He couldn t pinpoint when he d started noticing the little things, like the odd silver blue color of Evan s eyes, or the way he moved in control He tried not to spend too much time dwelling on any of it, because it posed a much larger question than Matt was willing to ponder Of course the not pondering didn t help the situation once the dreams began. The story is told from both of the main characters point of view and from a couple of , but later about that Evan is broken what happened to him is tragic, of course, and it is also very recent IMO BUT this time span is given, so let s get over it If the author made him capable of developing romantic feelings for someone else other than his wife, I think he is ready to move on Still, he behaves like he is not, and he still punishes himself for Sherri s death Evan sighed I would have made a fantastic martyr right Jesus would ve given you a medal himselfThen it turns out that it is all because that the other person is a man Evan s fear of possible homophobic reactions takes over, and he view spoiler ends things with Matt without telling him why He doesn t share his concerns and worries with him, the man he is allegedly in love with It scared the hell out of him, feeling this out of control With a man A man he craved and wanted with all his heart, and that was terrifying And maybe deep down he was afraid it was wrong Wrong for a man who had been married for seventeen years, wrong for a father What if the neighbors heard he was sleeping with Matt What if the children found out Shaking a little, Evan put his hands up to his head, as if to stop the tremors He couldn t even fathom their reactions They might be ridiculed, ostracized It terrified him And suddenly, a wave of panic swamped over him He saw spots explode in front of his eyes What if they rejected himhide spoiler Of course, everyone makes mistakes, and I really don t want to hold it against him, because it is the part of the plot but I didn t like Evan My rational self sympathized with him and felt for him, but the emotional one just couldn t connect and get to love him I liked to be in Matt s head He was surprisedby falling in love than the fact that it was for a man Of course, his desires for another man shocked him first, but the love issue was the bigger hit A few weeks ago he would have never imagined being in this state, being aroused and emotional and so go ahead Matty, he thought wildly, admit it So fucking in love he could barely function The words were still frightening but their power has lessened Every time he confirmed and confessed his love for Evan, the rightness of it was reinforced. I was pretty okay with the plot up until about 88% But from that from view spoiler Miranda s arrest hide spoiler the story turns into a cheap melodrama And what pisses me off the most is that after all the angst we don t even get a proper ending It s rushed, gappy, and told rather than shown view spoiler Evan doesn t man up and calls Matt, no I was wondering if Miranda wasn t arrested, when would these two meet and make things right I really don t understand why one of the kids assistance needed to get them together hide spoiler We have two adults here, don t we view spoiler Though Evan makes a lame apology, they don t really talk things through hide spoiler The reunion is awkward and tentative, and far from satisfying Where are the beautiful words, redemption, sweet absolution, the reassurance of their love for each other, and most importantly, the hot make up sex And view spoiler what happened to all of Evan s concerns suddenly He simply talks to his boss and to his kids, and is that all resolved Oh, and he makes Matt wait for another week when he finally lets him know that he deigns to let Matt in their life because everyone else is okay with that. WTF hide spoiler Random other problems Jumping quickly changing too many unnecessary viewpoints Too much melodrama view spoiler Evan s evil stepfather Evan is shot Miranda s arrest Elena or Helena s lost love hide spoiler A longer time span would have beenbelievable Lots of things are told rather than shown The non communication was pissing me off at the end The ending altogether was pissing me off The sex scenes were lukewarm and awkward there wasn t even REAL sex It was not all bad though, there were some great moments see my quotes , but I don t think I will continue this series for now Maybe later I ll give the second book a try.My favorite quotes


  5. DarienMoya DarienMoya says:

    August 2019Audio 3 Pants OffNot the narrator I would have picked for this amazing book, but not a horrible job Matt and Evan are one of my fave couples out there and their story means so much to me, so not even mediocre narration could diminish how much I love this story Always and forever 5 s BLOODY AWESOMENESS What can I say about this book, it has everything I love about M M lovin Guys with no previous experience about August 2019Audio 3 Pants OffNot the narrator I would have picked for this amazing book, but not a horrible job Matt and Evan are one of my fave couples out there and their story means so much to me, so not even mediocre narration could diminish how much I love this story Always and forever 5 s BLOODY AWESOMENESS What can I say about this book, it has everything I love about M M lovin Guys with no previous experience about all that is man love, real men no wet behind the ears young boys, plus it has heart and leaves you with a tear in your eye, then makes you smile because its that bloody good.THE RUNDOWN Evan just lost his wife and he is feeling the pain The book begins with him getting ready for the funeral and its so heartbreaking instantly leads you to tear up His pain and anguish is so real you instantly want good things for him. What then follows is Evan s descent into depression and the fake smile he has permanently glued to his face What does one do when they have literally lost the live of their lives and you have four kids to raise all by your lonesome His friends are treating him like glass and he just wants the pain to end What he never expected is his saviour to come in the form of Matt Haight Matt has known his fair share of pain, and he is like the lone man always from the outside looking in A frienship sparks new ideas and it also starts to heal.EVAN He is just so believable in his pain, he was a loving husband and a so so father Now with his wife gone he just feels like a failure, and he blames himself for her death As a cop he knows about protection and he failed the one person he swore before god and man to protect Evan is like an eggshell he is one crack away from spilling his yolk Life has no meaning and the ache in his heart is eating at him slowly.MATT Is the epidemy of lonely, he gets his kicks from one night stands and putting himself in the category of a ladies man Ostracized from the police force because he nailed some crooked cops, he leaves and moves on to personal security.All this changes when a frienship leads him to some truths about himself and he realizes how very alone he has been.PLOT Its very simple in all its complexity, two men with no previous desire for men start falling in love Let me tell you its no easy road, Evan has a whole lot to overcome such as telling his children, and coming to terms with the fact, that he might be happy without his wife It s an emotional rollercoaster for both men, where one is willing to put his all, and the other is scared of losing everything.FEELINGS Loved it, so sweet and genuine It s a slow moving grind that makes it so authentic Evan has real issues that makes the story line all that better Matt is bloody awesome and sexy, the things he says just blows my mind Evan is sweet, almost childish in his discovery of a new love Together they are explosive, I had a girl boner through the entire book There is no actual sex in the book, but the foreplay is all sex on the beach, and lust like teenage necking, a new discovery in feelings and a feirce passion So good y all, Evan and Matt don t disappoint


  6. Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* Rosalinda *KRASNORADA* says:

    FOUR SWEET STARS This sweet and romantic book tells us the story of Evan Evan lost his wife a year ago and was left with his four kids He is still missing her every single day of his life and he doesn t want to meet anyone.You grieve with every fiber of your being when the thing you love most is ripped out of your lifeEvan s colleagues, Helena Vic, try to keep him busy, they want him to have a normal life so he goes out with them one night and he meets Matt Matt is an ex cop and he is kin FOUR SWEET STARS This sweet and romantic book tells us the story of Evan Evan lost his wife a year ago and was left with his four kids He is still missing her every single day of his life and he doesn t want to meet anyone.You grieve with every fiber of your being when the thing you love most is ripped out of your lifeEvan s colleagues, Helena Vic, try to keep him busy, they want him to have a normal life so he goes out with them one night and he meets Matt Matt is an ex cop and he is kinda lonely He doesn t have many friends so when he meets Evan he realizes they can have fun together nope, not that what you are thinking They are both straight or at least they think they are.But Matt can t stop thinking about Evan when they are not together even if he doesn t know what that means.Pretended that he wasn t thinking of Evan when his hand finished the job his dream had startedMatt meets Evan family and he falls in love with all his kids and the kids love him back They have fun together but Matt seriously can t hide his feelings any So the inevitable happens and they kiss.Evan doesn t want to hide what they have but is not easy for him He feels bad for his kids, his colleagues, his neighbours, everyone But first of all he needs to know what he really feels for Matt I want something I can t have that you want to give me I think MaybeThings getintense between them and Matt doesn t know how to handle the situation, he wanted ALL with Evan but he didn t want to scare him There s no way I m sleeping anytime soon with the feeling of him on my skin and, woo boy, in my mouth I ve never been so fucking scared in my whole entire life This is a man and I want him and I think maybe I lo Nope, not going there, and oh shit, what the hell am I supposed to do nowSex scenes were not very explicit, they were VERY HOT but not what I am used to read Anyway, I think this book wasabout accepting the homosexuality in your life and it was very good.They learned to love each other, to cope with life loving each other It was not easy but boy, it was worth it.They were funny yet hot together and Evan s kids were adorable.I think this is a great M M book for beginners and I would recommend it to everyone Don t give us someone else to love if they re going to leave.BR with my LOVELY Stella


  7. Mo Mo says:

    This was a heartbreakingly beautiful love story I could feel the anguish of Evan throughout the whole story, the guilt, the guilt, the guilt But seriously, how could something so beautiful be so wrong Evan loses his wife he is straight, he has four great kids, some fairly shitty in laws but hey, I suppose I should give them a bit of slack as they did also lose their daughter He meets Matt, sweet, sweet Matt, who is also straight. or so they think They strike up a great friendship an This was a heartbreakingly beautiful love story I could feel the anguish of Evan throughout the whole story, the guilt, the guilt, the guilt But seriously, how could something so beautiful be so wrong Evan loses his wife he is straight, he has four great kids, some fairly shitty in laws but hey, I suppose I should give them a bit of slack as they did also lose their daughter He meets Matt, sweet, sweet Matt, who is also straight. or so they think They strike up a great friendship and then their feelings becomeclouded as they begin to have sexual feelings for each other It was a very well written story I don t often read too many M M books as sometimes they are a little too graphic for lil ol me but this was beautifully written and all I could feel was the love and devotion between these 2 guys It finishes sort of at the beginning of their proper relationship and it will be interesting to see how it all pans out Thought the secondary characters were great also, Evan s work partner, Helena hope she gets her HEA and Vic, his boss A truly wonderful, tender love story


  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    After hanging around on my TBR list for quite some timethis one finally got read PI liked the premise of the story, though I was a bit worried about the whole dead spouse thing Now as much as I enjoyed this one, there were also a lot of things I didn t The POV for one I was so confused as to who s pov I was reading at the time They just kept jumping back and forth like a flash and whenpov s were introduced it got, it got even worse It was a bit messy, to be honest.Evan wasn t After hanging around on my TBR list for quite some timethis one finally got read PI liked the premise of the story, though I was a bit worried about the whole dead spouse thing Now as much as I enjoyed this one, there were also a lot of things I didn t The POV for one I was so confused as to who s pov I was reading at the time They just kept jumping back and forth like a flash and whenpov s were introduced it got, it got even worse It was a bit messy, to be honest.Evan wasn t my most favorite person and even though I loved Matt, I hated the fact that he jumped into the first available pants he saw when things got hard lol The fact that it was another guy made it that much worse for meI guess I will give the second book a go, though I have got to say that I am not all that interested in reading James story It not that I didn t like the dude, I am sure he is a cool guy, but the James in this book, kind of took me out of the story and I resent him a bit for that P So we will see Full review to comeat some point


  9. Erth Erth says:

    This novel is about two men who have each suffered a traumatic loss, Evan with the death of his wife and Matt with the loss of his career with the NYPD and the family that goes with that role When they meet they recognise that loss in each other and are drawn together Their friendship soon blossoms into love which they both acknowledge to each other However, whilst Matt is free to pursue the relationship without outside pressures, Evan worries about the impact on his four children, his coll This novel is about two men who have each suffered a traumatic loss, Evan with the death of his wife and Matt with the loss of his career with the NYPD and the family that goes with that role When they meet they recognise that loss in each other and are drawn together Their friendship soon blossoms into love which they both acknowledge to each other However, whilst Matt is free to pursue the relationship without outside pressures, Evan worries about the impact on his four children, his colleagues and his in laws and eventually pulls away leaving Matt devastated.The story starts off a bit slow but picks up and is great I did not like the ending It dropped off leaving lots of things hanging


  10. Lenore Lenore says:

    I m gonna be the odd one out Again Because even though most of my GR friends love this story, it was just meh for me So Evan and Matt They re both heteros At a certain point, they realise they are attracted to each other Then they realise they love each other OK I can buy that provided it s done well But I didn t buy it here Not really I got the emotional bonding part both men needed someone to lean onto, someone to count on They became good friends through their commiseration Fai I m gonna be the odd one out Again Because even though most of my GR friends love this story, it was just meh for me So Evan and Matt They re both heteros At a certain point, they realise they are attracted to each other Then they realise they love each other OK I can buy that provided it s done well But I didn t buy it here Not really I got the emotional bonding part both men needed someone to lean onto, someone to count on They became good friends through their commiseration Fair enough Friends is one thing Lovers though Errrr not so much The romantic part lacked depth it felt inadequate and rushed Where was the spark The built up Plus, I had so little info on Evan s romantic feelings I seriously thought he would blow Matt off Then I learned he reciprocated, but only because I was told I didn t feel it Also, maybe it was due to the prologue, or due to Evan s grief over his wife s death which was there throughout the book and often overshadowed his feelings for Matt , but it feltlike Evan s story than Evan and Matt s story.Then there was that other guy, James view spoiler I understand the author needed to pave the way for the next story in the series but, honestly, the whole scene with Matt and James sharing their stories of heartbreak in a bar, and then heading over to James hotel and having sex Again, if I weren t told the blowjob Matt shared with James meant nothing, that James and Matt were just in the process of becoming friends, I would expect them to ride off into the sunset and become each other s HEA Evan and Matt s ostensible feelings toward him be damned hide spoiler The writing was clumsy and there were some issues with the POV shifts Also, in my opinion, there were too many POVs in the story Matt and Evan s werethan enough I didn t feel I got anything substantial from Evan s little son s POV or that of Evan s partner, for instance There were also typos and grammatical errors, the formatting was poor, the punctuation all over the place I lost count of how many redundant ellipses there were yes, Kate, you were right , the use of spaced hyphens instead of em dashes grated on the nerves of my inner editor, the unnecessary extra line breaks confused me.I mentioned Evan s partner and remembered another issue Her name was Helena And his sister in law was called Elena Yep Helena and Elena I had to stop and think who was who sometimes when the context didn t help and it was irritating Very poor choice in names if you ask me.Overall, it was a decent story I ve read much worse but all the raving reviews had me going in with high expectations Sadly, they weren t met


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