- Book Title: Twice the Hands to Hold
- Book Series: Twice the Hands to Hold #1
- Author: Louis Stevens
- Publisher: JMS Books LLC (April 26, 2015)
- Book Length: 280 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Erotic
- Reviewed by: Phetra
- Rating: 5 Star
- Posting Date: January 10, 2016
Where to start with this story. This is a gorgeous story. An emotional journey of two twin guys just starting their senior year in high school. A journey for a whole family to find themselves both as a family and individually. In Twice the Hand to Hold you meet Matt and Brian who are identical twins, who lost their parents in a car accident when they were six. Since then they have been living with with their uncle, Jake who took them in after their parents died; together they are a family.
Matt is the bubbly, positive thinking of the two brothers, he’s book smart, a journalist for the school paper; the one who believes in fairytales and that people are generally good. He’s not a flaky in any means of the word but he wants people to be happy, he wants to be happy.
Brian is the worrier, the thinker, the loaner, the jock, the quarterback. He is the darker twin, having to test limits and carries a lot of guilt from when his and Matt’s died. He loves his brother more than anything and is scare to death that life will come and change things so much that he will no longer be this special person in his brother’s life.
Jake is their uncle, the twins dead mother’s brother, who was only twenty-two when he got two six year old boys to raise. He gladly changed his life to fit theirs and take care of them. Jake is a strong but fair caregiver, with rules to be followed and expectations for Matt and Brian to reach. But he loves them more than anything.
This book has so many great twists and turns without being this drama fest. Both Matt and Brian has to go through hardships, both on their own and them together, that not only proves to others but mostly themselves how strong they really are. I have to say Brian is the one character I personally most connected too maybe because he’s of the darker side of things.
Louis Stevens has a way of writing that pulls you in right in the middle of each character’s life and his emotional turmoil that you feel as if you’re living it right alongside the characters. I can’t find anything I to complain about in this book, the characters were well developed, even the second characters like Oliver, Adam; Henry and Jimmy.
I could go into detail about what happens but I think the best way of experience each step in these character’s lives is by reading the book. Enjoy their journeys together and apart as their story enfold.
This is an author I highly recommend and this book makes me want to read more of this author. Well done Louis Stevens, you should be proud!
Twin brothers Brian and Matt Walker went to live with their mother’s brother after the death of their parents at an early age. Brian is still wracked with the guilt he carries around from a young age and sees the world through a distorted lens of self-loathing. When he meets a sexy and interested college-aged guy at the beginning of his senior year of high school, he may have finally found someone who can help him escape his mundane existence.
Matt has his life all planned out — he longs for a solid career in journalism after graduating college. But his tenuous hold on family life threatens his dreams of independence, as does the attentions of a closeted new transfer to their school.
Can Matt pull away enough from his family to come into his own? And will Brian finally get to grips with his past and allow his twin to chase his own happiness?
Louis was born and raised in South Africa, but is a true nomad at heart.