Christian is the youngest of four brothers and quietly hiding in the closet. Keeping his Homosexuality from his family. Christian like so many of us, never knowing how your family will react when finding out, it can be a truly terrifying time in a gay man’s life.
I was critically anticipating how the story would unfold, let me set that comment up. Christian has been in love with his straight best friend Shea for many years. Christian is tormented by his love for his best friend knowing that the feelings could never be reciprocated. He finally makes the decision to confront Shea and let him know how he is feeling. He confronts Shea letting him know that he wouldn’t be able to stay friends with him, the hurt ran to deep. Shea makes a decision that he would become Christian’s boyfriend and let’s Christian know his intentions by kissing him.
This is book 4 in the series and I wouldn’t really call it a stand-alone I was bombarded by characters and stories from the previous 3 books that I didn’t understand. I do have to give the Author a lot of credit for giving me some explanation for each of these instances. The only thing that I really couldn’t grasp was the deep connection between Christian and Shea, and how it came to be that Shea could all of a sudden be gay for his best friend. Don’t think that I didn’t enjoy the story though, I really really enjoyed reading this book. I felt a connection to all of the Brothers, they are really a great group of guys, the type of brothers that anyone would be lucky to have.
As the story progressed I sort of forgot that Shea was “straight” and he was only gay for Christian. The author gave us a fun storyline, filled with some angst and near death experiences. When Christian and Shea became a Family it was a very emotional part of the story. My recommendation would be, start with Book 1 and get to know all of the characters more intimately.
Book Description Nothing scared Christian Beck more than his brothers finding out that he was gay. How could he ever tell his three big, buff, women-loving brothers that he was into dudes? What if they thought it was disgusting? What if they disowned him? He loved his brothers so much and couldn’t bear to lose them.
His only problem? He was in love with his best friend, who was now his boyfriend. He wanted to spend the rest of his life with this man. He hated having to hide their relationship, but what choice did he have? It was either hide his relationship or risk lose his family.
Shea Dempsey’s life has been turned upside down and inside out. First, his parents and sister were killed a couple years back, leaving him without any blood relatives. Now, the one person who he considered his only family told him that he was in love with him. The only issue? It was his best friend Christian, who’s gay. So when Christian told him that they could no longer be friends, Shea made a decision that would forever change him. He decided to become Christian’s boyfriend, because honestly, he would do anything to keep his best friend, even if that meant switching teams.
As their relationship became more involved, Shea realized that he really enjoyed being with men…okay, maybe not all men, but definitely Christian. But he didn’t want to hide what they had together. The only problem was that Christian would not budge on the subject and refused to tell his family about them. Shea didn’t know how long he could live in secret. Will their years of friendship and love for each other be enough? Or will the ultimatum that Shea gives Christian end everything for good?
Christian (The Beck Brothers #4) was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by GGR-Review