With an independent, makeup-wearing, younger twink and a mature, protective, cardigan-wearing man, Hearts Afire is a steamy, slow-burn, age-gap, gay romance.
*This is the second book in the Forged in the City series.*
Hearts Afire is another great read in AD Ellis' Forged in the City series. The second book, it is easily read as a standalone.
This is a beautiful story of two men who find love when they aren't looking for it. They run in the same circles and can't stop thinking about each other.
Both men have plenty of baggage and a whole lot to overcome. Ty's trying to stay focused, not wanting any distractions. He's a young hair stylist who also works as an escort. His independence streak is large and may be his downfall. And then there's Vic, who's almost twenty years older. He's has been burnt by his ex, crushed by the betrayal, leaving him unable to risk his heart and body again.
The way these men come together, and the journeys they take, as individuals and as a couple, are riveting.
I love the author's writing style. Written in alternating first person pov, I was easily drawn into the minds of both men. The emotions are front and center; pain, hurt, fear.
Of course, the amazingly wonderful group of friends and family makes this whole series what it is, heartfelt and special. I can't help but to enjoy every moment spent with these men.
Hearts Afire is a great addition to this series. AD Ellis will delight with this low angst, sweet read.