It has been a year since I escaped my three years of hell. Twelve months, and yet I felt just as broken as I had all those months ago. I had a job now, a home and people who cared about me, and yet I was all alone in this darkness that surrounded me. My past haunted me day and night and there was no one who could protect me from it.
Until I met Scott.
Losing every person I loved one after the other made me realise just how much loving someone could hurt. Without even realising, I made a decision to never love another person again, lest I lost them too. For years, my life revolved around studying and then working and the only person I was close to was my best friend, who wouldn't leave me alone, no matter what I tried. I was content to stay alone.
Until I met Luke.
𝘈 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵. 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭? 𝘖𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳?
(Finding You is a hurt/comfort gay romance full of angst, sweet cuddles and a three-legged kitten you can't help but fall in love with. Finding You is the first book in the Voice Out series, but it can be read as a standalone and has a definite HEA.)
Trigger Warnings: Mention of past abuse, brief description of past physical and sexual abuse, incident of self-harm.