Monday, June 15, 2020

REVIEW TOUR - True Faith (The Young Americans Series, #2) by TL Bradford

Book Title: True Faith (The Young Americans Series, #2)
Author: TL Bradford
Publisher and Cover Artist: TL Bradford
Release Date: June 15, 2020
Genre/s: Contemporary M/M Romance
Trope/s: New Gay Relationship Issues, Lovers to Coupledom
Themes: Fame, Temptation, Internal/External personal struggles
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 116 863 words / 262 pages
It is the second story in the series.

Buy Links - Available on Kindle Unlimited
Temptation, by any measure, is a fickle beast.
And when you are given the world on a silver platter, it's downright wicked.

 If granted just one wish, what would you choose? Money? Fame? Power? Love? The world could be your oyster, if you were willing to take the chance. But choose wisely and prepare for the consequences. Everything has its price. Can you afford it? Be careful what you wish for. And remember, smiling faces tell lies… 

 **** Noah & Josh 
The entire world witnessed their fight for love. Obstacles were beaten and won. They were living their best lives. Wait? Is that all? Is that the end? Seriously, did you really think it would be that easy? Oh, hell no. Their story is just beginning.

Josh and Noah are navigating the twists and turns of their newly public relationship…to varying degrees of success. When they are lured into the trappings of Hollywood's influence, they end up on the rollercoaster ride of their lives. Strap on your seatbelt and get ready for a bumpy ride. You will need to hold on tight.

Temptation, by any measure, is a fickle beast. And when you are given the world on a silver platter, it's downright wicked. Truth, lies, fame, fortune. All bonds will be tested. Will the binds that ground them finally break? 

True Faith is a full-length, slow-burn love story. It contains a cast of fully-developed characters that encounter romance, heartache, laughter, and life lessons. It contains adult language, mature themes, and is best enjoyed by those over the age of 18.   

My Rating - 4.5 Stars!

True Faith, the second book in The Young Americans series, picks up where Just Like Heaven leaves off.

I adore Josh and Noah in the first book. Now they are dealing with long distance, other's criticisms, and Josh trying to deal with his independence. Their current journey is one bump after another. It isn't an easy read, as it's full of conflict and emotional distance. The angst seriously hurt my heart at times.  

The author delves into the world of Hollywood and fame. Partying, drugs, backstabbing and selfishness are all well addressed. The author definitely does a great job illustrating this downside of fame.

They have problems with friends and too many bad influences. Their problems abound leading to confusion and tension. It is one hell of an emotional read. Seriously, it is gut wrenching and I love it.
I do enjoy the author's writing style in general, but it definitely has it's fair share of too many "says" and "say." That is a personal pet peeve on mine that drives me crazy. 

Overall, True Faith is a fabulous read. If you hate established couples struggling to stay together though, avoid this one. The majority of the story is painful to read. In the end, TL Bradford impresses in this story of self growth and love. 


T.L. always hated math, so it was a good thing she had a way with words. Since she was a shy and quirky kid; words were her best friends. She would imagine entire worlds in her head and talk to herself endlessly. Her mother wondered if she was speaking with ghosts for a while.
Her older sister was a voracious reader of trashy romance novels and would pass them down to her after she had finished them. T.L. was the only 10-year-old kid sitting in class reading "The Stud" by Jackie Collins during reading time. Oddly enough, she never got called out on it.
As she grew older, her tastes evolved, but one thing held fast; her undying attachment to love stories. One day out of the blue, she decided to write the love stories she always wanted to read instead of searching for her story. Since then, writing has been a dream fulfilled for her and she could not be happier.
She enjoys writing about love, regardless of gender and is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community.
T.L. calls the Pacific Northwest her home and enjoys the quiet rural life of her little oceanside home with her playful/crazy husband and their giant dog Noah.
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