Saving Silas

  • by SJ Himes
  • Narrated by Derrick McClain
  • 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Haunted by his years at war, Boston paramedic Gael Dominic spends his time saving other people's lives. An empty house, a single friend, and living at work, Gael is not content with his existence, but he's close. Gael was expecting his overnight shift on Thanksgiving to be the same as always - manic crowds, heart attacks...until catastrophe strikes, and Boston's streets run with blood.
On the run from an abusive and politically powerful father, Silas has been on the cold, mean streets of Boston for days, injured, hungry and alone. When he wakes up in the middle of a nightmare, he expects to die in the same alley he was calling home.
Brought together by tragedy, Silas and Gael can't resist their attraction. Gael may have saved Silas, but it's his alleyway angel who brings Gael back to life.
As Christmas approaches, Silas and Gael learn how to love, despite their pasts. And as Silas' past closes in, Gael learns the greatest gift he could ever give isn't something bought in a store, but freely given from the heart.
Warning: Mature content. Violence. Male/Male sexual contact.

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Most Helpful

Such a sweet story - great narration!

Gael (pronounced Guy – el) is an amazingly sappy and sweet soul who finds a broken and beaten, half-dead Silas in an alley and immediately falls under his spell. His normal hands-off approach to dating falls away as he can’t help but dive into the messy life that is Silas.

Silas has a lot of story for only being 19 years old. When he sees “G” he also immediately falls for the (much) older man.

There is a bit of drama with Silas’ family and a bit of worry about their ages, but really, the love story itself is almost completely without angst.

The sensual times are pretty smokin’ and the romance is ooey and gooey enough even for my sappy soul!

Audio

Derrick McClain does a tremendous job with this! I loved the accents he used – G’s partner has a mix of Irish and South Boston… awesome! Silas and Gael are both as I’d “picture” them in my head and as always he’s great with the emotion and pacing as well.

Highly Recommended

4.5 of 5 stars
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- Morgan A Skye

Just ok for me.

The vocal performer was ok…he had several distinguishable voices for the characters. He put emotion in the performance but at times the voice bothered me a bit.

Most of this book didn’t work for me. The story really needed to be a full novel to work…there was way too much going on. If it were to be expanded to a full novel, it could be incredible.

Here are my issues with the book:

Silas was forced to come out by someone who shouldn’t have outed him which caused major devastation. He was stuck in a family with a father who abused him emotionally and physically for YEARS. His mother was also abused and was basically his father’s puppet. Silas barely escaped alive and became homeless while nursing some pretty major injuries. And after all that, Silas is seemingly fine emotionally. We never experience his healing AT ALL. He’s just magically ok. Even teenagers aren’t that resilient and there would be some sort of backlash from that.

Gael suffers from PTSD and still has flashbacks to his days in the military which again go unresolved except Silas being the ‘cure’ for his issues. He has 1 friend and is completely closed off emotionally but 2 days with Silas and he’s all better now. With these severely damaged men, this story needs more healing. They just can’t get over everything they’ve gone through without it.

Faster than instant love…these two fell in love at first sight when Gael basically saved Silas’ life. The potential hero worship was glossed over. Silas is a TEENAGER while Gael is an adult with some major life experiences under his belt. Silas is also a virgin with very limited sexual experience and has sex with Gael almost immediately after going to stay with him (while injured I might add).

The big showdown with Silas’ dad is outrageous.

Again, I think this has the potential to be a really amazing story but it needs A LOT more meat to be complete.
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- Christina Wade

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2016
  • Publisher: Sheena Jolee Himes