, skip-next, 2019, 2019, Romance


As a child, I trusted no one.
Then I found my best friends.
They gave me a family and saved me from a life of abuse that still has me messed up.

Then one of those best friends captured my heart.
Lincoln, tough yet tender, a walking contradiction.
He loves me too—flaws and all.
He’s the most patient man on the earth and understands my PTSD.

What he doesn’t understand is why our being intimate makes me feel “dirty”.
He’s not one of the men who abused me and he’d never hurt me. I know this. I believe it.
Still, the “dirty” creeps in even though I know what we do together is anything but.

He’s here now and he’s going to stay.
It’s time for me to talk to someone professionally.
I need to shed my unhealthy past in order to have a healthy future with the man I love.
If I don’t, I just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to me—and there’s not enough therapy in the world to get me through that.

REFRAIN is an adult m/m romance with multiple POVs, real life struggles and battles, abuse, new life, and tragedy.

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    Refrain Reviews

  • Sophie Ruthven

    Omg this book, there are no words.This book was a long time coming and has a lot of people judging/making assumptions before reading.Stop, just stop.Personally I'm a non M/M reader but having read eve...

  • Debbie Turk

    Emotive & Full Of Love But Also Brutal & Bruising!!💘🙏🔥💔💥What a story!😍Ethan & Linc's love was stunningly beautiful.💜 it was full of all the feels you could ever want & their heat ...

  • Megan Lowe

    This book is a little bit of a mess to be honest. I found the writing to be stilted, and despite it being part of a frankly too long series, I wanted and needed background in how Ethan and Linc got to...

  • Marcellina T Reno

    Ethan and Linc Omg!! This book was definitely worth the wait!! I couldn’t put it down. I love how we got to see the strong relationship between Ethan and Linc and the unconditional love they had for...

  • Joanne Davies

    So many emotions whilst reading this book. A book full of love and family. The subject of gay hate crimes, ridicules and child abuse approached and wrote about perfectly. Well done Anne Mercier #lovei...

  • Nana Pickrell

    I guess I will be skipping this one as well. I thought I would be able to get back to this series since I skipped Xander, but I don't do MM romance. Guess it's time to drop this author....

  • ROMBookTalk

    I received an ARC copy for my honest opinion. Refrain is the love story of Ethan and Linc, that’s been a long time coming. The timeline of the book coincides with Xander Part 1 and 2. I’m glad I r...

  • Darcy

    There was a lot going on in this one and not just with Linc and Ethan, but since this book was mainly about their relationship we'll start there.I really liked that both of them were secure in their r...

  • Kim Richards

    Absolutely Brilliant I was pulled into this story from the beginning and stayed there until I had finished every single word that had been written. All the time I had my mini movie playing in my head....

  • Marnie

    🎸*♡*🎸 I love this Rockstar family 🎸*♡*🎸How great it was to catch up with La Famiglia again! For them all, it is family first and family is everything.I have previously re-read every bo...