The Touch of Hope by Brandon Shire (4 Stars)

Heart wrenching look at life on the street for two young men. The author brought to life the details of being homeless. Although depressing, there was a bit of hope as they started to find ways to get back on their feet. While I enjoyed the author’s voice, I struggled a little with this story. I felt it should have been longer or focused on fewer issues.  I wanted to know more about both of the characters, their backgrounds, and how they planned on moving forward together. I could easily see this turned into a full novel.  Includes sex with a minor and drug use.



I got tired of my dad using me as a punching bag, so I packed some clothes and left our apartment one day while he was at work. Life is tough, but I learned that living on the streets is even tougher.

When I thought things couldn’t get much worse, Erik suddenly appeared before me, just like an angel. Is this a dream or are the drugs making me hallucinate? What is he running from? Why won’t he tell me about his past? Can I trust him?

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.

Free copy available here compliments of the author:

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