Kieran O’Connell is the purest of the O’Connell boys. He lives with his own hidden secrets but provides a strength to the family that is waiting to be cracked and he needs the inspiration.
Melissa Trujillo has spent the last five years rediscovering how to live. She has settled into a pattern which suits her addictive personality well, until she comes face to face with a guardian angel—her soulmate. IF she’s not careful her new addiction may just become the piece that fills her addictions and then some.
AM. Johnson proves once again why reader’s love the O’Connell boys. They are not the perfect family filled with six figure salaries and golden spoons to boot. The O’Connell boys are real men, with real lives, with real struggles. Johnson’s ability to craft the Avenues in Ink boys as flawed heroes with an incredible capacity to love and persevere through the thick of things is a gift she weaves well into the construction of the trilogy. Kieran is the youngest of the bothers who’s internalized his families stresses and dysfunctions because at heart he is willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good of the family. In his pursuit of stability he sought the priesthood, but life had other plans for Kieran. Johnson blends his faith nicely with his desire to please and keep the family he loves on track after the tragic death of the matriarch who held it all together. His chance meeting with Melissa, a young lady repenting for her sins, creates the beauty of what a fulfilled life should look like. Johnson’s weaving of poetry and prose ultimately creates a work of beauty in Poet.
Melissa Trujillo knows suffering. She’s tasted it, touched it, injected it. Sobriety is a gift, but it isn’t enough to wash away her secrets.
Kieran O’Connell knows sacrifice. He’s owned it, held it between his fingers, and felt it in his knees. Words are his freedom, and they’ve begun to fade.
Two different worlds, one moment and the Earth shifts—granting them a path.
His eyes meet hers. Her hand fits his.
Kieran finds his muse.
Melissa finds her new addiction.
But, when sin meets virtue, angels fall, and the truth, it becomes a blade. Together they’ll walk the sharp edge, and if her lies cut too deep, not even his words could save her… save them.
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