Both Brian and Talker's childhood weren't easy, both grew up without their parent, each for a different reason, but Brian had a loving aunt who raised him and home schooled him, which is a part of the reason he had a hard time fitting in. Talker on the other hand, had a very difficult upbringing in the system, and he also never fit in anywhere and not only because of his special appearance (a whole lot of tattoos covering burn marks). When Talker and Brian find each other they immediately become good friends but it takes a LONG time before Talker accepts that Brian is NOT actually "straight" and is in love with him (and not just love him as a best friend).
This is no "regular" romance in which best friends turn into lovers, it also has a very dark side in which both Talker and Brian are hurt and need to deal with the ache - both physical and mental and find the strength in one another.
The first novella is told from Brian's POV and the following two are told from Talker's POV. While the first two are more dark, the third one, closing the HEA was all about finding true peace with one another. It closed the story in a beautiful heart warming way. Couldn't have asked for more.
Totally on the "GRAB AND READ!" list :)
1. Talker (Published 31 August 2010) ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
2. Talker's Redemption (Published 18 January 2011) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
3. Talker's Graduation (Published 11 October 2011) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★