Welcome to Beaconsfield by D. J. Manly

eXtasy Books

M/M Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1-55487-072-1

Reviewed by Ley

   

 

Sergeant Gian Davinci is all too familiar with the scars and trauma of sexual abuse. When it was brought to his attention that the boys of Beaconsfield Detention Center were suffering the same abuse at the hands of the prison guards, Gian knew he had to do something about it.  Determine to bring the abusers down, Gian's life is turned up side down and he's faced with new and old demons as he does whatever it takes to save the boys of Beaconsfield.  Falling for Cory, the oldest of the abused and a street hustler complicates Gian job and adds to his determination to succeed.

Cory felt there was no hope for him and the other boys.  When the new guard arrived, Cory expected only more of the same but he quickly saw Gian was different.  As Gian proved how different he really was Cory's initial infatuation with Gian turned into love.

Welcome To Beaconsfield is a heart wrenching and emotionally disturbing story.  My heart broke for the pain and suffering the boys went through at the hands of those in authoritative positions.  D. J. Manly did not sugarcoat what was being done to the boys and the saddest part was the flippant attitudes of the boys, although I came to look at it as a defense mechanism to distance themselves from their abusive reality.  The connection between Cory and Gian was hard to focus on given the theme of the story but as the story progressed I wanted so badly for them to heal each other.  They were a very frustrating pair, but I couldn't blame them for being cautious even though I wanted to smack them both upside the head a few times.  Welcome to Beaconsfield has kicked Mr. Manly's writing skills up a few more notches in my book.  This raw and gritty story will stay with its reader long after the last page is read.

     

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