When Keenan's lover, Naro, reveals the deep, dark secret of his past, Keenan must decide how strong their love really is. But Keenan has a secret of his own—one that's right up Naro's alley.
**plot spoiler alert**
There isn’t really a way I can write about how this book made me feel without having plot spoilers. So, if they get on your nerves, don’t read on!
Keenan and Naro are about to make love for the first time, but Naro feels the need to confess, for the first time to someone outside his family and friends who know about his deep past, that he isn’t truly a man. He has all the right parts, no doubt about that, so he’s a man in that respect, but he was born a woman. His father had wanted a son very badly so paid for Naro to be changed.
This brought about horrible feelings toward those who feel this way when they don’t get the sex of child they have longed for. That poor young girl, forced into a change that may or may not have been right for her, just because her father wished it so? Despicable pig. She should have been left to make the decision herself when she was old enough.
Naro wonders whether his longing for a child when he sees a baby, his womanly feelings in other ways, means he should have remained a woman. He questions whether this is why he finds men attractive. He took a big risk in letting Keenan in on his secret, and God bless Keenan, it didn’t bother him at all. He loves Naro, man or woman—and that’s just how it should be—and does the wonderful thing of buying Naro a dress.
Naro is thrilled with this response. He can finally embrace his real self and be just who he wants to be without fear of ridicule or being shunned. When he asked Keenan to take him to bed while he wears the dress, and Keenan agreed, I felt like crying.
…no buried secret could erase the beauty of Naro’s heart, the warmth of his soul…
“Your naughty bits are making a liar of you.”
This is a special book. Well written, it took me to places in my mind I hadn’t visited in a long while. I thought about many things during and after the read. A book that inspires such thoughts is one I can only highly recommend.