Review: Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels

Posted November 30, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 15 Comments

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Review: Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels
Faith & Fidelity
by Tere Michaels

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 23, 2008
Series: Faith, Love, & Devotion #1
Published by Loose ID
Pages: 228
 

 

Faith and Fidelity was a thrill to read. It was a solid M/M romance with a wonderful backstory and incredible supporting characters. ~ Under the Covers

I absolutely loved Michaels’s writing style. The pacing was great, the sense of humor was spot on and most of all, this book had a lot of heart in it. Evan and Matt are perfect for one another. I loved that they both started off in a bad place. Of course, I don’t wish what happened to Evan to happen to anybody, but the fact that Evan found comfort in Matt’s presence set my mind at ease. It seemed like a natural progression to their friendship and I loved that they sought out each other in their darkest times. It shows that love can overcome the steepest mountain. You just need to have a little faith.

I know that others had a difficult time believing that Matt and Evan were both straight men who, for the first time became interested in men. My feelings on this were the exact opposite. I felt that Michaels showcased their inner conflict well. Their confusion was evident in Evan’s self-loathing and doubt and also in Matt’s unease. There was a lot of back-and-forth action because, for them, it’s something they have never experienced before.

Faith and Fidelity was a thrill to read. It was a solid M/M romance with a wonderful backstory and incredible supporting characters. I’m sure Michaels will become a favourite of mine soon.

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About Tere Michaels

This bio would be more interesting if I could fictionalize it...

I am an East Coast girl (Metro NYC to be exact), born and bred and with some slight princess traits. For example, "camping" is staying in a hotel without a pool.

Writing has always been my dream, my goal, the way my brain and my heart found a happy place. When I was five my mom got me a subscription to a Disney magazine and precocious early reader that I was, I immediately caught on to the fact that someone, indeed, WROTE these stories. That it was a real profession and from then I was locked in to what I wanted to do.

Of course it took me til just past my fortieth birthday to fully succeed by having my first novel, "Faith & Fidelity" published, but I've been writing for decades and whether or not I made a dime, it was always my "must do" thing.

In the meantime I've freelanced, worked in offices, managed a bookstore, lived in LA, starved and prospered and became a married mom in the 'burbs.

Right now my wonderful husband and my darling son and I live in a cute house in the NJ suburbs; we share our abode with three cats, a hamster and approximately 100 fish (warning: when the pet store says "they're all male!" don't believe them). Life is good and I am beyond grateful to my family and friends and fans who've brought me to this point.

I love to talk to people about writing and books and my book(s) so feel free to drop a line at teremichaelsblog @ gmail.com

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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This is one of my fave series! Even and Matt are so super sweet and I do find their attraction for the first time believable. Their trepidation in moving into a physical relation was written so well and all thier other worries.

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Hey babe!

I adore them together, they’re just soo sweet on each other! So cute.Their transition into a physical relationship is better explored in Love & Loyalty. Loved that one too!

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I have had this series ony TBR for ages! I need to get to it!! Great review, Annie!

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Leigh,

These guys are great! I love them, probably not as much as our fave guys, but very close!

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Thanks for the great review! Definitely going to have to check out this series 🙂

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Great review. Thank you.

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

Thanks for the review! I hadn’t heard of this series and it sounds good.

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Joanne B

Tere is a new author for me. Faith and Fidelity sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the review.

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It’s an awesome series!

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This will be a new author for me, but your review sounded great and interesting. I love humor in my romance. The cover is delish!

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I love this series! it’s great! Hope you do too!

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Thanks for the intro to this new to me author Ann!

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Enjoy!

Annette C.
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Annette C.

Great review Ann, another new author to add to my TBR list.

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This sounds like a really interesting read I’ll add to my list!