Born in a remote village in Spain, Father Morales’s life had been perfectly scripted as he obtained his dreams. Now in America, he is tasked with revitalizing an aging congregation. The job seems easy until he meets Ian Stephens. Ian is troubled, good looking, openly gay and trapped between his own dreams and the responsibility he feels for caring for of his aging mother.
Escorting his mother to Sunday mass one morning, Ian’s and Father Morales’s lives intersect, changing both forever. Ian believes he has seen something in the Father’s eyes that morning— a spark, an intuition— or was he just fantasizing about the seductively alluring priest?
Ian is willing to risk it all in order to find the answer, in turn feeding his own sexual desires and causing boundaries to be questioned by everyone.
After an unforeseen yet unforgettable kiss between the two men, will an Ancient House of Cards be toppled when they are faced with the moral dilemma that neither of them can escape?
“Although the back cover gives you a brief glimpse into the plot, you must read this book for yourself, to truly appreciate it. Once I started reading this book, I found it very hard to put it down as each chapter drew me in further and I couldn’t wait to see how it would all turn out. I have found a new author to add to my must read list.”
Typergirl @ Amazon Reviews
“As with any story, my favorite part is always the characters. I appreciated that the characters were not all standard, white Americans. There was quite a bit of diversity.”
Amy @ Inked Rainbow Reads
“So good! There is a lot of personal growth throughout the book and you definitely get sucked into the stories. The twist at the end had me reeling for days.”
Goodel @Amazon Reviews
“This story was very well written. I can’t wait to read more work by this author. Mr. Clark just shows us how human we all are no matter what walk of life.”
Valeri Lamar “Stungbyabook” @Amazon Reviews
“The themes are so universal and the characters are so well-developed, you feel that you’re right there with them! I am going to need a sequel!”
Xavier @ Amazon Reviews
“The Ancient House of Cards is an extraordinarily powerful, controversial and yet truly moving story of a man questioning his faith. Bryan T. Clark’s descriptive and narrative style successfully gripped my attention. From the moment I read that blurb for the first time, I was intrigued and curious as to how he was going to approach this taboo topic. Bravo Bryan Clark. This was very brave and extremely well done!”
“I normally do not read this genre but in doing so, it gave me great insight to the male/male relationships. I connected emotionally to the many problems presented. The book is an enjoyable read and my heart broke for Sebastian. You should know this is not HEA but nonetheless quite readable.”
Sandra M. @ Amazon Reviews
“I’m just hoping there is a follow up to this book, there is a lot left to be told. Great story.”
Rick @ Goodreads.com
“Omg!!!! I so love this book. Can’t wait for the next ones … I would so totally recommend this book… Love it.”
Leigh S. @ Amazon Reviews
“This story is familiar to anyone who lived with abuse, whether as a child or as an adult trying to handle their own psychological problems. This story is about trying to break the cycles of abuse, and how very difficult that really is. The drama here is heart wrenching, and so very honest. I also like the way Bryan ended this story, one can imagine many different outcomes for themselves.”
GiGi @ M/M Good Book Reviews
“I can’t speak for anyone else and don’t want to give anything away, but there were so many times when I really wanted to slap Ian. He is given a precious gift and devalues it in the worst way possible. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it, but be aware that it is not a HEA in the manner that you would expect.”
Nora @ Amazon Reviews
“This book is a very deep, and an amazing read. Its unique, it’s messy and it’s truly life altering. I would very much like to read about the other characters from the book. I hope the Author has another book with their story in the pipe line.”
Jay Aheer @ Rainbow Gold Reviews