Just What the Truth is (Home #5) by Cardeno C.

People-pleaser Ben Forman has been in the closet so long he has almost convinced himself he is straight, but his denial train gets derailed when hotshot lawyer Micah Trains walks into his life. Micah is brilliant, funny, driven…and he assumes Ben is gay and starts dating him. Finding himself truly happy for the first time, Ben doesn't have the willpower to resist Micah's affection.

When his relationship with Micah heats up, Ben realizes has a problem: his parents won't tolerate a gay son and self-confident Micah isn't the type to hide. If Ben wants to maintain his hold on his happiness, he'll have to decide what's important and own up to the truth of who he is. The trouble is figuring out just what that truth is.

Review by Paulina Woods

Yes finally Ben's story! Before I get into it be warned this is almost like He Completes Me in that the character talks to you, sometimes.


Ok so Ben is so deep in the closet that he has no idea he's in there. He is the one son this parents love because he is the straight son who will not embarrass them. For years he has hidden who he is but when Micah walks into his life things change.


Micah is a go getter who's at the top of his game. He sees Ben and goes after him with everything. I loved the way this relationship heated up and couldn’t get enough of Micah. Man if girls could find a man as devoted to them as Micah is to Ben…the world would be a better place.


I hated Ben for what he did to his brother but after reading his story I understood, still didn’t like it, but I understood. This is another book I will come back to repeatedly.

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