My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m not going to sugarcoat this. This one was rough for me, at times brutal, but for reasons that are purely my own that I’ll get to in a minute. The story picks up where Black Balled left off with Troy and Larson’s relationship on seemingly solid footing but we soon learn that a solid foundation can turn into a muddy mess at the drop of a hat and here is where Troy’s – and my – inner struggle begin. And I say mine too because I AM Troy. I have been my entire life. Not from any childhood trauma or a horrible event in my life. It’s just who I’ve always been. I don’t know why that voice of doubt that always tells me ‘you’re not good enough’ is always there. It just is and always has been and it’s my daily struggle to tell it to shut the fuck up. So when Troy went there, I got it, I felt it…deeply. And it was rough. But I powered through and I’m so glad I did because this book and their story was so worth it.