Finn Marlowe's novel Not His Kiss to Take is a painful, powerful, intense exploration of the denial syndrome. Some guys are so afraid of 'being gay' that they will live horrible lies to avoid the truth. Badly beaten, Jamie stumbles into the care of Evan. Evan's gay and Jamie's hot. Jamie's also in complete denial and fighting his urges every step of the way. Marlowe's characters are believable and the story is heartbreaking, powerful, and in the end it comes through. The erotic teasing, not-quite-there sexual play is steaming! The lovemaking is tender, warm, sensual, and this one is a must-read!