Book Review: Stay – Ash Knight

Reviewed: January 2nd, 2021

Enjoy romance? Then this beautifully written book might just be your next read.

A quiet coffee shop gives two men who have lost too much a chance at love.

Joe Calloway has been on the run since he was sixteen, homeless and alone. He never lets anyone close. Between his traumatic past and his autism, he isn’t used to people taking the time to understand him. Even so, when a stranger offers him a way to build a better life for himself, Joe finds the strength to go for it.

Madden Fields is fully devoted to his older sister, her autistic son, and his job as a nurse, but when he meets Joe, his carefully ordered life begins to pick up speed. As their connection deepens, Madden realizes he’s going to have to hold on tight if he wants to be an anchor strong enough for Joe to stay.

Stay is a beautifully written book that you won’t want to put down, because the characters are so engaging and you want to know that they will be happy. A gentle story about two men who you feel are fated to meet.

Joe is on the autism spectrum and having never been understood himself and abused since he was child, has difficulty understanding emotions and relationships. When he meets Madden at the coffee shop where he works there is a connection, but Joe is reluctant to make friends with anyone, nor does he want them learning more about him, as that only leads to trouble.

This book is not just a romance with a m/m theme, but also about taking the time to understand others, to give them the time and space to be themselves and to accept them without judgement. There are explicit m/m scenes towards the end but all in there place and support the progression of the relationship.

Highly recommend you read. This story will stay with you long after you’ve read the book.

Ash Knight is a voracious reader, lover of pancakes, and believes that love is love. Ash is a sucker for a good love story with a happily ever after. Find her at

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