This modern day gay Rapunzel story started out wonderfully. Lots of hurt/comfort potential. But the last 25% totally ruined the book for me.
Lucci is 12 years old when his parents sell him to the rich Mr. Gotham. Mr. Gotham now considers himself Lucci’s new father. He locks Lucci up in his mansion and ‘educates’ him how to be the most proper son for him.
William Prinzing, Prin, has been hired to mow the lawn of Mr. Gotham’s esate. It’s not long before he sees a beautiful young man through a window. When they finally meet it is clear to Prin that something is wrong, because the beautiful Lucci is not allowed to leave or to have contact with anyone outside of the mansion. But when Lucci’s father is away, Prin and Lucci keep seeing each other, since they cannot seem to keep their distance.
I loved the hurt/comfort part of this. I loved how weird the relationship between Lucci and his ‘father’ really was. So creepy… I was all ready for Prin to come rescue Lucci! But then the last 25% happened….. Such a huge let down.
Huge spoiler for the ending.
That ending really sucked.