“Elliot Donahey is the love of my life.”
Those words become a lightning rod for Marco Sforza, the man who seemed to have it all – looks, charm, money, a certain degree of local fame as the star quarterback of Mercy High – but when his teammates beat his boyfriend to the brink of death, Marco will have to learn what “standing by your man” truly means.
Angels of Mercy – Volume Two: Marco, picks up the timeline from the climatic ending of Volume One. How will these boys cope with Elliot recuperation as well as find a way to bring justice for the heinous crime committed against Elliot? Deception, lies and intrigue begin to thread their way into the boys lives as they struggle to just hold onto one another. All is not quite what it seems as we reach yet another climatic ending that will turn their whole world upside-down. The hate crime Elliot suffered was just the beginning of their woes. Is Marco and Elliot’s love for one another strong enough to see them through? Read Angels of Mercy – Volume Two: Marco to find out.
Genre: New Adult
Cis girls: Kayla Donahey, Francesca Donatella Sforza, Clarie Greenbaum
Cis boys: Marco Sforza, Pietro Sforza, Nick Donahey, Angus Carr, Marcel Greenbaum-LaCroix, Jeffrey Greenbaum-LaCroix, Marty Greenbaum, Ari Forlani
Trans girls: Patti (no last name given)
Gay: Elliot Donahey, Angus Carr, Jeffrey Greenbaum-LaCroix, Marcel Greenbaum-LaCroix, Ari Forlani
Lesbian: Tracey (no last name given)
Bisexual: Danny Jericho
Pansexual: Marco Sforza, Pietro Sforza
Heterosexual: Kayla Donahey, Nick Donahey, Francesca Donatella Sforza, Clarie Greenbaum, Marty Greenbaum, Timo Esau
Homoromantic: Elliot Donahey and Marco Sforza
White: Marco Sforza (Italian), Pietro Sforza, Francesca Donatella Sforza, Kayla Donahey, Nick Donahey, The Greenbaums,
Pacific Islander: Timo Esau
Christianity: (Catholicism but not expressed within the book – implied) Sforzas and the Donaheys
Judaism: The Greenbaums
Atheism/Humanism: Elliot Donahey, Marco Sforza (though they go to the same Catholic church due to family pressures)
Location: Mercy, CA (fictitious town located between Big Sur and Carmel, CA)
Trigger Warnings: Homophobia/homomisia and Hate Crimes
Other notes: Contains descriptive sexual content
Ownvoices: Written by an “own voice” gay male author
Ending: Ends with some questions unanswered but concludes the cliff hanger in Volume One.