All the Cuts and Scars We Hide by Garry Michael

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This story is already available on Kindle Unlimited.

Ex United States Marine, Wyatt Miller, was living a low-key life keeping those around him at arm’s length. Fearing that the shadow that had been haunting him for four years would swallow everything and everyone he touched, he commits to living a solitary life. Until one night when a beautiful stranger came to his rescue during one of the darkest points in his life.

Caught between his guilt and his love for his family, architect Kai Lobo left Hawaii in search of a fresh start and a new place to call home. What he didn’t expect was to meet a mysterious stranger that will change the course of his quest for a new beginning.

What will Wyatt do when the only man that can save him is the same person who will drive him over the edge?

What will Kai do when the only man who can free him is the same person that reminds him of a ghost from his past?

Will Wyatt and Kai be able to see past their differences and rely on what they have in common to alter their futures?

All The Cuts and Scars We Hide is a story about healing, redemption and love.


So I want to preface this and say, this is my first time ever reading an MM book, and I am so glad that Garry's book was my intro into LGBTQ+. This man's writing was FANTABULOUS! The whole book was just so easy to read and I really enjoyed all of it! I really just want to rave on how well his book flowed and before I knew it, it was over!

Being a veteran myself and having friends that went over to Afghanistan I really understood what was going through Wyatt's mind with the PTSD. I never went, but I have heard stories from a few close friends and know the struggle our men and women go through. Garry is fantastic and he did put a trigger warning at the beginning of this story to let his readers know about the PTSD and war scenes.

The relationship between Wyatt and Kai is just the sweetest. They both have a past that they are trying to ignore but in the end they help each other come to terms with it and move forward. Admittedly, I even cried a bit at the end. I am a sucker for great love stories, and their story is exactly that.

This is another story that I highly suggest. If you like to read LGBTQ+ stories than this one is for you 100%!

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Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Writing: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Story/Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heat: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cry Factor: ⭐️


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