Anyone who has read this blog for any length of time knows that 1) I love to read and 2) I love to use this a vehicle to share these wonderful stories with you. Often I review books I would have read anyway and books from my own personal collection. Sometimes, I take a chance on a new author who asks me to review their book and find a gem. I almost always find something to enjoy, but rarely do I luck into a new favorite. Such is the case with Worth Keeping buy Susan Mac Nicol.
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Abused horrifically as a boy, Nick Mathers has come to terms with his existence as a man. Mostly. Other days life seems a little much. Especially when Nick knows he’ll always be alone.
On those days his thoughts turn black. He walks the Norfolk coast and considers the frigid embrace of the waves. And then, one stormy night, he finds someone who’s tasted just that. The beautiful stranger on the beach is near death, and Nick rushes him home to slowly nurse back to health. As he does, he finds a love unlike any other. Owen Butler’s body is as warm as the sea was cold, his heart as big as an ocean. And Owen is a man who swears to repay the favor. Nick can yet be saved from himself, and he will see that he is indeed a man…
This was not a easy book for me to read, but it was so worth the perseverance in the end. Nick has such horrors in his past, you can’t help but want to take him in your arms, wrap him up, and protect him. Owen is just the man to do that, and, after a chance meeting that changes the course of both their lives, that is exactly what he vows to do. I love Owen. He is so understanding and loving to Nick, but he also doesn’t take his crap. Nick is so insecure in everything and tries everything to push Owen away, even after knowing Owen’s feeling for him (as well as his own feelings for Owen). The final fight absolutely broke my heart, which rarely happens in romance novels since I, generally, know the ending.
I think the author did a very good job examining the reactions one so damaged could exhibit. Was this book perfect? No, but it was close.
Where to Buy
I would like to thank the author for the ARC of Worth Keeping in exchange for this honest review.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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