If I could give this book more than 5 Stars I would. It was truly beautiful.
Author: Kindle Alexander
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future. Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.
Sometimes when you start a book you know immediately that it is going to sit on your favourite shelf…this was that book. It grabs you from page one where we find Avery in hospital about to have emergency heart surgery. His husband Kane arrives just in time to see him and within just a few paragraphs you feel their love for each other and that was when they started to become one of my most loved couples. At this point you have no idea of their age, how long they have been partners or how ill Avery is…..all you know is they are very much in love and their hearts are breaking. As Avery is taken into surgery Kane sits in the waiting room with their daughter and we get to walk back over the last 40 years of their lives. This is such a gentle love story and I loved its simplicity. There is no trauma. There is only one ex that makes a very brief and unassuming entrance. There is no deceit or lies. These 2 men meet and from that very first instance of eye contact there was never anyone else for either of them. It was powerful and consuming and although I kept waiting for the angst thankfully it never came. Avery gave up his dreams after asking a simple question of Kane and didn’t regret it for the next 40 years. For those of you who are not fans of insta love this book doesn’t leave you with that feeling. It rolls along very gently for the first few years but neither man has any doubt that they were destined to be together. Of course they have their ups and downs. Kane struggles with his faith and being a gay man over the years but every time his thought process struggles it is Avery with his strength and love that pulls him through. When they have their children they feel complete and you can just feel the calmness, love and devotion. Kane throws himself into looking after his family as though he has spent his whole life waiting for the roll. When Avery decides to move back into politics and the family is split up for a few months I found myself getting angry with the author! I didn’t want this family separated even if it was for such a short time. Normal service is resumed though as they come back together and this time it is Kane that unselfishly gives up one of his lifelong dreams to stand by his man. This story will make you smile for the most part and even make you sceptics believe in true love. It was also break your heart and when that happens you will probably end up a sobbing mess like I did. The ending will run you through every emotion known to man and then some more. These 2 amazing characters found each other and had the love story they both craved and most of us just hope for……..always.
This review is based on a copy of the title I purchased, independent of any review copies offered.
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