Jack and Andrews story continues here. Let’s hope they can finally see some happiness!
Author: Sara York
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When he was a kid, Jack Miller thought life would be a certain way, then he figured out he liked boys and not girls, changing the course of his future. Jack has spent the last few years learning that life doesn’t always give you what you expect, in both good and bad ways.
Andrew’s gone missing and Jack’s parents have split. He’s made it through high school, but the future is nothing without Andrew. To be complete, Jack knows he needs to find Andrew and bring him home. But Andrew has disappeared.
Lost doesn’t even begin to describe how Andrew Collins feels. Homeless and destitute, he’s ready to end it all. Thinking that Jack is dead, Andrew returns to Sweet to end his life on Jack’s grave. Instead, he finds lies were told that drove him to a path of destruction.
After not seeing each other for almost a year, Jack and Andrew come together, but their problems don’t end there. They must work hard to make it to their big fat Southern gay wedding or risk losing it all.
Warning: This book contains dubious content.
This book picks the story up a few months from where we left the boys in book 2 and their lives have not got any happier or easier.
Andrew is feeling bereft. He is travelling from state to state with any trucker that will give him a ride by whatever means possible. As he sinks further and further into depression, believing his beloved Jack is dead, he does things he never believed possible just to survive. His fear of his parents finding him prevents him from reaching out to anyone from his past life.
Jack has finished high school and is ready to start college and playing football again but his heart really isn’t in it. Every day he worries and wonders about Andrew, praying that he is alive and safe, but as weeks turn into months he can’t help but become more disillusioned. Every spare moment he has is spent trying to track him down but it seems like he has vanished from the face of the earth.
After a short spell working in Miami Andrew has finally hit his limit. He calmly makes up his mind that he is going to return to Sweet to visit Jacks grave and then end his life so he can be with his lover. He is shaken to the core when he arrives and finds out that he has been deceived by Jacks father and Jack is actually alive and well and has been frantically searching for him.
When they are finally reunited they have been apart for a nearly a year and neither boy is the same person. Andrew worries that Jack will not be able to get past the things he had to do to survive or overlook the scars that now cover his body. Jack is still plagued by the memories of the camp and how close he came to death. Both of them are constantly second guessing each other worrying that they may not be enough.
As the two boys find each other again it is beautiful to watch Andrews confidence build and it really helps to redefine their relationship. With Andrews parents still at large, college, money worries and the everlasting fear of bigotry the pair will have to hope their love is strong enough to last and end with them achieving their ultimate dream.
This was a fab finale to the story. As in the first two books the secondary characters are almost a story on their own. It was good to see Billy thriving in a much more positive environment. The real heroes though are Jack and Andrew. After all they had been through their growth and forgiveness was amazing. I cannot recommend this series enough!!
I would like to thank Sara York for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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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