Author: S. C. Wynne
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Andrew has spent the last year barely holding on to the will to live. Life just isn’t as bright without his lover of more than thirty years. He just can’t figure out how to move on, how to create a new life without constantly feeling the gaping hole where his lover should be. He’s not even sure he wants to try. In his fifties, out of the dating game for decades and barely managing day to day, what could he possibly have to offer someone else?
Michael has spent most of his life hopping from one lover to the next. He longs for security and stability but is afraid of sacrificing heat and chemistry—until he lays eyes on Andrew. From their first conversation there is no denying the intense physical attraction between them. With a little faith and a lot of laughter these two men might just discover that age is just a number and the future is bright for those who reach for it.
Grief. It’s destructive, even if temporarily, and mysterious, debilitating, and can turn you into someone you don’t even recognize yet are reluctant to let go. Suffocating, and then you don’t care that you can’t talk to “normal” people about “normal” things, no longer able to hide how broken you are, to keep it all from revealing how lost you feel.
Oh, Andrew, no one is too old for butterflies, especially those caused from across a crowded room, unexpected and unnerving, by way of a dark-haired man who makes yours stand on end in the best way. I completely understand your conflicting thoughts and feelings. All very real.
Want to know how to get people to buy into what you’re telling? By writing honestly, by your characters behaving in authentic ways, speaking their truths. Flawed. Sad. Surprised by life. Hopeful, trying. Uncertain and confused. Human. This is Andrew and I really like him.
Michael, you are a man after my own heart: straight forward, no BS, blunt in that fantastic way that usually only other blunt people can appreciate with an understanding sigh and a smile. What are we going to find out about you? Even Andrew caught that slight reveal of vulnerability of yours.
Can you sense the tug between these two? Believe me, it’s there. They’re much closer to fifty years old than not. That oh so true feeling of one’s life experiences giving you strength messily mixed in with something that completely knocks the ground right from under your feet is there for both of them. They’re each circling around their futures, worried, hurt, wondering if they’ll ever feel one coming again or not.
There are some small “cheats” here and there that felt like attempts to unnecessarily youngin’-up these two guys. Let ‘em be! They’re wonderful and real and I like them with their traces of gray in their hair and plenty of life left to revel in and share.
I want more of these stories and I want more of these stories from this author. *drops mic*
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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