Still by Mary Calmes ~ Audiobook Review by Caroline

17801958 Title: Still

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

What happens when two men who have been together for seventeen years fall out of love? Sivan Cruz, a set director in San Francisco, and Walter Wainwright, a big shot Bay Area lawyer, find out the hard way. Walter loves Sivan with all his heart but rarely talks about it, and Sivan needs to hear the words. The language of the love they have shared for so long, that has enabled them to build a life together and raise two children, stops working. They become—still.

When Sivan asks for a divorce, Walter doesn’t know how to say no. They separate, but while Sivan sees the relationship as over, Walter sees only a temporary setback. He has never lost his passion for Sivan and decides he has to say something before he ends up loving his husband in silence for the rest of his life.

My View – Story:

This is a unique story in many ways, the men are both in their forties, they have established lives and they have been together 17 years. They have routine, they work long hours and more often than not are late home, they don’t always think about how their actions are affecting each other and their sex life has become something they just ‘do’.

Resentment has built up and Sivan finds he needs more from his husband Walter, he needs words and actions, and when they are not forthcoming he puts his own words out there. He asks for a divorce, he leaves his family and his home but still Walter doesn’t find the words.

We are given a glimpse of how they started out and it was certainly a whirlwind love affair. Life events that left Walter with his 2 small children from a previous, and unsuccessful marriage, and that saw Sivan thrown into this readymade family with little thought or preparation. They made it work though and their love for each other ran deep.

It seems everyone who knows them knows that they still love each other, are perfect for each other and that they should be together. The only two people who don’t see this are Sivan and Walter. Sivan will slowly come to realise that what he thought was missing from his marriage was actually there all along even if it wasn’t vocal. Walter’s pride will have to take a dent and he slowly comes to realise that he is the cause of some of the problems and that it is such an easy thing to rectify.

It is beautiful to watch this pair slowly work it out and start making the necessary changes. When they get back together it is hot, something it hasn’t been for a few years, but they still have many bumps to get over. They will have to open up and be honest to get back what they had but if they can it will be very much worth it for these two men who have lost sight of their love.

My View – Narration:

Tristan James was absolutely perfect for this story! I think I preferred the audio to the book and his voice and the way he brought the characters to life was very much the reason!

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Audible US
Audible UK

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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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