To Live Again by LA Witt ~ Book Review by Caroline

28701137Title: To Live Again

Author: LA Witt

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: Angela Waters

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/12/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Fiction


The heart doesn’t take requests. It calls the tune.

Greg Douglas’s wife surprised him with an early 25th anniversary gift: a divorce. Staying with friends Ethan and Rhett seems like a good idea, just until he gets back on his feet. The guys have an even better idea to take his mind off his troubles—take him out to explore the other half of his bisexuality.

After a quarter century suppressing his hidden desires, he’s not waiting any longer. Especially not after laying eyes on the gorgeous deejay at Wilde’s.

Deejay and single dad Sailo Isaia isn’t looking for anything serious. He’s definitely not out to be a sexual teacher, never mind to a man almost two decades his senior. But as Greg gets the hang of having a male lover, Sailo can’t help himself. They both keep coming back for more. And more. And more.

But a few nagging questions hold Sailo back from giving his whole heart. Is this just Greg’s midlife crisis and rebound fling? Or a chance to fill that empty space—forever—for both Sailo and his beloved son?

Product Warnings

Contains an older guy who’s waited half his life for this, a younger guy who didn’t realize how lonely he was, and some very hot visits to the upstairs VIP lounge at Wilde’s. Author is not responsible for readers who can no longer look at a leather booth the same way again.

My View:

Greg Douglas has just come out of a 25 year marriage, I say just come out of but his wife actually asked him to leave and it came as quite a shock. They have 3 children and Greg was for the most part pretty oblivious to how bad things had become. I liked the way the author had him work through this throughout the story and how he went from stunned and thinking nothing was wrong to realising that things had been wrong for a long time.

Having realised whilst still married that he was attracted to men he has no problem with his friends suggesting a night out at a gay bar and when he bumps into Sailo and arranges to meet him later for a drink he does so with perfect ease. His hang-ups are more about getting back into the dating game and have little to do with whether that date is male or female.

Sailo Isaia is a single dad and has a pretty laid back approach to life. He has a job he loves, he didn’t arrive at parenthood in a conventional manner but it works for him and it works well. The last thing he is looking for is a permanent lover especially one that is just dipping his toes into being with another man for the first time. The problem there is from the minute he meets Greg and certainly from when they first kiss they are like magnets drawn to each other.

For most of the story both these men are kidding themselves with the idea that this is just temporary, that it’s just Greg exploring or it’s a rebound thing but I think it’s clear to their friends that it moved way past any of these things early on. It was good to return to this series, it was great to catch up with some previous characters and I really enjoyed watching Sailo and Greg fall down the rabbit hole for each other. Greg’s character especially was fun to watch as he accepted everything that happened to him and moved on – he grew tremendously during this story but it was all worth it in the end. For me this story was a great example of how to write a bisexual character well.


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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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