Author: Suki Fleet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/13/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Xavi doesn’t believe in love anymore. Love has never changed the outcome of anything. It has only hurt him.
Sam is sick, and he wants one last thing. He wants Xavi to be with him, to stay with him until the end. Xavi drops everything and promises Sam he will be there.
As they travel across the countryside in a stolen sea-green Cadillac, they search for something neither has the courage to admit he’s looking for. But as the days slip away, Xavi isn’t sure he can keep his promise; he isn’t sure about anything. He can’t help Sam do this. He can’t stand by and watch Sam suffer, can’t be content to let Sam give up.
Saving Sam becomes the only thing that makes any sense, the only thing Xavi wants. Loving Sam becomes the most important promise he will ever make. Now he just has to convince Sam that life—and love—are worth fighting for.
I don’t usually read angsty stories but Suki Fleet writes such amazing tales I don’t just want to read them; I have to read them. Wildflowers was an incredible and heartbreaking tale. Lyrical and poetic and just damn entertaining.
This is a road trip story with Xavi taking a dying Sam to find a field of wildflowers to die in. Xavi and Sam’s relationship has a bit of a push and pull with Sam wanting to be with Xavi and Xavi being reluctant to be honest about his feelings.
Along the way Xavi looks back on the past and how he and Sam met. Eventually he decides that he can’t just let Sam die and makes some decisions that could cost him his own freedom.
Xavi and Sam are both realistic and special characters. Fleet makes them and their emotions seem real. A truly special tale.
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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