So Far Gone by Avril Ashton ~ Book Review by Caroline

22638281 Title: So Far Gone

Author: Avril Ashton

Publisher: Self Published

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Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

One night? Feels like three years…

Jacob Donnelly wants something new. Something different. Which is why he’s got a one-way ticket to New York and his bags packed. One last night out to the bar finds him in a sexy stranger’s bed, giving in to an explosive chemistry Jacob had been searching for, but never found. Until now. It’s too bad he’s leaving town, although once he finds out his one night stand’s true identity, Jacob can’t get away fast enough.

Cash Warner made a mistake. It doesn’t matter that he’d never felt anything like the fire generated between him and Jacob. He doesn’t plan to ever see his one-night hookup ever again. Except he does. When the reality of what they’d done fully sets in, Jacob flees, leaving Cash struggling with how to deal with the bitter taste of betrayal he can’t escape. Because even with Jacob gone for years, Cash can’t stop wanting more of that one night. Fate conspires against them once again, bringing Jacob home after tragedy strikes, and they’ll find it near impossible to keep their distance despite being committed to other people.

My View:

OMG this book was not the book I expected!! This is powerful, emotive, angst ridden and totally addictive. It was another 3am finish as I just couldn’t put it down once I picked it up.

Jacob Donnelly was kicked out of the house by his parents as a teenager as soon as he came out. Although he didn’t know it at the time, the very same thing had happened to his older brother a few years earlier, and it is his brother that rides in and rescues him after giving up the life he is building in another town with man he loves.

A few years on and Jacob is fed up with bar hopping and one night stands and has bought a one way ticket to New York and is excited to be starting out on a new adventure. His last night in town and he is in the local bar when he spots a man that stops him in his tracks. Cash is beautiful and Jacob wants him. It seems the feeling is mutual as the two men end up in a hotel for the night where things get hot and steamy. That one night wasn’t just about the sex, a connection is formed that will plague both men for years.

The next morning Jacob feels as though his world has imploded when he finds out who Cash is. He feels anger, betrayal, and confusion and is overwhelmed with sadness at the clusterfuck he has just helped make. He flees the town earlier than planned without saying goodbye to anyone and doesn’t return for three years.

Three years on and Jacob believes he can manage a trip home for Memorial Day weekend. He realises his mistake almost the minute he arrives when he is assailed with the same feelings of lust, betrayal and anger from that night so long ago. He has been kidding himself for so long that he was over Cash when in fact nothing at all has changed.

A quick conversation hidden away from prying eyes ends up in passionate kiss and finally the truth comes out. The devastation to all involved is clear and for the second time Jacob flees for New York knowing this time he may have burned his bridges.

When tragedy strikes a week later it is with a heavy heart that Jacob once again goes home. This visit is very different and nothing will ever be the same. This visit Jacob will lose something and gain something and it is a very bittersweet ending. This story could happen to anyone.

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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.

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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