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- Publisher: Island Tales Press (October 7, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B016BZGR8Q
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SO PURELY AND HONESTLY BROKE MY HEART...
Ya, as you can guess, this book was sad, but believe me, that is OKAY.
IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SADNESS.
It does NOT make this book too hard to read.
The sadness is in their hearts. (A bit of it is in their future, also.)
But indeed, it does break your heart, very soundly.
The things that haunt Sebastian are three years in the past.
The things that haunt Philip are, very solidly, in the present.
🖤For your convenience, paragraphs are marked (➖).
If you don't want a lot of details,
you can cut to the paragraphs with this 🖤 symbol.
It will give you a quicker wrap-up.🖤
🖤Although, the origins of Philip's problems started as a child, he was way too young to be able to recognize that some things in his life were not normal. Namely his MOTHER. Who he has lived with his entire life, never, ever leaving, staying constantly by her side, and who has only recently just died, NOW THAT HE IS FORTY TWO.
🖤Sebastian, FIFTY TWO, is at the point, now, where he is able to have happy thoughts of his now deceased "love-of-his-life," Caleb. He and Caleb had been together for over 20 years, and they would be happily planning their marriage now, if it weren't for the massive heart attack that took Caleb so suddenly. He was taken from not only Sebastian's arms but also, from his dog, Honey's life.
➖This dog was truly Caleb's beloved girl, though both he and Sebastian rescued her from the shelter, when she was just a tiny pup. It was she who chose them, well really chose Caleb, just as soon as they walked into the place. And so, BOTH Sebastian, and Honey, greatly feel Caleb's loss. And, I do mean BOTH. For "Honey" plays a very large part in this story.
➖She is very important to the LIVES of both of these men now, Sebastian and Philip. You're supposed to get the feeling that Caleb is working through his beloved Honey to see that both she and Sebastian are taken care of, now that he's not there to care for them. Caleb uses Honey to "rescue" Philip and in the process she ends up rescuing Sebastian and herself, as well. Knowing that she, herself, can finally rest now that she knows Sebastian will be okay in the future.
➖There's also, another very sad reason to see that they are all brought together now, at this time in particular. But, that I won't reveal. Let's just say that it's even more imperative to see that Sebastian and Philip find each other now, and not just because Philip had had very bad plans for the day Honey found him.
➖Sebastian, honestly, can always feel Caleb's presence still with him and he always talks to Caleb as if he were still right there. Many times he can hear Caleb speak to him and interject thoughts to him, especially at important times. And, so it is with Honey. She seems to be doing Caleb's bidding still, even with him now, being gone.
🖤The fact that all this "meeting" and getting to know each other now, is basically about an event to happen IN THE FUTURE, makes it so much more sad and melancholy, to me.
🖤I, for one, am someone who believes dogs "KNOW."
I believe that dogs DO have a "SIXTH–SENSE" about things.
Not that they actually would go this far but, this is a story.
Albeit a very beautiful story.
And, that's what broke my heart about this book.
To think that Honey, and of course, Caleb knew what was coming is what
SO PURELY AND HONESTLY BROKE MY HEART.
G°D, HOW I LOVED THIS BOOK!
➖I read that someone wanted more info about their pasts. I can't imagine what more they would have honestly needed. They were given all they needed to know to determine why things are, the way they are, now. This is not a story about their pasts. This is a story of their present and their future. That thought of needing more of the past made no sense, in the fact that it wasn't needed.
➖However, a SEPARATE STORY of Caleb and Sebastian's life, BEFOREHAND, would be a great read. It wouldn't need to include Caleb's death, as we already know about that and including it would only serve to end the story on a sad note. Even if it were to carry on until Sebastian and Philip meet, you would still be too saddened to see Sebastian move on, yet. Especially, since this story is still pretty sad on it's own.
🖤Anyway, I love this story. I love ALL the players Caleb, Honey, Sebastian and Philip. I love how easily LOVE FLOWED through all of them. There was no sex in this book. Just love. There was (basically) talk of a recent sexual encounter between them, Sebastian and Philip, at the end of the book. But, no details and certainly nothing graphic.
🖤This is just a wonderful •?happy/sad?•?sad/happy?• romantic story of love. NOT love lost and gained — for none of the love experienced was ever lost. It just lovingly flowed on...
🖤I must say the author's abilities to parse out every single thought is so amazing . I could just hear Sebastian praying in his head "please, please, please...say yes...just say yes..." And, so on. Every bit of every thought, feeling or emotion is so expertly and precisely expressed that you absolutely feel as if it's the very thoughts, feelings and emotions you would be going through as if it you were there, yourself.
🖤K.C. Wells does a stunning job. Truly worthy. That's what helps make this story so sad. You're let in on every single thing going on inside of them. You know every little shiver and quiver they think, feel and exude. It's Very Deep in the reality of what truly goes on with very real people. She knows the human psyche very well and does an excellent job of conveying that knowledge to us, as well.
🖤I honestly recommend this story of love everlasting to anyone with a heart. You'll still have it at the end...it won't REALLY be broken in two...it will be ever more enlarged with a fulfillment of peace and a measure of wonderment of the power of love in all things...great and small...known and unknown...
🖤"BACK FROM THE EDGE" by K.C. WELLS is such a WONDERFUL TREAT!
🖤AND, YOU MUST TREAT YOURSELF!
🖤WE ALL DESERVE A TREAT NOW AND THEN, DON'T WE?!?
This is a quick sweet read VERY low heat (NO descriptive sex). If you are looking for a good book to ease in to M/M, this would be a great choice.
POV ...third person
stand alone or series...stand alone
would I recommend it ... yes
did it give me a book hangover...no
would I read it again... maybe
We hear each man's story, and find that they need each other.
This is a lovely tale of sadness turned around.