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- ASIN : B004BA552I
- Publisher : Ai Press (November 7, 2010)
- Publication date : November 7, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 641 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 324 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,114,227 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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The very first chapter had some pretty blatant errors and nearly put me off from finishing the book. First off, the boys climb 70 feet up into a tree. The author, apparently, has no concept of just how high 70 feet is, and I doubt it was a giant redwood that soared 6 stories into the sky. Then Craig talks about wanting to get into computers, and Jeremy says they can keep in touch after he moves via Skype. In 1995, Skype was not even a gleam in it's founder's eye, and was 8 years into the future. Anyone remember how computers were in 1995? I do, and have been trying to remember if we even had mice back then. If we did, they were brand new, and the internet was in its infancy.
The book is full of stereotypes and the constant adjusting of boy bits - as if two grown men can't control themselves under any circumstances. There is also a large amount of missing pronouns and prepositions.
The redeeming quality in the book is Craig and Jeremy's story, although I doubt I will reread this one.
and it does move slow, at first.
You're going to think that the main characters are over looking something very important,
and they are.
You're going to wonder if relationships can last,
some do and some do not.
You're going to think to yourself that 13 is too young,
and you would be right, 13 is too young.
You are, at one point in the story, going to cry, more than likely,
and you should, because crying can be cathartic.
You're going to be angry when you read this,
and you should be, because some things are just wrong.
You're going to be confused and frustrated,
because this story makes you question things.
But if you DO read this book, and believe me, you should,
you're going to find yourself smiling and happy,
because that's just the kind of story this is.
I'm not going to tell you about the characters, others have done that before me,
but I will say this; they are flawed and that makes them so real they will tug
at your heartstrings and make you hope that they find their way through the
maze of unknowns that surround them.
It's one of the most heart warming and loving books I have read.
I intend to read it again and again until I have it memorized.
Why? Because like the title indicates, some things are just
meant to be...
I loved the twist in the plot many times by the author; there was not predictability.
I was able to relate a personal experience.
Thanks D.H. Starr for a great love story. I'm so glad that Craig and Jeremy found each other and settled down.
Top reviews from other countries
Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn first met on the day their parents took them to daycare and became friends right away. They went to school together, hung out together, and were as close as any best friends could be. And then, at the end of their sophomore year in high school Jeremy's parents moved across the country to be near an ailing parent and the two boys were separated for the first time in their lives. On the very last day before the move the boys realize the depth of the connection between each other and share a blistering kiss for the first and only time.
The book flashes back and forward between those early years and a time in New York 15 years later. We discover that both men are now living in New York, unaware of the other's presence. Both are in a long-term relationship and both are beginning to realize that things are not going well in those relationships. Each finds himself thinking more and more about that kiss 15 years earlier and wondering what might have been.
Then the author sets up the meeting that's inevitable. It's coincidence that while Jeremy and his partner, Andrew, are moving to a new home that looks out onto Central Park, the developer who's redoing the building has an open house at which he introduces his graphic designer who will be heading up the project. The designer is Craig and, inevitably, the two former best friends see each other at a reception.
The author has painted a detailed sketch of each of the principal characters and of their living arrangements with their respective partners. At the same time, through the various flashbacks and reflections we get a pretty good idea of the kind of bond that had grown up between Craig and Jeremy throughout their childhood. Now, of course, comes the difficult situation of what's going to happen next.
With their relationships already strained at home, Craig and Jeremy's lives are further shaken by their meeting. They still have that connection and still have that immediate, complete, shared understanding. There is no judgement in their friendship. But what about their respective partners?
Without giving it away, I will say that the decisions that are made are not easy ones and each man handles his life differently. In the end, however, love conquers all. This is a wonderfully rich story with interesting, likeable characters and a thoroughly believable plot. Sure, there are some lucky events that make their lives a little easier but, after all, it's supposed to be a feel-good story. There's some very explicit sex but it's never overwhelming and doesn't direct the plot.
I enjoyed this book a great deal and will likely read it again and again. I give it an easy 5 star rating.