- File Size: 1174 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (January 30, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 30, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00I5EU4SQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I don't know anything about Nick Wilgus, but I feel as though I've just had a very honest conversation with him in which he used a lot of self-deprecating humor to point out that at the end of the day, despite flaws and imperfections on our part or theirs, there's simply no other way to love a child except with your whole heart.
I recommend this book without reservation. Great characters, great theme, great story telling...funny and poignant but not sappy. This book is so unpretentious. It's not like a Hallmark card and it's not attached to the shiniest or best-wrapped gift on the table--no, it's more like the homemade borderline inappropriate card making fun of those bland Hallmark lovers, and more likely to be taped to a newspaper wrapped box, which nonetheless holds the best gift of them all. It was an all around good time. I wish I could give it more than five stars. Kudos to you, Mr. Wilgus.
BASIC SUMMARY: I read a lot of M/M romance, and this was not your typical story. If you are looking for a typical boy meets boy romance, this is not it. The main character (Wiley) is a financially challenged gay single father of a deaf son (Noah) who meets and falls in love with a pediatric nurse (Jackson). The focus of the book leans slightly more on Wiley and Noah and their extended family living in the south.
PROS: I loved Wiley and Noah. The author does such an amazing job painting a picture of them. Wiley is a hilarious, flawed human being who tries to do the right thing by his son. I think that the author does an amazing job painting a picture of the two of them and their love for each other. He also shows us the amazing rewards and overwhelming challenges of caring for a special needs child, but in an everyday, real-life kind of way. I actually liked the fact that the characters aren’t perfect – it made them feel more real to me. Wiley especially has a tendency to not believe that things can work out, and sometimes sabotages himself and the good things in his life.
CONS: A couple of minor issues (POSSIBLE MILD SPOILERS):
• Jackson – I felt like Jackson’s character is not as clearly defined and that I didn't really get to know who he was as a person. This is possibly because the other characters are defined so vividly that he just doesn't match up.
• Wiley and Noah’s family – It felt a little unrealistic to me that everyone one kind of came around and became completely supportive at the end of the book. Don’t get me wrong – I loved it as I am a complete sucker for a HEA ending, but the rest of the book is so realistic that this stood out to me a little.
Overall, I have read this book twice and I loved it just as much the second time. I highly recommend.
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I was not drawn to Wiley or his sense of humour but I was drawn to his son Noah so I kept reading and I'm so glad I...Read more