Going in,from the blurb, I knew it was action packed but aside that ,I went in blind and Im glad I did.
It really takes a deep look into the relationship between the 2 main characters. The relationship wasn’t thrust into your face with all the “he was he most beautiful/sexiest man I’d ever seen in my life” story lines you read about. It grows steadily and the author eases you into it and gets you to root for the MCs because you know that they deserve each other.
It was intense, funny , action packed, emotional,heart stopping and so so so unpredictable. D is a hard ass and Jack is an all-round good guy(though prone to “hissy fits” ;though given his circumstances its 100% expected) but they work so well together.
I don’t think I have read of a character so bad at outwardly expressing his feelings like D… It was so bad that it was totally endearing …
One of my favourite quotes:
“…Saw you out there in the garden. Looked so damn…fine,” he said quietly. “Was like I had have ya,right then. Bubbled up like…I dunno puke or somethin’.”
Jack chuckled,”You sure have a way with words, D…”
I swear I laughed so hard at that exchange
Internally however, D was just heart-stoppingly(is that a word? well now it is..) profound… An example is this gem of an internal monologue below:
“Jus hold me a little longer, Jack. Tell me again that ya wanna be with me,fer real, cross yer heart ‘n’ let me know you ain’t fooling’,cause I dunno how or when it happen but somehow I come to need ya like air, like blood. Touch me again like ya do with them gentle hands make me feel like somethin’ precious. Say it gain that ya love me, cause hearing’ that was like openin’ up some big bottomless well that ran dry years back and it cain’t never be full enough now, I can’t never hear it enough,but once more, one more time and maybe I’ll believe it a little more, and then a little more the next time, till someday I believe it fer true enough ta be able to say it back ta you like y’oughta hear it said cause God knows I love you more’n my own life, more’n anythin’ in this world, but it cain’t get outta me yet cause I still ain’t the man I need ta be, the man who’s gonna stand before you and declare.”
Can somebody grab me some tissues? that got me tearing up…*sniff sniff*
Also, some of the curves Jane Seville threw into this truly outstanding book just made me scream out loud at times(literally).In the end, its not about two men who fell in love but about two individuals who love each other deeply finding their way back into each others arms.
It is definitely a re-read for me.