Tragedy brought us together, but something stronger made me want to stay.
Julian was the boy next door. My brother’s best friend, he fit with my family in ways I never could. While he and Rhett went on to play house, I left the only life I knew, desperate for a fresh start.
Until everything changed.
Heartache came along, and the aftermath of my brother’s death was here to stay. I was now face to face with Julian more than I ever wanted to be.
Being around him brought up all my insecurities, forced me to deal with hard truths, and conjured up feelings I had no business entertaining. He wasn’t the man I thought I knew. He was complex and layered, and inherently beautiful in all the ways I’d never noticed.
Not on another person. Not on another man. Not until him.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspective by chapter.
First – the cover! Wow. Just Wow.
My first book by Marley Valentine and I really liked it. I actually stayed up all night to read it in one sitting. At turns full of laughter and then heart wrenching. Deacon & Julian healing after loss and finding each other.
GFY and at times it felt a little too simple/easy for Deacon, but it was still a great read.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Death of a partner & sibling. Abusive parent (mostly emotionally, though there is one physical assault).
My Favorite Quotes
The only thing I’m freaking out about is that the freak out never comes. – Without You by @Mvalentine_ #KindleUnlimited #MMRomance #GFYTweet