I want to start off this post with a trailer for Always made by fellow blogger, owner/partner of Bibiophile Productions Becca Manuel. She did a great job, I love it!!
Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.
Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.
From the first page, hell the first paragraph, this book grabbed a hold of me and didn’t let go. I hadn’t even gotten to know the characters or the story and I was crying before I had finished reading the first few pages. That is a testament to the brilliant writing of Kindle Alexander. She has the ability to express so much emotion in her writing it pulls you into the story completely from the beginning.
For me one of the things I liked most about this book was the fact that it wasn’t about some “big bad” or someone trying to break Avery and Kane apart. It was about life, the kind of life we all strive to have. One filled with love, passion, family and career. And how each of this things are scary, wonderful, and completely worth fighting for.
I was so engrossed in the life of Kane and Avery by the end of the book that my heart broke and I became a complete and total mess. My daughter comes in and sees me blubbering asks if I am ok, all I could do was sob, point at the book, and nod. She smiles as she laughs at me, tells me “must be a good one”. That was putting it mildly. It was a great one.
Always is a must read, so be sure you get your copy….but make sure to have some of these on hand!!!
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