Always

Always

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by Kindle Alexander, Reese Dante
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Avid Bookreader - Jessica Cote
Honestly this was just an overall beautiful story.
Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews - Monique Lehane
Be assured Kindle Alexander fans will love this book, they have delivered what I would call a true romance...Always, it's just the perfect love story!
I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie - JAnne Lenhart
If you're a fan of MM romance, and Kindle Alexander then I definitely recommend giving this one a shot. While it was more emotionally driven it still had plenty of the Kindle Alexander spice. Another great read!!!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149363094
Publisher:
Kindle Alexander LLC
Publication date:
03/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
295
Sales rank:
56,467
File size:
597 KB

Meet the Author

Best Selling and newly award winning Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.

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Always 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
My Review: 4.8 Star Review - Always I fell in love with not only the main character but also a few secondary characters. Strong story line. All around wonderful read. Kindle knows just how to pull you into her story and keep you turning the pages right up until the end. Emotions will run high so watch out!! Will you get upset you sure will!. Will you shed a tear most likely. Will you love Kindle at the end of the story even more than before? You bet you will!! Kindle rocks this story hard!! Are you still reading this why go get your copy NOW!!!
TRFH More than 1 year ago
WOW!  That's all I can say, WOW!  If you don't read this book, you will be sorry. Get it now!
Pixie_Mmgoodbookreviews More than 1 year ago
5 Hearts for MM Good Book Reviews reviewed by Tams Avery Adams is the grandson of the former President of the United States, his father is a senator. Avery himself is considering running for the senate, politics is in his blood. The gorgeous, blonde, charismatic attorney is somewhat of a playboy. He keeps his lovers in the closet along with his sexuality, because homosexuality and politics do not mix. That is, until he meets Kane. Kane Dalton is the owner of a very successful restaurant in town. He is sophisticated, handsome and charming. He runs La Bella Luna with his close friend who is like a father to him, Paulie. Kane’s own family kicked him out when he told them he was gay, and take every chance they get to beguile and belittle him, but waste no time cashing the checks he sends them every month! He’s always dealt with an inner struggle with who he is because of his strict religious upbringing, how just being true to himself goes against everything he was raised to believe. But Avery Adams is about to change all that. Always is the story of the life of Avery Adams and Kane Dalton. The ups and downs, highs and lows, for love and longing aren’t everything, but through it all they build a life together that is legendary. Kane is hesitant at the start, but Avery pursues him relentlessly. Over several decades together, Kane’s hesitation never quite leaves, but he grows more comfortable within his love for Avery and becomes more comfortable showing their love publically. Their wedding was wonderous, the birth of their twins was beautiful, but with the sweets comes the sour. When Avery accepts his father’s nomination to run as the Vice Presidential candidate under his father who is running for President, as a family they decide to do it. Every decision they make, they do it as a family. Avery, Kane and the twins along with Paulie, who is Kane’s father figure, and Kennedy, Avery’s mom. Reporters and homophobes are going after Kane, stating their marriage isn’t even legal, and Kane’s own family is offering up their own venom for this snake of hatred spewing across the nation. But Avery stands tall and stands up for his marriage and his husband, he will protect his family, even if it means leaving behind his career in politics. NOTHING matters more than Kane and his kids, Always. I’m certain many people only dream to achieve the level of happiness that Kane and Avery experienced in their lives together. Even through tragedy and loss they manage to remain a strong family unit that is always based on love. Alexander has written a very powerful, poignant and endearing novel that will touch you and stay with you long after you read those last few words. I can’t say anymore because it would be too easy to give too much away, and you simply must read this beautiful love story for yourself. I will say, this just became the best book that I have read this year thus far, I highly recommend it to anyone, everyone. Be warned, mass quantities of Kleenex are required. Maybe even be proactive and take a benedryl ahead of time, try to counteract some of the full on snot slinging crying you’ll surely be doing. Ah, but there is laughter as well, and love, so much love, Always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Others have given full, excellent descriptive reviews, so I'll keep mine short. Kindle Alexander managed to both break and warm my heart. I am still teary eyed after finishing this book. The love story between these two men was absolutely beautiful. It has honestly made me think of my own marriage and how easy it gets for me to be complacent. You can't help but look inward after reading a book like this. An incredible story about an incredible love. Makes you want to pull your partner just a little bit closer.
RomanceReaderGirl1 More than 1 year ago
I am going to LOVE better and ALWAYS because of this book. ALWAYS is truly a romantic story that will stand the test of time. There is often a moment in a book where you realize, “Oh, hell, this is going to be a great book”. This happened to me during Chapter 1. That’s right, readers, Chapter 1! Avery Adams is an attorney destined to be great in the arena of politics. He comes from a line of statesmen and is eager to make his mark. Avery is a confident, arrogant, loyal and passionate man. He fights with everything and will not stop until a wrong has been corrected. Kane Dalton is a southern gentleman; quiet, strong, resistant, brave and steadfast. Kane is the man stands quiet and assesses the situation, before taking action. He is the owner of the upscale restaurant Bella La Luna. He has a strong foundation in his religion and strongly believes his sexual preference is wrong and struggles with this realization. Yes, my heart is breaking for Kane. What is absolutely unique about his story is the story starts the couple as young men and finishes at the end of their life. We get to read about their whole life. It was absolutely wonderful. Avery and Kane together are a powerhouse. They make you want to fall in love and pray on your lucky stars that you have a small fraction of the love they have, because if you’re lucky you’ll be the happiest couple you know. You will see the triumphs and hardships the endure as a couple and in the time period the book is taking place. We feel Kane’s struggle with being homosexual and living the life he does. When things get tough Avery is there to take care of everything. There a lot of firsts in this book with the time period in the United States. Finally, my view on life has changed by reading this book. My view on love has changed by reading this book. I know the man I married is the best thing to ever happen to me and I need show him like Avery and Kane showed one another in ALWAYS. Thank you Kindle for writing a book that has touched my heart so profoundly
missy55GA More than 1 year ago
I will never think of "Always" the same again. It is one of the best stories I have read in a long time. You will need tissues for your reading time. Kane and Avery will have a place in your re-read list Always. Kindle has done it again, a great love story with deapth. A must read if you love great story telling. Thanks Kindle & Good Writing
EMAReads More than 1 year ago
It is amazing as a reader to fall into a book so completely.  To be so invested that you cheer along,  cry with and ultimately feel as if you are part of the tapestry of a story.  Always is this kind of book for me. It is an epic love affair, spanning over 40 years.   So much honesty and devotion. Avery and Kane are meant for each other.  The attraction is there, as well as a passion that moves them through so many points in their lives.  Happy and devastating.   Through heartbreaking lows and blissful highs the love is astonishing.  They are best friends and their banter is incredible.  Another aspect that felt real was how each of them filled the need of the other-always putting the other first,  taking turns being strong and needing the strength.  Neither of them is perfect-but together they are determined to make it work. The family the two of them create-Paulie, Rodney, Janice, Kennedy, their kids, Sophia and Thomas-is incredible. The relationships are as important to the story as is the romance. Absolutely loved the use of “his Kane”, “his Avery”. The end-oh my heart.  Another stunning love story from Kindle Alexander.
denisesc21 More than 1 year ago
I am not going to pretend that my heart wasn't ripped out reading this book. But what I can tell you that Kindle Alexander managed to put it back together again. This book was amazing, and even now, as I write this, I am not sure that any review I write will do this book justice. I can tell you what all the other reviews have told you, about the storyline, and that it takes place over a 40 year period, and that it is insta-love, HOT sex scenes (yes!!!) etc. But what I want you to know most, as you read this review, is the emotional place this book will take you. Within 3 paragraphs, not chapters-paragraphs, I had tears in my eyes, and was bawling at the end of the book. People will likely say in all the reviews to bring tissues as you read it, and you will definitely need them. (I am crying as I write this review!!!) But I want you to know most is about the emotions in this book. This book was obviously written from a deep emotional level by the author. You cannot put that much heart into a book, and not have felt every single word. If you have read other books by Ms. Alexander, you will find that this book is written very differently than any of her other books. It isn't told in one single span of time (several months) as most others books are. It is told through the course of their lives and their loves together. Their hardships and their family life. But mostly their amazing Always love. You cannot help but feel it and experience it with them. Two very different people finding their soul mate, and doing whatever they have to, to keep themselves together. I can promise that this book will stick with you. Too often, I finish a book, then just move onto the next one. After reading Always, I feel like I can't read another book for a while. And that my fellow readers, says it all. If a book sticks with you long after you have finished it, the author has done their job.
PaulBerry1 More than 1 year ago
Avery Adams came from a very famous political family. He is the beautiful attorney who always gets what he wants and that includes some hot one night stands as he is the hot Playboy after all. At the urging of some of the powerful politicians, he has decided to follow in his grandfathers foot steps. Avery now has his goals in line and a very detailed road to his political goals, that is until he meets Kane Dalton. Kane Dalton's life is anything but perfect! His father is a strict Baptist minister, who kicks him out of the house and the family due to Kane's questioning his own sexual orientation. Kane has made a name for himself by owning a very successful restaurant. His hands are full with juggling the restaurant and his long term relationship with his boyfriend. Kane has struggled with being gay his whole life with the strict religious upbringing he has had to deal with. As soon as I started reading ALWAYS, my heart was being ripped apart in such an emotional and beautiful story and I was completely hooked from the very beginning. The ending of this book was the most heart wrenching and so amazingly written, that your heart will completely belong to Avery and Kane for a very long time. I won't give anything away as everyone and I mean everyone needs to read ALWAYS and experience the amazing writing of Kindle Alexander. One of my favorite parts in the book is how Kane deals with being gay and what that means for him in the afterlife as he is torn from what he feels in his heart and what he was told his entire life about being gay. This is a huge concern for many gay men so I am so proud that the author chose to deal with this in her book and she handled it so well and very realistic. The instalove part of this book was so realistically written and I never for one minute doubted their pure romantic love for each other. This book covers a span of many years and the love that Avery and Kane shared was beautifully written and I for one couldn't get enough of their relationship. The author did such a great job with the main characters of Avery and Kane as well as the supporting characters such as Paulie, he was the father figure for Kane and I loved his character as he was a true friend. Be prepared to cry and cry while reading this pure love story of Avery and Kane's journey of self discovery, love, lust, heart wrenching scenes and hot and I mean hot male-male sex. I highly recommend this 5 star beautifully written story! If you love a good, heart pounding love story than ALWAYS is the book for you! Kindle Alexander has done it again by creating one of the most amazing and beautifully written epic stories! I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Paul at Gay Media Reviews!
JacksonJG More than 1 year ago
If you are in for love stories, this is for you. Keep a handkerchief nearby at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fell in love with Avery and Kane and their story. Well written would love to read about how their children carry-on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, juicy, loving and sad all wrapped up in one.
BrandonRose More than 1 year ago
"Always" is one of the best romance novels I've read in a very long time. The love between Avery Adams and Kane Dalton speaks so powerfully to the notion of soul mates who have found each other now and always. I especially appreciated the fact that in spite of all the ups and downs that life throws our way, true love will always triumph. Ms Alexander has written a timeless classic that you will want to read and re-read over the years. If you find yourself becoming jaded and cynical when it comes to romance, take this book out and start from the beginning. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I can't wait till the sequel "Forever" becomes available. Thank you, Ms Alexander, and keep up the good work!
ReCie More than 1 year ago
~I Was Doing Just Fine...Until Those Damn Flowers With A Note Appeared~ Always...the name says it all and its a love story everyone wants to experience. Avery and Kane both a force in themselves until they joined to form a storm that last into forever. I wanted it to end differently and after a few minutes I saw how it happened was how it should be.  Avery's life in politics was taking him far in life but one night at La Bella Luna restaurant changed his entire plans. He meet Kane and knew he found his soulmate. Kane was a hard working owner of a booming restaurant in Minnesota and the night when an important political figure decided to have dinner at the love of his heart...La Bella Luna. They both felt the pull and from that night on their lives and love bloomed into a journey they both had no idea they would be taking. I'm not an easy crier and I was doing just fine until the calla lilies and Avery's note came into play. I didn't do the ugly cry but was getting damn near pissed off that my blurry vision wouldn't allow me to continue my reading. This book will warm your heart but while I wished...hoped for a different ending the way it did was the proof that their love was in fact eternal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a true love that transcends time. I was captivated from the first word. Kindle Alexander knows how to write a beautiful love story. The love these two characters have for each other is what I hope I can always have with my other half. Makes me won't hold him closer and never take anything for granted. Beautiful to me sums it all up. This is one you won't regret reading. Oh and have tissues handy.
MMRNY More than 1 year ago
Love Conquers All... OMG!! OMG!! This book took me through every single emotion that one can possibly have while reading a book. This book was so unexpected. Kindle Alexander blew my mind with this story. She is an amazing writer. This is the second book of hers that I have read and it was absolutely brilliant. Always is about an epic love story between two people who were truly made for each other. It is the story of Avery Adams, the charismatic and sexy as sin attorney, who has hopes of running for Congress, and Kane Dalton, the beautiful, refined, religiously devout restaurateur. Always takes us on the beautiful journey of their relationship, their years together, their challenges and their triumphs. And through it all, we get to see that Avery and Kane's love for each other grows stronger and stronger. Always is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read and it will stay with me always and forever! So, thank you, Kindle Alexander, for writing a book that shows us that love is love no matter who the partners are. Love conquers all. This book had the happiest happily ever after I have ever read. I really would love to read Robert's story, so I hope she decides to write it. And, again, thank you for this beautiful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. You fall in love with both men. I have read all of kendle alexanders books. You just can't go wrong in buying any of them. Always will always be my favorite! It really touched my heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely beautiful love story!!!This is an author that really knows how to write love. Yes it's m/m, yes it's HOT, yes yes yes... but more than anything else, this is a story about true love.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what i expected, got together too fast and rest was kind of boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the story. I didn't want the story to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Kindle Alexander's books but this has to be the best one by far.  I was sobbing uncontrollably and only Nicholas Sparks can make me do that.  For that reason alone this book gets 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new Kindle Alexander book is always highly anticipated.  I bought Always as soon as I found it in the catalog.  I am glad I did.  The characters are memorable and easy to want as friends.  The sex is steamy and appropriate to the storyline.  Actually, there is a strong storyline as opposed to many gay erotic books out there.  Was this my favorite Kindle Alexander book to date?  Unfortunately, no.  I found the story and the writing to be a little over-the-top mushy, with the same sentiments repeated over and over again.  The reader sknows Avery and Kane love each other, and it is a beautiful love.  But, we don't need to be hit over the head with it on almost every page.  Parts of the storyline were a little too maudlin for me.  Saying that, would I recommend the book?  Definitely, yes.  Did I shed a tear like the other reviewers have stated?  Definitey, yes.  More than one.  I would read the earlier Kindle Alexander books I have on my nook over again before I would read this one though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago