Love Life & Circumstance [NOOK Book]

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Born the son of a preacher man, Elijah Deacon always conformed to his father’s strict religious teachings. He worked hard, devoting his time and energy to the family owned construction firm, leaving little time to focus on the deplorable state of his private life. Small town America was no place to be when all a man craved was the touch of another man. Elijah hid his sexuality and tried in vain to convince himself he could be happy with a woman. Urged on by the dream of having the family he craved, Elijah ...
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Love Life & Circumstance

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Born the son of a preacher man, Elijah Deacon always conformed to his father’s strict religious teachings. He worked hard, devoting his time and energy to the family owned construction firm, leaving little time to focus on the deplorable state of his private life. Small town America was no place to be when all a man craved was the touch of another man. Elijah hid his sexuality and tried in vain to convince himself he could be happy with a woman. Urged on by the dream of having the family he craved, Elijah couldn’t know a drunken one night stand would see him pay the ultimate price.

Leaving the bright lights of Atlanta and placing his own life on hold, paralegal, Seth Jacobs, moved to Alabama hopeful that with a baby on the way, his twin sister Bethany would settle down. His older sister by five minutes, she gave him the confidence he needed while growing to come out and be proud of who he was. It was his turn to return the support. On arrival in Headland, Seth endeavored to make her see the dangers her behavior presented to her and her unborn child. But, to no avail.

When destiny deals a cruel blow, and the life of a newborn baby hangs by a thread, Seth and Elijah are flung together to deal with the tragic circumstances. The grief threatens to consume them, while joy and fear work to unite them. Jealousy, love, lies and bitter truths rise to the surface and threaten to tear them apart. Can the powers of love and life bring them together and heal the loneliness that death leaves behind? Or will circumstance prevail and fuel the embers of love that draw them together?
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Editorial Reviews

Book - Kindle Alexander, Author
“A beautifully written love story.”
Book - Susan Mac Nichol
“Emotionally satisfying, a unique story and a relationship that will melt your heart. This is what Love, Life and Circumstances is all about in the real world.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148659587
  • Publisher: Laz & Lachi Publications, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 105,674
  • File size: 401 KB

Meet the Author

Author V.L. Moon started writing in 2011. She is a genre-crosser who writes paranormal, romance, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. She encourages feedback and would love to hear what you thought of Love Life & Circumstance. You can contact her at j- For more information on future works check out the website at www.lazandlachi.com.


#1 Best-Selling author of Grand Slam, J.T. Cheyanne also started writing in 2011. She is a genre-crosser who writes paranormal, romance, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. She encourages feedback and would love to hear what you thought of Love Life & Circumstance. You can contact her at . For more information on future works check out the website at www.lazandlachi.com.
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  • Posted December 21, 2013

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    Heartbreaking Yet Heartwarming M/M Read

    As a reader of numerous m/m-themed books, they all start to blur together after awhile. This book manages to distinguish itself from the pack though through a unique storyline and pleasant blend of steamy interludes and thought-provoking political issues. From its heartbreaking and soap opera-ish beginning to its heartwarming HEA I found myself completely immersed in the story even as I chuckled at some of the over-the-top melodramatic events meant as roadblocks to the main couple's happiness.

    Elijah is the son of a preacher man who's kept the truth of his sexuality hidden. He spent his youth partying with liquor and women which unexpectedly leads to a dramatic life change years later. When a car accident takes the life of his father, mutual grief has him bonding unexpectedly with the brother of the woman killed along with his father. No longer content to keep the truth about himself hidden he goes after the quiet Seth wholeheartedly. Their relationship evolves quickly as they bond over a life altering event that has them both thinking of a life together away from the small town prejudices that have kept them in hiding. Elijah is a strong and domineering man both in and out of the bedroom. He enjoys sex and isn't ashamed to admit it but is also capable of showing a more loving side too. The moment he knew Seth was the one for him he held nothing back in very loud visual and vocal scenes.

    Seth is a far more quiet and methodic man. For many years it's been just him and his sister until the day drugs and alcohol take her from this Earth leaving behind big ramifications. His guilt and grief over the event have him bonding with Elijah quickly which unexpectedly leads to more. He's a bit shy when it comes to sexual interludes and is clearly the sub in his relationship with Elijah. At first he considers himself unworthy of the powerful man but the feeling of family and security he finds with him has Seth willing to fight to keep Elijah beside him throughout a few unnecessary misunderstandings.

    Those misunderstandings came from the secondary characters of Rhett and Kris, friends to the protagonists and not ashamed to create jealousy in the burgeoning relationship through their lies. These two characters are one-dimensional and annoying in the melodrama surrounding them. As two similar characters it's not surprising how their stories progress and I was pleased their interference didn't last for too long though I found Rhett's evolution a bit unbelievable considering how obsessive he acted early on. From start to finish this was an emotionally intense story with a few unexpected twists and turns that I appreciated. While I enjoy steamy stories I found this one to have almost too many sexual interludes that interfered with their developing relationship. With these numerous sexual encounters came some thought-provoking political issues involving same-sex marriages and other gay rights that brought a modern-day spin to the story through its relevancy. These issues didn't feel preachy but were subtly brought to the forefront. I've read other books by these authors, and though this one went over-the-top from time to time, I still found it an entertaining and unique read.

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

    Absolutely loved the book

    It will rip your heart out and then put it all back together again. Great read.

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  • Posted December 17, 2013

    This is a book by J.T Cheyanne and V.L Moon called Love Life and

    This is a book by J.T Cheyanne and V.L Moon called Love Life and Circumstance!

    This is a tragic love story that you will have a very hard time putting down and the characters will stay with you for a very long time. I was able to connect instantly with them and the loss that they endured.

    Elijah Deacon works very hard for his father’s construction company and doesn't deal with his complicated personal life. Eli lost his mother when he was 10 years old and he took her death pretty badly as it may have altered how he lived his life. He is not yet out as a gay man and in a small Alabama town you can understand that. He is trying to convince himself that he can be happy with a woman for the sake of having a normal life for a small town that is.


    Seth Jacobs is a successful paralegal in Atlanta and with his twin sisters complete acceptance of her brother being gay has made his coming out a much easier transition. Both Seth and his sister Beth lost their parents in a tragic car accident when they were young. Seth excelled in school and trying to make the best out of a bad situation where his sister took the opposite road into self-destruction with drugs and alcohol. Seth has always looked out for his sister and tried his best to get her the help she needed. When Beth now had found out she was pregnant and she pleads with her brother to move back home and help her out. Seth, having no other choice, leaves his paralegal job in Atlanta and moves back home to take care of her.

    How Elijah and Seth meet is under very tragic conditions as they both lose someone very close to them and their loss brings them together in such unimaginable ways! The one beautiful gift that they received through their tragedies is the daughter of Beth’s named Hope.



    This beautiful story is filled with such hot sex scenes and beautiful loving relationship which does not come easily due to the conflicts that face them both. Elijah and Seth are trying to have a relationship and build a family which is not as easy as they thought.

    This tragic but beautifully written story of love, trust, passionate sex, forgiveness and betrayal is one story that I high recommend. Make sure to have tissues on hand as the authors take you on a journey of such tragic loss yet beautifully written love story. The only thing I wished the authors would have done was to write more about the parents.



    I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.



    Reviewed by Paul at Crystal's Many Reviewers!

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    4.5 Stars from me! First off, I have to say, oh my goodness!!

    4.5 Stars from me!

    First off, I have to say, oh my goodness!! This book was just wow... A heads up to everyone, make sure you have some tissues ready because there were some parts where I was moved to tears. And it takes a lot to move me to tears when it comes to reading a book. But this one did it.

    The story itself is one that is full of love and heartache, you can't have one without the other that's for sure. Elijah and Seth's characters were written to an amazing degree, they both had their own personalities and you could tell the difference between the two when it came to where they were raised. Elijah is from the south, and a preachers son, you can tell that just from the way he talks and his actions. Seth is more laid back about everything, you can tell that he comes from an understanding family and has a really good background.

    One thing I have to say, and this is so random but it's important to me, is the details that were went into when it comes to the NICU scenes. It wasn't just glossed over, it was very detailed and very realistic. The emotions that Elijah and Seth were going through when they were in the hospital were also very true.

    I completely enjoyed reading this book, once I started it I didn't want to put it down because of how moving the story was. This book will bring out emotions that you didn't realize you had with each page that you turn. All in all, this book is a must read for sure if you like this genre. I would recommend it to everyone!

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