All That Shimmers

All That Shimmers

by Raine O'Tierney

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BN ID: 2940151525725
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 05/06/2015
Series: Piece Us Back Together , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 469,776
File size: 2 MB

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All That Shimmers 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RachaelOWriting1 More than 1 year ago
This was an absolutely amazing story. Very motivational and uplifting from start to finish.   Both the main men have been through a lot (one physically, one mentally) and both have different ways of coping. One having lost the use of his legs, the other has mentally crippling thoughts.   I think it could've been drawn out more so we learned exactly what happened to Beau to lose his mobility, what happens in the future and more about Nicky, but ultimately I loved that we got the meat of the story, we weren't being dragged along through anything. It was the two men dealing with the beginning of a difficult and unusual relationship.   I hope to get my hands on more of Ms. Tierney's work for sure because it was so wel written, not to mention good feeling inducing. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
All That Shimmers - FiveStars This was an absolutely amazing story. Very motivational and uplifting from start to finish. Both the main men have been through a lot (one physically, one mentally) and both have different ways of coping. One having lost the use of his legs, the other has mentally crippling thoughts. I think it could've been drawn out more so we learned exactly what happened to Beau to lose his mobility, what happens in the future and more about Nicky, but ultimately I loved that we got the meat of the story, we weren't being dragged along through anything. It was the two men dealing with the beginning of a difficult and unusual relationship. I hope to get my hands on more of Ms. Tierney's work for sure because it was so wel written, not to mention good feeling inducing. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. ~Renee ThreeStar I liked the premise of this anthology - love beyond disability and medical conditions. But even though I usually love Cate Ashwood’s books, I found all three stories a little bit clunky. I kept feeling that the main characters were defined by their disabilities rather than the disability just being a small part of the person. This might have been because the authors were charged with writing on the theme of disability, or it might have been because ensuring readers understand a complex disability takes time and these were short stories. There were parts of all three stories that I really liked. In “All that Shimmers”, Beau’s swimming is described beautifully. I liked the power he had in the water, and I enjoyed the banter between Beau, his coach, and his opponent. In “Swimming With Elephants”, I liked Garrett’s home menagerie and his passion for his job. It was Carter’s thoughtfulness I enjoyed in “Red Runs Through”. I loved the presents he brought the bed bound Matthew. This wasn’t a favourite book, but it is a collection of sweet, romantic short stories. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. ~Sarah FourStars Piece Us Back Together - Anthology 4 stars All that Shimmers - Raine O'Tierney 3.5 stars M/M Romance I was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. This story was very sweet. Beau's spirit and tenacity were so fun to read. I cried for his loss, but found extreme joy in his successes. Niska was somewhat of an enigma. He was shy, introverted, and a voyeur. His mannerisms were that of an awkward teen and even though he was book smart, he seemed to be lacking in the socialization department. Together, the journey that these two walked was remarkable. I really enjoyed the path that they took on their beginning relationship, however, I felt that the story jumped around some too. It was not that it jumped in sequential order, I just felt that emotions were all over the place - not easily followed. The romance was somewhat lacking as well. Yes, they helped each other by allowing exploration, but it also seemed like the relationship was rushed. With the emotions in no discernible order, the story just felt jumbled. Swimming with Elephants - L. J. Labarthe 4 stars M/M Romance I was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Garrett is living with a constant burden. He goes to a place of healing to try and find an inner peace. I LOVED this story. It was both spiritually filling and emotionally filling. You can truly feel the pain that Garrett is going through - and in turn you can truly feel the healing that takes place. I love his attitude in that this is just something he is going to have to live with and he can either let it beat him down or push forward. Then you have Jai. I love his inner calm - he is able to take the storm that was Garrett and help him channel those emotions and the pain in to something wonderful. His surprise to Garrett brought me to tears. They had a chemistry between them that only grew as the story went on. They allowed each other find their true selves with encouragement and love, compassion and trust. This was a wonderful story. Red Runs Through - Cate Ashwood 4 stars M/M Romance Carter is just your typical guy. He goes to work, has nice friends and is happy in his life. When he meets Matthew, his world shifts. Suddenly, he not only loves to go to work, but once he is away from work, he can only think about Matthew. Matthew is written with such love. His honesty was such an admirable quality. I loved that he was not defined by anything - that he was OK living his life. I wanted to throw Carter's parents threw their house when they upset the couple, but loved how Carter's sister was always supportive and loving. Despite not having the best families, Carter and Matthew were able to find their own family - to define their own lives. These two also had great chemistry. I loved how this story took something that is still taboo in some circles and made a beautiful love story. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. ~AvidReader