Now, I'm headed back to the town I've never set foot in even though it's a huge part of my life. I'm not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven't exactly been flowing in. They'll probably think I'm crazy, because there's no way I won't be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he's the one who saved me.
Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I'd earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night I held a dying man in my arms. I've never been able to get the images of his lifeless body, caked in mud, out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over saving him, I couldn't let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I'll lose him if I don't get it together.
I've often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he's here and I'm more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it's too late?
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✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ⚠ MY THOUGHTS ⚠ ⭐ ⭐ Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐ Judging a Book by it's Cover: Shirtless male's back, hint of tattoo. Nothing too eye-catching. Gradient, plain font. Synopsis seemed interesting. Looking Deeper: Alternating first-person POVs from Michael and Dax's perspectives - clearly defined and easy to follow. Michael is a widowed single dad. Jagger is a precocious, energetic 5 yr old. Dax has a new lease on life and just arrived in town after accepting a job as the school's new Kindergarten teacher. They met, for a few brief horrifying moments years ago, never learning one another's names. Present day, Dax meets Jagger on his first day in town then again shortly thereafter. What starts out as a not-so favorable liking, slowly and gradually becomes more. The lines of friendship gradually begin to blur and Michael, who'd always thought of himself as straight, begins to question everything he is. I'm usually not a fan of the GFY Gay Romance category, but I really did like this. It felt natural in it's progression. The internalizations had a heart-felt realism. The lead characters, even imperfect and flawed as they were, were extremely likeable. The secondary cast provided more depth and dimension. Towards the end, there was a fun secondary couple developing. The plot was strong and the writing was smooth. Predictability was fairly low. The ending was good, but I'd liked to have seen the outcome of the Whitaker / Jagger situation, more on Justin's new development, and possibly a stronger ending for Michael and Dax as well as their overall outcome. ---------------------------------- Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.3 ~ Stars: 4 ---------------------------------- ⚠ REVIEWER INFO ⚠ Tina J / Happily Ever Chapter