After the End
After Quinn O'Malley loses his partner of ten years, Aaron, to cancer, he withdraws from everything. In a single tragic moment, he goes from an artist with a loving partner and a future to an uninspired comic book store owner who barely exists. He hides behind a shield of grief, refusing to let... show more
After Quinn O'Malley loses his partner of ten years, Aaron, to cancer, he withdraws from everything. In a single tragic moment, he goes from an artist with a loving partner and a future to an uninspired comic book store owner who barely exists. He hides behind a shield of grief, refusing to let Aaron go. He feels guilty for even trying to imagine a life apart from what he'd had. The charming party planner Quinn's best friend insists he meet on a blind date isn't someone he's ready for. Brady Banner walks into Quinn's small frozen world and turns everything upside down. For years, Quinn has focused on endings, but as Brady begins to thaw his existence, Quinn realizes that one moment can do more than stop a life-it can also start a new one.
Publish date: January 21st 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
Quinn is dying from grief. In walks Brady and now Quinn has a chance if he can learn to let go of the pain and parts of the past. This is beautifully written by Alex Kidwell. There was a pretty good balance handling the pain with relief for the reader. While Brady sees the family that is around him.
Recommendation from my mother. She knows I have a weakness for cute MC so she said I totally had to read this one. Normally we agree in books but of course, sometimes we differ. I liked this novel pretty much, it’s cute and light and perfect for a short while, in spite of the topic. Quinn’s partner ...
This was quite lovely story about "picking up yourself and moving on" after losing your partner of 10 years. I'm not going to even pretend to understand the depth of Quinn's grief. So I thought it was quite realistic. One scene that hit the chord with me was when Quinn yelled at his friend: "Is the...
Two years ago Quinn lost his partner of ten years to cancer. He's been living his life encased in ice, not wanting to move on. His best friend sets him up on a date with Brady, an event manager, who slowly begins chipping away to reach Quinn's heart. This was a story layered with a lot of grief and ...
And the award for most boringly perfect boyfriend goes to... Brady!Perfect love interests that swoop in and fix up everything do nothing for me. If a story is going to be centered around a relationship I expect a bit of give and take, love's a two way street and all. Brady and Quinn's romance is hea...