Quiet and imaginative, Derek O'Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan, aka Mr. Alpha,” wonders why Derek hasn't taken any interest in their wedding planning. Aunt Franhis spiritual guruwould like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became some kind of... show more
Quiet and imaginative, Derek O'Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan, aka Mr. Alpha,” wonders why Derek hasn't taken any interest in their wedding planning. Aunt Franhis spiritual guruwould like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became some kind of kept boy. One evening, she drops Derek's childhood journal on his lap, forcing him to remember the name he's been trying to forget since he was eleven years old. Nicolai Lund.Nick was Derek's neighborand first love.Weeks before Derek's engagement party, a chance meeting with Nick catapults Derek into the past. Nick could flood Derek’s stale existence like a blond tidal wave, but Nick isn't that sixteen-year-old rebel anymore. He's a man hardened by invisible scars.As Derek reads through his diary, Nick and Derek’s powerful relationship sways between past and present, sweeping over their emotional landscape, revealing what they were, still are, and might yet be to each other.
Publish date: April 19th 2011
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Contemporary Romance
, Coming Of Age
, M M Romance
Let me start off with the positive things about this book. The writing was wonderful, really. Mel Bossa sure knows how to use beautiful words. The way this story was told, with parts of Derek’s old diary and the constant switching between the part and the present, really well done.Why only 2 stars t...
Simply one of the most beautifully written love stories I've ever read. The prose is lyrical and heartbreaking in its simplicity. There are no wasted words. I loved painfully shy Derek and wild, dangerous Nick, both as boys and men, and it will be a very long time before I forget this book...if ever...
SO, to steal the words from this author, cause yes that is what I am doing, this sums up how I felt through 288 pages“I’m emotionally castrated butting my head against a barbed-wire fence”My quest for angst literally kicked me in the face with this book.How utterly depressing….. AND I LOVED IT!!!EVE...
4 refreshing stars.****Review completed November 3, 2013 Nick's eyes are stunning. Icy blue like the Northern sky. The color purple is meaningful.The main protagonists Derek and Nick differ greatly in their characterizations and that's exactly what I found so interesting about them. Derek is ...
First off...a big THANK YOU to Cassandra from choosing this book for me to read. This book was nowhere near on my radar. Thank you for putting it there because what a story.All these emotions I have just stirring from this book. Wow.I figured I split it down the middle into two parts. Dear Bump,I'm ...