RELEASE DATE: June 22th
BLURB: A bomb destroyed high-powered lawyer Gil Lemieux’s seemingly perfect life, and PTSD has ruled every decision since the explosion that left him scarred inside and outside. Moving home with his mom is meant to be a temporary measure, just like proofreading for a medical editorial firm is meant to be a stopgap. But two years after taking on the wrong court case, he’s still living in fear.Keith Kramer might be based 1,500 miles away from Gil, but their shared work brings them together—a chance meeting that’s life-changing. Gil is drawn to Keith’s good looks and intelligence, but it’s his innate understanding that Gil is more than the scars on his skin that is truly attractive. He’s everything Gil used to be and more. It blows Gil’s mind that his attraction might be returned.Only doubt could widen the distance between them. Keith’s hopefulness, borne out of surviving some tough challenges of his own, isn’t enough to bridge the distance alone. Gil will need to believe he has as much to offer as Keith if they’re to build a life together.
This beautiful book is about one of the greatest losses that we may encounter. The loss of ourselves, of our identity, but it is also a book about hope and second chances.
Gil Lemieux was a lawyer who dealt with family law, with an almost perfect life, until he becomes the victim of a bomb attack perpetrated by an angry father from one of his cases.
Since that time two years before, his life has not been the same. It’s full of scars, he had to leave his job because of the panic attacks he would have from any loud noise. He had to move in with his mother while he was healing, and now he has a job he doesn’t like, just because he can do it without meeting people.
The only people who are part of his life are his mother, his childhood friend, Frankie, and his psychiatrist.
When he meets Keith Kramer through his new job, the attraction is immediate, and in one only night, he falls in love with him.
He also has scars, despite the fact that he appears stronger.
Six years before, Keith he was hit by a bullet in the leg and he has serious physical problems because of it.
The relationship between the two characters is built through endless phone calls on Skype, because they live far apart.
The characters Posy Roberts creates have always been multifaceted, and even the past of the two men is very dramatic, while the story tears at your heart. Certainly, the characters go through very difficult moments, but they manage to find the strength to overcome them.
Obviously, there’s a happy ending, I prefer to read books with happy endings, I cannot read books that do not have it. This one has a happy ending, so to speak, but it is a little different.
There is no magic wand that suddenly fixes all the problems, and this is a good thing. Otherwise the story wouldn’t be as powerful in its impact.
Healing is a slow and painful journey for Gil, the visible and the invisible scars may never disappear, but there will be a happy ending with him succeeding in reaching his goals.
It is a book full of hope and optimism. Read it because it’s worth it.
It’s a 4,5 stars novel
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reviewing this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book***