RELEASE DATE: 28th September 2015
BLURB: Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion. A series of tragic events leave Jeremy shattered, adrift on a sea of unimaginable pain. He’s able to piece his life back together, but instead of embracing it, he merely exists, using isolation and punishing physical exertion to keep the world at bay.
High school teacher Kai Daniels has a heart for at-risk kids—he was one himself, and a teenage brush with the law and some troubled years behind bars left him scarred inside and out. With courage, hard work, and the support of friends, he’s built a fulfilling life that leaves no time for a relationship.
An intense encounter with Kai at a gay club ignites a spark in Jeremy that he thought was extinguished forever, but he’s unwilling to destroy the fragile peace he’s managed to create, and he leaves Kai humiliated and disappointed. Things should have ended there, but a bizarre occurrence brings the two together in a way neither of them expected.
I didn’t know this was a series when I read book one, “Everything Changes” – which I have to say is one of my favourites.
I don’t mind all the angst, I like to suffer with the characters, providing there is an HEA. And with Melanie Hansen you suffer a lot, that’s for sure.
Jeremy has lost everything in his life – his husband, his son and almost himself in alcohol and drugs.
He doesn’t live anymore, he merely survives.
After 2 years he still hasn’t coped with the loss, he is out of rehab and lives in a secluded house in the wood. He spend his days running. But you can’t run forever and life can surprise you when you least expect it.
One night he goes to a gay bar and meets Kai. Their encounter is rough and fast, he leaves without a word.
Kai Daniels has got a past himself. when he was young, he got involved with a gang and got into trouble with the law but he survived and now doesn’t want other young men to make the mistakes he made.
He was shocked after his encounter with Jeremy – it made him feel cheap.
I like to think that when it’s destiny, you can’t escape. They meet again when some of Kai’s students damage his house and he has to work for Jeremy to avoid jail.
They became friends and then more, but their relationship is not easy, personally I think they are really perfect for each other.
This is a very intense story, full of strong emotions which squeezes and shatters your heart.
Although this is part of a series you can read it as a stand alone, but book one was so good I recommends that you read both.
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****