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Delaney Roberts and Marcus Worthy-Davis have quite a few things in common. Both blue-collar workers in their 40s, they’ve experienced the tragic loss of their wives and meet through their monthly grief group. Their connection is immediate, their friendship solidifying over texts and barstool confessions, neither feeling quite so lonely in the other’s presence.

When Marcus reveals to the group that he’s considering dating, it shakes Delaney to his core. He’s nowhere near ready, not when he feels on unstable ground with his teenage son and has vowed not to uproot his life again. Even if it means pushing his own needs aside. Even if Marcus’ announcement stirs something else inside Delaney, something he’s kept at bay for 20 years, and he suddenly sees their more tender moments in a different light.

The first time Marcus holds Delaney during a particularly rough night, the ache in Marcus’ chest, the one he tries hard to ignore, only intensifies. And when their slow-burning friendship sparks into a blazing fire, they finally indulge in each other to satisfy their needs. Marcus knows the arrangement is only temporary, but he feels a rightness with Delaney he can’t easily explain.

Soon enough, their longing becomes difficult to ignore. But love after loss is terrifying, the familiarity with pain and despair too close to the surface. To fan the flames of their connection, they’ll not only need to make room in their hearts but also take an enormous leap of faith.

©2022 Christina Lee (P)2022 Christina Lee
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The dog is fine

A lovely bisexual story with grief, but at enough distance to handle...and the dog is fine.

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Sweet, short, iffy narrator

It's a very sweet story and 8 enjoyed it but I do wish it was longer. Another hour at the end would have been great. The only real complaint I have is with the narrator. He has good range of emotion which was great but I could never tell from voice alone which of the two main characters was talking. He made older/younger characters sound different but not the two main characters and it was very frustrating at times.

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Such a beautiful story

10 out of 5 stars for this one!!!
This is a new to me author and a new to me narrator. I loved them both. The Characters were so real and mature. There was no unnecessary drama to bring the two together and I loved that. I honestly can’t wait to listen to it again.

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Heartfelt and Beautiful!

Loved it ! brilliantly written and narrated! Storytelling at its best !
compelling and heartfelt...

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  • 05-31-22

sweet and emotional

This was my first book by this author. It was a sweet story about two men finding each other after losing their wives. I felt the connection between the two - friends to lovers. A lot of the story was turning the page from grief and sometimes it was a bit too much. I wanted more looking forward than looking back. I recommend if you are looking for something heavy but not lots of angst.

Excellent narration.

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  • 05-14-22

Such a sweet bisexual-awakening romance!

Delaney Roberts is a sole parent, raising his teenage son, Grant, and still grieving after the death of his wife a year ago. There’s a lot of tension between overprotective Delaney and quirky Grant. Delaney has formed a strong friendship with fellow widower Marcus Worthy-David, whom he met a grief support group they both attend. Delaney feels wrong-footed when Marcus tells the group he is ready to date again, this time with men, and the two men both begin to renegotiate their friendship and their growing feelings for each other. Christina Lee’s signature tenderness and care for others shone thoughout this story, I loved everything about it. Delaney, Marcus, and Grant were all hugely sympathetic and decent guys adjusting to loss. However, while grief was their common link, the story was hugely positive and hopeful. I loved the scenes involving Grant, they felt so real with Grant chaffing under Delaney’s overprotective and hesitant parenting. I also loved how Marcus was able to act as the bridge between the two, just like Delaney’s wife had. I also thought the scenes involving the extended families and their own grief brought extra richness. Audio narrator Nick J Russo’s dulcet tones and relaxed pace were perfect for this story.

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