I have to admit that I’m having an incredibly hard time writing this review without sounding like a complete squee-girl Fanyon. I’m going to try to sound as normal as possible…for the moment.
When our story opens we find that Sean Fairchild has taken a spill down a flight of stairs. He’s got a head injury and is not quite sure where he is or what’s going on, but he knows that he wants the man he loves, Dan. As Sean regains consciousness sporadically in the hospital he sees Dan and is completely soothed by his presence. When Sean comes around for the last time he finds that he can’t remember everything that has happened in the last 3 months...like the fact that he left Dan. Slowly but surely Sean’s memories come back to him and he starts to remember the highs and the lows of the last few months in his life.
Sean’s memories go back to when he met Dan and the beginning of their relationship. Dan moving in with him and the ups and downs of learning to live with someone who’s so not like you. And of course the argument that ensued from Sean deciding to take the part in The Charioteer movie that he had been dying for…but not bothering to discuss it with Dan first. Sean leaving for Wales without Dan and the utter miserable depression that ensued during filming is something that’s in the forefront of his mind.
All right, enough trying to be normal (which my mother says will never happen) I just have to say I friggin LOVED this book. I got to the end of the book and then went back and re-read it. The way Mr. Lanyon wraps the story around the reader is amazing. He wrote the story in both 1st person and 3rd person with current events and flashbacks to the past. It was an incredibly emotional yet revealing approach to getting down to what had happened in the past with Sean and Dan’s relationship, what was currently happening and how to deal with the issues if it was possible.
This story is the prequel/sequel to The Dark Horse (I think you should read that first) so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect since I don't think I've ever read a combo like that before. I found that once again Josh Lanyon has delivered a wonderfully written, utterly enjoyable story that I recommend to everyone.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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