Book Reviews

Lead Us Not (Love is Always Write) by Kate McMurray at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 02-July-2012

Book Blurb

When Sam and Jess set out for New York City, they were young, deeply in love, and had big dreams for the future. Four difficult years later, some of those dreams are starting to come true—but at what cost?

Jess has stumbled into a fairly successful modeling career, but it feels like a consolation prize after his failed attempt at acting. He knows too his good looks will only last so long and he wants to try something else, but Sam keeps talking him out of it. Sam just landed the lead in a Broadway revival and all of his hard work is finally paying off, but lately Jess seems to be slipping away from him. Just as strains and cracks begin to show in their relationship, temptations are dangled in front of both men, but will they take the bait or will they come back to each other?

Book Review

Sometimes it's productive for love to hurt; it gives us perspective. It helps us remember why we fell in love in the first place and why, even though things become complicated, through all the temptations, we still love each other, and that love is a precious gift worth holding onto with all our might. Jess and Sam, in 'Lead Us Not' by Kate McMurray, are in the throes of such a battle.

I loved Jess and Sam. They are two of the most endearing characters I've ever encountered. They are so admirable, so real, and so human. The poignancy of the story made my heart ache in a happy and in a sad way, as I struggled with them through their self-doubts and fought the battle within to reclaim the faith they had in their love and each other. I held my breath as I watched the doubt and insecurity creep into their minds, tempered by the disappointments which life often brings, praying that they wouldn't succumb, that their love and faith in each other would prevail.

This is one of my favorites so far from the 'Love is always Write' series, perhaps because I, as well as many others out there, can easily relate to the almost hopeless feeling of sensing that something wonderful is slipping away and not knowing how to fix it. The story is so well written, logical, and clear. The characters are wonderfully formed and extremely easy to understand. It's an extraordinary story and one that we will all do well to keep in mind. Thanks, Kate, for helping us remember that the good things in our lives only stay that way if we are diligent, and refrain from taking the people and situations in our lives for granted.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 49 pages/12700 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-June-2012
Price FREE
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