Book Reviews

The Rest of Forever by Kate Aaron at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 30-December-2012

Book Blurb

For so long I’d dreamed of his touch, how his hands would feel on my skin, how his lips would feel on mine. But never had I believed it would be possible.

And yet, here I now stood. With him. I couldn’t bring myself to open my eyes, fearful I’d find it was all just another fantasy.

“Please,” he spoke.

This was definitely not a dream.


Book Review

Short, hot, and fun, this free story is about two men who have been best friends forever. In this case, they both know they're gay though, and they've split up when Jackson 'ran away' seven years earlier. In this nice variation on the 'best friends' theme, we get to see the story from Jackson's point of view; he is the one who did the running, only to come back regretting that he didn’t have the courage to admit he loves Paul rather than evade his feelings.

Jackson has a problem, since Paul now has a boyfriend, clearly having moved on. Jackson has to figure out what to do, because one thing is certain: he loves Paul more than ever and he wants to have a relationship with him that goes far deeper than friendship. He only recently started to understand his own confused ideas about friendship and love, and how they don’t have to be mutually exclusive. As much as he wishes it was easier to reconnect with Paul, he has a lot to make up for, and he knows it.

Paul is a great guy and I really felt for him. All the signs he gave before Jackson even left were always overlooked, and even though he was courageous enough to tell Jackson about his feelings before the man ran off, Jackson left him behind and broke his heart. The pain is still visible, but it takes the much older Jackson quite a while to figure all of that out.

Told with a great sense of humor, and including some pretty funny observations, I enjoyed this story a great deal. If you like to read stories about second chances, if you enjoy lots of emotions and romance without sappiness, and if you're looking for a short read that will make you smile, give this one a try.  




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 40 pages/14000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-May-2012
Price FREE
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