Sometimes you have to suffer in order to make the one you love happy…
Steve eavesdrops on a phone conversation—and his whole world crashes around him. He hears something he’d never wanted to hear and knows his lover, Christopher, will be giving him some bad news. Two weeks go by, and with no news, no devastating upset coming his way, Steve decides to end their relationship…to save Christopher the guilt of doing it himself.
Lost in a sea of confusion, Steve tries to push himself back into the single game, only to find memories and his love for Christopher just won’t go away. Alcohol and bars only make his loneliness more apparent and, shoving his pride aside, he visits Christopher in order to make things right between them again.
However, there’s more to that phone call than Steve had imagined, and even though he’d caused their break up to save Christopher hurting, he begins to realise that he’s caused them both more pain than they could have ever imagined.
Author: Sarah Masters
Published by Total-e-Bound Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: August 9th 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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I just finished reading Always and I have to say, this book is spot on. This novella is a roller-coaster ride of heartache and emotions.
The dialog is done in first-person from Steve’s POV so nothing is missed of his internal conflicts during the two weeks immediately afterwards. All his pains, doubts, musings are laid out for the reader to experience. Inserted thorough the book are flashback to Steve and Christopher first meeting which allows the us to feel the delicious joys of a first meeting interspace with final heartbreak.
Author Sarah Masters did a superb job of capturing the mental angst one goes through during break-up. Anyone who has experienced a misunderstanding and a break-up can relate to this book. Is it worth the read? I would say yes.