After reading “The Return” a month ago (whose review I’ve lost in a file – to follow,) it became one of my favorite rereads ever since. Brad Boney has written that magical book that made me appreciate the m/m genre even more. The Return was released in 2013, and just a few days ago, I was e-book shopping, and I was able to secure a copy of The Nothingness Of Ben, which precedes The Return, so you can consider it a companion book. The Nothingness Of Ben was released in 2012, and I’m just glad that I thought of Brad Boney while reading some reviews before deciding which titles to acquire.
Now I’m officially a big Brad Boney fan. Like seriously, this author knows how to write some story. He’s simply incredible! His writing is genius! He’s very relevant, has a way of making his characters charming despite showing some pigheadedness (ahem! Excuse me thankyouverymuch) at some point. And fictional or not, regarding everything about it, he sure made me want to visit Austin someday!!!
What a beautiful tale of finding love at the most unexpected places and getting that unconditional love. Ben, Travis, Quentin, Jayson and Caden are LOVE. If The Return took me back through memory lane and gave e that pleasant nostalgia, The Nothingness Of Ben made my heart warm and fuzzy. This is a book well-deserved for its good reviews and high ratings. Thank you, Brad Boney!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
About The Author
Brad Boney lives in Austin, Texas, the 7th gayest city in America. He grew up in the Midwest and went to school at NYU. He lived in Washington, DC and Houston before settling in Austin. He blames his background in the theater for his writing style, which he calls “dialogue and stage directions.” His first book was named a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He believes the greatest romantic comedy of all time is ’50 First Dates’. His favorite gay film of the last ten years is ‘Strapped’. And he has never met a boy band he didn’t like.
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