Before reading this book, I had to prepare myself emotionally. The premise was just a bit heavy for me like “Silent by Sara Alva-heavy” and “The Darker Side Of Trey Grey-heavy.” I guess some of you who are familiar with these books could easily relate with my use of the word heavy.
This was the story of Danny Gibson whom at sixteen was thrown out by his Dad when he was caught kissing another boy during one New Year’s Eve [seriously, I never get how parents could do something like that to their own flesh and blood]. He spent three years of his life as a homeless person. Along the way, he meets Harry Cooper whom he saved from some bullies. With Harry, Danny felt the comfort of acceptance once again as well as the growth of their feelings with each other. When tragedy struck, Danny suddenly finds himself alone yet again. About a year since, he was born again as David Miles and his new persona meets Jack – someone he could see starting life over again. The question is will his secrets comes back to haunt him?
I honestly enjoyed reading this book. I wasn’t so happy reading about Danny’s situation of course but I was glad that he fought for his life. He was brave and older beyond his years. Danny’s the character any reader would root for. Whenever his situation got a bit too much for me, I paused. Some books could do that to you right? This one is one of those books – poignant, affecting and incredibly sad. Somehow by its conclusion, I was waiting for something to happen but I tried blinking and saw that it was the last page I was reading. I was a bit puzzled by its rather abrupt ending. Nevertheless, I think I was able to figure out what the author was trying to do here. Danny didn’t get a happily ever after ending (not just yet). He and Jack still had a lot to go through; He’s still trying to heal. The more important thing was that he came out victorious in his earlier battles and is now ready to face a better future. Now that is something to feel hopeful about the book. Yes, the sky isn’t dead for Danny/David – not anymore.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published April 17th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 16th 2013)
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About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.