After finishing the EIT series, last week, I went into kind of a mini book-funk. I was on a role with that one, but now I must wait until more are released. *sigh* I need to snap out of it, finish my review for book #5 and get reading.
So I did! I have some very nice prospects on my current TBR list, and this is one that definitely pulled me out of my “paranormal” world and back into contemporary. Remember when I included in my TBR blog post a few weeks ago? It came HIGHLY recommended by my friend Gitte, and she said it made her cry. Now I know she’s an “easy crier” (hehe), but I’m always game for a go at book-tears!
I just hit the halfway point and I’m LOVING it (and have been really into the story from the start). Poignant. Heartfelt and truly emotional but not overwhelmingly so. Enough for me to truly care about the past, present and certainly the future of these characters, and I knew I had to recommend this one, to my friend Jackie, even if I wasn’t done yet. It’s right up her alley!
Maryse: I’m reading an AWESOME book right now. I think you’ll love. I’m only 30% in but OMG it is PERFECT. Excellent beautiful writing… Butterfly Tattoo.
Jackie: oh go on –
Maryse: it’s about a gay man (who once thought himself “straight”) until his best guy friend kissed him one night… and he fell in love and they have been together for years. But his partner just died and he is struggling to move on. Now he is building a friendship with a woman (who has her own sad story) and he’s finding himself seriously attracted to her – and it’s freaking him out.
Jackie: I’ve seen that but never bought it.
Maryse: IT IS EXCELLENT and it seems like I told you a lot, but that’s pretty much just the synopsis… because the FEELING in this book, the emotion, the introspection… the details. The flashbacks. It’s so sad, so deep, so sweet, so wonderful…
Jackie: I’ll download it tonight.
Maryse: You must!!
Jackie: I will. I do as I’m told unlike you who waits months…
Maryse: Oh, ha! ha!
Touché, Jackie. I don’t think you’ll ever get over how long it took me to read Bear, Otter and the Kid. But to your credit, you were right. You have great taste in books, and I should have TOTALLY been all over that one from the day you mentioned it. Well, at least I finally came to my senses. Now I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one.
Here’s hoping it’s good to the very end. It better not break my heart!! *fingers crossed* 😉