My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
Very enjoyable story about “the one that got away”…
Alex and Chase were lovers in high school, until they were found out and Chase ran away with his tail between his legs.
9 years later, both men are successful in their own right. Alex as an out and proud film maker of music documentaries and Chase as a completely closeted front man of a heavy rock band.
When Alex hears the bands newest hit “Forever”, a song he wrote for Chase in High School, he decides to confront his past and the one man he has ever loved, by making a documentary about the band on their latest tour.
To be honest, I really didn’t like Chase for a good deal of the book. His cowardly selfish behaviour was off putting – both in their shared past and in the present – and I sincerely felt that Alex could do a lot better. I was quite scared at one point, that Alex might actually be willing to go back in the closet just to be with Chase…
Luckily we get character growth – mainly on Chases part. When we meet him he is on a downward spiral of slow self destruction, and I definitely got the idea, that had Alex not found him, he was heading for a “celebrity death” a few years down the line…
Chase’s growth is slow. There is no doubt as to what he wants: Alex! However, what he is willing to give for that takes him a while to figure out. But it is enjoyable following their shared journey from the spectators seat.
All in all a very enjoyable novel, which loses a little bit of rating because I would have liked to have known more about Alex, seen more growth from his side of the fence, and also I could have lived with out the last little bit of drama.
The story is well written, the prose flows nicely and there are very few editing errors. A recommendable story, romantic and sweet in places and with a lovely happy ending!