Serie: Hello Goodbye #2
Uitgever/Publisher Rennie Road Books Op/On July 14th 2017
Genres: LGBTQ+, Romance
A SINGLE BASKETBALL GAME CHANGES EVERYTHING...
When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.
Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a school which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.
Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.
Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it's Hello Forever.
Hello Forever is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Readers of Goodbye Paradise will get to check in on Caleb and Josh and their clan.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence
Part two in this good series by Sarina Bowen. Hello Forever. We read here from two POVs, Axel and Cax. These two men are also in love with each other.
The book is credible in the sense that the things that happened in this book happen daily in real life. It’s horrible that people all over the world don’t let other people be themselves. It is not a privilege, it is the way someone is.
The situations in this book actually hurt my heart a bit. Characters who could not be themselves, feared the consequences and thereby did something that did not make them happy. It had a good ending, but it was still painful to read.
“It’s been important to me back then, even if I’d never told him so.”
We encounter old characters and of course new ones. The story has a good lead-up, middle section and ending and I recommend everyone to read this as well. I found it a very nice read, fast, but nice. There was one thing that made me think: wow that’s a lot of responsibility, but I’m not going to spoil that here. In addition, the hateful response of a certain character was a refreshment. I thought that I was happy that I was raised open-minded myself.
The emotions and honesty in these books is something I still have to get used to, as I usually deal with characters who have many secrets and come out at the end of the book. That is not the case here. That’s why the characters are so well built, strong and have good arguments.
Read all of Sarina’s books. Believe me, they are worth it.0