Friday, April 7, 2017

Always Review

Title:  Always
Author: Kindle Alexander
Published by:  Kindle Alexander LLC
Released:  March 11, 2014

My Rating:  4 Fated, Always 's

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout Southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.  

Always is such a refreshing change of pace in that both men in this relationship are openly gay vs. the typical hiding in the closet trope. One has a family that accepts it, one doesn't. The story opens very near the place where it ends - in the present, but the story is revealed by way of Kane telling the story that started 40 years ago when he first met Avery. It's a love story - one so pure, so true, so fated that it will steal your heart and breath. Everyone, no matter their gender or sexual preferences, should know this kind of love.

Avery, a lawyer and uprising politician, meets Kane, upscale restaurant owner, when he dines in Kane's restaurant. Their hearts and souls instantly know they've met the one. As their story unfolds, you'll cheer for them, celebrate with them, and cry with them through all their highs and lows. Sparks fly every time they're near one another, so yeah . . . lots of sizzling love scenes. As I mentioned, I found it so refreshing and endearing that they took their relationship public right away - even into the political ring in spite of the fallout. This book is Avery and Kane's life journey together.  It's a "rub your hand over your heart" love story.   I managed to hold off the tears until near the end when I ugly cried. Have tissues ready. A Must Read!

My Rating:  4 Fated, Always 's . . . And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . . xxx

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