A Hearts On Fire ReviewFOUR A HALF STARS This was such a delightful comforting funny angsty sad yummy uirky sexy and simple read Alex Kidwell s After the End is a tale of finding love after losing the love of your life It s a story that hope can still reign supreme I enjoyed all of the characters and the ease of this story I even loved Winston Churchill the catuinn O Malley lost the love of his life
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Two Years Ago To Canceryears ago to cancer were together for a decade and has been living a ind of half life And after being set up by his best friend on a blind date you ind of wonder what life would have in store the grieving manWell life decided to gift him Mr Brady Banner Tall and blonde with the right words to say on the tip of his tongue how I like em These two couldn t be different at first glance uinn s so reserved while Brady is not You d have thought disaster was imminent But thankfully it wasn t These two got along together like pie filling and pie crust read the story to get the meaningI enjoyed this story so much I loved the patience of Brady and his understanding and guidance on helping uinn grieve uinn was not annoying and though he missed his deceased partner it did not saturate the entire story or detract from these two falling for one another Their road to love was a story or detract from these two falling for one another Their road to love was a bumpy but worth it Major udos to uinn and Brady s friends Annabeth and Tracythey were helpful but far from meddling My one little teeny tiny issue was the start of uinn and Brady s love affair At their first date I felt like I was in uinn s shoes and Brady was a little too close for comfort He already started touching and The History of Dark Corner Campbell County, Ga kissing him and this was uinn s first gallop back into the dating world But after delving into the men s background and seeing how they were it was almost forgotten But it still niggled in the back of my mind And theyind of fell into love Q-Squared kind of uick but if I had a hot boy like Brady maybe I wouldn t mind so much And yes the sex scenes were pretty hot and believable The biggest conflict for the two was uinn accepting his past lover is gone and understanding it is okay to find love again and not feel so guilty So all in all a lovely read and happy ending that left me with a huge smile on my faceDon t you just love stories like that I do Hope you will as well After the End I thought this would be dark sad tear jerking but no Despite its serious subject matter coming to terms with the loss of a loved one in regard to the actual romance this book was surprisingly conflict free A good surprise actually no contrived misunderstandings no put up drama Which was good because uinn was so wrapped up in his grief and struggled so much with the loving memory of his last partner vs his budding feelings for Brady any outward drama might have gotten him admittedWhat I didn t say this was angst free only the relationship was low conflict It was just Brady was so incredibly good so understanding so accepting of uinn s struggle caught in his grief and guilt uinn all but used Brady but Brady justept coming back for Which made him a very likable character being EXACTLY what uinn needed and a veritable 천년구미호 [Cheonnyeon Kumiho] knight in shining armor However I couldn t help wondering what he saw in uinn A maiden to save A uest to win This uestion threw a certain shadow over their HEA even though almost the entire last third of the book was dedicated to showing how happy they were together and how perfect a matchThis was a very well written book the language could almost be called prose at times I liked uinn s narrative voice a lot in fact I liked uinn period His emotional dilemma his slow awakening to new life were intense but so well done he never came across as pathetic It was the beautiful writing thatept this book from sliding into the trivial Despite the tale of sweet domesticity the ending of this book was it wasn t saccharine just a positive and pleasantly entertaining book A comfort read if there ever was one 44uinn lost his love his partner of over a decade to cancer and although it s been 2 years grief doesn t have a time limitHe still goes to work he owns a comic store but he s uit painting his muse died so his need to create died with himHis best friend Tracy and her wife Anna are his best friend and supporters and set. After uinn O’Malley loses his partner of ten years Aaron to cancer he withdraws from everything In a single tragic moment he goes from an artist with a loving partner and a future to an uninspired comic book store owner who barely exists He Him up with a blind date BradyBrady is very different from uinn s deceased partner Aaron in looks and personality which I s deceased partner Aaron in looks and personality which I is a good thingI was very happy that the author didn t fall into the trap a lot of these stories do where the new partner is never been like this beforestuff like that As a matter of fact this story makes the point of saying it isn t better or worse or less or it just is uinn feels guilty guilty for wanting Brady guilty for moving on with his life without Aaron for wanting Aaron back but also wanting Brady There are some very sad and touching moments but the times where Brady s patience and understanding for uinn s roller coaster feelings were just as powerful uinn s realization that he can love both men he doesn t love Aaron any less and missing him doesn t mean he doesn t love Brady or want him both feelings are possible and reconcilableAnd despite the sadness and melancholy of this story it is not overwhelming and is even out with the hopefulness and healing of the new loveOn a side note I really liked Winston Churchill 45 stars happy and sad tearsWhat I loved the most was how romantic it was holding hands sweet hugs Coots kisses shared and beautiful tender gestures It made me feel warm and fuzzy and so happy for uinn and Brady uinn s fight and struggle through apathy and grief was heartbreaking The painful confusion over his attraction for Brady and that he was cheating on his dead lover were agonising Small parts that were too good to be true especially Brady s patience and understanding he was the wonder guy were not a big enough deal to bother me Inew what I was getting into an emotionally wrought and wonderful love story heady and romantic I adored it A special mention to Winston the tubby cat who provides a lot of fun and light relief throughout There are great reviews out there go check them out Recommended Two years ago uinn lost his partner of ten years to cancer He s been living his life encased in ice not wanting to move on His best friend sets him up on a date with Brady an event manager who slowly begins chipping away to reach uinn s heart This was a story layered with a lot of grief and that made it ind of difficult to read sometimes because of the sadness but it was gorgeous Even though uinn had uite a lot of baggage to work through I really enjoyed that his friends and Brady supported him but didn t give his actions a free pass I found this beautifully written and Brady was a treat I loved him and his family I found this sweetly romantic but with some hotly written sex It had a great balance Be prepared for some debilitating grief when you read this but there s hope as well uinn isn t magically healed but he s healing and I liked that a lot about this read Recommended 35 starsStock up on some tissues if you re gonna read this one because there is no way you
Re Getting Through Thisgetting through this without ugly crying at least once This was gorgeously written but terribly melancholic uinn is living a veneered half life following the death of his long term partner Aaron from cancer two years before His best friend sets him up on a blind date with The Beautiful And Sweet Brady beautiful and sweet Brady event planner Brady is immediately smitten with uinn and doesn t stop pursuing him even as uinn can t stop talking about Aaron and leaves without saying goodbye the morning after their first sexual encounter nope no phone call either uinn isn t just grieving He s clinically depressed and than a boyfriend needs some antidepressants and therapy His grief is so deep and intense and all encompassing it s the Swamp of Sadness all over again Artax nooooooBut this issue is overlooked and brushed off The two guys end up together and one day uinn is all better mostly There was something too instantaneous about that for me I adored Brady but I couldn t for the life of me understand what he saw in uinn The falling in love happened very uickly this usually doesn t bother me all that much but seeing how uinn still had Aaron s cardigans which he smelled on a regular basis I didn t see him rushing into a new relationship Besides the Grief yes a capital reuired the rest of the story was fairly angst free with no major drama Brady s family is incredibly accepting and uinn s best friends are Ides behind a shield of grief refusing to let Aaron go He feels guilty for even trying to imagine a life apart from what he’d hadThe charming party planner uinn’s best friend insists he meet on a blind date isn’t someone he’s ready for. .
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"secondary characters almost "characters almost too good to be true Don t get me wrong I enjoyed the story it was touching and sweet and ultimately hopeful but the juxtaposition of the depression and the easy resolution felt off UrghI hate when the author gets in the way of a perfectly good book After the End has all the potential for an interesting read Man loses his partner is grieving is a shell of a person meets a new man is scared to fall in love but finally finds he can love 2 people in a lifetime Love loss Love Done Throw in 2 interesting characters both likable in their own way and you have a surefire hit right Well indaI liked this book in that as mentioned good story and good characters However the author who starts off with such promisewriting style almost lyricalstarts to repeat himself with the same thoughts emotions and eventually the same descriptors over and over againI get it Brady moves with grace is graceful 16 timesI get it Brady gives uinn butterflies 6 timesI get it Brady makes uinn feel tight tightness in either his throat or his belly 13 timesFind a new way to describe this stuffplease Haven t ya heard Variety is the spice of life By the end I was just aggravated I had a hard time finishing because of the beat me over the head sense of I feel like I ve read this before This might not irritate others as much as it did me Unfortunately the hand full of bright spots plus the handful of truly emotional moments still could not make me overlook the restGood ish Decent Recommendation from my mother She nows I have a weakness for cute MC so she said I totally had to read this one Normally we agree in books but of course sometimes we differ I liked this novel pretty much it s cute and light and perfect for a short while in spite of the topic uinn s partner died two years ago and he has been alone since then he doesn t feel like having a relationship never again in part because he is devastated in part because going out with someone is like cheating on AaronBut his friends Tracy and Annabeth decide that it s than enough time grieving so they find someone they think would be his perfect blind date and he is surprised to have a good time with him Brady
BRADY IS NICE KIND AND EATSis nice ind and eats crusts of his peach pie Opposites attract says Brady isn t that trueThe problem I had with this book is that Brady is TOO perfect I don t isn t that trueThe problem I had with this book is that Brady is TOO perfect I don t there aren t people like him in the world It s just that he s the most patient man the most lovable the cutest the hottestIt sounds like a fairy tale for me I missed something that made him real like a bad facet a weird obsession or an ax behind the back That s why during the whole book and after the end I felt like he was a huge blond cotton candyuinn has to deal with his nostalgic memories of Aaron and his sadness in order to have a happy future His grieving was real but I felt for Brady who has to endure the whole process and try not to feel less when uinn is missing a different man Aaron had been my solid My good My future and my past and the person who ate the crusts of my pie It was strange and terrifying to think of anyone else filing that role even casually Okay I gently pushed him toward the door He gave me a baffled look huffing out a laugh as I closed it in his face Um uinn His voice was muffled from the other side and I smiled faintly We re starting over So you can remember what you wanted to say All in all I enjoyed it but it didn t steal my heart Wonderful story the audiobook narration wasn t my favourite This was both a heartbreaking and wonderful story at the same time It has actually been a while since a story made me sad and happy at the same time I felt sorry for uinn he was so torn between his grief for Aaron and wanting so much to have a future with Brady it broke my heart I was doing pretty well until the scene at Aaron s grave that did me in with this book As for Brady what a wonderful patient and understanding man Such a perfect person for uinn at times maybe too perfect and understanding but it didn t change the way I felt about him I loved Winston I could just picture and he fit very well with uinn This was a purely wonderful romantic story that I really didn t want to end. Brady Banner walks into uinn’s small frozen world and turns everything upside down For years uinn has focused on endings but as Brady begins to thaw his existence uinn realizes that one moment can do than stop a life it can also start a new