L.A. Witt handles sensitive issues with consideration
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this entry in the Vino and Veritas series, but I also found it frustrating at times – even though the situation both men were in made their behaviour completely believable.
Both Brent and Jon have serious issues they’re dealing with and that gave a bit of a melancholy air to a lot of the narrative which, for me, meant I didn’t rush through it like I had with some of the others in the series.
That’s not to say it wasn’t a great romance, because it really is. It demonstrates beyond any doubt that love is love and if you love someone enough, you will move all obstacles – even the ones you create yourself with doubt – to make it work.
I also very much appreciated one specific element of the narrative, which I won’t go into detail on because I think it deserves to be read and understood as you’re going through their experiences. I think it was handled with incredible care and sensitivity.
And, as someone who lives with chronic pain and serious mobility issues through atrophy and other tendon/muscular related reasons, I would seriously like to thank L.A. for the consideration and accuracy in which she explored Brent’s injuries and debilitating medical conditions and the very realistic affects they had on his daily life.
There are some really beautiful moments in this book but also times when I wanted to shake or slap them both and tell them to just have a bloody conversation about their fears 😁
The ending is incredibly satisfying though, and I loved the dogs and Jon’s son Cody. Brent’s dad through, he needs to gerrint bin as we say in Yorkshire.
#ARC kindly received from the publishers Hearts Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review