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Beautiful romance from Cara shows how love develops over years

HAA ebook coverHer All Along by Cara Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is as beautiful as the cover and inside it contains a romance which reflects it perfectly.

It’s rare for me to read an MF romance, but Cara Dee is one of those authors I know will give me a true equal relationship where neither one is perfect and both stumble along the journey to happiness.

Here, it’s made more complex by a number of my favourite tropes, including an age gap, and a character choosing to redefine themselves to be better for their own benefit, not just because of love.

The length of time the relationship develops provides every bit of groundwork needed to show why, in the end, it’s always been her for Avery.

I’m not going into any specific plot spoilers, I’ll just say I absolutely loved everything about this book.

The pacing is just right, it has moments where you can viscerally feel the pain that the two go through at times for vastly different reasons.

You get to know the amazing Quinn family who have featured elsewhere in Cara’s connected universe.

And we meet a younger Darius, from before his experience with Gray, a time when he thinks his heart will never be touched.

And, ultimately, you get to see a relationship grow from friendship into love with no fanfare or great declarations, just honest affection, respect and support.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Cover Reveal: In The Absence of Light & By The Light of Dawn by Adrienne Wilder

In The Absence Of Light | Adrienne Wilder

The Morgan and Grant Series #1


Original Release Date: March 25th, 2015

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/33Qryim

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Absence-Light-Adrienne-Wilder-ebook/dp/B00V7MU406

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25221242-in-the-absence-of-light

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For years Grant Kessler has smuggled goods from one end of the world to the next. When business turns in a direction Grant isn’t willing to follow he decides to retire and by all appearances he settles down in a nowhere town called Durstrand. But his real plan is to wait a few years and let the FBI lose interest, then move on to the distant coastal life he’s always dreamed of.

Severely autistic, Morgan cannot look people in the eye, tell left from right, and has uncontrolled tics. Yet he’s beaten every obstacle life has thrown his way. And when Grant Kessler moves into town Morgan isn’t a bit shy in letting the man know how much he wants him.

While the attraction is mutual, Grant pushes Morgan away. Like the rest of the world he can’t see past Morgan’s odd behaviors

Then Morgan shows Grant how light lets you see but it also leaves you blind. And once Grant opens his eyes, he loses his heart to the beautiful enigma of a man who changes the course of his life.


By The Light of Dawn | Adrienne Wilder

The Morgan and Grant Series #2

Original Release Date: October 15th, 2020

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3iW16tR

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Light-Dawn-Absence-Morgan-sequel-ebook/dp/B08JKYYF8T

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55419811-by-the-light-of-dawn

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A handmade sailboat helped bring Morgan back to Grant but he never imagined they would put it in the water.

Then Morgan sees something in the light that sets Grant on a mission to get them to the middle of the ocean. An unknown destination they have to be at when the sun rises.

It’s important enough that Morgan is willing to leave Durstrand. Important enough that he’ll face the challenges of his autism.

So important, it could even be a matter of life and death.

By The Light of Dawn happens at the same time The Darkest Hour (Jeff’s story) takes place and contains mild spoilers as well as teasers. The plot points revealed are the same ones that were revealed at the end of In the Absence of Light.

About the Author

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Adrienne Wilder (trans-male – he/him) is an author of gay contemporary and speculative fiction and an artist of all things monster. He was born and bred in GA and moved to NC in 2013.

He lives to create new worlds and the people in them. Several of his books have been bestsellers, both nationally and internationally. While his books have a strong romantic element, some are not traditional romances.

If you’re looking for something different, exciting, and unique, his books are for you.

He creates a lot of artwork for his stories and can be commissioned for book cover art.

Social Media

Website: https://authoradriennewilder.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adriennewilder

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4428962.Adrienne_Wilder

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Cara Dee shows once again why she’s an auto-buy author for me

We Have Till Dawn by Cara Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely exceptional book.

I have no clue how to sum up this book because, on the face of it, it’s pretty straightforward.

Two men meet due to a paid professional engagement and end up falling in love.

But it’s so much more than that. It’s about finding a new way to live, it’s about boundaries, the ones we set ourselves and the ones society imposes on those it deems ‘different’.

It’s about family and a sense of place, New York is as much a character here as Nicky and Gideon are.

And it’s about love. It’s about the way love gives people strength, support, encouragement and a safe harbour in which to explore and grow.

I loved Nicky, his warm heart, his unfailing ability to take care of others, his openness and willingness to let someone else take charge.

Gideon though, oh I fell for him just as hard as Nicky did. I think, from my own experiences with people with Asperger’s, that Cara Dee gave Gideon a realism and a completely believable personality that never wavered into stereotypes.

He is wholly representative of a neuro diverse personality but not a caricature.

I loved everything about this romance. And oh boy is it seriously hot, oh my lawd there’s chemistry and sexual explosions all over the place!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

And I can’t wait for Anthony’s book!

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