GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 9,898 words
A love story told in answering machine messages.Saying “I love you” to someone who says it first, isn’t supposed to lead to a break-up, but that’s what happens to Sully and Lou. Sully is out and proud while Lou is in the closet, so when their relationship deepens, Lou runs.But then Lou starts leaving emotional messages of remorse on Sully’s answering machine. Sully is torn between his love for Lou and his attempts to get over him. With each message, Lou’s regrets deepen. With each message, it becomes more difficult for Sully to forget him. With each message, Sully finds it harder to want to move on.Can old love poems and heartbreaking honesty help Sully and Lou find their way back to each other?EXCERPT:
I don’t think there are a lot of other authors who can write romance the way Nell Iris does. That makes this author unique and one of my favorites to me. Romance with depth, feelings all over, my heart broke and mend together again. So much developed story and romance in just a few pages, it’s a gift to manage that.
Entwine poetry with a broken-up relationship and you get an amazing story. Looking at what they were together, at what was and maybe never will be. A story with dear supportive family and homophobic family, with confessing of love and breaking up.
“Take care of that boy, you hear?”
Gosh, my heart, I swooned, had goosebumps. Read this beautiful story!
It’s a romance so you’ll be guaranteed a HEA!
If you love romance, this story is a MUST read!!
Every now and then I come across a story that just breaks me (in the best way) and my emotions get churned up so much that it's hard for me to settle back down. Some people call it a book hangover and that's exactly how I felt when I finished this short novelette. I'm still thinking about this book and I finished it over 12 hours ago. I'm sure I'll still be thinking about it weeks into the future.
I don't even believe I can really say anything significant about the story without giving too much away. I'm going to stick with: I've never read anything like this – a story made up of answering machine messages. It's actually a little more than that as we know what Sully's thoughts are as he's listening to the messages.
I have a confession. I rarely purchase books/stories that are this short. I know authors work hard on their books no matter what length they are, but I usually reserve my spending for longer length stories. Books by N