Title: Without You
Author: Marley Valentine
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: March 13th, 2020
Cover Design: PopKitty Design
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Models: Jacob Cooley & Luke Schaeffer
“Tragedy brought us together, but something stronger made me want to stay.”
Julian was the boy next door. My brother’s best friend, he fit with my family in ways I never could. While he and Rhett went on to play house, I left the only life I knew, desperate for a fresh start.
Until everything changed.
Heartache came along, and the aftermath of my brother’s death was here to stay. I was now face to face with Julian more than I ever wanted to be.
Being around him brought up all my insecurities, forced me to deal with hard truths, and conjured up feelings I had no business entertaining. He wasn’t the man I thought I knew. He was complex and layered, and inherently beautiful in all the ways I’d never noticed.
Not on another person.
Not on another man.
Not until him.
My words are not going to do this story justice. I know this because I’ve sat here for over thirty minutes trying to put words together about my feelings and I HAVE FAILED! If you only get one thing from my review it should be this ..
This is not a story you will just read. This is a story that you will experience!
From the synopsis, you should already be prepared for an emotional ride with this journey, but you won’t be, because the emotional tsunami Marley Valentine brings us with this story is not something anyone can see coming. Okay, I didn’t see coming. The passion and growth in this story I did not see coming. Honestly, I didn’t see most of it coming and it was phenomenally glorious!
There are so many dimensions to Julian and Deacon’s journey that I find it hard to pick which ones I should or should not share with you as to not spoil the read. The connection and chemistry they shared as friends and lovers was on point. Their grief and healing and growth was superbly evolved thru the story. Their passion and determination for better for each other and with each other was a thing of beauty to read.
An incredible story of loss and healing, growth and realization, family, friendship, love and hope that everyone should read. #TRUST
Sidenote: Can we talk about this cover for a second? #HolyJesus #JustLickIt #ALLTHEWINS
Meet The Author
Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marleysmofos/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01NBAQIP2
Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/marley-valentine