Promotional Review 📚- 'Til Death Do Us Part by Addison Albright
Title: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Author: Addison Albright
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 218 Pages
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Heat Level: Low (laughing, read below)
Star Rating: 5 Stars!!
— Blurb —
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers -- which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations -- they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage ... ’Til Death Do Us Part.
The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes and he’s presumed dead. But four people -- Henry, two other men, and a child -- survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive, as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?
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— Ida's Review —
This is the first book I have read from this author. The blurb intrigued me and I was hooked right away. Oh my. Ms. Albright sure knows how to tell a story. I was a goner from the first page and had so much trouble putting this book down.
I work night shift. After work I worked the night before starting this book. I read the book on my break at work. I read the book during my sleep time because I could not stop reading the book. I had to know what happened next. I hardly had any sleep that day, not good. Luckily that next night at work it was quiet and I was able to finish it. Good thing or I might be fired soon or die of exhaustion. Haha!
This book is about a love affair between Sam and Henry that includes the worst tragedy imaginable. Sam and Henry are both college professors. Henry's field of expertise is marine biology while Sam's is agroforestry. Sam and Henry have a unique lifestyle. They both do field research and they also go out alone. This translates to mean they are frequently apart from each other for weeks at a time. The plane crash that is mentioned in the blurb happens while Henry is en route toward Fiji on a research trip for six weeks.
After the crash Henry finds himself along with two other men (Garrett, a business man & Devon, a college student) along with a small toddler boy ("Buddy") on a deserted island. Buddy clings to Henry and has decided he is his replacement parent. It is really sweet and we see Henry's caring, nurturing soul with Buddy.
Henry's knowledge of marine biology and Sam’s knowledge of agroforestry that Henry learned from him came in handy. The other two men have some unique skills that they did not realize they had that were also a considerable help to their comfort as well as their survival.
The way the author wrote about the daily lives of these marooned individuals intrigued me so much. For example, the food that Henry prepared and the ingredients he used were utterly fascinating. Would I want to eat it if I had a choice? No, probably not but if I was stranded on an island I hope I am stranded with Henry.
The dynamic between the three men and how they had to compromise to solve their differences and conflicts I also enjoyed. It felt real to me. I loved reading about the baby and Henry. I cracked up at Henry's thought about how Devon would probably do anything for a steak but he was more desperate for a box of diapers. :)
Sam was a character that easy to love from the start. He seemed to be very insecure and that tugged at my heartstrings. He was also completely devoted to Henry as much as Henry was completely devoted to Sam.
My heart hurt reading the part where Sam finds out about the crash. Sam’s grief is so strong. He does not believe in his heart that Henry is dead and has a hard time convincing himself to begin to live his life without the one he loves in it. It is so well written that Sam's despair was palpable.
Thankfully I have not experienced the loss of a spouse but I have experienced grief. I hurt for Sam. Knowing how much I love my husband I could only imagine how I would feel. My heart was breaking for these two. :*(
I can not recommend this book enough. I really enjoyed this author's writing style. I will be looking for other books from this author. I love an author who keeps me so enthralled in a story-line that I can't bear to part with the book.
Another thing I want to mention is the sex in this book. This book is what I would call a low level of heat. I didn't realize it until the end and went back to double check it. Only because the love was so strong and intense I was surprised. :)
* MM Book Escape thanks the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review*
— About the Author —
Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, "open window weather," cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.
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