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240 pages, ebook
First published June 29, 2014
Why was it so easy for everyone to find love but him? Why was he always the bridesmaid and never then bride?…led to my first bout of sobbing. Michael just wants to be loved.
“When you first approached me, all I could think was that life didn’t work that way. The most beautiful boy in the universe doesn’t come knocking on the grisly recluse’s door. If I wrote that plot, I’d be laughed off Goodreads.”No you wouldn’t, dude. We eat that shit up.
The kind of compassion you have is like a diamond—won under tremendous pressure.
‘He moved his arm under Michael and pulled him in, holding him so tightly, he almost couldn’t breathe. His hand caressed Michael’s back. James didn’t say a word, but Michael had never felt so treasured, nor had James ever felt so strong and confident in his arms.’
Eli Easton herself. Because she wrote Superhero-I'm still consider it as her best work- and A Prairie Dog's Love Song-maybe because it was my first of Eli and I fell terribly in love with it. The Mating of Michael has never come even close to these two books.
Jim Provenzano. Because he wrote Every Time I Think of You and Message of Love. Actually these two books ruined every future book about disability that I will read.
Michael. He is so cute, so nice, so kind, so caring, so...unreal in his aspiration for humanity and philanthropy.
James. I understand the reason for the absence of self-assurance and insecurity and loneliness that he radiates. But I can't accept his suddenly pursuit to dominate.(?!)
Romance between them. Too rush, I can't buy this instalove thing. Sex scenes were not appealing for me and also very unrealistic.
At last, the surrogate's issue. No, I didn't have problem with Michael doing his job. I know that sex therapy was not just a sick fantasy of Eli Easton, but I'm sure, it doesn't exists in this form and not for these purposes that were presented in the book. I was e.g. uncomfortable with the situation with Tommy at the very beginning, and it ended how I was afraid it could. Do you really believe that all these patients of Michael can keep an emotional distance to their therapist and he could solve their problems THAT WAY?! He left a lot of broken hearts behind. Everything else is very unlikely.
“Lamb touched Rebben’s face on the screen