Book: Boundless Love
Publication date: May 24, 2016
Length: 169 pages
Reviewed by Morningstar
Events in his past left Terry crushed, disowned, homeless and living on the streets. He has reached the point where he is ready to rebuild his life.
Chris has enjoyed a life filled with love and acceptance. With his extended family close by and working on his small IT business, he is confident with himself and in his surroundings. Both men’s world collides at a chance meeting while attempting to assist a young mother and child. With that first awkward encounter, both Terry and Chris know their lives would never be the same again.
This carefully crafted and highly emotive story follows Terry and Chris as they take their first tentative step toward building a new life together.
Terry’s demons are never far away and when things in his life begin to unravel once more, he is thrust back into his worst nightmare. Can he allow himself to become vulnerable in the face of Chris’ love and learn to trust him, and their relationship, allowing them both to move on to the life they both desire and deserve?
One of life’s biggest obstacles are unexpected events that change who we are and where we are in our life. Some are wonderful, hopeful, and inspiring changes that let us reach higher than ever expected. Some are heartbreaking, crushing, and arduous battles that bring us to an all-time low; challenging us in ways we would never expect.
Terry is going through one of those obstacles after a life altering heartbreak that left him homeless and alone, but he is now at a point that he is ready to rebuild all that was lost to him. Starting fresh, especially for a homeless person is one the hardest task given because most people do not always think the best of you or you are completely overlooked in life.
Chris has lived a life full of love, family, and a great career. Through this life of love and acceptance Chris has been taught to be a good samaritan to others less fortunate than himself which is what ultimately leads to Terry and Chris meeting.
Will Terry be able to overcome his demons and build up his trust in someone else besides himself? Does Chris stay strong in face of Terry’s constant fight to be prove he is worthy of a man like Chris?
Writing about a homeless person’s struggle all the while making you feel hope and love is what truly made this story so wonderful. I truly thought this was a beautiful story of not just these two men going through some major life changes all while trying to navigate this tenuous relationship, but the story of a homeless man gaining back himself and his life through hard work and trust.
Not only do we have this slow build between Terry and Chris, but she has created a wonderful cast of secondary characters, Jemma, Marcus, and Melek, whose own stories are developing throughout, are essential to Terry and Chris. Although, I felt some parts of the narration and character interactions were stilted the author did a wonderful job in developing each character and their importance to this story, interweaving them perfectly. There was one part of the story that I felt would've been better off “shown” over a series of scenes instead of “told”, because it would have given the reader the chance to slowly and truly feel the connection that was needed that surrounded this particular situation. The overall pacing and development of the story was so well done that there never a part that I felt was rushed or stagnant. Any story that fills you with so much hope and love is one everyone should read!
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