Title: All That Glitters
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Length: 206 pages
Reviewed by Racheal
No matter what he tells himself, wealthy NYC architect Liam has never been able to forget his first love, Ben. But as he approaches midlife and realizes something is missing, can he forgive himself for the worst mistake he ever made—the one that left a hole no amount of career success can fill? Or will fear keep him from the full life he really wants?
Liam and Ben were childhood sweethearts, then college boyfriends. But when Liam cheated on Ben, Ben forced himself to cut ties and move on. He’s still living in the small town where they grew up, teaching, but it’s not the life he imagined for himself as a younger man. Still, when Liam returns, he can’t risk his heart again. He certainly can’t allow himself to love Liam again after fighting so hard to get over him.
Neither man wants to let go of the past and face their apprehension at starting over. They don’t want to fall in love a second time—but sometimes love happens whether it’s wanted or not.
In this second chance story All That Glitters, by the amazing Kate Sherwood, she takes you on a journey of one man's struggle with his choices of not only his past mistakes but of his current life decisions.
As I was drawn to her character of Liam, I seen somewhat of a lost soul. A man who seemed to have made it big once leaving his small town but at the cost of losing not only his one true love but also the love and respect of his friends and so many others that lived there.
Kate then slowly drew me into the character of Ben, the once best friend turned lover of Liam when they were mere teenagers. I felt at the time they were together he had a lack of self worth but as the years passed he finally learned his self worth and was determined to never again be treated and cheated on as if he matter less to his partner.
However, when Liam comes back to town after years away, they both decide to let the past be the past and start again as friends. Getting to know each other again. Soon I could see where the author was taking these two and cheered and was hopeful as to where their journey would take me.
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