Tanja´s review of ‘For You’ by CR Guiliano (Published by Dreamspinner Press; March 11, 2014)
Why I read it: The cover spoke to me and after reading the blurb I wanted to read the book.
This book was given to RGR free of charge for the purpose of an honest review.
Graham and Jeremy’s first meeting sparks an explosive and passionate relationship that proves opposites attract. However, as time wears on, their differences cause a lot of strain between them.
Jeremy, a first grade teacher and softball coach, is deeply closeted and sees no way out of the darkness. Graham is out and proud and doesn’t understand Jeremy’s fear at revealing his sexuality. After four years of trying to balance the differences, Graham leaves.
Jeremy is heartbroken, knowing that the love they feel is the real thing. He knows he’s the one who needs to change, but old habits are hard to break. He’ll need support from friends and family to make things right with Graham, but most of all he’ll need to find strength within himself to be honest about who he really is.
This book is told switching between past and present time as well as changing point of views of the main characters. Nothing to worry about here I could easily follow the story.
It´s a short story so you can´t expect a full account of what happened between the main characters, but I think the author did a good job with telling it through the switching of time periods and you get a good overview of what went wrong. As Graham and Jeremy lost each other and had to piece themselves together again I suffered with them. The pain they felt was palpable and they had to endure a lot of it.
The only thing that really bothered me was the solution. It was too rushed and I felt like I missed some important parts of it. On the other hand the epilogue was a nice addition to the story and tied loose ends together.
If you like to read about an established couple who loses each other and have to overcome a few obstacles before they get their HEA this story may be for you.
7/10 pots of gold