Wendy reviews Boundless Love by Lily Adile Lamb. Published May 24, 2016 169 pages.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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?
A super sweet love story that touches on several not so lovely truths. Terry was left reeling from a huge loss and fell into a deep depression. This led to his losing his job and eventually becoming homeless. He’s experienced the worst of human behavior when he’s beaten and can’t even go home to his parents to recuperate because they believe it was a just punishment for him being gay.
As he begins to take steps to get his life back in order, he spends part of his mornings at a “Drop in center” to have a breakfast and get some help towards becoming employed. There he makes some friends as he is an honest and friendly person.
As he starts to rebuild his life, Terry meets Chris, who works across the street from the drop in center. They bond over heartbreaking and heartwarming circumstances and while they are instantly attracted to each other, they take their time and become friends before they become lovers. Watching the direction life takes these men had me in tears more than once. While not angsty, this story has some serious feels. I love how the relationships between everyone are full of love and compassion. The sex, once it happens is much like everything in this book, sweet and loving. It also has a bit of hot and heavy as well. There was a ton of chemistry between them and they were as believable as they were sweet.
I connected instantly with Terry, he is just so sweet and honest and open that I couldn’t help but love him. I was rooting for him to get his HEA from the beginning of this book. He is a proud man who, once he decides to get his life back in order, works hard to make that happen in short order. Chris, while he’s as open and honest as Terry, pulled on my heartstrings for a different reason. He is self sufficient, loved by his family and seems to want for nothing, yet he puts himself out there in order to help complete strangers. I wanted just as badly for Chris to have his HEA as well.
The secondary characters play a very important part in this story and are very well developed. This book address so many issues in such a deep and loving way that I hope I can do the story justice in this review. Lily Adile Lamb talks about many different issues that many people can face in today’s world. She does so in a compassionate and touching way that brings to light some real struggles. That said, Lily Adile Lamb was able to brilliantly turn this story from one that could have been very sad into one that was lovely. I know that Lily Adile Lamb had some issues that almost ruined the release of this book. I applaud this author in overcoming those adversities and winning by releasing as originally planned.
I give this book a 9/10 rating
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Lily Adile works as a nurse by day and writes GLBT Romance by night. Lily’s focus in her GLBT stories are mere mortals because she believes that love is universal. Her mortal heroes and heroines are not rich, famous or incredibly handsome males with six pack bodies or stunning women… rather they are just everyday people who work hard and deal with whatever that life throws at them.
Lily believes that an individual’s gender identity and expression is influenced by many factors including but not limited to culture, religion, social restrictions, custom and beliefs…this makes one’s gender very diverse and fluid.
Lily is actively involved with Marriage Equality and stands by the same sex couples who want to have children.
Lily especially thanks her husband with all her heart for his endless patience, love and support. He is the love of her life and apple of her eye….he is the home she goes to at the end of a hard day at work.
Lily Adile was born in Ankara, Turkey and then worked in other countries. She visits her family in Turkey regularly and travels to Singapore to visit the other family members.