Melissa reviews Always by Kindle Alexander published by Kindle Alexander LLC March 11th 2014, 280 pages
Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.
Easy isn’t even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton’s life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.
I have had this book on my TBR list for a while now, and when I got the chance to finally read it, I was sooo siked! This book was nothing like what I thought it would be. It took me from the end, to the beginning, to the middle and back to the end. Oh, the heartache, the love, the Always! Just such a beautiful story about two men who put their love for each other first, forever and always. They both knew how rare it was to find one’s other half, and they were determined that nothing would stand in their way.
We are introduced to Kane Dalton at the very beginning, running into a hospital to be with his husband of (40+ years?), Avery Adams. We don’t know what’s going to happen, but we are taken on a journey that starts in the 70’s and carries through key events in their lives up to current day. I loved being a part of their life and living with them day to day, seeing how they grew to love each other as the days and then years past. I was happy to see that they would have children and it just completed them as a wonderful family.
That’s not to say there weren’t some hard times, but they get through it. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and while there were times I was eager for the story to just move on already, I didn’t want to rush it as well.
Avery and Kane, beautiful men, caring, thoughtful, and loyal. They were written as how we wish real men (people) could be. It’s a fantasy, but of the best kind. I will admit the fact that everything seemed to work out for them and always go their way, bothered me. Yet at the same time, not everyone has struggles in life. Some people really are lucky. And they were. Always.