Erryn reviews ‘The Violet Skies of Morning (The Color of Love Book 3)’ by F.E. Feeley Jr. The book was self published on August 28, 2019 and is 95 pages. The audiobook was published Self published October 8, 2019 and is 2 hours and 15 minutes. The book is narrated by Vance Bastian. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Weathering storms together is the entire purpose of a relationship. Sure, it’s hot sex and lofty goals at first, but when the rubber meets the road, love just makes the bad stuff more bearable. Such is the case with Aaron and David.
They’ve dealt with storms, both literal and metaphorical, when life shows up in a big way. This time, however, as a storm bears down on them, David and Aaron’s lives are at risk, and they’ll lose all their worldly belongings.
Will this event be enough to break them, or will they come out the other side stronger for it?
See Erryn’s review of Audiobook 1 here
See Wendy’s review of Book 2 here
See Erryn’s review of Audiobook 2 here
I approached this book with a bit of trepidation. I’m always reluctant when embarking upon the final book in a series. Especially if I’ve fallen in love with the characters. The Colors of Love series is one of those special ones that recently came into my life. Most of the time I prefer a different main character for each book. This one has just one couple – David and Aaron – but the books are shorter, so I got lovely snippets without feeling the stories were dragging.
They met when David was working late and Aaron was cleaning the office. They had instant chemistry and soon David realized he might not be as straight as he’d always thought. Things moved fast for the couple, but it worked. Nothing ever felt forced. Each interaction had meaning and David’s support of Aaron during the devastating event in the last book cemented my regard for him. I’d thought the drama was over but man was I wrong. This book starts with more tragedy. As if the couple hadn’t gone through enough already. But their ability to cope speaks to their strength. And although Aaron is strong, it’s David who carries them through this crisis as well. Later, after things have settled, Aaron reflects on his relationship with David:
“David, my dear sweet David. My world spins sometimes…but you’ve become my rock, my tree, you’ve become this constant in the universe that I can cast my eye upon to keep from falling. You’ve brought so much color into my life when before it was shades of gray. These past few months have been hard. There’s no doubt about that from tragedy to tragedy. I feel like we’re just two souls who learned how to cling to each other early on and you know what? That’s perfectly fine by me. I want to cling to you. To hold on to you. To hold your hand and laugh and fight and spend my life getting to know someone who’s beautiful inside and out.”
Wow, just a bit swoon-worthy, eh? There were times when it felt Aaron was needier – his PTSD, his anxiety, and other things, but he also had a lot to give in the relationship. And the ending? Perfect. Like the violet skies of morning, there was tremendous promise in the story.
Vance Bastian narrated the series and he was the perfect choice. He differentiates the men clearly and does a great job with the women in the story. I really recommend the series.
10/10 pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars