Friday, April 27, 2012
For the Living by L.A. Witt
For the last year, Jay Warren has struggled to find the nerve to tell his wife he’s gay. He’s ashamed of hiding it all this time and he doesn’t want to hurt her, so every time he gets the chance to tell her, he freezes up. The guilt has been almost unbearable, but when his wife dies suddenly, Jay’s conscience threatens to eat him alive.
Funeral director Scott Lawson deals with the bereaved every day of his life, and he’s also all too familiar with the inside of the closet. He offers Jay some much-needed compassion and understanding, and from that connection comes a friendship that quickly—perhaps too quickly—turns into something more.
But are grief, guilt, and loneliness the only things tying them together? Or will Scott get tired of being used as an emotional crutch before Jay realizes what he has?
This book is intense it deals with issues that are sensitive and can be uncomfortable to read about, but Ms. Witt pulls them together in a great read that you can't put down. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Witt every book she writes wraps me in emotion and tugs my heart strings. Yes this book deals with emotions and situations that I don't necessarily like to read about, in this book I went through so many emotions but yet I didn't feel drained and this is a love story so that really balanced it out for me.
I really don't want to give a lot away so I'll just say this is a book you got to read the chemistry between Jay & Scott is beautiful, even meeting the way they do. The hardest thing in this book for me to read was the fear that Jay has lived with for so long, he breaks my heart because he represents what makes a lot of people afraid to come out. Fear its a powerful emotion that can make some afraid to take any step in any direction. Like I said it's intense but so worth the emotions you will feel reading For the Living. I recommend