Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Second Chances by T.A. Webb

Second Chances
Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

Despite their differences—Antonio is a divorced single father—the two men forge a firm friendship that weathers Mark’s reconciliation with Brian and Antonio’s questionable taste in women. Over the years, Antonio remains constant in his support, though others in Mark’s life come and go through a revolving door.

When a young boy runs away from the group home where he works, Mark finds another door opening. Through it all he holds on to the things his loved ones taught him—about family, about friends and lovers, about life and death. Most importantly, he realizes that sometimes the greatest gift of all is a second chance.

                                                               5 STARS

Have you ever read a book that not only ripped your heart out but decided to heal it too? This book was that for me I have had the worst couple of weeks and was starting to think that all my positive thinking wasn't getting me anywhere, when I think all I needed was a really intense emotional book that let me cry it out and then smile with a lighter heart. I won't lie this book is emotionally draining I honestly went through an entire box of tissues, I didn't just cry I cried like a baby and that's not usually a book I like to read but it isn't written with angst but what feels like everyday life, it takes place over 11 yrs so it's not like Mark's life is riddles with strife just normal heart aches that everybody faces. One of the Main reasons it's so intense is I swear I felt Mark's pain & his joy it was so well written that I could feel his emotions it's like I could see this happening in his life and how it would effect the people around him. This is told from Mark's POV and I loved how I was feeling his hurt over his mom to his anger over Brian to how he wanted to tell his uber religious sister to eff off I got his emotions and easily understood how he could feel the way he does. And it truly is a love story maybe not written as a traditional m/m romance but more with a non fiction feel I'm not saying it's fact or anything it's just the way it felt for me it's not an easy read it is intense but I am so glad I read this one I woke up this morning with puffy red eyes but a lighter heart then I have had for the past month. So I thank you Mr. Webb it's been a joy to read this wonderful book and I truly hope to read more from you. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND but bring a box of tissues with you and never forget your Second Chance maybe right in front of you and it's just waiting for the right time to come your way.

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