- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1092 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Andria Large (24 May 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DV58GVA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How To Save A Life Kindle Edition
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I love a gay-for-you type romance and this one is a beauty, How To Save A Life is a hearts in your eyes, happy sigh, big smile kind of book. No massive angsty moments just down right sexy cute romance, i loved it.
Ferris is the kind of character that could be your best friend, he is a really nice guy. I love the friendship that he built with Spencer, he was to the point in his advice. I laughed out loud at the time he explained gay sex to Spencer no sugar coating anything he told it how it was.
Ezra is such a good dad, he stands by Spencer all the way and while doing so he finds the real Ezra within himself, building a fantastic relationship with Ferris and creating a loving environment for Spencer along the way.
Andria develops characters exceptionally well and she make she feel all the emotions the characters are feeling.
Ezra is gradually finding his feet after the sudden death of his wife. Having the stress of a busy career as a dentist and looking after his fourteen year old son, it has been a struggle. Taking a rare day out at the beach it nearly ends in tragedy if not for the quick intervention of the lifeguard, Ferris. How little did Ezra know the way this man would continue to be his saviour.
Ferris is openly gay and happy in his life even if it meant him having to cut loose from his family after they would no longer accept him in their lives for being gay. He has gone on to create a new family with friends and his job as a LGBT counsellor and a lifeguard at the weekends. When he saves the young boy from drowning he finds himself being unable to not check out the distraught father, inappropriate yes but this man is super sexy.
After young Spencer makes a confession to his father, Ferris comes back into their lives unexpectedly and from here on in the two men become close.
Ezra has always kept a part of himself hidden. He did, however, have a wonderful marriage that was sadly cut short. He finds himself now getting those feelings again, especially towards Ferris.
The story then evolves of the building of a relationship of friends that ultimately take a turn of a different corner. I really loved the connection between Ezra and Ferris. The way they were at ease with each other and how the tension and passion was gradually exposed made the storyline all the more believable. What I also liked was that from the start when Ezra began to be attracted to Ferris he acknowledge his bisexuality. He even tried to date another woman to no avail which aided in his belief that his attraction to Ferris was right and ultimately unavoidable.
I liked the family backgrounds and how the difficulties of coming out were covered as yes there was conflict but I liked how the inkling of redemption for them all was eluded to. I especially loved how Spencer stood up for Ferris that created the catalyst for the family healing.
I was absolutely captivated by this book and the characters of Ferris and Ezra. Spencer was also a delight and it portrayed his own difficulties with his sexuality at a young age. The cast of the secondary characters added to the pain, anger and eventually happiness that was intertwined within the growing romance of this sexy pair. Yes there was plenty of sexy times and the passion was hot but I also loved the lingering looks, the secret touches and the ‘normalness’ of a gorgeous romance.
I really loved this book with its simplicity of the romance and the effects this had on the people around them. An all encapsulating tale of friendship, family, redemption and love. Fabulous. Five stars.
Firstly I love M/M books… secondly this is the first book from this author that I’ve read. I think this Andria Larges debut published novel. On the whole it was a good storyline I really liked the characters.
Ezra is a widow of 12 months after losing his wife suddenly and is left to raise his 14 year old son Spencer. Ezra has also been lying to himself for a long time too about who he really is and when he meets Ferris this feeling gets confirmed when he feels attracted to him. After saving Spencer from drowning, Ferris feels an instant reaction to Ezra but doesn’t think he feels the same. Can Ezra and Ferris succumb to the attraction or is Ezra shoved so far in the closet that he can’t come out??
These two have a few issues to get through first like friendship, family and a 14 year old who knows he’s gay and needs advice. It was a little angsty and in parts very descriptive.
I did have a couple of issues with this book and I did lose track of the story in the middle a little where it was jumping between characters, I did struggle with parts of this book though. It's ok for a debut novel and I really liked the epilogue. This is told in dual POV and it’s not too long either!
This is a wonderful, heart-warming and sexy story, with solid characters that are well-rounded and 'real'. Unfortunately, the disapproval shown in the book by the families is all too often for real, so I found it wonderful to show both sides.
From the epilogue it sounds like we might be getting Spencer's story, which I look forward to, but I also hope that we have cameos from Ezra and Ferris as they were simply brilliant. Definitely recommended.
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