Title: Without You
Author: Marley Valentine
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2020
Cover Design: PopKitty Design
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Models: Jacob Cooley & Luke Schaeffer
“Tragedy brought us together, but something stronger made me want to stay.”
Julian was the boy next door. My brother’s best friend, he fit with my family in ways I never could. While he and Rhett went on to play house, I left the only life I knew, desperate for a fresh start.
Until everything changed.
Heartache came along, and the aftermath of my brother’s death was here to stay. I was now face to face with Julian more than I ever wanted to be.
Being around him brought up all my insecurities, forced me to deal with hard truths, and conjured up feelings I had no business entertaining. He wasn’t the man I thought I knew. He was complex and layered, and inherently beautiful in all the ways I’d never noticed.
Not on another person.
Not on another man.
Not until him.
RHR RATING 4/5
‘We’re here,together,alive,and against all odds,we could make one another happy’
For Marley’s second dip into the MM genre,this story is full of emotion right from the beginning,and I was hooked to Deacon and Julian’s story,the slow gradual connections formed ,leading to an unexpected turn for both,as they find a relationship coming from a time of sorrow.
I won’t go into much more detail as to all that happens,of course there is some drama towards the end when they are going to tell those close to them that they are together,and while I get the initial reaction to how it was received,( Deacon’s mother) I did feel that the aftermath of it was somewhat rushed,and I would have liked a bit more, but generally I did enjoy reading the story.
Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she’s not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.