Title: No Regrets
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Release Date: 3/18/2017
Genre(s): Inspirational Romance, M/M Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 408
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw.
Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon works his way out of his slump and tries to live life while he still can.
Deciding he doesn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gives up all friendships and denies himself love. It’s better this way, because all he has to offer is eventual heartache and sadness.
While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand.
Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored.
Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take.
Intimacy grows and bonds form…
Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick.
How can anyone love a man with no future?
Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time.
**5 Living Life to the Fullest Stars**
I have never read this author before, but when I read the summary and what the real premise was I had to jump on it. I just had to give it a try. Did I think it would be easy? No way. It is so close to home for me. I was afraid it would rehash things of my youth. You see, my mom was diagnosed with cancer when I was fourteen. She lived her life for her family and fought the good fight. She lost that battle from a side effect, sadly. Then roughly a year and a half ago my cousin was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, that progresses rapidly. She is only a year older than my daughter. So you see I get everything that went on here. Now today, I realize after reading this and that I am older my mom lived her life like everyday was her last. That being said I absolutely loved this book. It was emotional, it was heartbreaking and heartwarming. There was laughter and love. I don’t know how else to describe it.
This book made me think about life and love. To live everyday like it is your last and feel. It was deep, raw and real. I loved these two men with my whole heart. I fell in love with both Landon and Abel. I laughed with them and cried with them. Landon is pushing everyone out. His friends and most importantly love. Abel fights him on it every single step of the way. Oh, I loved that he did and he was there for him. The doctor’s appointments and the bucket list. Oh by golly Twister had me really laughing and I needed that. Abel didn’t give up and then when Landon broke down and told him everything made sense.
Make sure you have tissues on hand, hell bring the whole roll of toilet paper. You will need it. This book is about truly living. Just live. If you find that special someone, hang on tight, don’t let go and just simply enjoy the ride. It will bring you good times and bad, heartbreak and love, but again just hold on. The authors note to the reader was perfect. Now on my final note, I have a couple more things to say. Tell everyone you love that you love them, Hug them and hold them. The the last thing I remember on the bucket list entry was perfect. Now go read this and enjoy.