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So unfair! He was my boy. No Romeo, but he was my love and one man show. Mar 21, Bev rated it it was amazing Shelves: creme-de-la-creme , shortie-underpages , disability-disorder-addiction , full-of-feels , tears-and-ugly-crying , lgbtq-mm , young-adult , oh-the-angst-intense. This is going to be a really short review, any amount of needless waffle will not do the story justice.
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All that is in a very good read, you will find in bucketfuls in this book. I re-lived every moment in Matthew's painful past as if I were there personally I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and I warn you This is just Aug 08, Nick Pageant rated it really liked it Shelves: m-m. This brought back a lot of sweet, sad memories of some sweet, sad boys who I don't think of often enough. Highly, highly recommended. I'd write more but I've got a bad case of the boo-hoos at the moment.
This short story is a must read!!! If I could give it more than five stars I would!!!! I'm not sure that I can put into words how wonderful it is!!! Patrick's story was really sad and I could feel Matthew's love for him!!! View all 63 comments. Dec 19, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: friends-to-lovers , gift , in-the-closet , own-or-have-copy-ebook , partner-death , family-drama-galore , hiv , teenagers , , angst-medium. Just finished my 2nd read and it was even better because I could pick out things I missed or didn't think were important before. This was such a good story.
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Heartbreaking but it ends on a very happy and hopeful note. I so, so wish we could have had a longer ending with Matt and Paul. They had so little on page time together and yet I don't doubt they will have a happy life. They both lost their soul mate early on and it's so special they could find each other. I wasn't expecting the story to be a Just finished my 2nd read and it was even better because I could pick out things I missed or didn't think were important before.
I wasn't expecting the story to be as short as it was, or I was that engrossed in it I didn't notice the passage of pages. Either way I didn't want it to end and will think about all these characters in the days to come. Actually, I think I will read it again, it was that good. The characters were written perfectly, never once did I doubt the authenticity or realism of the actions or dialogue.
This was so real, and deep. But it's still scary and it breaks my heart how people were treated early on. I totally understand why they were treated so - people just didn't know enough about the disease or how it was transmitted. Nobody wanted to contract it so they kept their distance. I don't blame them for that. I do blame people who shunned their loved ones and turned them away. This story is just one possible tale of a boy who didn't turn away from the boy he loved; who held him and kissed him and loved him wholly. They didn't get to live the life they wanted, but one of them did get to experience all that life had to offer.
And Matt did his best to pay it forward and use his resources towards HIV research. I didn't cry, but that's because there wasn't on page description of Patrick's passing. Lord save me if there had been.
Read it, read it, read it!! Thank you Judith!! View all 4 comments. Mar 21, Macky rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone.
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Some authors excite me and some authors have me chomping at the bit for more of their works, TA Webb does both but he also does something to me emotionally with his writing, that makes me fan girl him more than a wee bit and that is touch me deeply and honestly. When he makes me cry, and he never fails to do so, its like I'm crying not because this is a character in a book who touched me but because I feel like I'm reading about people who I've really got to know- almost like we've met in the fl Some authors excite me and some authors have me chomping at the bit for more of their works, TA Webb does both but he also does something to me emotionally with his writing, that makes me fan girl him more than a wee bit and that is touch me deeply and honestly.
When he makes me cry, and he never fails to do so, its like I'm crying not because this is a character in a book who touched me but because I feel like I'm reading about people who I've really got to know- almost like we've met in the flesh, so the emotion is REAL and the tears are heartfelt. This wonderful story is no exception, I devoured it through leaky eyes from the first word to the last but regardless of its poignant and heartbreaking central message, I was left sniffing and smiling because like all Toms stories it ends on a note of hope, for the two main characters and for the future.
Bringing back palpable memories of an era for me that was full of some great and some not so great moments in my younger life that helped define me I was transported back to a carefree time where clubbing and having a good time was all we tended to think about, but lurking in the background was an awful disease that nobody wanted to acknowledge was happening, so they laid blame on lifestyle choices and sexual preferences, and pointed fingers instead of giving comfort and support emotionally - and medically- to the poor souls afflicted and most of us were oblivious to the true horror of it all!
Its obvious that Mr Webb has written this with not only in depth knowledge but also his heart and soul and I can't recommend this enough. If I could I'd make up a rating that truly befits all his books, because IMO 5 stars doesn't even begin to do them justice Absolutely fantastic. Thank you Tom for making reading , for me personally, a very special experience. View all 13 comments. Mar 24, Christy rated it it was amazing. I was a teenager back in , and my best friend was Patrick Holton. I knew he was the love of my life. A beautiful, powerful, and emotional story.
A story about friendship, love, and loss. A must read! Apr 07, Mo rated it really liked it. Short read but still a good one. Have read this author before and he knows how to spin a yarn. We were so ignorant of the facts - had no education about it, especially if one was from the West of ireland. We literally thought you could catch HIV by being in the same room as somebody who was s Short read but still a good one.
We literally thought you could catch HIV by being in the same room as somebody who was suffering from it. Hopefully the education of younger and older people has come a bit further since back then but I doubt it, especially in some corners of the globe. Will definitely be checking out more books by Mr. Of course, soppy old me wanted an epilogue to see how things were going about a year or two down the line but then sometimes it is better to be left to our own imaginations.
Thanks Rosa for the recommendation.
Mar 26, This is story the of Matthew and the love of his life, Patrick. This is very short novella, but it moved me beyond words.
It's about sacrifices, forgiveness, loss of innocence, and above all love. Just writing this review is causing me to tear up again. This is a story everyone should read for I think we all can learn from it. Thank you Mr. View all 21 comments. I have no words. I cried my way through it, and my heart feels tight in my chest.
This is not about sex but love, the best kind: selfless, giving, true. I will never forget Patrick, and I'll give up all my wishes for Matthew's happy ending. View all 6 comments. Apr 09, Martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: short-story , hiv. This was the quickest wrap-up I have ever seen in romance. The short story revolves around Auntie Social aka Matthew telling the story of his first love and his first encounter with AIDS in the s. The story is dramatic and absolutely heartbreaking. Even more so, as it was a terrible reality for thousands of men at the time. Therefore it surprised me to see that there This was the quickest wrap-up I have ever seen in romance.
Therefore it surprised me to see that there was also a budding romance between the two MCs in the present time line - which is literally only a couple pages long. So yeah, definitely the most fast-paced wrap-up in romance history. I'm impressed. Still, this doesn't lessen the story's impact at all. Definitely 5 stars! View 1 comment. Mar 22, Ingie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Every romantic reader - it's a must read!
Shelves: romance-m-m-mini , books-i-read , c-amazingstars Written May 20, 5 Stars for a heartbreaking shorty about the first love and life's destiny - gripping beautiful - I love it. I became 20 year , and I remember all the hype about the new horrible disease. I didn't really know what it was all about most interested in fun parties, discos and guys then but then all that happened thereafter was just so very terrible, even here in always so liberal Sweden. No one was completely unaffected. Many of the famous people who had "come out" a few ye Written May 20, 5 Stars for a heartbreaking shorty about the first love and life's destiny - gripping beautiful - I love it.
Many of the famous people who had "come out" a few years earlier was hit and everyone was so scared. It was strange rules, quirky ideas about kissing, sneezing, etc. Luckily, we are a bit sensible here, and the hysterical fear and the worst prejudices against gay men were normalized a few years later. Now the last years , several, especially gay men, talked and have written some good novels about their experiences, from the eighties. Worth thinking about is how the disease is still affecting their lives. It's so very sad - a lot of young men died The love of his life.
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Now many years later is the journalist Paul interviewing the biggest, baddest drag queen, Auntie Social, in the dressing room one evening before the show is to begin again It is touching, sweet and strong. I can't hold back the sobs when my tears start flowing. Beautifully written, with such a beautiful message. And there is hope - love is strong! Mr Webb, Thank You for a moving and memorable novel. Thanks to always so sweet Rosalinda who invited me. View all 33 comments. Mar 24, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: novellas , favourites , m-m-romance.
This book is the very reason I am glad that Goodreads was created This is Matthew and Patricks story, it's a story about friendship and love. It's a story that broke my heart but at the same time gave me hope. It's a story that devastated me but at the same time inspired me. It's a story that provoked tears as well as thoughts. So I'm not going to tell you anymore about this story because let's face it you can read the blurb and no amount of words I write will do this story justice. I'm This book is the very reason I am glad that Goodreads was created I'm also not going to provide you with any quotes that give you a glimpse of how truly remarkable this story is because I think its important that you experience it firsthand for yourself.
No all I'm going to do is urge you to read it. It's a short read, you just need to find thirty minutes in your day to sit down and immerse yourself in this story. I promise you won't regret it and I promise you it will be one of the most thought provoking thirty minutes you've ever spent Reading this book reminded me why I am thankful to Goodreads for opening my eyes to the world of short stories and to a new author who has the ability to have such an emotional impact on me with words alone.
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