Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
AUTHOR: Addison Albright
PUBLISHER: JMS Books, LLC
LENGTH: 212 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 03, 2016
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.
The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive, as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?
I went into this story with no expectations. I skimmed the blurb and didn’t check any reviews prior to reading it, and am so pleased I went in blind, so to speak.
This is NOT a romance. It is about survival, forming close bonds, separation, love lost and love found.
The story opens with Sam and Nash discussing their wedding plans, only for Sam to be knocked on his backside when he receives the news his presumed dead husband is indeed alive.
From that point, the story jumps to Henry’s struggle for survival. Reading about the plane going down had me on the edge of my seat. I’m sure it’s something most of us fear happening! A lot of the story is based around life on the Island. The wee boy Buddy was a star character in my opinion, much like Henry I barely have/had a maternal bone in my body but the kid stole my heart.
There are many things I could pick on, in regards to the lack of urgency I felt from any of the stranded survivors, and the abundance of food and fish cooked in a fashion to die for. BUT, I was so consumed by the story I didn’t let such trivial things bother me. And, I’d say the author researched a lot of info about said nuts, fruits, coconut oil, sea-salt in order to give the story an authentic feel.
There are flash backs to Sam, so the reader gets an inside to how someone who is told a loved one is dead yet has no body to bury, tries to move on in life.
Both of those things running side by side had me chewing up the pages. Nash barely factored into the story so I didn’t care about him one way or another. The eventual rescue and outcome were what I hoped for.
While this story wasn’t perfect. What story is? It held my attention from start to finish. Would I recommend this story as one of love and survival? Hell yes!