Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: From this Day Forward
SERIES: Vows #2
AUTHOR: Addison Albright
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
LENGTH: 51 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 06, 2016
Follow-up story to ’Til Death Do Us Part
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are enjoying life in the summer after Henry’s rescue from a small South Pacific island, where Henry and three others were marooned for five years.
Henry and Sam thought adopting Aiden — the child with whom Henry had been stranded — would be smooth sailing. Matters are complicated by the public nature of their rescue that has turned the survivors into overnight celebrities. Anti-gay-fueled animus rears its ugly head in the blogosphere, causing concerns over the impact libelous rumors might have on Aiden.
With their nightmare separation behind them, Henry and Sam are anxious to renew both the intensity of their former intimacies — now hampered by having a curious and still apprehensive child sharing their home — and their commitment to one another. Will they be able to move their love forward now that they are together again?
Can I just take a minute to say, cover love? Okay, with that out of the way, I put my hand up for a review copy of this story prior to seeing the cover, based on the fact I loved ‘Til Death do us Part.
This story is low on angst, besides some homophobe meddling in affairs that shouldn’t concern him, and is more about reacquainting yourself with the world after being stranded on an island for five years. The innocence of six-year old Buddy/Aiden is even more prominent because of his isolated start to life. The love between him and Henry is palpable. I’m glad Buddy got to spend time with his biological family. His grandparents were wonderful people.
As the title suggests, Henry and Sam renew their vows. The trip away on their own added some steam to the story.
In a sense this story gives closure to the outcome of book one, and I’d highly recommend it to those who have read ‘Til Death do us Part.
Now I’m off to dive headfirst into book 3!