Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: What You Can’t Live Without
AUTHOR: Eden Winters
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 63 Pages
RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2017
Dr. Arnulfo Oliva is torn: he could stay in the United States, but he vowed to return to his home country and practice medicine in the remote villages that offer little to no healthcare. Mitch doesn’t need him, not really; he’s surrounded by wealth and possessions.
Rising star Dr. Mitchell Rollins enjoys his lavish lifestyle, and if Nulfo wants to turn his back on all they could have together, let him. Mitch doesn’t even miss him. Much. Or think of him—more than five times an hour.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocks El Salvador and both men. Mitch joins a mercy mission, determined to find his former lover, talk sense into the man, and bring him back to the US and safety. What he finds opens his eyes to all Nulfo tried to tell him.
Mitch must decide what he truly can’t live without.
What You Can’t Live Without is very sweet, thought provoking short story telling us how two doctors who see life in a completely different light can make their relationship work no matter the obstacle. This is a story of true love that knows no boundaries and is able to conquer everything.
Arnulfo and Mitch come from two completely different worlds, two different countries from two different continents and their values and priorities are naturally based on their upbringing. Being a couple who truly love each other, they find themselves at a barrier neither could have predicted. But no matter their differences, when two people share this kind of connection they must share the most fundamental values deep down. Some just take longer to dig them out.
What happens when the love of your life decides that he moves back to his home country a continent away to help his people and you have nothing to do about it, no way of stopping him as you are unable to say *I love you.* in his presence. That was one of the most powerful moments in the book and I fell in love with Mitch the moment he was falling apart.
After some life altering events Mitch is forced to reevaluate his life and his priorities, and to try to find new perspectives that might lead to future happiness.
This book has a thought provoking, truly eye opening topic and the plot-line is well built giving us a very emotional and interesting read.
Although this story was first published in 2010 it is up-to-date and fresh, presenting timeless problems and dilemmas. If you wanna read something out of the ordinary, this short read is a great choice.