Published on December 23, 2013
On those days his thoughts turn black. He walks the Norfolk coast and considers the frigid embrace of the waves. And then, one stormy night, he finds someone who’s tasted just that. The beautiful stranger on the beach is near death, and Nick rushes him home to slowly nurse back to health. As he does, he finds a love unlike any other. Owen Butler’s body is as warm as the sea was cold, his heart as big as an ocean. And Owen is a man who swears to repay the favor. Nick can yet be saved from himself, and he will see that he is indeed a man…
Worth Keeping is a wonderful read, although it has its very dark points that sometimes seem to be glossed over in other books, it is still a true love story about 2 men who are broken in their own way.
Nick was abused as a child, which has left him unsure about himself, which has also led him into an abusive relationship that he has since escaped, but is still haunted by the words that are always running through his mind.
Owen has lost the love of his life and decided his life would be better if he was no longer living.
Fate intervened and brought these two broken men together, but can they heal themselves along with each other? Can Nick fight the demons and nightmares that haunt him and allow himself to open up both physically and emotionally? Can Owen deal with the limits Nick has placed upon himself?
I loved this story, yes it is dark and you can’t help but feel for Nick and root for him to be able to believe in himself and his abilities to do whatever it is he wants to do. His past makes such a big impact on his life and his future that I couldn’t help but cry a few tears in the hope that he could believe in himself half as much as Owen believed in him.
And Owen, who loves so easily. Can he continue to show his love and support to the man who doesn’t feel worthy? Owen is dealing with his own past, a past that has left him feeling so much more vulnerable that he is left questioning himself.
While trying to help Nick, without his knowledge, Owen opened the door to his very abusive past. Can Nick fight one of his greatest fears or will he crumble under his fear and his abusive past? Will Nick and Owen have a future together or will someone or something come in between them?
Nick and Owen found a way into my heart and they are continuing to live there. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
‘Author of contemporary romance novels,wannabe scripts,independent, pain in the bum, humorous, driven, prone to strong opinion.’
I’ll leave off the last bit of my profile. It relates to a fascination I have with a certain young British actor called Benedict Cumberbatch who was the inspiration for my leading man, Bennett Saville, in my Starlight trilogy.
I was born in the UK, moved to Johannesburg, South Africa 42 years ago, and of that I’ve been back in the UK since 2000, loving every minute.
Some of the highlights of my life – apart from getting married, having kids and moving countries – I’ve been picked up by a punter who thought I was a prostitute (there is a proper story behind this, I promise) , been involved in a car smash much like the heroine, Cassie, in Cassandra by Starlight, (only not as a result of a falling body on my car!), become a Wiccan, spent time in Kenya, where my older sister was born, and had a dream of being published recognised with my debut novel.
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