BLINK's first review has surfaced, even though the book isn't officially out until January 23.
Cindi, at OnTopDownUnder Reviews says, "Highly recommended for anyone looking for a beautiful love story and who doesn’t mind watching the two men struggle for it along the way .... You’ll have to read the book to see what I mean. I promise you won’t be disappointed. The end result makes every single word written up to that point worth it. You know the saying that everything in life happens for a reason? That’s proven strongly in Blink. Had things gone as hoped for both Andy and Carlos in 1982, they would not have experienced – nor gained – a lot of what they did in the following three decades. Everyone lives with regrets, but when you gain something as special as these two men did – away from each other – you still have a lot to be thankful for. Again, you’ll have to read the book to understand that statement...."
You can read the whole review here.
Pre-order BLINK here.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. That's a truth Andy Slater learns as a young man in 1982, taking the Chicago 'L' to work every morning. Andy's life is laid out before him: a good job, marriage to his female college sweetheart, and the white picket fence existence he believes in. But when he sees Carlos Castillo for the first time, Carlos’s dark eyes and Latin appeal mesmerize him. Fate continues to throw them together until the two finally agree to meet up. At Andy’s apartment, the pent-up passion of both young men is ignited, but is snuffed out by an inopportune and poorly-timed phone call.
Flash forward to present day. Andy is alone, having married, divorced, and become the father of a gay son. He’s comfortable but alone and has never forgotten the powerful pull of Carlos’s gaze on the 'L' train. He vows to find him once more, hoping for a second chance. If life can change in the blink of an eye, what will the passage of thirty years do? To find out, Andy begins a search that might lead to heartache and disappointment or a love that will last forever….
Cover Artist Reese Dante
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Friday, January 16, 2015
BLINK Gets an Awesome, 5-star, pre-publication review from OnTopDownUnder Reviews!
Labels: Blink, Chicago, contemporary gay romance, Dreamspinner Press, love stories, m/m romance, Rick R. Reed, Rick R. Reed gay fiction, Rick R. Reed m/m romance
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreed.com or www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix.