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Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: Far & Away by Jayson James


Far & Away

by Jayson James
Published May 11th 2013 by Kindle Direct Publishing

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

After being let go from his job three days earlier, Carson Heywood is on his way to the airport. He is leaving Chandler, Washington behind, to begin a new chapter in his life, and to follow his heart. Many life-altering events leading up to this moment has Carson filled with anticipation and fear, wondering if he is making the right choice to move across the country to be with Stephen Rowan. Armed with a purple bear, hope, and a chance at happiness before time runs out, Far & Away will leave a lasting impression on you... for a lifetime.

Note: This is a light and short read. When I got this, it was offered up as a Freebie. 

In Far & Away, we have Heywood getting ready for his one way trip to join his boyfriend Stephen who lives in another state. He loves this man, they understand each other, they communicate and they just fit perfectly. One complication: he has never met Stephen face to face. They have always been text-mates and phone pals. You see, they met on a chat site before they took their relationship to the next level. 

This is a scenario that many would think ridiculous or illogical. Thing is, with technology these days, it is quite common. And frankly, men have relied on mail-order brides for hundreds of years so it is really not that far fetched.

What makes this such a beautiful love story is the situation that is Heywood. He has a secret and not all know about it. His secret he has shared with Stephen and instead of a rebuff, he is loved even more. Unconditionally.

This may be a light and short read, but it is a stirring and emotional read that makes all of us long for a love like this. A relationship that can hold up to difficulties. Making love last a lifetime. No matter how short the time may be.

Thank you Jayson James. This was just beautiful. And that bear on the cover... 

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