Friday, 15 May 2015

Jack Silince - Sand

*Contains adult themes
**Review by Stacey

Thirty year old David Howard, on his regular morning run on the beach, receives a strange message written in the sand and so begins corresponding with an elusive stranger. 
In an unusual series of events, he falls in love with his new pen-pal and things reach a climax when he demands to meet the stranger who calls himself Sand, the man who has made a profound difference to David’s life. 
Unfortunately, tragedy strikes and David has to make a decision that will cause him to forsake his new-found love to spare him unnecessary sorrow. 
In an ironic twist of fate, the situation changes and David realises that he has made a grave mistake. 
Is it too late to make amends to the man he spurned, the man he truly loves? 

After reading only one gay romance book previously which I absolutely loved, I went into this expecting something special, which is exactly what I got. We meet David who is happy with most aspects of his life, but the one thing missing is love. One day on his usual morning run he comes across a message written in the sand and begins regular correspondence with the stranger known as 'Sand'. At the same time he becomes friendly with his neighbour Nic who he has only just started communicating with after living opposite each other for a few years. 

The messages in the sand are so meaningful and David & Sand begin to fall in love with each other. Likewise, the relationship between David & Nic becomes stronger and eventually they wish to become more than just friends and David is torn between the two of them. The sexual scenes between David & Nic are wonderfully written. There is a twist which I figured out pretty much straight away but it didn't make me want to stop reading, in fact it made me want to read more. 

A man's heart knows no bounds. It is as wide as the never-ending sky and it is as deep as a bottomless ocean and it is quite capable of loving any number of people. I will be quite content with the love you bear for me and I will carry it with me forever.

Tragedy strikes upon David and he makes a decision that could destroy him and his loves forever. Little does he know that his love could actually save him, but will he find out and make a decision before it's too late?

A truly beautiful story of love which made my eyes water. A firm four of five stars from me.

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Get your copy of Sand here (UK) or here (US). Add to your Goodreads TBR here.

I purchased this book myself and wasn't asked to write this review. All thoughts & opinions are honest & my own.

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