Title: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Author: Addison Albright
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: April 3rd, 2016
Page Count: 215 pages
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.
The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive, as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?
I can’t say how long it was since I’ve been so excited to read a book. I absolutely love plots with a twist. A plane crashes, four people survive with no one being the wiser and all passengers are believed to be dead.
Henry, Devon, Garret and Buddy. Three grown men and one baby arrive on an unknown and unlived island, and need to figure out a way to survive its harsh conditions.
It’s not easy, and each day gets harder, but they don’t give up hope of being rescued someday.
One day goes by, then two, then a week, months… and years. The world outside them keeps going, which adds one more burden for them. How are their families are coping? Have their spouses remarried? How did their kids, and moms and dads go on without them? Do their friends remember them? Surviving on an island, keeping their hopes up, and to top it off raising a child, is no easy task for these three men. One way or the other, they get by.
On the outside, we watch as Sam, Henry’s husband grieves over his beloved. The hardest part for Sam, it’s not having closure. The plane and bodies were never found. What if by some miracle his husband were alive somewhere? It’s a hope that vanishes a bit more with each passing day, and only with the help of his family friends and time, Sam manages to keep sane and builds his life back.
Five years after the crash, Sam is getting his life back on track and planning to remarry, when he’s notified his supposedly late husband is alive… What to do?
I really, really, really liked this story. The author sets the pace well, and we are able to get to know the characters and how they are dealing with everything since the crash. The day-by-day at the island sometimes cracked me up, and at others had me at a point of tears. Henry, Garret, Devon and Buddy would probably never have met under normal circumstances, but they are all each other got for now, and the only way to stay alive is relying on each other.
Their relationship is beautiful to watch, and I loved their interaction with Buddy. At the same time, I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Sam, who suffered, went to all stages of grieving, to later have to choose between the man he married, and the man he planned to marry.
At this point, I felt something lacking, maybe angst-LOL-Sam choose too fast. I don’t disagree with his decision, but it was angst-less!