Title: Any Given Lifetime
Author: Leta Blake
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 13th 2018
Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance
Page Count: 215 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
He’ll love him in any lifetime.
Neil isn’t a ghost, but he feels like one. Reincarnated with all his memories from his prior life, he spent twenty years trapped in a child’s body, wanting nothing more than to grow up and reclaim the love of his life.
As an adult, Neil finds there’s more than lost time separating them. Joshua has built a beautiful life since Neil’s death, and how exactly is Neil supposed to introduce himself? As Joshua’s long-dead lover in a new body? Heartbroken and hopeless, Neil takes refuge in his work, developing microscopic robots called nanites that can produce medical miracles.
When Joshua meets a young scientist working on a medical project, his soul senses something his rational mind can’t believe. Has Neil truly come back to him after twenty years? And if the impossible is real, can they be together at long last?
Any Given Lifetime is a stand-alone, slow burn, second chance gay romance by Leta Blake featuring reincarnation and true love. This story includes some angst, some steam, an age gap, and, of course, a happy ending.
Three days after I finished Any Given Lifetime by Leta Blake, and I’m still thinking about it. It’s a story of true love, an epic love, that nothing could stop. This book was probably one of the most romantics books I’ve ever read, and I’ve been reading romance for 20+ years. I don’t say that lightly.
I don’t know how to write this review, so it’ll probably be all over the place.
Things that don’t always work for me.
1. Is this a story about reincarnation? Yes, but the sci-fi aspect never overtakes the story so for none sci-fi readers don’t let this turn you off from reading this book.
2. Also, a couple of things that generally kill a story and didn’t bother me in the least here because they just made sense. There were multiple POVs. This is a big one for me, but for the story to develop correctly, it needed them. There were also flashbacks which again were pivotal to the storytelling.
-Angst. It’s angst that hurts so good; from grief, from longing, heartbreak and jealousy.
-Just like there’s pain, there’s so much love. The love of partners, parents, and friends.
-This is a slow burn romance. Neil and Joshua’s love was cut short due to a tragic accident, and they have to find there way back to each other.
-Intensity. The love between Neil and Joshua is intense- they are soulmates in every sense of the word.
You guys, this book gripped me. It made me cry, smile, despair, hopeful, and so happy. There aren’t any words that I can type that will give this book justice; it’s beautiful.
P.S Leta Blake, please write a book for Derek! He needs his own HEA.