My thoughts: I give it ♥♥♥♥ This is a story of life after the devastating diagnosis of terminal cancer. Landon has decided to live the remainder of his life doing those things he has always wanted to do. He meets Abel in China and Abel invites himself along to Landon’s next destination. Landon withholds himself and Abel is all in. Once Landon finally shares his terminal diagnosis with Abel, it forces life changing decisions and a confirmation of each others’ commitment to each other. This is a heart warming story without taking it to its final conclusion; we know what’s coming, why make it heart wrenching? I liked the way the author handled the relationship between the main characters. It was encouraging and hopeful. It is a recommended read.
Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw.
Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon worked his way out of his slump and tried to live life while he still could.
Deciding he didn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gave up all friendships and denied himself love. It was better that way, because all he had to offer was eventual heartache and sadness.
While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand.
Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored.
Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take.
Intimacy grows and bonds form…
Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick.
How can anyone love a man with no future?
Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time.