Title: The Greatest Gift (Memories #2.5)
Author Name: Felice Stevens
Publication Date & Length: December 10, 2015 – 86 pgs
After five years, Alex Stern and Rafe Hazelton have what seems to be the perfect marriage. Alex is entering his last years of residency and Rafe’s veterinary business is busier than ever. For Rafe, all that is missing is a child, but Alex, afraid of ending up to be a man like his father, isn’t as sure. He doesn’t want to make any mistakes.
When a new patient enters the hospital, Alex is drawn to the young, desperately ill single mother, who shares her fears for the future of her young son. Rafe worries about the toll on Alex becoming emotionally invested in a patient, yet he too can’t walk away once he meets the little boy, and together they vow to help in any way possible.
Families are not always born of blood— love is a gift no one can plan for. And sometimes from the darkest of tragedies, the brightest light will shine.
So I am sitting here writing this review with tears in my eyes because this book was just so beautiful but at the same time sad with what happened to Jude.
Rafe and Alex have been married for awhile and it has come to the point in their marriage were Rafe is ready for children but Alex is so busy at work and also has a fear of being like his father with his own children.
I want to say this author Felice Stevens did such a amazing job with this story! Between the love these two men have for each other and for Dylan. Then there was the ending which I thought was truly beautiful the way everything worked out for Rafe, Alex and Dylan.
I do not want to give away any spoilers because you really need to read this book for yourself it was just so good!
So I will leave this review with I really loved this book!
I would definitely recommend this Novella!
It was great seeing Alex and Rafe again and even Micah and Josh. This was a beautiful story about family and love. The characters could have been your family or friends and when you were reading the story you felt like you were right there next to them. Even though it was a short book it was filled with passion, love and a few tears, just like life.
This book what so great I can hardly formulate what I want to say. I have no doubt that Felice Stevens has a gift for storytelling. First we clearly see and feel the everlasting love between Alex and Rafe. That’s what Felice Stevens does within the pages of this book, she makes you feel. The best thing about Felice Stevens books are there originality. The whole book just seamlessly flows together and I didn’t want to put it down.
I loved that Jude gave her blessing for Alex and Rafe to adopt Dylan. I cried when Dylan visited his mother especially right before she died but was glad to see that Ms. Stevens put that into the story. This shows that she isn’t afraid to write the hard things. This story was an amazing and heartwarming and an excellent holiday story.
I would recommend this book to everyone because if you don’t love a heartwarming story that is guaranteed to make love and cry then you have to be crazy.
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I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.
But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.
I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.