THREE 5 stars for ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Addison Albright @AddisonAlbright #MM #Romance

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Title: ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Author Name & Publisher: Addison Albright (JMS Books)
Publication Date & Length: April 3, 2016 – 212 Pages

Synopsis

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?

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FiveStars

When my review team asked if anyone wanted to review this book I said “I know it will make me cry”! Man, was I right! I cried, several times. The back and forth between past and present sometimes drove me nuts but the story was so good that I couldn’t put it down, but then I would put it down because I didn’t want it to end and I didn’t want to see what would happen in the end. What Sam and Henry went through was extraordinary. I am sure most people were thinking it would be like the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, in some ways it was, making use of the things on the island, braving the elements, etc., but in other ways it was so different. Even typing this review my heart squeezes because I can’t even imagine what Sam and Henry went through and how I would react if this happened to me. This book was filled with all kinds of emotions and was a beautiful love story.

Angie

FiveStars

As I started this review, I couldn’t decide between 4 or 5 stars, but when going back into the book to look at it, I found I reread the whole story which to me means it’s worth reading twice, therefore 5 stars.
 
I absolutely loved this story of love, loss, survival, learning to love again, and conquering fears. There is no way to warn you but you might shed some heart broken tears with love strength tears. The way Albright was able to weave this tale of past and current scenes was balanced and brought forth an amazing story.
 
I enjoyed that the past scenes of each chapter was the same timeline as Henry spent on the island surviving with 2 other men and at first a baby boy, that grew to be a young child in their care. The first day they kissed with the first day of the accident. 2 years into their relationship and 2 years into the survival (by both Sam and Henry), etc. You were able to read the important connecting parts of Sam and Henry’s past which helped you understand who they were in the present. Even though Devon and Garrett gave Henry the credit for his brains to be able to survive by being a marine biologist, it was Sam that kept them alive with all the information he shared with Henry, which was touching, as Henry never lost his love for Sam.
 
It was heartbreaking to read Sam struggle through the 5 years after the accident, trying to go through the steps of grieving all the while we knew that Henry was alive and holding on to Sam’s strength (Sam’s final letter to Henry broke my heart). Scenes were so vivid that I was on the edge of my seat while reading from Henry’s POV living the terrifying crash and the tropical storm that had all 3 men and Buddy clinging on for dear life. I told myself, they could not die at this point in time, they have survived this long!! It was a nail biter. Then more tears came when the Coast Guard cutter finally rescued them and the 4 day travel to Hawaii while reading about them and what they were thinking. Henry, who never wanted children, melted my heart when the first thing he wanted was to file temporary guardianship and adopt Buddy.
 
This whole story kept me on my toes with tears coming from a happy place and a saddened place. It kept me turning page after page after page without stopping.  All characters were amazing (except for Henry’s parents). I actually felt a loss for Devon and Garrett at the end, as they along with Henry and Buddy all became a family.
 
Overall, this story was about physical and emotional survival, not a romance, yet you could feel the deep love that was and is between Sam and Henry. It was a fantastic read and I know that I will read it yet again.
Keri
FiveStars
This book is what most people would consider their worst nightmare in so many ways. It is not hard picturing something like this really happening, especially in this day and age.

All of these characters in this book are so strong in different ways.

Henry is strong because of his knowledge of the ocean, currents, plants and anything he his knowledge of biology and plants. But he is also strong because like the other two men that was stranded on the island, he never gave up hope. He did not lay down and decide to give up. He adjusted and made the best of the situation and he took on Buddy as his son on limited knowledge of being an instant father. He accepted his fate in the island but he never gave up hope and he never waivered in his love for Sam.

Sam refused for long to give up hope that Henry was dead and that he could not survive the plane crash and he knew that if Henry made it to an island that he knew how to survive. After three years of no hope of finding Henry he did what he had to do to keep his promise to him to move on and be happy if anything ever happened to Henry. Regardless of moving on with Nash he still loves Henry with all his heart. Sam was strong in the aspect of eventually moving on with his life but he was also strong because even though out in the most horrible situation of having to choose between Nash and Henry once it came to light that he was alive, he followed his heart.

Buddy of course is my favorite. That little boy adjusted to whatever situation he was placed in and he stole my heart the first time he called Henry dadadada. He grew up knowing nothing other then what he was taught on the island but adjusted to the change once they was rescued and he latched on to Sam as much as he did Henry.

Like I said this book is what most would consider their worst nightmare but at the same time it inspiring because even through the worst of it Henry, Devon, Garrett, and Buddy never gave up with on hope and made the best of the situation and adjusted and learned. And that would be my hope if I was the one in their situation.

Great read. I really enjoyed it.

Tosha

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Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with three peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, french fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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