Title: Patchwork Paradise
Author Name & Publisher: Indra Vaughn (Riptide Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: March 28, 2016 – 275 pgs
Oliver and Samuel’s relationship is fairy-tale perfect. They share a gorgeous house in Antwerp, go out with their friends every weekend, and count down the days to their dream wedding. But their happy ending is shattered one late night, and just like that, Ollie is left bereft and alone.
The months that follow are long and dark, but slowly Ollie emerges from his grief. He even braves the waters of online dating, though deep down he doesn’t believe he can find that connection again. He doesn’t think to look for love right in front of him: his bisexual friend Thomas, the gentle giant with a kind heart and sad eyes who’s wanted him all along.
When Thomas suddenly discovers he has a son who needs him, he’s ill prepared. Ollie opens up his house—Sam’s house—and lets them in. Ollie doesn’t know what scares him more: the responsibility of caring for a baby, or the way Thomas is steadily winning his heart. It will take all the courage he has to discover whether or not fairy tales can happen for real.
I thought this book was so sweet but at the same time so painful too!
Oliver was so in love with his finance.. .Then something horrible happens and he loses his love. Oliver goes through so much pain in this book and loss. He can’t see that his friend Thomas has had feelings for him for awhile. By the time he finally notices it might just be to late…
OMG! There were so many moments that I was on the edge of my seat while reading this book hoping for the best for these two men! There was pain in this book and you will see how Oliver learns to deal with it slowly but you will also see so much romance and sweet moments too.
There was also angst and steam in this book too! I have to say I loved the way this author Indra Vaughn wrote these characters and this story. You get so much beautiful with this book along with so pain too and the way she writes this has you really feeling what these characters are going through and I could not put this book down once I started it!
So I will leave this review with I 100% loved this book and would recommend it!
This is my first book by this author and the best thing I can say is WOW. This book had a lot of heartache but it also had love. I was glad I was at home reading this book because you’ll need lots of tissues. I always hate when someone who has the love of a good man loses that person. Ollie clearly was heartbroken and he was finding it hard to go on. He had to deal with the heartache along with Sam’s family (especially his father) anger. I was glad that he had Thomas and eventually Thomas son. Thomas was a clearly the steadfast man that was there for Ollie all along and Ollie was there for Thomas too. It was great to see how this author was able to take the pain and grief in Ollie and make him want to live again. I was also great to see that the man he was brought together with was able to realize he could love again. I will defiantly look for more books by this author.
I don’t even know how to properly put into words my feelings on this book. I cried A LOT while reading this book. Ollie and Sam had been together since they were sixteen years old and were about to get married until one night changes everything. The mourning period is rough for Ollie and everyone involved. I swear, I cried a lot. So much happens in this book but I still think it needed to be longer. We got the whole story of Sam and Ollie, we got the grieving period, the attempt at dating on Ollie’s part, Thomas screwing anything and everything and then going away. When we finally get to Ollie and Thomas together, we see so much in a week or two time period and then bam, the book is over. I wanted to see more of Ollie and Thomas, more of what happened after they finally worked things out. See how things went with Milo and his mom. The epilogue was ok, but I still felt like I needed more closure somehow.
After living in Michigan, USA for seven wonderful years, Indra Vaughn returned back to her Belgian roots. There she will continue to consume herbal tea, do yoga wherever the mat fits, and devour books while single parenting a little boy and working as a nurse.
The stories of boys and their unrequited love will no doubt keep finding their way onto the page–and hopefully into readers hands–even if it takes a little more time.
And if she gleefully posts pictures of snow-free streets in winter, you’ll have to forgive her. Those Michigan blizzards won’t be forgotten in a hurry.