Title: If We Could Go Back
Author: Cara Dee
Genre: MM Romance/Angst
My sister asked me if I could stand the sight my own reflection, if I’d caused enough damage yet, but I didn’t see myself when I looked into the mirror. I saw Kieran standing behind me, pressing a kiss to my shoulder while he undid my belt. I saw everything I wanted that I couldn’t have. Not unless I was prepared to hurt everyone around me.
Kieran was in a similar situation.
Were we monsters or men? Were they one and the same? Did we give a flying f—hell. We did care. Just not enough to stop, not enough to walk away, and I knew we constantly asked ourselves the same question because of it. If we could go back to when we met on the train…if we could erase the deceit, erase our first hello…would we?
This book made my heart happy.
“Supposedly, the chorus has the message,” I said. “But in the verse–that’s where we find the story.”
There’s something so tender and all-consuming about Kieran and Bennett’s story. One that doesn’t pull its punches, but sinks its claws into the reader. And it really all came together in a way that made a lasting impression. This is, hands-down, a beautiful, heartfelt story that I’m not going to shake for a while.
Bennett meets Kieran on a train. Both feel distanced from their lives—as if an emptiness needs to be filled, but there’s nothing to fill it. So what happens when something you never expected unfolds and you have to ask yourself, knowing what would happen next, would you go back?
I don’t want to spoil the story. But expect passion, angst, heartbreak, anger, and everything in between. I just loved Kieran and Bennett to pieces, and when you’re reading their poignant story you’ll see why. This story makes me want to relive it again and again, even when all the emotions pile one on top of the other until everything’s is so muddled that you need to keep reading just to take a breath.
You’ll find all the feels in this story, and the romance? It’s guaranteed to satisfy. One of my favorite reads this year!
I’m often stoically silent or, if the topic interests me, a chronic rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever. Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and constantly present—is secondary for me, because there’s so much more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people fall in love and have hot sex. There’s a world to build, characters to develop, interests to create, and a topic or two to research thoroughly. Every book is a challenge for me, an opportunity to learn something new, and a puzzle to piece together. I want my characters to come to life, and the only way I know to do that is to give them substance—passions, history, goals, quirks, and strong opinions—and to let them evolve. Additionally, I want my men and women to be relatable. That means allowing room for everyday problems and, for lack of a better word, flaws. My characters will never be perfect.
Wait…this was supposed to be about me, not my writing.
I’m a writey person who loves to write. Always wanderlusting, twitterpating, kinking, and geeking. There’s time for hockey and cupcakes, too. But mostly, I just love to write.
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