Godsend- Sloan Johnson

You can’t choose who you fall in love with. Despite knowing from a young age that he was gay, Scott Murphy couldn’t imagine life without Shelly. He threw away the labels and had eleven amazing years with her, but now, he feels even more lost trying to figure out how to move on after Shelly’s death. After nearly a year of watching Scott fade away, Shelly’s father forces him to start living again.

As much as Chris loathes the idea of attending a bereavement group week after week, it’s one of the only places he can go in this town, other than the bar, to not feel so alone. When there’s nothing to distract him or dull his senses, he spends too much time obsessing over how he should have been able to help his sister. When Scott shows up at his group session, Chris decides that maybe some good can come out of his sister’s death.

There’s no denying that Chris is the first man to catch Scott’s attention in a long time, but how can he move on when just thinking of Shelly sends him to his dark place?

The road to recovery won’t be an easy one, but Chris is determined to help Scott see that life is still worth living. But before Scott can allow himself to admit what he feels for Chris, he knows he has to reveal the full truth about Shelly’s death.

MY REVIEW

This book tore my heart out within the first few pages, i had big fat tears rolling down my face sobbing while i read. So be warned have your tissues at the ready.
Godsend is a emotional journey about being brave enough to take that second chance at love, and to live again.
I thought the moments in the book that were, in a way told by Shelly as she watched over Scott from heaven i suppose, were so touching and really brought the story together.

I absolutely adored everything about this story, the friendship that Shelly and Scott shared throughout there lives together was a once in a life time experience, also the friendship that followed Shelly’s death between her father and Scott was so beautiful, he is the one to push Scott into finding the happiness that Shelly always wanted for Scott.
I do believe Scott and Shelly had a great love for each other but it wasnt the once in a life time love that developed between Scott and Chris.

Scott comes across as a man with a harsh hard exterior, but inside underneath that he is a fragile man too scared to allow anyone in. He is so lost after loosing his best friend he feels like his life isnt worth living.
Chris understands what life feels like after loosing someone you love, he lost his sister but he wants to move on and share his life with someone.
But in Scott’s mind the reality of having to possibly lose someone he loves again is too much for him and he fights the growing attraction he has towards Chris.
I loved the fact that is was Shelly’s father that pushed Chris and Scott together.
Chris and Scott traveled a bumpy road of emotional turmoil to get to there happy ever after, but there’s always darkness before the dawn. A darkness before the light and love is worth fighting for.

This book kicks you in the gut starting with tears of sadness but in the end the tears of happiness come flooding in and all is right with the world.
A beautiful 5 stars.

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