Still

Mary Calmes
Contemporary romance
Available from Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-62380-659-8
May 2013

Set director Sivan Cruz and his husband, prominent lawyer Walter Wainwright, are in the process of divorcing after seventeen years together. Sivan initiates the divorce because he believes their love has grown stagnant after so many years. They don't talk anymore and they're like ships that pass in the night. Walter goes along with it because he thinks it will only be a trial separation and Sivan will eventually return to their home. He has never stopped loving Sivan although expressing it in words has never been his strong suit. When Sivan begins a new, life Walter may end up losing the man he loves unless he says the words his husband longs to hear.

The author's blurb promised the kind of angst I enjoy reading. I expected lots of drama and heartache, with a happy ending of course. It wouldn't be a Mary Calmes book if it didn't have a happy ending. The author does have a way with the written word so the writing was smooth and engaging as usual. However, in my opinion, the plot didn't jibe with the blurb. I would say Sivan and Walter were on hiatus as opposed to completely severing their marital relationship. It was obvious that the marriage had reached a crossroad but the "divorce" felt like a ruse. One big part of the story seemed unrelated to the bigger picture, it left me scratching my head at one point. All in all, it was still a good story with some tender moments and steamy hot sex. If you like books about older couples restarting the fire after it's been extinguished, you'll like Still.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Beverly
May 19, 2013


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