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The One that Stayed by TC Blue

Blurb: Life can throw a man all sorts of curve balls, as David discovers when a senseless act of violence tries to deprive him of his lover of two decades. They’ve had their good and bad times, but it’s the good ones that David remembers and wants to hold on to. In fact, he wants more of them, wants to experience more than just the memories that fill his mind as he waits to discover Russell’s fate.
Between meeting Russell for the first time and the horrific instant that tries to take Russell away, their lives have been a series of moments, ranging from awkward to amazing. David wants to believe that their love will conquer all, because he can’t let go. But does Russell feel it, too? Can Russell hold on as tightly, through the surgery that will either save his life or end it? Does Russell love David enough to stay?

My thoughts: It’s quite unusual for me to read books in a series out of order. At first I never had planned to read this book at all, but now I’m glad I did. It is not necessary to read it to understand what is going on in the following book “The One that Broke Free”, but it provides a lot of background info that helps understanding the characters, most of all David, better. I never cared for David too much, I must admit, but now that I know more about him, how his life was before he met Russell, how he met Russell and how they came together, I’m a little fonder of him (I still have some misgivings, especially over the way he treated Elliot in the second book “The One that was Lost”, though).

A lot of the story is told from David’s POV in retrospect. The way the two men meet and find together, as well as the present situation kept me reading on and on, and all of a sudden the book ended, which came as a total surprise for me. I just couldn’t believe the story was over. There were hints at other incidents and problems maybe that left me wanting to know more than TC Blue provided here. Have you got a sequel in the works already?

For readers who like the “One & One” series this is a must read.

Available at Torquere Books

2 Comments

  1. So glad you enjoyed the story, Rikki. :)

    I don’t have a sequel to ‘The One That Stayed’ planned, as such, though I would never say to rule it out. ‘The One That Broke free’ is the (current) end of the series, but chances are there will be at least two more books at some point.

    Right now, I’m focusing on the final book of the ‘Conventions’ series, as well as other stories that advance other series. The ‘One & One’ series will likely be resumed sometime in the near future, though. :)

    Again, VERY happy that you’ve liked the four books in the series thus far, and while I do understand your reservations with regards to David, I’m glad that you don’t view him with the same degree of antipathy as previously. *hee*

    Thanks so much for the wonderful review (because any review that asks whether there’s going to be more of the story coming along automatically ranks as wonderful in my mind).

    ~Tis

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