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You can't choose who you fall in love with. Despite assuming from a young age that he was gay, Scott Murphy couldn't imagine life without Shelly. He threw away the label he'd stuck on his sexuality and had 11 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.
©2015 Sloan Johnson (P)2015 Sloan Johnson
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By Ben on 08-16-15

Decent story destroyed by laughable narration

I have given four stars for story, though I really can't be sure what it is worth. It's hard to judge a book when the narration is poor. In this case, almost the whole book is read in a croaky monotone. That seemed apt in the beginning when the main character was deeply depressed. But then completely at odds with the words being read later on. It is also pitched so low, apparently at the very bottom of the narrator's register, that there is even less scope for expression of voice. There is no apparent attempt to differentiate between the voices/accent of the two main characters - which makes it very confusing when they are the only two participants in much of the dialogue. The other characters, especially the few female characters, are given ludicrous voice/accent characteristics, that are so laughable that it is really distracting and removes any sense of realism in their characterisations.

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By Carl E. Reed on 06-19-16

Don't buy this book, I'm sorry I did

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Why in the hell would you start a book with a suicide? <br/><br/>Why does the narrator mispronounce the simplest words?<br/><br/>

Has Godsend turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nope I love this genre but I will look twice to see who is the narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Rain’s performances?

Hell no

Any additional comments?

Whatever you do, don't start a flipping love story with a flipping suicide!!

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