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I love this author's writing style. I read wonderful stories all the time, but the actual craft of writing from this author continues to blow me away.
Erik and Daisy meet and fall in love in college. She's a world class ballerina, and he does the technical design. Everything is going wonderful for them. Their romance is perfect. School is great. By all signs, the future is nothing but up, up, up. After a tragedy, it's impossible for them to get back on track. This is the journey of their love and despair and the eventual finding of themselves. It spans many years.
I didn't read anything about this story before starting it. Every emotion hit me hard, and I had to ride it out fully. I want to go into detail about all my feels at each point, but I don't want to spoil anything. Just know that you aren't going to want to put it down, but you may have to a few times to wipe your eyes. It's beyond beautiful. It broke my heart at times and overfilled it others. The Man I Love is not to be missed. Exquisite. Moving. Defining.
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I’m keeping this short-ish because I don’t know how to put into words my conflicted feelings and do justice to an author whose writing I adore and a book that took time to grab me. I struggled to make peace with the pacing of the book until 70% but the final 30% was superb. I feel like it took me till 70% to finally feel the emotion that I felt I should be feeling, but didn’t. The answer to ‘the why’ I struggled to connect, I think is down to the pacing issues and deep description, not characterisation, because I liked Erik, Daisy and Will immensely. I definitely felt periods of frustration with both Erik and Daisy but I accepted it and their story. The side characters were utterly superb, Miles, Will, Mel, David.
Suanne Laqueur tackled a specific challenging issue and a plethora of arising sensitive subjects in this book and handled them with care. The character development was deep and the prose was eloquent. The journey this couple made was vast and wide but it was a journey I hung in to see the destination. This book is definitely memorable.
“The blood blinked first.”