Monday, September 12, 2011

Valentin's Day by Charles Edward


Valentin's Day by Charles Edward
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal, GLBT
Length: 15 pages



Summary: Valentin treasures every stolen moment he can share with his lover, Laurent, in their little cabin the forest. But Laurent is haunted by fears of a danger he can’t quite remember, memories he’s sure Valentin can help explain. Nothing can stop the flow of memory or time, but Valentin will protect and cherish Laurent as best he can.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Cryselle’s Review:
This one moved me for sure. Charles Edward brings the lovers together in a night of sweet passion, but the unanswered questions arise – poor Laurent can't recall, and Valentin recalls enough for us to be quite sure Laurent is better off not knowing. It's in Dreamspinner's Bittersweet line, so expect something other than a conventional happy end for this small bit of perfection.

The depth of love and longing in this story is incredible, the language is beautiful, the characters clearly drawn even in such a brief story. And the ending needs a handkerchief, but in the best way. 5 Marbles


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