Title: Without You
Author: Marley Valentine
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: March 13, 2020
Cover Design: PopKitty
Design Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Models: Jacob Cooley & Luke Schaeffer
Julian was the boy next door. My brother’s best friend, he fit with my family in ways I never could. While he and Rhett went on to play house, I left the only life I knew, desperate for a fresh start.
Until everything changed.
Heartache came along, and the aftermath of my brother’s death was here to stay. I was now face to face with Julian more than I ever wanted to be.
Being around him brought up all my insecurities, forced me to deal with hard truths, and conjured up feelings I had no business entertaining. He wasn’t the man I thought I knew. He was complex and layered, and inherently beautiful in all the ways I’d never noticed.
Not on another person.
Not on another man.
Not until him.
An absolutely fantastic book! Once I got started I couldn't put it down and pretty much read this in one sitting. The slow burn romance between Deacon and Julian was beautiful as it unfolded, especially given all of the issues and circumstances that help drive the story: loss, grieving, acceptance, dysfunctional families and the promise of love made for a moving story.
Marley Valentine comes from the future. Living in Sydney, Australia with her family. When she's not busy writing her own stories, she spends most of her time immersed in the words of her favourite authors.