Xavi doesn’t believe in love anymore. Love has never changed the outcome of anything. It has only hurt him.
Sam is sick, and he wants one last thing. He wants Xavi to be with him, to stay with him until the end. Xavi drops everything and promises Sam he will be there.
As they travel across the countryside in a stolen sea-green Cadillac, they search for something neither has the courage to admit he’s looking for. But as the days slip away, Xavi isn’t sure he can keep his promise; he isn’t sure about anything. He can’t help Sam do this. He can’t stand by and watch Sam suffer, can’t be content to let Sam give up.
Saving Sam becomes the only thing that makes any sense, the only thing Xavi wants. Loving Sam becomes the most important promise he will ever make. Now he just has to convince Sam that life—and love—are worth fighting for.
'Wildflowers' is only the second book that I've read by this author and yes, I know if you're a fan of hers you're now asking yourself 'what is wrong with this woman?' It's a first world problem folks; it's called "Too Many Books, Too Little Time" but I do hope to remedy it. Heaven knows I keep trying.
But be that as it may, I am so glad that I found the time to read this one. So basically what happened here is that Ms Fleet ripped me open and reduced me to a puddle of tears, and then she put me back together, made me smile and feel blissfully happy and left me wanting more (the sign of a truly awesome book in my world).
This story is only about 80 pages long but it's filled with love and heartache and so beautifully told. My biggest disappointment is that no matter how hard I try I don't seem to be able to find the words to describe what a beautifully poignant story Ms Fleet has created with these mere 80 pages.
I feel like the only thing I can really say that matters is grab your tissues, grab your teddy, curl up in your favorite chair and be prepared to take a road trip with Sam and Xavi. Trust me you don't want to miss it.
An ARC of 'Wildflowers' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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