Sunday, March 18, 2018

ARC Review: Point of Contact by Melanie Hansen

Point of ContactFrom the blurb:

Only love can heal an impossibly broken heart 
There’d forever been a thread running through Trevor Estes’s life—his son, Riley, strong and constant like a heartbeat. But when Riley is killed in combat, everything in Trevor’s life unravels into a mess he doesn’t know how to mourn. 
Then Jesse Byrne, Riley’s friend and platoon mate, arrives on Trevor’s doorstep with a box of Riley’s things. Jesse’s all-too-familiar grief provides an unlikely source of comfort for Trevor: knowing he’s not alone is exactly what he needs. 
Trevor never imagined he’d find someone who fills his heart with hope again. As the pair celebrate Riley’s memory, their unique bond deepens into something irreplaceable—and something neither man can live without. 
But diving into a relationship can’t be so simple. Being together means Trevor risking the last link he has to his son…leaving Jesse to wonder if he’ll ever be enough, or if Trevor will always be haunted by the past.



Heather's rating:





THIS BOOK!

I've had a long streak of mediocre and crappy reads recently, and I had begun thinking that maybe I was just too picky, too finicky in my tastes. Then Point of Contact comes around and blows my mind, and I realize that greatness is out there.

First of all, this book is A-to the-N-G-S-T-Y, and you KNOW what's coming, but that doesn't stop the tears from streaming down your face. If you are prepared to be gutted and then put back together, then you need to try this book.

I've been reading lots of fluff recently. I like fluff, I crave fluff a lot of the time, especially when the world seems so crappy, but it felt so good to sink into a story that made me feel again.



Point of Contact reminded me of some of my heart-breaking favorites, like After Ben and Second Chances. It's a hurt-comfort story with an age gap and military men. It's super, super slow-burn and basically checked off the majority of my *hallelujah* buttons.

I literally read this book all night. I could not put it down, not even at 3:30 am when my eyes were blurring from fatigue and tears. I just couldn't get enough. It was SO worth my massive book hangover, and I'm even reluctant to start another story because I don't want to put these characters away.

A must read for those who want something painful and beautiful and honest right now. By far the best book I've read from Melanie Hansen. *genuflects*

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*


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