Length: 70,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Smart Designs
Neil isn’t a ghost, but he feels like one. Reincarnated with all his memories from his prior life, he spent twenty years trapped in a child’s body, wanting nothing more than to grow up and reclaim the love of his life.
As an adult, Neil finds there's more than lost time separating them. Joshua has built a beautiful life since Neil’s death, and how exactly is Neil supposed to introduce himself? As Joshua's long-dead lover in a new body? Heartbroken and hopeless, Neil takes refuge in his work, developing microscopic robots called nanites that can produce medical miracles.
When Joshua meets a young scientist working on a medical project, his soul senses something his rational mind can't believe. Has Neil truly come back to him after twenty years? And if the impossible is real, can they be together at long last?
Any Given Lifetime is a stand-alone, slow burn, second chance gay romance by Leta Blake featuring reincarnation and true love. This story includes some angst, some steam, an age gap, and, of course, a happy ending.
This story perplexed me a great deal.
It had SO many things that I usually dislike in a book. We get more than two POVs (a pet peeve of mine), flashbacks (much of the story is told in flashback, which I usually hate, and more than one love story.
But, somehow, I couldn't put it down, and I was completely won over by the end.
Yes, this is a story about reincarnation and finding one's true love again. And, to be honest, that's really what the entire story is about with very little deviation from that plot-path. The whole plot is a slow build to an epic relationship that was cut short 20+ years before.
There is an age gap... and there isn't.
There is some light sci-fi, but is isn't really a sci-fi-focused story.
There is horrible pain and loss, but the story is about hope and happiness.
It's a romancy-romance with that epic squeeeee you get when two people feel meant to be together.
I was so happy that Leta Blake gave this book her signature (at least for me, from her Will and Patrick Wake Up Married series) MC that is an arrogant jerk that you absolutely have to love, and her no-holds-barred sexy-sex. The sex in the book was pages upon pages of glory, and I loved every second of it.
I'm not exactly sure what about this story made it so compelling, but I could NOT put it down. I read until 2:37 am with a full day of work awaiting me the next day. Oops.
Any Given Lifetime is a must-read for any Leta Blake fan. It isn't a book that I would have predicted that I would really, really like, but I couldn't get enough. Sometimes, it's all about the chemistry.
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*
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