Not only has he just got out of a long term relationship, he is dealing with a stressful job and helping with his very sick mother. Do all the right things, say all the right words to ea A story about love, life, pain, healing, acceptance, forgiveness, and I personally could not give this book less than 5 stars.
Let everyone drain me a bit more every minute of every day of what little resources I had left. Take and take and take from me and never give back. With everything Mark is going through, he is encouraged to do something for himself. So he does. He meets Antonio, his masseuse. Antonio and Mark hit it off straight away. Antonio is not gay or bisexual.
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He likes women. But he has no problem with Mark being gay and they become close friends. Antonio gives Mark more than just a massage. Mark gets back with his ex-boyfriend Brian, and his mother passes. His job changes, life changes, but he keeps going back to Antonio for massages.
Over the years, they grow closer. They are best friends. There is always something between them. His friendship means too much to them, plus he would never be unfaithful to Brian. Everyone makes mistakes and he owned up to his. I loved his relationship with Mark. They truly loved each other and cared for one another. The years pass, things happen I sobbed. I was heartbroken. It killed me.
I can only think of 2 or 3 other books that have effected me like this. This line especially- I just lost it. Through all the obstacles and changes in Marks life, Antonio becomes a constant. A best friend he can always count on. Eventually, their relationship changes For years. And there were some scenes Not just a little hot Mark was a relatable character. You felt what he felt. Going through his journey was incredible. And Antonio He was just hot, sexy and wonderful! As much as I loved and adored Mark and Antonio, I also fell in love with many of the secondary characters in this book.
That man knew the meaning of unconditional love. If all parents were like him, the world would be a better place.
For his heart, not what he can do for them. I raised you to know being different is okay, and nothing you could do would make me love you any less. The story was moving, beautiful and emotional.
I laughed, cried, sobbed, smiled and when I finished, I was on a reading high. I was happy and content. My favorite line: My Mark and Antonio View all 34 comments. Mar 27, Debra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone! To say that I enjoyed reading every part of this story would be a lie, some parts were just tough to read, they were sad and heartbreaking.
I don't want to spoil the story too much for future readers so I'll keep my summary short At the beginning of Second Chances we meet Mark. On the verge of his thirtieth birthday, Mark is anything but happy with his life. In fact, he feels downright miserable. He just ended the relationship with the love of his life, Brian, his current job is wearing him out with a huge amount of work hours and to top it all, his mother has a terrible disease and she doesn't have much longer to live.
So, Mark decides to look for a way to reduce some of the stress he's feeling and that's how he meets Antonio. A very straight massage therapist. Because of their weekly massage sessions, Mark and Antonio soon become friends. Best friends even.
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They support each other through all of the messy parts in their lives and over the course of several years their friendship always remains intact. But then, their friendship starts to turn into something more. And as both of them are trying to discover what that more means, we, as readers, discover it along with them. We follow their journey, through the good times and the bad.
It's a remarkable journey that will eventually life you with a huge smile on your face I'm that guy. Mark's father, Robbie, Jason There's always a chance for a better life; even in the darkest of our days. The writing was remarkable and managed to grasp my attention from the very first page till the very last one.
When I started reading it, I had no idea what to expect but I can honestly say it surprised me in a very good way.
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I've discovered a new genre that I think is very much worth exploring further and if all the books in this genre are comparable to this one, then I think I'll be reading much more of them in the future. Otherwise it might have taken me months or even years before I would have actually sat down and read this story and that would have been a real shame, because this story deserves to be read, it deserves to be talked about, cried over and shared with as many readers as possible. This book might not be for everyone, but to future readers, I can only say: give it a chance and hopefully you'll enjoy reading it as much as I did View all 55 comments.
Nov 03, Nick Pageant rated it really liked it Shelves: m-m. Another beautiful book from T. I love this man's writing so very much.
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Each time I read one of his books I'm struck by the fact that they don't feel "written". It's much more like listening to a friend tell you a great story. This story concerns Mark or is it Tom? I shed a lot of tears reading this, but am now filled with the warm fuzzies and looking forward to book 2. I was on the fence about this book but it was getting so many glowing reviews that I decided to take a chance on it.
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It ended up being just The word "fuck" in all of its glorious forms I'm no prude about language but when in the first six or so pages the word fuck is used at least five or six times? That's just repetitive. Repetitive and distracting to the point of where by chapter three it was annoying me.
I felt like it was su 2.
I felt like it was supposed to be a character trait of Mark the main character but it was overdone. Way overdone. So, Mark's been cheated on by his man and, without giving too much away, he's with someone at one point and thinking of what counts as cheating. Dual naked massages where Mark's rubbing a guy's balls and all up in his ass crack? Not cheating according to Mark. What's cheating?
According to Mark, touching is not cheating unless it's his dick touching another man's ass. Uh huh. Oral sex; no dick in ass. Fingering; no dick in ass. Hand job; no dick in ass.
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