When Brian Matheson dies at nineteen, his soul is in limbo. He has one chance to redeem himself before he’s thrown into a nasty pit. All Brian has to do is save the life of Kevin Anderson, a boy he and his friends tormented for being gay.
Kevin thought he’d finally escaped bullying. But his college roommate, Chuck, and his homophobic pals, prove him wrong. Now he can only wait for another room to open up—and try to keep his eyes off sexy, uber-straight Chuck.
Chuck is struggling to keep up the tough-guy façade everyone expects, but being trapped in a dorm room with the prettiest twink he’s ever seen isn’t helping him keep his feelings hidden.
Eli Easton has become a bit of a go-to for me when I want a fun M/M romance with lots of humor. I accidentally found this book yesterday and to be honest, I can’t remember how I found it, but once I did, I downloaded it instantly from Amazon. And was not disappointed.
Filled with Ms. Easton’s wonderful brand of humor, Heaven Can’t Wait is a wonderful short story. Gay-basher Brian is dead. He almost doesn’t want to believe it at first, but yep! He’s dead at nineteen. And not only is he dead, but he’s been judged as bad enough that he’s close to going to hell. Oops! Thankfully, Peter gives him an alternative. Go back to earth and stop someone from killing themselves and he won’t be dropped into the fiery pit. Easy peasy, right? After all, he’s a ghost so he should be able to do anything.
Not quite. The story is filled with all sorts of bungled attempts by Brian to get the deed done, each one ending just a bit worse than the others. His time is running out and he makes one last attempt. Will it save him? Will he get Kevin matched up with a guy so he doesn’t kill himself? Hell is riding on the line and only Heaven knows what’s in store for him. And it’s not anything like he expected.
I LOVED this story. Loved, loved, loved. Did I mention I loved it? Definite 5 stars.