Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg #mm #review @BarbaraElsborg

Give Yourself Away

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One guy intent on caution. One an adrenaline junkie. Love could be one risk too many.

March is determined to lose the numbness that accompanies a history of loss and blame. Desperate to feel something—anything—the adrenaline junkie base jumps off cliffs, soars on hang gliders, and embarks on dangerous sea-borne rescue missions. But any release he feels is fleeting, and when you play Russian roulette with fate, eventually you come crashing down.

No matter how hard Caleb tries to forget his past, a dark shadow is always behind him. When a bizarre turn of events results in him being trapped in a sea cave, Caleb wonders how his mantra—safety at all costs—could have failed him. On the point of drowning, he’s stunned when March surfaces in the cave.

March’s disregard for the rules saves Caleb’s life but gets March into a heap of trouble. Not least of which is the guy shivering in the boat next to him. March tries to ignore Caleb but it’s already too late. Together, they take small, awkward steps toward love. But Caleb’s past is waiting to sink in its claws…and this time, it could drag him to his death.

Warning: This book contains difficult flashbacks of child abduction and sexual violence, but also the incredible perseverance of two men who never give up on love—or each other. Bring your tissues and a heart that believes in the resilience of the human spirit.

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Every time I read a book by this author, I really have know idea what I’m getting, except that it will be well written, thought provoking and well just brilliant. And this one is no different. As the disclaimer that comes with the book tells us, we start with two best friends being kidnapped at eleven years old. And yes, we are ‘told’ a little about what happens but not in any great detail and not graphic.  Things like ‘he had rough sex with me’ We don’t get the details of said rough sex. So if your on the fence, I’d say go for it!

Tye and Baxter are best friends, they do everything together, even get kidnapped together. Tye tricks Baxter into escaping but Tye was never found. He was help prisoner for twelve years. But during that time never stopped thinking about Baxter.

Baxter, escapes but was never able to find Tye again. Years later the knowledge that the one person he loved and lost still effects him in everything he does.

Years later, Tye with help is free and now Caleb. He’s living a life, gotten some help and is healing. The problem is, he feels something or someone is after him.

‘Baxter’ died a few years after ‘Tye’ did. Now March is an adult, living day to day. Waiting for fate to take him. Which, it just so happens that fate played a hand in dealing the next round and dropped Caleb into his life.

As Caleb and March discover each other again, they also realize that someone is really after the people out to hurt Caleb.

If you believe is soul mates then this book is it, these two are the perfect lost soul mates, find each other. The twist of the who-done-it is very well done.

And of course the HEA and epilogue at the end is wonderful.


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