The second Brenn saw Joey’s image in the magic mirror, he was hooked. The moment he saw him in real life, Brenn knew Joey was going to be his forever. Joey was flirty, and fun, and he had the most gorgeous smile, but then Joey told him he was dying. Though devastated, Brenn didn’t want to give up on Joey, so he offered to look after him and make his last few days as comfortable as possible, but was that going to be enough when all Brenn really wanted was for Joey to live?
Brenn was everything Joey could have wished for; strong, built, and with amazing eyes, and Brenn was in love with him. That would have given Joey something to live for, if it hadn’t been too late. He had about three weeks left, but that didn’t seem to matter to Brenn. Brenn wanted to take him home, and Joey was willing to go with him, but on two conditions. He wanted Brenn to make love to him before he died, but no kissing.
And another good story in The Looking Glass series. Brenn is shown the love of his life in the mirror and goes out looking for him. When he finds Joey, he knows he’s in love. However, there’s just one jaw-dropping problem. Joey is dying of an unknown disease and only has a few weeks left.
Except for the sex, which I found a bit over the top – for as few words as the story held, I’m sure that sex took up over half of those – I enjoyed the story. We watch each of their emotional journeys. From Brenn knowing who Joey is to him, to falling for him, to finding out he’s dying… and all the emotional twists and turns until the end. And we watch Joey fighting to not fall in love as he wants to go out of this world on a high and if he loves Brenn, that means he will have regrets.
When the ending came, I was crying as much, if not more, than Brenn and Paul. But there was one thing Joey had never done, one thing he wanted to give Brenn as a final goodbye. That one act brought forth a very satisfying ending to the tale.
5 full stars.