Kip made a promise to Lucas that he’d come home to him after his tour overseas, but will Lucas be waiting for him like he promised?
Kip Foster is nearly finished with his tour overseas and is ready to leave the hot desert and constant threat of danger. He hopes to reunite with his lover, Lucas Danvers. When he calls to ask Lucas to meet him at their hotel however, Lucas breaks it off with him. Lucas no longer wants to be his dirty little secret. He says he’s waited long enough for Kip to make a choice and he hasn’t. Devastated, Kip realizes how much he loves Lucas and that if he’s to win him back he needs to do something big. He needs to not let hate and fear control his life. So he makes plans to start living life the way he wants to. Will Lucas still be waiting when he comes home though?
Would You Wait For Me was not what I expected. It’s not deep. In fact, it’s part fairy tale and part caricature.
The basics are that Kip is in the armed forces and keeping his homosexuality – and boyfriend – secret. In his last tour of duty before he comes home for good, he loses a friend, saves his troop, and comes out… to his mother and accidentally to a member of his team who turns out to be gay. The characters didn’t feel real. They felt manufactured and the story itself felt like it was trying to prove a point. Not only that, but Lucas’s reaction to what Kip did when he got home felt… well, the words he said and how he acted came across as how a girl would act in the same circumstance. And that rubbed me the wrong way.
Perhaps there isn’t supposed to be a lot of deep drama, which I actually looked forward to. It wasn’t a bad book. Just not my type.