Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are living the dream. They love their careers — which afford each of them opportunities to travel to exotic locations — they love their home, Sam’s caring family, and each other. They disagree on the subject of adoption, but are fully committed to each other in marriage … ’Til Death Do Us Part.
The dream is shattered when Henry’s plane crashes, and he’s presumed dead. But four people — Henry, two other men, and a child — survive undetected on a remote, small, and insignificant island. Will Sam and Henry’s love be able to survive as well?
Henry fights to endure in harsh conditions, never knowing when disaster will strike. Sam struggles with his loss, but with help moves on with his life. Will Sam be able to put aside his new love when he reunites with Henry?
‘Til Death Do Us Part (Vows #1)
The narration just okay for me; some decent inflection but the voices are not too different except the kiddo. I’m pretty picky when it comes to vocal performers and this one wasn’t one of my favorites. It was hard to follow the flashbacks and going from Sam to Henry in present day while listening. I had to pause the book at each change to wrap my head around where the story was headed. That may have been easier to keep up with if I had read the book instead of listening.
I thought I read the synopsis of the story but I’m not sure I got it. I was surprised by the plane crash…and the story of each of them after the crash. I don’t know that I was fully prepared for the sadness of the book. Sam’s recovery was particularly hard to read. I didn’t like the Nash twist and honestly probably wouldn’t have read/listened had I known that was a possibility.
I really liked hearing about the time spent on the island. Their time there was a little too easy having an abundance of food and water. They go through a couple of struggles but not as many as I would have thought for the time spent there.
This story takes place over a long period of time and I know it’s hard to cover that much time and not have a novel that’s 1,000 pages in length but it seemed like there were holes in the story. There was a lot of detail about some things and others were glossed over. I’m assuming there was a settlement from someone about the crash but that was never mentioned. We didn’t have too many details about Nash which I see may be covered in his book.
Overall, I think this is a decent story. The angst was actually pretty low for the plot and things worked out both on the island and in other parts of the story pretty perfectly for the main characters. There was sadness, just not the all-consuming grief I was expecting at the beginning of the book.
Length: 1hr 19mins
Revisiting the characters from ’Til Death Do Us Part, Henry and Sam Miller-Greene are enjoying life in the summer after Henry’s rescue from a small South Pacific island, where Henry and three others were marooned.Henry and Sam thought adopting Aiden—a child with whom Henry’d been stranded—would be smooth sailing. Matters are complicated by the public nature of their rescue that has turned the survivors into overnight celebrities. Anti-gay fueled animus rears its ugly head in the blogosphere, causing concerns over the impact libelous rumors might have on Aiden.Their nightmare separation behind them, Henry and Sam are anxious to renew both the intensity of their former intimacies—now hampered by having a curious and still apprehensive child sharing their home—and their commitment to one another.
This was a nice addition to the story but it should have been just added to the first book. I’m not sure if it was an afterthought or it was planned to be separate. We see more of Henry and Sam with Aiden and get resolution on one of the questions I had from book 1 but not every question I was left with.
If you read/listen to book 1, you’ll want to read/listen to this one.
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Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with two peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, French fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.
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