Title: No Regrets
Author: Nicky James
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Word Length: 91k
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance 18+
“This. Book. Broke my heart. Healed my soul. Made me cry. Laugh. Made me Hug my daughter and kiss my husband. No regrets.” - Alpha Book Club
“My heart hurts, my eyes are red and puffy and I am in the biggest slump I have been in for awhile. This book destroyed me, it's a story that will forever have a place in my heart, I have No Regrets <3” - Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner
“No Regrets is a heart wrenchingly, ugly cry worthy ( and oh boy I cried) wonderful love story.I loved the characters. I loved the words. I could feel the characters emotions in every single one.” - Goodreads Review
Life makes no promises, and sometimes, you draw the short straw. Landon Johnston’s life came to a grinding halt seven months ago, when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With the encouragement of his grandmother, Landon works his way out of his slump and tries to live life while he still can. Deciding he doesn’t want to drag anyone else down his morbid path, Landon gives up all friendships and denies himself love. It’s better this way, because all he has to offer is eventual heartache and sadness. While traveling the world, Landon meets Abel Matheson, a free-spirited, unedited, and nerve-grating man who was supposed to only be a one-night-stand. Despite Landon’s insistence that he can’t form a relationship with his current diagnoses, Abel is persistent and will not be ignored. Fighting against all his ingrained urges to run, Landon finds himself drawn down the road he swore he’d never take. Intimacy grows and bonds form… Only… Abel doesn’t know Landon is sick. How can anyone love a man with no future? Telling him might cause him to run, but staying silent means living a lie. A lie which will only reveal itself in time.
4 Stars from Tiffany!
Right off the bat Nicky James gives readers a little note in the beginning of the book so we know what to expect from No Regrets. Either way, I would have still enjoyed this book very much. It's rare to read a book with this type of storyline and be happy for the characters.
As mentioned in the blurb, Landon is living with terminal cancer, well he's living now. Before he decided to venture out on his own, Landon was depressed, wasting away in his room. Finally getting up and out, he meets a man that is the polar opposite of him.
Able is nosey, loud and an all around pain in the butt from the minute Landon meets him. Lucky for Landon, Able isn't a guy that takes no for an answer easily. He quickly burrows under Landon's skin and vice versa.
Landon is uncomfortable, but loving the time he is spending with Able. He feels like a new man, a man that isn't sick. He knows he has to tell Able, however wants to be "normal" for a while longer, not considering that Able may be falling in love with him.
The book is beautifully written and Able and Landon are easy to love. They both have such good qualities about them that complement the other's personality. The whole time reading I was on pins and needles as Landon kept that secret longer and longer. Drove me crazy! Excellent story of how to live on borrowed time.
Nicky James lives in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. She is mother to a wonderful teenage boy and wife to a truly supportive and understanding husband who, thankfully, doesn’t think her crazy.
Nicky has always had two profound dreams in life; to fall back hundreds of years in time and live in a simpler world and to write novels. Since only one of those dreams was a possibility, she decided to make the other come alive on paper.
Nicky writes MM romance books in a variety of styles including contemporary, medieval, fantasy, and historical.