John & Jackie

T.J. Klune
John & Jackie
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
July 2014
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

John and Jackie first laid eyes on each other when they were twelve years old. Now, seventy-one years later, Jack prepares to give his beloved husband the ultimate gift. Before he does, they'll relive five key moments from their younger lives together over the course of a single afternoon. From their first meeting and first kiss to the violence of an abusive father and the heartache of growing up, these moments have defined who they have become. As sunset approaches, John will show the depths of his love for the one man who has made him whole: his Jackie. They'll soon learn there is no force more powerful than their devotion to one another.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Aug 07, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
178 people found the following review helpful
What T.J. Klune has to say about JOHN & JACKIE: "You will have total wookie cry face while reading this book. I regret nothing."

That's about right.

John and Jackie have belonged to each other since they were twelve. Now, seventy years later, they relive some pivotal moments of their lives. As John lays in his bed, waiting for sunset, Jackie tells John stories of their past.

If their love wasn't apparent through their present interactions, it became even more so during the flashbacks. I loved the varying time frames; we were able to see John and Jackie as a couple throughout their lives. They were glimpses into the great love they shared. Even though that's all they were, glimpses, I felt as though I knew so much about them. T.J. Klune's writing is superb. That's really all there is to it.

However, the scenes from the present kind of threw me out of the story a couple of times. The men seemed to be the same people they were when they were teenagers. There wasn't much difference in their dialogue. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I'm at least a little different than I was as a teenager. It made the story feel less genuine at times.

JOHN & JACKIE is so full of the feels. So full that you'll want to hug your loved ones a bit tighter after experiencing their story.
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