Eight Days

Cardeno C.
Eight Days
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
December 2012
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal have nothing in common, but they've been friends forever. Maccabe is an athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball. Josh is a good student with dreams of being with Maccabe. Then both dreams come true.

Maccabe and Josh fall into a passionate long-distance romance, and after years of hiding from the world, Josh wants to bring their relationship into the open. When Maccabe refuses, Josh is faced with a tough decision: stay with the man he loves or live the life he deserves. Somebody's bound to get hurt, but in the season of miracles, there's always hope for a happy ending.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Oct 22, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
194 people found the following review helpful
EIGHT DAYS was a very cute second chance romance.

Maccabe and Josh were lifelong friends and eventually became lovers. They kept their relationship a secret from friends and family because of Maccabe's desire to play baseball. Eventually, Josh wanted out of the closet and this causes a strain on their relationship.

Maccabe was great. Yeah he was scared to come out at first, but once he decided that Josh was The One, that was that. He wasn't letting Josh go for anything or anyone. I loved his pushiness and insistence that Josh was his. It was way sweet and definitely made him a swoon-worthy hero.

Josh wasn't as likeable to me; he jumped to conclusions and caused a whole lot of unnecessary drama. His decisions didn't make sense to me with what we knew about his character. I love some drama, but only when it makes sense. This felt like angst for the sake of angst.

The story followed Maccabe and Josh from their high school days and through the pain of their long distance relationship. So, don't be fooled by the title, as this book does not span over eight days, more like years. Because of this, I would have really liked for this to be a full-length novel since there were so many time jumps. There was a lot of character growth that happened in those years, and I think I would have better understood Josh's choices if I had the chance to read more about him. I felt like I missed out on parts of their relationship with this being a short novella.

But these guys were still adorbs and all the cuteness caused a big, silly grin on my face from time to time. As usual, Cardeno C. delivers a feel good romance that will give you all kinds of warm fuzzies.
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