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The Finest Thing

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Aidan Mason and his partner moved to San Diego to start a new life, but soon after, Aidan's world changed when Kyle died. Now a wedding invitation from friends back home in Connecticut has arrived, and Aidan decides to attend. He knows he'll have face his prejudiced family, but he doesn't even suspect he'll find a way to heal his heart.

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Kindle Edition, 58 pages
Published June 10th 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published June 1st 2009)
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Daisiemae
There wasn't anything really wrong with The Finest Thing. I think my problem with the book was I never really felt a emotional connection between the two heroes. I think the book might have been better if it had been longer, and maybe both Aiden and Paul could have meshed better together.
In my opinion, their relationship was just too rushed.
The finest thing wasn't a bad book, just not a memorable one.

2.25 stars
Linda-Grace
Very sweet charming read.
Emily Moore
After college, Aiden moved out to San Diego with his partner to escape a family that couldn't accept him as a gay man. He was ready to spend the rest of his life with Kyle, until those plans changed when Kyle died. Aiden has been throwing himself into work, barely existing since losing Kyle, and has not forgiven his family for not being there for him or contacting him in the last several years. When Aiden gets a wedding invitation for two friends back home in Connecticut, he initially thinks he ...more
Elisa Rolle
The Finest Thing is a short novella released as part of a series on same-sex marriage, and as such is very much romantic and uber-positive. Another point that probably the author wanted to highlight is that, hetero marriages or same-sex marriages doesn’t matter, the marriage itself is a romantic moment that is like a concentrate of love.

And so, as often happens, Aidan is coming back home to participate to his best friends’ marriage in Connecticut, a same-sex marriage. Aidan has recently lost hi
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Sadonna
Dec 14, 2011 Sadonna rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I liked both of the MCs - Aidan and Paul just fine. I really wish the story had been longer. I felt like it was a little rushed and we didn't get a good enough picture of either guy. I felt like I was just getting to know Aidan but then it was Aidan and Paul. I don't know if I would have responded like Aidan did after the hurt his family caused him. The fact that they didn't acknowledge the death of his partner I think would be really hard to get over and forgive. I liked Paul, but again I didn' ...more
adrienne
not a bad book, exactly, just something missing. felt like the author didn't really give any feel for the characters... and it was really rushed, almost choppy. the conversations were disjointed and didn't have any sense of realism, and the character's actions were just slightly off- they just seemed to be lacking in personality- there was no sense of connection.
Caliban thegnomedruid
The story the author was trying to tell was sweet and affirming.

Unfortunately, it was ruined for me by clunky writing that did more telling than showing.
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