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An Earlier Heaven by D.W. Marchwell
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Jan 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: m-m, m-m-contemporary, m-m-western, jessewave
Read from December 22 to 27, 2010

The star character of this sequel is William, who previously wasn’t explored as much as I had hoped. We largely saw him from the outside in and rarely got a glimpse into the difficulties of his new life. He plays a large part here, as we see him struggle to understand the very adult situation that his friend Cory is going through and issues that he is finally starting to work through, like death. It made me remember when I was young and wanted to know everything that was going on even though I was too young to understand it. It is a difficult and confusing time for a kid and William’s emotions were certainly on a roller coaster in this novel. He is so sensitive and he worries about upsetting his fathers. His biggest worry, though, is Cory and why he can stay with them at one moment and not the next. He goes through a lot of disappointment and confusion, and though he must go through it in order for Jerry and David to help Cory circumvent the legal issues he’s going through, it’s very hard to watch.

The sex between David and Jerry was stepped up here as well, which I believe is the consequence of the intimacy that comes with working through a relationship and the day to day struggles of married life. They are still hot for each other, but its because they work as a team throughout the day. They really have each other’s backs. That makes the sex more powerful, emotional, and intimate. Sex scenes are often written a bit awkwardly with all action and stilted dialogue (“Want you/Need you/Unghhh” — You catch my drift). David and Jerry talk throughout sex and it really works. I feel like I’m getting to know them better during these scenes where they not only say “I love you,” but they say why. Ultimately, it made the sex hot and loving...

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