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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  423 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Born the son of a preacher man, Elijah Deacon always conformed to his father’s strict religious teachings. He worked hard, devoting his time and energy to the family owned construction firm, leaving little time to focus on the deplorable state of his private life. Small town America was no place to be when all a man craved was the touch of another man. Elijah hid his sexua ...more
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published July 28th 2013 by Laz & Lachi Publications, L.L.C.
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book was really, really not my tastes.

I was a little leery about the whole baby aspect of this book, but that wasn't my issue with this after all. This book just exhausted me. Over-the-top drama, soap opera-ish plot lines, stupid misunderstandings... this book was like a lesson is what I DON'T like in my romances. The sex even irritated me by the end.

And this spoiler KILLED me. Warning, it is a big spoiler.
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Kade Boehme
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
i am SOOOOOOO fucking over brothers taking their sister's sloppy seconds. As a gay man with sisters it made me cringe the first time i read one of these stories but now after the 50th time one has slipped with WITHOUT WARNING IN THE BLURB i'm just FED.UP. I wish i could be nice. I do. I read it all, to be fair. But srsly. If you have to think "Should i go bareback with the man who got drunk and barebacked my sister and knocked her up?" ... It's probably a bad idea.

Also I'm so sad for all the sis
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Salsera1974
Friends, Goodreaders, countrymen, lend me your eyes. Read not this book, for verily I say unto you, I have taken the hit; thus, you need not do so. This was a poorly written, poorly edited, improbably constructed book, stupid in its inception, and a criminal assault on my time. I hated this book, but as a fellow Goodreader once said (Julio, that would be you), I read until the end so that I could hate it all.

Feel free to keep reading, but here is a word to the wary: I am about to spoil the fuck
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Susan Nicol
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance-reads
*Sniffs* *Wipes tears from cheeks* I love a story that makes me feel so emotional I have a constant lump in my throat. I also love a story that makes me feel as if I have to be there with the characters, wrapping my arms around them and telling them everything will be all right.

The story of Elijah Deacon, son from a religious family, and Seth Jacobs, a paralegal had me riveted to my seat. From the dreadful tragic circumstances that bought the two together and left them with a little legacy that
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Kim Turner
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Love Life & Circumstance grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't stop reading it till I had finished. I didn't want to stop. If you bought this book you definately will not regret it but I will say to make sure you have some tissues handy.

The beginning of this story has some very tragic circumstances. Elijah Deacon lost his father 25years to the day that his mother had died and Seth Jacobs lost his twin sister in the same accident. Out of both tragedies came a very precious gift. A baby
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Simply Just Jen
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a fantastic book. I adored the heartfelt love story. This is my first book by V.L. Moon and I was immediately addicted. I knew I was going to be in for a brilliant emotional romantic journey from the beginning. It's what made me want to read the book. I was already a huge fan of J.T. Cheyenne after reading Grand Slam, and the partnership of Moon and Cheyenne did not disappoint. The story of such a tragic lose in which love heals was powerful and phenomenally written. Our to hero's brou ...more
Bradley Mathis-Krone
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fan's of M/M genres
Recommended to Bradley by: Lachi Denali
Very rarely in life today do you find a story that will resound with your heart and soul. A tale that tugs at your heartstrings and comforts your soul. LOVE, LIFE & CIRCUMSTANCE is one of those stories. From the very beginning V.L Moon grabs the reader by their imaginations and transport them into the lives of two of the strongest, most honest characters.

The feelings and emotions that this tale convey's makes the reader feel as though they were standing beside Eli and Seth as they are at fi
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Sue
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I believe in soulmates. So to me this story was about finding your soulmate when you least expect it, in the worst place possible. This was a beautifully crafted story about tragedy and miss placed guilt. How in one second life can change you and if your lucky, your left with only the gift of a small precious life. What do you do when you feel that all you have left are lies and regrets but knowing you have no control and no choice but to move forward. This was a magnificently written story abou ...more
Teri
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have reviewed JT Cheyanne and VL Moon’s books before. Let me tell you once again they nailed it! These two ladies were meant to write together, both have a gift to paint a picture with words, and bring the reader into their world.

This story of Elijah Deacon and Seth Jacobs has a special place in my heart. I laughed out loud, and more than once was brought to tears. These two men were brought together by tragic circumstance; but it seemed fate had destined them for one another along with a spe
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Cheryl Burns caldwell
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I knew when I started this book it was going to be good, as a fan of J.T. Cheyenne ( Grand Slam) and V.L. Moon (Tyrian's Mist) I had high expectations and boy did they deliver! Who would know that out of great tragedy there could come great love.. The attraction was instant between Elijah and Seth. But the trust didn't come easily, friends betray you and jealously is A ugly emotion. The love was there and then there was Hope...and Hope really was the the greatest of all. Have your Kleenex ready ...more
Mandy
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love Life & Circumstance proved to be a great collaboration between V.L.Moon and JT Cheyenne.I really enjoyed the story it flowed really well and the characters were likeable and hot hot hot!!!!!I would thoroughly recommend this book it was a real page turner and I couldn't put it down.Great way to spend a couple of days my only criticism would be that I've finished it so quick and now I miss Elijah and Seth. Great book great job buy it and enjoy for yourselves.
Melissa Winsor
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Immediately i was pulled into the story of Elijah and Seth. feeling as though i experienced everything right there with them. From the laughter to the tears. Through the fears and happiness. I was left wanting more which is the proof of how amazing this story is. Because if I am left wanting more and never wanting it to end I know I have found an amazing story.
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

Love, Life & Circumstances follows the lives of two men whose lives are intertwined through a series of tragedies. Elijah Deacon is planning to meet his father, Pastor Chamberlain Deacon at the cemetery to visit his mother’s grave. It is the twenty fifth anniversary of his mother’s death. The weather is bad and the roads are blocked. Pastor Deacon telephones his son to tell him he will be running late and that he loves him. Elijah waits for him
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Candice
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, kindle
I don't want to be rude when I write this review, but I think I need to say some things. So, I will make this as painless as possible for the author. I am sorry, but this just didn't work for me. For a number of reasons and I will list them.

1. Some people might have a problem with Seth and Eli getting together so soon during all the death and grief, but I didn't. They didn't want to be alone and it worked. What didn't work was the blowjob practically on top of the grave. It was the sex in the ho
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Deeze
Nov 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
This started out a 3 star read. Things were a little too soap operish at the beginning but I figured just go with it.

At times we get the same storyline told from first Eli then Seth's pov, but with no indication to let us know.

The drama is far to quick to happen, typical use of mis understandings and jumping to conclusions not just once or twice but through out the entire story.

Then it dropped to a 2 star. Far to much sex in the midst of grieving for me. I can go along with needing the comfort
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Dennysgirl
Aug 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Proofreader??? None??? Looks like....

Sappy, cheesy, over the top emotional and more than unrealistic.

I nearly did not finish.

If you like guys falling hard, having the best sex every time they come together, no matter that they just lost the most important person in their life or are hurt (like concussion and broken ribs), can't keep their hands and whatever of each other all the time...like an addict craving the next fix and if you are willing to overlook things like going bareback because of co
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Melyna
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5/5.0
Love, Life & Circumstances follows the lives of two men whose lives are intertwined through a series of tragedies. Elijah Deacon is planning to meet his father, Pastor Chamberlain Deacon at the cemetery to visit his mother’s grave. It is the twenty fifth anniversary of his mother’s death. The weather is bad and the roads are blocked. Pastor Deacon telephones his son to tell him he will be running late and that he loves him. Elijah waits for him at the graveside and as time passes his
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Shannon
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was truly entertained with this book. It had a lot of angst but not overly much. Two men brought together by an accident where they each lost a loved one and gained a baby. Super sweet with the standard misunderstanding that went on too long but still really enjoyable.
Valerie Degeorge
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Omg
This book is a must read. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster ,have tissues ready .
It shows us how true love has evolved thru such a tragedy .i promise you one thing you will be very happy on how this author takes you from one extreme to the next with a beautiful twist
Jenni Lea
Jul 31, 2013 marked it as dnf
Shelves: kindle-lendables
dnf at 61%. I just couldn't take it any more. I tried. I really did.
Vicki Dudley
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful story!!! I will be reading again and again.
Christy
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was so thrilled with the point in time this story began at. It started when both the main characters had just gone through the worst that life could deal them, not knowing that there was still more to come. As a fan of J.T. Cheyanne's I went into this story with high expectations of both her and V.L. Moon.

Elijah is the son of a preacher man in southern Alabama. Not the ideal place to live if you even remotely question your sexuality. Having lost his mother when he was ten, he was so not prepar
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Crystal Marie
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars from me!

First off, I have to say, oh my goodness!! This book was just wow... A heads up to everyone, make sure you have some tissues ready because there were some parts where I was moved to tears. And it takes a lot to move me to tears when it comes to reading a book. But this one did it.

The story itself is one that is full of love and heartache, you can't have one without the other that's for sure. Elijah and Seth's characters were written to an amazing degree, they both had their o
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Melanie
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book will have you in tears. Make sure you have tissues on hand because it's a good one! I love this book. The story is just amazing. Elijah and Seth are a wonderful couple and the twists and turns that these two men go through after such tragedy is heart breaking yet amazing at the same time.
Some might complain about how can people fall in love (or have sex) on the day/after a funeral or have sex on a car but I say it can happen. (besides it's a book!)
There were a few minor grammatical err
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Arzu
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Arzu by: Lachi
Such a sweet story! I really enjoyed, but I couldn't stop wondering why both MCs just wouldn't talk to each other. It would have clarified a lot of the drama.

And I love a book with kids!

Nevertheless this was a beautiful romance with a cute couple, hot sex, a bit of drama, jealous best friends and finally a happily ever after! :)
Jennivie
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
This is a beautiful story of finding love in the middle of tragedy. I honestly don't know what to say other than you need to read this book.
Julie
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Don't let that sweet cover fool you. This is a smoking hot read between two MCs who can't keep their hands off each other.
Dallison
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book.
Kim
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love Love Love this book. I love both the MC. This book just grabs a hold of you and just don't let go.
Katie
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
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