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No Regrets

(Healing Hearts #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  726 ratings  ·  172 reviews
He was supposed to be a one-night stand!

Landon doesn’t have time for love. Literally. After being given a terminal diagnosis, he is living on borrowed time. Determined to make the best of the life he has left, Landon makes a bucket list of all the things he wants to accomplish before he dies.

Big and small. It all counts.

Abel was supposed to be nothing more than a tick
ebook, 280 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Encompass Ink
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"I love you,Abel,as much as you've made this harder on me,you've made my life a million times brighter.No regrets,okay?"

A truly moving love story

There is a note to the reader at the start of this book,from the Author.I'm only going to quote her final words and hopefully that will be enough to convince anyone to read this amazing book.

No one will die in this book.You will not journey with Landon to his end.Instead,you will walk beside him and watch him live.

I knew reading this wou
Shile (Hazard's Version) semi-hiatus
Phew! i made it to the end.....


I don't think i can write a proper review.

This book was sad and uplifting at the same time. Going in i knew what i getting into.

I love Abel and his wonderful personality, this is Landon's journey, i enjoyed it with him, i felt his pain and for some reason i now have his headache.

Someday he would be gone from this world, and my heart would shatter. But I wouldn't change a thing

Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio 5 +++ Stars
Story 5+ Stars

It was my intention to skip this book because of the subject matter. But there just aren't enough Nicky James audiobooks, and Adam Gold's performance is just as irresistible. 😍

Anyway this story left me in a mess of tears, but I have no regrets listening to it. The idea of the story is heartbreaking, but the delivery was beautiful, sweet and honest.❤
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

It's taken me a couple of days for me to write this review because it's always hard to do when it comes to this emotional books.

"This is a journey of life not death.
One that will hold no miracle cure,
but one that will take the path it is
set out to take"

But there's two things that are different about this story. One, right from reading the blurb you know what you're getting yourself into. Two, the ending it's not the usual way it goes, it still heartbreaking no doubt, but for me
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

I take it back- I found out there's a sequel (view spoiler)

You know, the more I think about this book the more irked I get. I don't read books with sad endings. I only read books that end in a HEA. When I read this disclaimer by the author:

No one will die in this book.You will not journey with Landon to his end.Instead,you will walk beside him and watch him live.

I thought I was in the clear. Yes
DNF 35%. This book just wasn't for me. Abel was too pushy. I couldn't find a connection between both MCs. Since there was only Landon's POV, I couldn't get what Abel think about the whole ongoing thing. ...more
Mar 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful love story and a beautiful journey. A heartbreaking one. It doesn’t end in a HEA, because that’s not always how life works. Life is unfair, and lovely people like Landon don’t get to grow old surrounded by grandchildren.

Sometimes all you get is the rest of his life, not the rest of yours.

All I could do was take it in and memorize every detail. Capture that smile in my mind so I could draw it up years from now and remember that moment with clarity.
True Loveislovereview
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, 2017
What can I say, I'm stumbling over my thoughts and words.
It was beautiful and heavy. Humor, joy, seriousness, grumpiness, stubbornness a lot of fun, and heartbreaking moments. But with head and shoulders above this all so much unconditional love, it was overwhelming.
I cried I was so scared, I grieved in advance, I laughed, smiled.
At some point, I stopped reading, couldn't handle it. Had to wait to be alone to finish this story because I knew on forehand there would be ugly cries, okay, so the s
“I’m not going to watch you die. I’m going to help you live. You’ve made a list and I plan to use every day you are capable to help you fulfill all those things on it. We will tick off as many as we can. I want to love you, and hold your hand, and kiss you, and make love to you. When we can’t do those things anymore, then I just want to hold you in my arms until you have to say goodbye. Every minute you have left on this Earth, I will love you. Let me love you.”

[3.75] (50 years later
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook review

Nicky James: Are you afraid of reading this book?

Me: Terrified

Things didn't bode well for me when I was teary eyed from the note from the author - before the book even begun... But some part of me just had to read this book. So it was with equal parts dread and anticipation that I went into this book.

I have to say Nicky James delivered what she promised - a love story celebrating life, not dwelling on the impending horrible death always looming in the horizon and the sadness of
Someday he would be gone from this world, and my heart would shatter. But I wouldn't change a thing

This novel was a magical ride that I encourage everyone to go on. Like the author warns in the beginning, this isn't a book about death, but LIFE. It has me thinking that most of the day to day things we worry about and cry over are actually insignificant when looked at from a different perspective. I'm sorry but this book makes me want to bungee jump off a tower in Macau as well and just enjoy lif
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fear is in your head. You’re letting it own you. Once you stop giving it power, you’ll jump.

And so I jumped.
And what did I find on the other side?
One of the most beautiful love stories I've read. Ever.

Honest. Untinted. Full of beauty, pain, hope, warmth and deep love.

I wasn't afraid to go along with Abel and Landon. I've learned a lot on this path. About myself. And life in general. And what I have to expect. From me and others. And what I have to do. For me. And for others. And that I ca

Wow. Just Wow.
This was exceptional good!!!

Don't fear to read this book.
Just Jump right in!!!
You won't regret it.

Fear in in your head. You're letting it own you. Once you stop giving it power, you'll jump.

Review to come later.
Oh man, that was hella angsty and emotional and yet completely uplifting and inspirational at the same time. This book ended exactly where it needed to...
10 stars!!!!!

OMG.... this story destroyed my poor heart... but put it back together wonderfully.

I'm so thankful I didn't have to watch Landon die... Nicky James did a wonderful job in giving me the opportunity to walk beside Landon and Abel... and watch them live their live to the fullest.

“I’m not going to watch you die. I’m going to help you live. You’ve made a list and I plan to use every day you are capable to help you fulfill all those things on it. We will tick off as many as we can. I want
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, favorites
This book is so beautiful, I felt so many emotions ❤️😭😭😭❤️❤️😍😍. Nicky is such an amazing writer.
5+++ Stars!

In those moments, when I finish reading books like this, is when words fail me. My head will explode with emotions and I’ll have so much to say but couldn’t make one sentence even if my life would be depending on it. I know, I’m very dramatic. It won’t be the first time or the last.

When it comes to MM romance, for me, the more angst—the better. Those books are usually the ones who stay with me for a long time. In those books I have only one rule—There must be some kind of happ
Pam Nelson
Only knowing that I enjoyed Love Me Whole by this author I decided to get this book. Right away when you start you know something sad is going to happen so you prepare as much as you can.
Landon’s story is powerful and sad, but it has so many wonderful teaching moments as well as living life to its fullest. That isn’t easy when your pushing things away. I love that Abel shows him that he isn’t dying he is living.

It isn’t for the faint of heart that is for sure cancer is a horrible disease and m
Jason Bradley
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, ebook
4.5 stars. Brought down for lack of editing and overuse of commas.

This was a beautiful story, handled well. I was prepared to cry but didn't. I felt it coming several times, but it never happened.
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

A beautiful love story. As the author says, this is a story about living, not dying. Very well done with lots of emotion.

As a minor point, this story needed a little more editing. Quite a few typos and oddly place commas.
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was one phenomenal story!! 👏🏻 I can't even count the times I cried 🥲 and laughed 😂 in one book. Landon was diagnosed with cancer and was ticking off his bucket list when he meet Abel. I LOVED both men but Abel was a true pleasure and angel 😇 to Landon, showing him it was okay to fall in love and enjoy the time he had left. He had a hard time at first convincing Landon to let them hang out but his tenacity paid off and before Landon knew it Abel was firmly cemented in his ❤️. I listened to t ...more
Kaje Harper
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, bittersweet
I enjoyed this story of a young man chasing down his bucket list in a race against the terminal cancer in his head, and the brash guy who falls for him and insists on being loved back. There is no death in this book, and it's got a lot of humor alongside the gloom, but the ending is not all roses either.

I didn't really like Abel for the first half of this book, which colored my view of this story for a long time. He was pushy, stalkery, and unwilling to take no for an answer. He met Landon, was
DNF @ 12%

It's me, not the book. I just don't have the kind of tolerance necessary to care about the future relationship between a character who's uncomfortable and a character who has no sense of common boundaries. I mean, seriously, Abel overstayed his welcome after a one-night stand, rifled through Landon's personal notebook, ignored an order to get out of the hotel room, and decided that a blowjob was what Landon needed to make him stop being grumpy about having his privacy violated by a push
Apr 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
3 stars.

Definitely not what I was expecting.
Which, for once, is good.
Good because my heart is still intact. Thank the universe for it.
But there's some bad, too.
Here it is: I'm not entirely satisfied with Ms. James execution in here.
I would love to explain it more, but I think I've inherited one of Landon's headaches through some kind of weird osmosis. So I'll get back to it as soon as I sleep on it.
I still devoured the whole thing in, like, 4 hours. So that's a good thing.
Jenny Wood
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First, let me just say that just the author’s note to the readers was heartbreaking. I knew coming into this that it wasn’t likely to be a fairytale…. It was real. Real life trials and tribulations. Terrible things happening to good people with no control over the outcome; heartbreak and grief and mourning. Maaaaan, was I not prepared for this.

Landon has cancer… a terminal brain tumor that has exhausted surgery and all the chemo and radiation he could stand. It’s shrunk and not as aggressive, b
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book is a celebration of love and life! I almost missed reading it, and I'm so so glad I didn't!...

Landon is traveling the world trying to acomplish every dream he can think off, to make new memories, to explore new things, to have new experiences... to live life the best he can, while he can...

Abel never thought his trip would end up with him meeting Landon... Something on the quiet guy attract Abel, make him wish to know more about him, to explore this sexual tensi
Ula'ndi Hart
May 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Overall book rating: 4
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 3

I wanted to read this one for the sheer joy of "something different". It didn't disappoint.

It was sweet and sad and done well. A story that makes you think about life
and what it holds. What you do with your time and how it can be taken away
in one doctors appointment.

Mar 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wonder sometimes if it takes a brush with death or knowing you're dying to force open that third eye all the yoga instructors talk about. We all know we're going to die one day, but feeling the fingertip of that reality as it taps you on the shoulder must bring about an awareness that I'm almost envious of. In my free time, I read books. I escape reality to live inside someone else's fantasy. I don't travel, I don't really have much fun at all and, these days, I barely even leave the house. Al ...more
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lendable-kindle
I have to admit I start reading this book a little worried about what was it about. But I’ve being wanting to read it for so long that I needed to give it a chance. I’m glad I did because this was beautiful.
I liked both main characters. They both had a certain charm in them, but it was Landon who really got my heart. It was hard to read at moments, but not as much as I expect. I’m a little surprise to say that it was sweeter than anything. Of course it had some difficult moments to read, but tho
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, y-broken-boys
4 stars just because this must be such a tough book to write.

So unfair.
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