Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye.
I feel him.
Before I even lay eyes on him, I sense him.
The air in the room seems charged, my awareness of him heightened, but he is a stranger to me.
Unfamiliar, yet familiar.
Unknown, yet known.
And something inside me says, “Hello, I’ve been waiting for you.”
I see him.
I've seen him a hundred times before and I know this will not ...more
Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye. is a M/M stand alone love story by E.S. Carter. This is the story of two men, two hearts, that were searching for each other, yearning for each other, neither complete until they were united. I suggest going in to this book blind, letting it unfold before your eyes, and experiencing it one word at a time.
Macsen Evans is thirty six years old and is a self made millionaire. Intuition has gotten him where he is ...more
POV: First Person - Dual
After years of emptiness, Macsen Evans left everything he ever knew and escaped to the seaside town of Lily Bay. Now the proud owner of a decrepit manor, he was determined it would bring him what he had been looking for his whole life. Ellis Probert had no idea how the town newcomer would flip his life upside down for better or worse.
I went into this book completely blind and I believe that’s the best way to enjoy ...more
I trust E.S. Carter’s writing so much that I usually go into her books blind.
I didn’t need to read the blurb to know that Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye. would have been a good novel but, still, I was struck by its beauty.
Macsen and Ellis came from two opposite worlds, a businessman from the big city the first and the owner and chef of the local pub in the little town of Lily Bay the latter, but it took just a look at each other to understand they were perfect together. They were the missin
Macsen Evans is a self-made entrepreneur and such success has given him the ability to fulfill a strong impulse to find what he needs. When he arrives in a Welsh seaside town, Macsen operates on instinct in search of the one person who completes him, a local named Ellis Probert. Though Ellis isn’t the type to believe in love at first site, Macsen challenges what Ellis feels and has known for some time. Together, they learn what most don’t believe is possible.
“So I’m supposed to trust that...more
Genre: M/M Contemporary
POV: First Person - Dual
“I’ve searched for you my whole life....I knew you were here on this side.”
Macsen Evans has a goal and he was bound to make it happen. When life pulls him closer to a special person he stopped questioning it all and went with his feelings. When he found him he had no doubt it was going to be hard to understand but everything is always worth it.
Macsen has spent a lifetime searching for one thing, one person and when he arrives in the seaside village of Lily Bay he knows deep down that he has found it.
“When I open my eyes, they meet the smooth depths of his.
“Tell me what you feel.” A plea.
Macs is willing to risk everything but he needs to make sure he doesn’t scare Ellis away with their powerful truth.
“I want to consume you.”
“Then do it.”
“I want to ow ...more
The blurb for this book does not give anything away and I am trying to do the same, while still being able to steer readers in the right direction to decide if this is the book for them. Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye. is not a traditional romance, but it is an enduring love story. When a romance by definition needs a HEA/HFN, this is not precisely that, and while the ending can be seen as sad, it can also be seen as hopeful, at least from my reading viewpoint. ...more
I wasn’t ready.
The journey/story of Ellis ...more
Macsen Evans comes to Lily Bay based on a feeling. A unexplained draw to a place he's never visited, investing in a property he's never seen, all because of this feeling. And when he dines at Safe Harbour one night, he conf ...more
The story allows the reader to peer into a moment of time between Mac and Ell. We share in their discovery and connection. To appreciate this meeting of the souls, you may need to step back for a moment and allow the words to seep in. Ms Carter doesn't just hand over the journey. She ...more
I just have no words how this made me feel,my emotions, shot to bits,my heart, smashed to smithereens, my brain, can't function, i just don't have the words to do this story justice.
No one but no one writes story's like ES Carter, the way that these two soul mates found each other is just unique,her story telling, her words that she puts down ...more
Favourite Hello Hardest Goodbye is not only a beautifully crafted love story but also a story of intrigue and truths to be discovered. From the first page, ES Carter lays little traps for you to fall into and ask questions. They are the hooks that reel you in and leave you wanting to know everything about Macs and Ellis and the people they are.
I was desperate to understand Macs in the beginning. Why buy an old run-down mansion in a place you've n ...more
Favourite Hello. Hardest Goodbye is a M/M love story that’s going to stay with me for a long time, it’s a book that truly deserves 5 stars because it has all the feels you would expect in a great read.
I don’t want to give to much of this love story away because I believe this is a book you need to pick up with no preconceived ideas, you need to read it first hand and just go with the flow, you won’t be disappointed.
Macsen Evans is a self made millionaire but in order to become successfu ...more
It’s raw and so gripping, it will have your heart shattered in million pieces but it’s also real and shows that side of humanity when life happens and you’ll have to accept it as it comes.
My favourite part:
“How many people are blessed enough to have that? To have their soulmate next ...more
How can a book leave me heartbroken and tearful, but at the same time all warm, smiley and fuzzy inside? These are the feelings this incredible love story has given me and I'm in awe of this amazing author. I've read most of her books, she's a one click author, but this has surpassed all others (and let me tell you "One" was a top favourite read last year).
With an eye catching cover and the per ...more
From the start this story captured my attention and I could not put it down. I was hooked, consumed with ...more
Finished this a couple of days ago but I've been unable to function or sleep this week (thx USA).
With that in mind, my external stress may have affected my reading experience and this won't be a coherent, intelligent review. I went into the story not knowing much and wasn't aware it had a (view spoiler)[reincarnation (hide spoiler)] plot. I enjoyed the book and Carter's wonderful writing style. The story was thought-provoking and certainly romantic, albeit unconventional, and a beautif ...more
I wasn't prepared for this book. I had just come off of reading an emotional book and wasn't expecting this one to be one as well. Holy crap on a cracker. Ellis and Macsen have an epic story, I won't ruin it for you but one piece of advice, have tissue and be prepared. Ugh, my heart took a beating. I chewed all my nails off too. Sweet lord this was a good book. I'll have to say it's top five of all time books to completely shatter ...more
It is utterly and unashamedly romantic - I want to desc ...more
Love is always the answer. No matter how long we have that love in our lives or how big gap we have to carry, when it's gone. Love change us forever and is always worth the risk.
This book is painfully beautiful. Trancendental an ...more
This is a story of everlasting love that transcends time. A soul ...more
If you like MM romances this book is written with all the care in the world. If you haven’t yet allowed yourself to adventure into this genre this book is a perfect place to start x
A fantastic read with some emotional charged moments x
I don't think I was in the best reading mood for this book so I think I enjoyed it a bit less than I would have in a different mood.
It was a good story about the endurance of love. Macsen and Ellis were both enjoyable characters and Ellis' journey toward accepting the love Macsen was offering, even though Ellis was skeptical about how it came to be, was lovely to behold.
This book definitely had a unique angle that I'd never read before, I'd say it's good to go in not knowing what's to ...more
USA Today Bestselling Author, ES Carter, lives in Cardiff, South Wales. The home of castles, dragons and folklore.
Her family joke that she was born with a book in her hand, and the urge to write stories soon followed.
At eleven, she won her school's literary prize. At ages fourteen to sixteen - her poetry phase after falling in love with Dylan Thomas and e.e. cummings - she had a few poems publish ...more