Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review: Malachi's Word by Lissa Matthews

 C’mon on in! The beer’s cold, the atmosphere lively, the men plentiful. Scoot your boot heels through the door and settle on a stool. Our bartenders, Malachi and Eli, aim to please and our chef, Abe aims to satisfy. We’ll help you slake your thirst and we’ll make damn sure you have a good time…

Drunken confessions. Sobering friendship. And two cowboys gambling on love…

The Bar Next Door, Book 1

Could he love me? Malachi has wanted to know the answer since his best friend, Daniel, confessed to being gay. He has never forgotten that long-ago conversation, or the secret hope that another confession would follow: that Daniel is in love with him.

Daniel is—and always has been—in love with Malachi. But how is he supposed to share that information without risking the only friendship that has ever mattered to him? He couldn’t handle it if he were kicked out of Malachi’s life. The best Daniel could do was move home to Texas, buy a little rundown ranch to work outside Austin, and visit the watering hole where Malachi tends bar.

Malachi knows that something heavy is riding his friend and he’s tired of watching Daniel’s downward spiral of too much beer and too many meaningless flings. Enough is enough.

Except, when he gets Daniel home and some strong coffee down his gullet, the truth comes pouring out. A truth that nearly knocks Malachi out of his boots.

Courage like that doesn’t come easy…and Malachi can only pray his answer is enough to turn lifelong friends into forever lovers.

Warning: This little tale tries to contain a gay bar, a lot of beer, a hot cowboy with a pitchfork, another one with a serious addiction to boots and coffee, and a secret yearning between the two for hot blooded, can’t wait to get naked, just leave your boots on sex. Oh, and there are doughnuts…

I obtained the above information from Lissa's website.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

And just a reminder, if you have not figured it out yet... This is a m/m story line... This story is m/m loving. If this is not your cup of tea, you will not hurt my feelings if you just simply stop by to say hi! I just hope that one day, you give m/m loving a chance! Every one deserves to be happy! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Okay... If you come here a lot, you will know that I love Lissa' and her stories... If you don't come here a lot - well, you need to go to my labels at the bottom left of my blog and look for Lissa's name and go check out her stuff! She is awesome! Her writing creativity will enthrall you... She builds her stories in a way that will keep you turning the pages... The passion she creates will heat up your chilly nights... She will tear your heart apart and then put it back together... She will make you want to slap a person or two in the story... She will make you want to hold and love other people! And this story is no different...

This story is about two best friends... Best friends since - forever. They have been there for each other through thick and thin. They have been through things that most people do not go through in their lives - especially at an early age. But there for each other is what they are. They are the rock for each other and the shoulder to leave on. Even being gay did not put a dent in their relationship... However.... relationship is what each other wants but is to chicken shit to say...

This story will tear you up and want to make you beat the shit out of Mal. He is so stubborn and Daniel... Well, he is just as stubborn too. Mal has always known the man he wants by his side, to call his partner. But risking his best friend's friendship was something he really did not want to lose. No matter what. Mal would give his life for Daniel; he would even give his heart for Daniel. But losing him is not an option in Mal's world. But upon hearing that Daniel could possibly have a love interest is tearing Mal up inside and coming clean is not an option any more.....

Daniel can't handle not being able to have the one man he has always wanted. So the best remedy for that is to have a open fling with every boy toy that comes his way and to brag about it! Well... Daniel would be happy with that - if he actually had done half of what he brags on. Daniel is miserable... He just wants one man... His best friend... Always has, always will want - Mal. But having him is another thing... Because nothing is worse than not having your best friend around because your feelings get in the way...

This story is great... It is about two men who are sure in their own lives. Each one has things going there way, but the one thing they want going their way... is not! Best friends never equate to lovers... but what if it could work... Would you risk your best friend for what you think you could have... Mal and Daniel are sure they do not want to lose each other, but have no idea of what they could have because they are both to damn stubborn... But one night... things change... Is that a good thing... Well one way to find out... Coming clean... 

To find out more about Lissa and her world, please visit her website! Have fun!

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  1. I love Lissa Matthew's books . . . she seems to really tap into the inner psyche of what it means to connect with another human being, with all the ups and downs that relationship entails. Thanks again for a really great review.

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