Monday, 25 June 2018
ARC REVIEW : Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker
Seizing his one chance to escape, Ethan Hosking leaves his violent ex-boyfriend, leaves his entire life, and walks into the path of a raging bushfire. Desperate to start over, a new man named Aubrey Hobbs walks out of the fire-ravaged forest, alive and alone. With no ID and no money, nothing but his grandfather’s telescope, he goes where the Southern Cross leads him.
Patrick Carney is the resident lighthouse keeper in Hadley Cove, a small town on the remote Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. After the tragic death of his lover four years ago, he lives a solitary life; just him, a tabby cat, the Indian and Southern Oceans, and a whole lot of loneliness. He’s content with his life until a stranger shows up in town and turns Patrick’s head.
Patrick never expected to be interested in anyone else.
Aubrey never expected to be happy.
Between Aubrey’s love of the stars and Patrick’s love of the ocean, these two fragile hearts must navigate new waters. If they can weather the storm of their pasts, they could very well have a love that eclipses everything.
Galaxies and Oceans by N.R. Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read enough NR Walker's book that I'll never know what's on her mind for the next book. I read almost all of her books, and still amazed for how her brain works. After surprised me with a surprise Evolved, this is actually the theme I didn't think she'll come up with.
Galaxies and Oceans is poetic and beautiful, kinda reminds me of Nash Summers's book. Slow and content, let us experienced with Patrick and Aubrey, and how slowly they became depending to each other, and learning to trust each other with their heart.
Aubrey came from an abusive relationship, and Patrick who's still losing his partner even after four years (it's not too long though, I do understand how much losing someone you love will take forever to heal). Aubrey need to trust Patrick that he won't hurt him, and Patrick have to learn that he can trust Aubrey with his heart without feeling guilty.
Definitely not easy, and need patience, also our patience to follow them, to wait for them, until at one point, we're like a happy mother seeing that finally our boys found happiness they deserved.
This book is amazing, beautiful, romantic without being too sweet or too angsty. Another winner from my favorite author. And I can't wait for her next 'surprises' in the near future.
I can't recommend this book enough for everyone to read this, and experience the beauty of galaxies and the oceans.
* I read the advance reader copy for this book.*
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