1) Absolutely wonderful book about mental illness and its consequences. Descriptions of Eliot's struggles sounded so realistic and were heart breaking. But also Loren had some difficult choices to make. And what's more important, there wasn't any special pill that helped and cured Eliot. Both main characters had to struggle with life, their decisions and their consequences.
2) Childhood best friends with ghosts in their pasts work with everything they have to find their HEA together. Unquiet is a beautifully written, heart wrenching, emotional journey of second chances, overcoming pain, and enduring love.
Unquiet (Resilient Love) by Melanie Hansen
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 22, 2016)
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A Resilient Love Story
Loren Smith has been in love with Eliot Devlin almost his entire life. During their turbulent childhood and teen years, Loren didn’t always understand Eliot, and sometimes he could be a challenge, but Eliot was the only one to ever truly ease Loren’s deep loneliness and accept him. When Eliot’s increasingly erratic and self-destructive behavior culminates in a suicide attempt at seventeen, Loren is devastated.
Upon meeting again by chance nine years later, Loren is enjoying a successful career as a police officer while Eliot’s life has been a constant struggle for stability. In and out of mental hospitals, with a rap sheet a mile long, he continues to be buffeted by the twin storms of mania and depression. Loren’s love and protectiveness for Eliot are deeply ingrained in him, however, and their feelings for each other are quickly rekindled.
Loren has issues of his own he’s dealing with, and trying to understand and cope with Eliot’s bipolar disorder isn’t easy. They believe they’re meant to be, and Eliot brings a fulfillment to Loren’s life that no one else will ever match. But as they both come to realize, love by itself can’t cure all.
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