Here's what Amazon customers said about And Then That Happened:
- What could be considered a diversion from the norm, the author now takes his readers to the romantic side with the story of Dominic and Gabe. The two lovers who were not. The two men who saw friends die from AIDS. The two men who took their friendship to levels their boyfriends could not understand. Heck, they did not understand it either. The point is, they met, they connected, they loved platonically and they moved on.
- This was a very well written story, it comes across as a very realistic situation for a long term couple...That is why I say this book is very realistic in that the relationships are not unhealthy because of any kind of abuse or poor behavior, but one has gone for a long time because it is easy and one is ongoing because of dysfunctional emotional baggage...this is a well written book, and I would recommend it for readers who enjoy more realistic stories with a fair amount of drama, twists and turns...
- And Then That Happened" is a beautifully rendered portrait of the death of a long-term relationship and the long, slow birth of a new one...I found it moving and authentic in tone and in detail. It felt very real, more like a memoir than a novel...Anyone who thinks gay men can't teach the world about marriage ought to read this.
- I love the way that Liam tells his stories. Having already read "Best Friends Perfect, Book 1" I enjoy the way he brings everything to life. I remember how life was depicted for gay people in the late 80's and 90's, and Liam has captured this brilliantly. He covers real subjects, such as HIV with such class that it took away the dirty stigma that it sometimes has, and I like the honest down to earth approach he put into the story...Overall this is a great book, and one that I didn't want to stop reading. I cursed the end of my lunch breaks and actually wished that my commute was a little longer, because the story was so greatly told. Liam Livings has a great way to tell his stories, and I look forward to reading even more of them.
- It was really good and really made me think about the added complications gay couples can have when they have friendships with people of the same gender as their partner. I found the description of the main character's depression in several places really sympathetic, understanding and realistic. Some of the description of the depression was so well described (and not in a depressing way!) that I found myself able to open up to friends about how I feel.
The promotion runs from 19 to 29 August inclusive, so grab yourself one of the 11 books in this deal before it ends!
I have a blog about lots of things including: falling in love and summer and people suddenly entering your life and allowing you to see things differently, which will be published on 21 August.
Liam Livings xx