Still - Mary Calmes 4 Hearts

Review written for MM Good Book Reviews

Sivan only sees that the relationship he has been in for 17 years has become stagnant, deciding he has to let his husband go so Walter can find happiness he asks for a divorce and begins to build a new life. Walter has too much pride to say no when his husband asks him for a divorce, but he never truly lets go of the idea of getting Sivan back, but convincing Sivan that he truly does love him is hard to do when Sivan refuses to really listen to what Walter is saying.

This is a great story of a well-established older couple whose relationship has fallen into a rut and one of the men decides the solution is divorce. Sivan needs to be told he is loved and wanted, and because he isn’t hearing the words he decides his relationship is over. Walter isn’t one to share his feelings, instead he shows his love with actions, but when his husband asks for a divorce instead of fighting for the relationship he agrees to the divorce. Both men try to move on, but Walter never gives up hope that Sivan will be his again and when Sivan has problems with an ex-co-worker Walter swoops in to take advantage and convince Sivan of his love.

I really did enjoy this smooth story. Sivan is positive that because he isn’t showed with constant love and affection that his marriage is over, but he really hasn’t got a clue how Walter really feels and instead of talking about it he makes a decision for both of them thinking he knows what is best. Walter is a great character, he is more of the strong silent type who is there when you need a rock. Sivan reminded me of an older slightly calmed down version of Jory from the A Matter of Time series, he needs reassurance that he is loved and when he isn’t reassured he acts thinking he knows best. Watching as Sivan finally comes around to the fact that he was all wrong is entertaining, seeing two men who have lost touch with each other open back up was really sweet and the sex they have is really steamy.

I have to recommend this to those that love drifting apart and reconnecting stories, rediscovering misplaced love, a touch of danger by a disgruntled ex-employee and a very happy ending.