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Monday, September 5, 2011

Who Better than Canyon, by DC Juris

Title: Who Better than Canyon
Author: DC Juris
Sub-Genre(s): Contemporary, M/M
Publisher: Breathless Press
Publication Date: June 17, 2011
ISBN #: 9781926930480
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Dawne
Rating: 4 Cups

Can Canyon and Simon set aside their fears and their pasts to see what lies between them, or will they miss out on their happily ever after?

When Canyon's ex-lover, Robert, dies, he leaves behind a last request that Canyon take word of his passing to Simon, an old friend on the east coast. Canyon reluctantly agrees, and soon finds himself falling for Simon, despite the nagging belief he shouldn't. Canyon is plagued by guilt over his part in the accident that claimed Robert's life. But Simon knows something Canyon doesn't: Robert's death wasn't an accident, but a suicide, and Robert's intent was for the two men he left behind to come together. But Robert's plan didn't account for two things: Simon's disbelief that anyone can truly love a soon-to-be-cripple, and Canyon's staunch decision that the next man he gives himself to will give him a wedding ring first. Can Canyon and Simon set aside their own issues long enough to see what lies between them, or will they both miss out on their happily ever after?

DC Juris' premises for Who Better than Canyon is perfect. Two ex-lovers of one man meet after the man passes away. Even on his deathbed the man knows these two are perfect for each other. Juris captures both Canyon and Simon's emotions perfectly, from when Canyon throws Robert's left behind belongings out for the garbage pickup but when he hears thunder, he can't live with himself if his lover's items got wet so he retrieves the items, to how Simon wants to show Canyon how to love the sea. Emotions are felt and revealed.

Juris moved the story a little too quickly without allowing the two men's relationships and love to blossom. Although I do love Juris' writing style, and the dialogue and individual character development is superb, I would have loved to have seen Canyon and Simon's relationship develop more fully. I do applaud Juris for this novel. Her creativity is seen and I looked forward to reading more of her work.

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1 comment:

DC Juris said...

Thanks very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. I think there might be a sequel in the works...but I'm not sure. The muses, they are funny folks. LOL Small side note - I'm a him, not a her. :-) (But don't worry - people get that wrong all the time!)