Five years ago, Phoenix lost his lover Gabriel, his angel, in a horrific hate crime. All he wanted was to follow him into death and he struggled a long time trying to get his life back together. All this time later he still hasn’t been able to put the past behind him and forget about the love of his life.
On the anniversary of Gabriel’s death—and 25th birthday—Phoenix’ apartment building catches fire. Will Phoenix do the reasonable thing, or will he rise from the ashes to reunite with his beloved angel?
M/M Contemporary / 5285 words
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What did the reviewers think?
Annika at Love Bytes gave it 5 out of 5 hearts:
I absolutely loved this book. I adored Gabriel and Phoenix, and I was there for every moment of this story. For the love, the pain and the rest of it. I felt it all. Anyone looking for a good cry and an angst short story, this is the book for you. And even if you are only looking for a story about that one great love, the love that spans and overcome any distance and obstacle this is the book you want.
Serena at Rainbow Book Reviews gave it 5 out of 5 stars:
Had I known how sad this story is, I might not have read it – and would have missed a beautiful tale of true love and an unusual message about hope. The ending is not unexpected, but the degree to which I felt it was the right one surprised me. If you are ready for a beautiful, sad yet hopeful read that might just make you cry, then you will probably like this short story despite – or because – of the message it carries.
VVivacious at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars:
I remember having gotten through just the very first page of this story and being shocked at how invested I already was in these characters. This was a very engrossing story from its very first words.