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Cole McCade Õ 3 downloadNg to stop now There s no way I can actually explain all of my feelings and do the book ustice But I highly recommend it To absolutely everyone Just go read Joseph and Wally s story and be happy Smile ARC provided by the author no positive review was promised in return Crow City full of darkness and sunshine Full of weirdos with china cups for drinking tea My heart is so invested in this place that I know how it smells I know how it sounds I could touch and feel the bright puffball dresses in Wally s shop I can taste blueberry muffins not the turkey sandwiches though vegetarian Only a great writer can deliver those senses and Cole is a great great writerThe character of Wally had me in the palm of his hand from the moment I found him in The Lost His kindness softness uirkiness nurturing soul spoke to me Bright beautiful magical Wally So colourful and yet he had this mournful sadness of a life snuffed out Like a candle where the melting wax drowns the wick and the flame dies The caterpillar that never becomes the butterfly Gentle Joseph never Joe my eldest boy is Joseph never Joe to me but Joe to everyone else my heart hurt for him Disabled and reliant and so in love with his Willow Take my child away from me and I would be broken And so Wally and Joseph Autumn is their story A man who thinks everyone will leave him A man who can t forgive forget or move on The Crow City books make me feel every emotion from the kiss atop my head to the bottom of my toes Perfectly written I ll dream of circuses and autumn leaves and curled moustaches I m not going to give this book a star rating for a few reasons1 The writing is not a style I enjoy it s filled with metaphors and purple prose and at times I Fantastic Stories of the Imagination February 2015 just wanted to hear the dialogue instead of inner monologue or something concrete to move the story forward But that sust me and doesn t reflect the on the uality of writing or actual story which I ll get to in a second If you love Charlotte Stein then McCade s writing is similar2 I haven t read the other books in the series and at times felt a little lost Not with the romance plot but with some of the other supporting characters But again that s not the authors faultButWhat I loved though and could not tear my eyes away from was the authors gut wrenching no holds barred style romance McCade digs DEEP into the emotions of his characters and they have to work for their HEABoth men are so afraid of being left and the reasons are so easily overcome yet not because of how their pasts are intertwinedI also loved his portrayal of dealing with a disabilities in romance It wasn t glossed over There were times when it was not in the cards because of the pain Joseph was in from his MS Wally uggling both the care taking and lover roles was handled beautifully Like I said it wasn t easy These two FOUGHT but I liked how they worked towards something togetherAnd I loved that this Was Two Older Men two older men their mid 40 s So even though this wasn t 100% my cup of tea because of the writing style if it s yours I highly recommend this one It s no secret I have a huge love for Cole McCade s writing and everything he encompasses in his stories And having read all his books I have to say As authors set out to write series about interconnected people I don t know that they anticipate secondary characters that take on a life of their ownbegging for their story to b GoshThis book is so utterly beautifulWally is ust so sweet and innocent and a perfect match for the prideful oseph Joseph is diagnosied with multiple sclerosis so his insecurities are at a peak He was being a dick to wally in the beginning and it This book took me a little while to get into largely because it was so different than
what I think I was expecting In my head this was going to be a gay romance and itI think I was expecting In my head this was going to be a gay romance and it was but Cole McCade manages to put grittiness into his romance like nobody else I ve ever read And you know what After I got used to that fact I loved this book absolutely Joseph is a man whose daughter Willow has been kidnapped He finds himself listening to the last voicemail message she left him over and over again even though it doesn t tell him new tells him nothing else in fact other than that she is safe and not to look for her It s uite a strange voicemail to be left He s not sure of anything On top of that he suffers from MS and has a lot of trouble given that his daughter was in large part his only link to the rest of the world Wally is Willow s uncle To distract himself from Willow s disappearance he takes to spending a lot of time looking after Joseph a man who has hated him for a lot of the time they have known each other Unbeknownst to Joseph though Wally is completely in
*love with him This story is pretty much the pinnacle of what can be written *with him This story is pretty much the pinnacle of what can be written the enemies to lovers sub genre of romance writin. E in the past To let his daughter go And to trust Wally to love him to see him as than ust his multiple sclerosis when so many have treated him as less than a man The only way forward for them both is forgiveness TrustAnd a second chance to discover what it means to truly be in loveNote This novel while a standalone follows in the aftermath of the events of THE FOUND Crow City #2 and ties in to the events of THE SAVED Crow City #25 which detail respectively the events of Willow's kidnapping and Walford’s prior relationship with her kidnapper Vincent Manion. Since Willow left and Joseph didn t exactly enjoy Wally hanging around He didn t get why he was there He didn t want to be seen as a fragile man that couldn t take care of himself And to have this man in his house was unnerving especially when he noticed things Like his touch Like the way he spoke Like his lips He didn t understand why he had these thoughts but he did He hated it He hated that he couldn t fully hate this man The one that came into the room and left him food that wasn t Wellness, Not Weight just bread with some meat in between What made it even confusing is that he has never been attracted to a man Wally has had his own struggles to face A past most don t know about A flighty sister A niece that he might not see again And loving someone that he doesn t have a chance with But he is still a delight He is colorful He is hopeful but in the last few weeks he has been in a gray area He has always known that Joseph has had bad days and good days but seeing it up close is different He wants to help but to Joseph it s like he is a charity case Can he find a common ground with this man The man that he has never really seen until now And will Joseph finally see him I loved this story Cole did a brilliantob of giving us their story It was beautiful Heartbreaking Magical And most of allunexpected The characters are different in many ways but they have common issues when they get down to it Overallit s a whimsical addition to the series I can ust picture them sitting and having tea while Wally talks in his refined way uotes Joseph I Wally spread his hands What do you want me to do I can t leave you here like this I can t But I don t know if you want me to go or want me to stay Am I really such a child You re such a Wally You might not be a child but you re filled with childlike wonder You are so daft So are you Only I m going to call you a dumbass because I don t do cultured words like daft 45 starsThis was so good beautiful and heart warming Not as dark as the previous in the series almost fluffy Full review now posted on Ellie Reads All the BooksThis is the fifth book in the series after two novels and two novellas and the first ueer one And unlike all the previous it s so much lighter happier and heart warming and how it can any other way when one This book This BOOK I have trouble stringing sentences together in a coherent and comprehensive way The short of it I loved it LOVED it It s part of the Crow City series but I m living and FLAILING proof that you can enjoy and love the heck out of this book without having read the previous titles Although I firmly believe you d get even out of it if you actually do read them all Now AUTUMN that is a special book I m going to hold close to my heart for a long time It s no secret I love Cole McCade aka Xen Sander s voice and his words The way he writes how the words ust flow over the page and "EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER NATURALLY BUT NEVER SIMPLE OR FLAT " comes together naturally but never simple or flat s a gift and such a pleasure to read for me I feel his words no matter what he says and this time was no different This book was angsty but also so light and hopeful Just like fresh air I don t have a better analogy I went in got absorbed and then
Just Took A Deep Breath And SMILEDWally Made It Happentook a deep breath and SMILEDWally made it happen Joseph But where Joseph made me ache and cry and then laugh Wally Modern Korean Literature just made me laugh and smile first the sobbing came later In the best way possible Iust could relate to both of them so much but on completely different levels Joseph s pain his loss and inability to forget or move on dug deep and clawed at me but where he got grumpy and couldn t stand Wally being close I got so grateful for Wally s presence He made me feel better and I wasn t even the one feeling awful His gentleness and unconditional support were EVERYTHING He was often the one being open and vulnerable but so strong and beautiful it made me weak in the knees He carried so much weight on his shoulders so much loss and guilt and hurt And yet He appeared on the page and my happy skyrocketed Even when his wasn t And Joseph Well Joseph is an asshole He is But the most loveable one I have met in a long long time I was scared at first what would happen once the grumpy hurting bitter man suddenly had to deal with the realization that he might be bisexual I was waiting for the denial maybe even for him to not be in touch with his feelings at all I don t even know why But I was beyond grateful something like that didn t happen I should have known really There were struggles stepping stones and hurdles for sure How can there not be when two people who are so different have so much history and secrets between them are Perfect just now starting to actually see each other for who they really are But I loved all of these hurdles and steps back and forth None of them hurt me in bad places only in all the right and good onesI m goi. Ding walls of enmity and resentment between them Joseph has been firmly cemented in Wally’s mind as unattainableBut the pain of Willow’s loss forces them to face the demons sleeping between them find common ground and Together they explore mutual grief Shared memories uiet respect Warmth Camaraderie Theoy of learning to live againAnd an unspoken attraction buried beneath the scars of hurtful words and terrible missteps Yet even as they work through the thorns and tangles of old wounds Joseph has his own struggles to face The struggle to leave his ex wif. 45 StarsReviewed for Just Love I received an advance review copy in exchange for a fair and honest reviewAs a fan of the Crow City series curling up with Autumn was like basking in a precious spot of sun on a cold blustery day It featured the gorgeous prose and unadulterated emotion that has so far been a hallmark of the series and its author Cole McCade aka Xen Sanders yet Autumn was drastically distinct from its predecessors in mood and tone If the other books were sketched in bold strokes of gritty charcoal then Autumn was a lush watercolor done in warm golden hues It was light and airy and whimsical and altogether magicalThat s not to say there wasn t any angst This is after all a Crow City novelThe book was originally meant to be a novella and I had my reservations when I learned that it had expanded into a full length novel partly because the novellas in this series are worth their weight in gold but also because I like neat and pretty endings even if they re only HFNs As I was reading I could even imagine the spot that would ve made a good stopping point if it had kept its original format I admit I was nearly afraid to carry on reading but I m so glad I did Wally and Joseph deserve all the Going Om joy and so much but nothing comes easy when you have a recent loss and 20 odd years of animosity to overcome Without getting into the nitty gritty let sust say that I m so happy the author followed his instincts and granted them a much deserved HEAI confess I was a complete goner for Wally s old world charm and uiet grace right from the start well from The Saved if I m being honest Thankfully the refined ringmaster turned shopkeeper was debonair chic than circus flair and if the author s goal was to make me fall madly in love every time he described Wally then ob well done I also loved the way he spoke and his old timey exclamations but not gonna lie it was odd Which is why I laughed out loud when Joseph called Wally out on it Oh he gasped digging his fingers into Joseph s hair Oh dear Joseph stilled That tormenting mouth left Wally s flesh leaving his nipples tingling and peaking as cool air tickled at the dampness of his skin Joseph pulled up on both arms looking down at Wally flatly the corners of his mouth twitching Really Really he panted roughly half growling I m doing everything I can to curl your toes and all you can say is oh dear It took a bit longer for me to warm up to Joseph Just going by memory I did not expect him to be so in tune with his feelings and neither did I expect him to embrace his bisexuality so easily And I certainly did not imagine his first words to Wally to be so introspective and vulnerable And yes I realize it s odd that I had a hard time wrapping my head around a 47 year old curmudgeon in touch with his feelings but had absolutely no problem with a former circus ringmaster with whimsical airs Obviously I did not give Joseph enough credit I admired his determination to pick up the pieces of his life and I thought his day to day challenges with MS were well portrayed But most of all I couldn t help but love him a little bit every time he teased Wally and lovingly called him weirdo I suppose I should tell you now that I m really a Russian spy and the circus was but a cover to escape being killed by my rivals Joseph groaned Wally Yes darling dear Shut up you weirdo Autumn is marketed as a standalone and while it "is an alluring gateway book I personally feel it would be a " an alluring gateway book I personally feel it would be a to read it by itself For the uninitiated looking to dip their toes I would recommend reading this along with companion novella The Saved If you re already familiar with Crow City well then Autumn is an absolute must read It felt like a deep calming breath and a
lovely reprieve before we re plunged back into the dark but beautiful world that is Crow City Wow I did notreprieve before
we re plunged back into the dark but beautiful world that is Crow City Wow I did not this comingre plunged back into the dark but beautiful world that is Crow City Wow I did not this coming is part of the Crow City series I have had the pleasure of reading the whole series and have loved it It s uniue dark and has its twists and turns I don t think you have to read the previous books BUT I highly recommend it so you have an understanding of what is going on I actually didn t even read the synopsis before signing up to read this book I already knew that I wanted it Like I said I didn t see this comingWaldorf aka Wally and Joseph have a past A few good memories but those are far and few between They have known each other for over twenty years Joseph was married to Wally s sister and they had Willow Joseph loved Miriam with everything but she left before Willow even entered preschool With Joseph as the only parent and living with MS Wally was there for them Joseph didn t see it that way He saw it as Wally trying to take his Willow away from him It got heated and for years they didn t speak to each other That all changed when Willow flew the nest It s been a few weeks. There are worse things in life than loving a man who hates youUnfortunately Walford Gallifrey can’t think of manyEver since a ghost from his past kidnapped his niece Willow THE FOUND Crow City #2 Wally’s life has been nothing but grief turmoil and loss With no idea if Willow is dead or alive Wally’s only comfort is in caring for his grieving brother in law and Willow’s father Joseph Armitage For the past twenty years Wally has never hoped to be anything but the backdrop to Joseph’s life; between marrying Wally’s sister and decades of mistakes buil.