Title: Life in Union
Series: Summit City: Book Three
Author: Ethan Day
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 257 Pages
At a Glance: Life in Union is simply this: a sweet romance with a healthy side of humor and a soupçon of conflict to keep things real and remind us that into each relationship it’s normal for a little snow to fall.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: Over the past eight months, aspiring author Boone Daniels has seen his entire life turned upside down and inside out. Having survived a recent auto-accident and an impromptu proposal of marriage from his one-night-stand-turned-boyfriend, Wade Walker, Boone has finally moved to Summit City to begin a whole new chapter.
Having adapted to several big life-changes within a relatively short window of time, Boone has embraced the idea of spending the rest of his ‘forever’ with the man he loves. However, he quickly recognizes that it takes more than finding true love and relocating to make a house feel like a home.
As Boone and Wade merge their separate lives into a life in union, they’ll struggle to strike a balance between ‘the me’ and ‘the we’. With patience and perseverance, they’ll eventually say their I Do’s and get that happily-ever-after…after all.
Review: Although Boone Daniels and Wade Walker have been working towards this moment for just sixteen short months, I’ve been waiting for it for almost nine years. That’s how long it’s been since Boone and Wade were introduced in SnoHo as a story in the Melting the Slopes anthology. And now, the time has arrived for them to begin their happily ever after.
To know Boone Daniels is to love him. To appreciate him is to know that the more he busts your chops, the more he probably loves you. He and Wade have had their ups and downs over the past year-and-some-change—The course of true love never did run smooth, after all—but they’re headed to the altar now, so it’s smooth sailing from here on out.
Or, maybe not so much.
Ethan Day’s sense of humor is once again on full and glorious display in Life in Union. From Dixie and Rocky Daniels (Boone’s hilariously unfiltered parents) to Boone and his partner in crime, Jackie (Wade’s sister) to his best friend, Gabe, and the unapologetically slutty twins, Donny and Lonny, along with some of the other colorful family members and residents of Summit City, the trip to get Boone and Wade down the aisle is what romantic comedies are made of. Full of lots of big feels, some emotionally fraught moments, laugh-out-loud scenes, loads of snark, and plenty of romance, reading Life in Union is a bit like coming home to good friends I love to spend time with.
Wade, ever the steady and stalwart Olympic hero, finds himself at loose ends with the pressure of planning a wedding piling up. Boone, who’s personal life has always been a bit of a metaphor for him never finishing what he started, has finally penned his debut novel and sold it to a publisher. His anxiety in the story was, I’m sure, more than a bit indicative of what it’s like for any author as he awaits not only publication of the book but of Wade’s opinion of it too…the moment that becomes the catalyst for the couple’s first real argument which they must overcome or risk their future together, and it challenged Wade’s heretofore superhero image in Boone’s eyes.
Life in Union is simply this: a sweet romance with a healthy side of humor and a soupçon of conflict to keep things real and remind us that into each relationship it’s normal for a little snow to fall. The important thing, in the end, is that Wade and Boone’s love is a solid force that prepared them to weather any storm, and I adored every moment spent with them in this wacky and wonderful town.
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