I had a really bad day yesterday, a terrible-news kind of day, and needed to lose myself in a story. How opportune this story arrived on my Kindle.
I loved the whole idea of The Bucket List – two men who knew each other in their youth, reunited to carry out the last wishes of their brother/best friend. It was a tender story, that shared the grief of the two men as they followed Andrew’s wishes.
Mark is a closeted soapy star and the bucket list forces him to face issues that he has hidden deep inside. Jason is the man, who by following his brother’s wishes, helps Mark to finally live a life where he is able to love.
The story progresses gently as the men travel to their home town and then head to London. It is through sight-seeing, and making memories that Andrew was unable to do, that their own feelings are awakened. There ware a few moments of drama related to Mark’s past and his star-status but nothing over the top.
This story was another winner for me. I got lost in The Bucket List and read it cover-to-cover in one sitting and ended with a smile.
When Andrew Craig dies he leaves his brother Jason a list of places that he wanted to visit but couldn’t. Attending a school reunion, London, Stonehenge, these are all on the list and Jason is determined to cross everything off and work through his grief at the same time.
Closeted soap actor Mark Wesley is shocked when a blast from the past looks him up, and devastated when he realizes he will never have a chance to make things that happened in his past right.
Together Jason and Mark agree to work on the list. What happens when Jason and Mark grow closer, when passion and even love begins to grow? Was this what Andrew wanted to happen all along between his brother and his friend?
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