Chance Irving is a young man with a gift for getting into trouble-not surprising, as trouble is all he’s ever known. After losing everything he held dear one fateful night, he decides to leave New York and his past behind, and joins the French Foreign Legion. But even in Algiers, Chance can’t seem to shake his old ways, and he ends up being transferred to a unit made up of misfits and rabble-rousers like him-a unit he finds just in time to be captured and thrown into a cell with his new commandant, Jacky Valentine. A highly respected commandant with a soft spot for hard luck cases, Jacky is the kind of guy who would go to war for you, and the three equally troubled youths from his unit he’s more or less adopted feel the same way about him. Suddenly Chance starts to think that his life doesn’t have to be as desolate and barren as the wastelands around him. But even after their escape, with the promise of a future with Jacky to buoy his spirits, or maybe because of it, Chance can’t stop making mistakes. He disobeys orders, lashes out at the boys in Jacky’s care, and blazes a trail of self-destruction across the desert-until someone makes him realize he’s hurting more than just himself. A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma
4.5 this was “historic” stars
LOVED IT! WHEW WHAT A RIDE!!!!
LET ME JUST START BY SAYING I USUALLY LOVE 1 OF THE MC’S MORE THAN THE OTHER AND I CAN’T DECIDE WHO I LOVED MORE IN THIS BOOK!
THE MC’S WERE PERFECT! PERFECT
CHAUNCEY “CHANCE” IRVING:
I loved the story, I loved how they met. I love that Chance was so broken and sarcastic. I loved that he knew how to love but just didn’t think that he deserved someone’s love
I loved how Jacky was so honest, how much his heart hurt when Chance would fuck up on purpose. I loved how he took care of him out there in that desert. I loved HOW HE LOVED HIM.
And seriously their love making scene had my heart BEATING. It was so sweet and loving and made me FEEL so GOOD.
I loved that it was a historic novel but really you could follow the flow, you got everything they were saying and it wasn’t the 1800’s but early 1900’s.
Recommend everyone read this cause it’s such a good book. Humour, some angst, hot sex, sarcasm and Love oh Love.