What do you do when you've lost the love of your life? How do you cope when your partner, your co-parent, the person you thought you would spend eternity with dies? How do you get past a heart ache so big you thought that just putting one foot in front of the other was all you had energy for? Michael asks himself those questions every day since his life partner Alex died leaving him to raise their only daughter Andrea. When he meets Rebecca he begins to hope that perhaps his life could be about more than survival.
This story epitomizes and reinforces that love is about the person - not their color, creed, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Michael's first true love, the person whom he has a daughter with was a man. He loved him with a great passion. His death crushed him. Meeting Rebecca and falling in love with her, he knows what he has always known - that it's the person you fall in love with. And taking the journey with both Michael and Rebecca you understand this very clearly.
Ms. Knight takes away all the artifice and jargon and simply states through the conversations and thought processes of each character how important it is to love with unbiased freedom. Each chapter is written from a character's point of view. And she does this seamlessly. She has a lyrical style that allows you to understand each characters thoughts and struggles; the dialogue flows and ebbs and you ride the wave.