Title: Counting Daisies
Author: Nicola Haken
Genre: MM Romance
Release Date: August 1, 2016
“This is a deep and powerful book with the main theme which is refreshing less about the path of a relationship and way more about the real life gritty obstacles that come on the way of their HEA.” - Reader Review
“This book was phenomenal. I cried so many tears. Story was heart breaking and heartwarming all at the same time.” - SiKReviews
“This was a beautifully crafted story of friendship, love, bonds, addictive behaviour and heartache. It was hugely emotional in parts, and Nicola doesn't hold back.” - 2 Girls & Their Kindles
Nicola lives in Rochdale, England with her husband and four children (six if you include the dog and cat!) She is the author the author of the m/m romance Souls of the Knight series, and is currently working on a standalone with new boys, James and Theo, due for release early 2016. When she is not busy playing with her imaginary book friends (or talking about them with real life friends!) she can usually be found carrying out her ordinary mum/housewife/all round slave duties. Oh, and if the kids ever ask, she moonlights as the Pink Power Ranger while they're sleeping...
Cameron and Dylan were friends since they were toddlers and by the age of fourteen they were more than just best friends, they were lovers, but all that was gone in a flash.
Dylan was dealt a crap life and it seemed like all those he loved disappeared on him. He struggled to survive and was ashamed of how he became. Warning this is a dark story for him and may contain triggers for someone who has experienced drug addiction or has someone they loved that had an addiction. It was painful to read and how he truly felt worthless. Would Cameron accept him on how he turned out or would their love be so strong that they would fight to get Dylan the help he needs?
There was almost two decades that they last seen each other and when Dylan and Cameron meet again it isn't easy. Cameron became successful as Dylan knew he would and Dylan well was fighting to survive on a daily basis.
Cameron is truly Dylan's soul mate and with the help of him and his friends Dylan may just get the help he needs, but is that enough to keep Cameron in a relationship with Dylan again? You will also learn why this book is called, Counting Daisies cause as I was reading I was like this isn't any daisy story this is gut-wrenching, but then the author explains this background and it was an aww moment and something that helped Dylan throughout his life.
If you enjoy a dark read, M/M and a HEA than this story is for you, if you do not then you will miss a great story cause the secondary characters are awesome and had me laughing just as much as feeling the pain for both Dylan (especially Dylan) and the love of Cameron.