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Review: The Greatest Gift (Memories #3) by Felice Stevens

Posted on 10 December, 2015 by in Felice Stevens, Review / 0 comments

Review: The Greatest Gift (Memories #3) by Felice StevensThe Greatest Gift by Felice Stevens
on December 10, 2015
Pages: 86
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After five years, Alex Stern and Rafe Hazelton have what seems to be the perfect marriage. Alex is entering his last years of residency and Rafe’s veterinary business is busier than ever. For Rafe, all that is missing is a child, but Alex, afraid of ending up to be a man like his father, isn’t as sure. He doesn't want to make any mistakes.

When a new patient enters the hospital, Alex is drawn to the young, desperately ill single mother, who shares her fears for the future of her young son. Rafe worries about the toll on Alex becoming emotionally invested in a patient, yet he too can’t walk away once he meets the little boy, and together they vow to help in any way possible.

Families are not always born of blood— love is a gift no one can plan for. And sometimes from the darkest of tragedies, the brightest light will shine.

The Greatest Gift is  a heartwarming story about the power of family and depth of love one can find in their soul!  Though this is book 3 in the series, you only need to read book 2 One Step Further to enjoy this one.
The Greatest Gift looks in on Alex Stern and Rafe Hazelton five years after what seems to be the perfect marriage. We find Alex is entering his last years of residency and Rafe’s veterinary business is busier than ever.
As the story develops, we learn that Rafe wants a child and Alex fears he will become the man his father was. As with many married couples it just seems to be something they don’t address, it just lies under the surface, like an elephant in the room. That is until Alex encounters a very ill patient, a single mother.  As these two bond and Jude shares her fear for what will happen to the little boy left behind. When Dylan enters the picture, this story becomes something so touching!
Ms. Stevens did a wonderful job writing Dylan, the bonds he develops, his struggle with having a sick mother all felt so real. Though at times Jude’s struggle was hard to read, though my heart broke for her….it was so well written, it kept me glued to my kindle.
There were a few moments in this one that had me loving Alex even more (standing up to the brass was a whoo hoo moment).
I loved seeing the development of these characters over time, seeing Alex’s mother was so much fun, showing that at any age you can mend and rebuild relationships.
I loved the end of this one…Rafe celebrating his first real Hanukah, receives a perfect gift for him and Alex!  And personally I love seeing Micah and Josh (from book 1) are there to, to celebrate.

The happy that Rafe and Alex find is so perfect!

♥ Read the Series 
Book 2 – One Step Further

About Felice Stevens

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. I started reading traditional historical romances when I was a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn’t until I picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth’s court that my interest in romance novels became renewed.

But somewhere along the way, my tastes shifted. While I still enjoys a juicy Historical romance, I began experimenting with newer, more cutting edge genres and discovered the world of Male/Male romance. Once I picked up her first, I became so enamored of the authors, the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion of the books, I knew I wanted to write my own.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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