“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
Title: Worth the Seeing Through (Love’s Value: Book Two)
Author: Lisa Owens
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 260 Pages
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Blurb: Police officer Connor Maclean has been on the job less than two months when a robbery call sends him to the art gallery of Guy Gustavsson, the man he fell in love with during one life-altering week in LA. He moved to Montana for Guy, even after the artist cut off contact. Now he discovers him injured and unconscious, along with a note indicating Guy was to meet someone named Jones about Guy’s painting of a former lover. But that’s hardly likely—for reasons only Connor knows.
Once he sees Guy again, Connor can’t stay away. He brings Guy to his home to recover. The relationship is rekindled. But Guy’s longing for his old love and new fears since the robbery trigger alcohol issues. When Jones makes a dangerous reappearance, Connor and Guy must focus on saving not just Guy’s life but their love and their hopes for a future worth the seeing through.
Review: I don’t know what it is about this author, but I’m totally into Lisa M Owens’ writing. In fact, just after I finished reading Worth the Coming Home, I dove into Worth the Seeing Through, and I must say Connor’s and Guy’s story is even better than the first one I read by her.
Connor Maclean is a goner when he first meets Guy at an art exhibit. The instant attraction between the two, leads to a week of wild sex, followed by a month of constant phone calls, texting, and sex Skyping, when Guy returns home to Bozeman, Montana. Eventually, Connor begins to believe this may be the one. He quits his job as an L.A. Police officer to move to Montana, and joins the police force there. But, when Connor tells Guy that he’s moving to Bozeman, Guy, without so much as a good bye, drops all communication with Connor.
In spite of the silence from Guy, Connor moves to Montana anyway, but wonders if he’s just made the biggest mistake of his life by following his heart. There’s some trepidation on Connor’s part in making contact with Guy, because Connor is afraid that once they meet, he’ll find out that the reason he’s been brushed him off is because Guy has found someone new.
Then the call comes in that there’s been an attack at Guy’s gallery and Connor is the first to respond to the call. There, he finds that Guy has been brutally beaten by an unknown perpetrator, and at this point, I’m completely hooked.
Even though Guy has his set of hang-ups, I really liked him. I could see why Connor was ga-ga over him. I even empathized with Guy in his unrequited love for Josh. Poor Guy made the mistake of falling for the wrong person and needed some time to work out his problems. Guy just had to let go of Josh in order to make room for Connor.
As for the alcohol issues, from what I read during the story I’d say, since I know a little bit about alcoholism, that Guy was more of a problem drinker than an alcoholic. Then again, Guy saw the potential of becoming a true alcoholic and did something about it. The same goes for Connor in recognizing his own co-dependency, when he dug out his Al-Anon/Alateen books.
I really loved how Worth the Seeing Through’s message was played throughout the story. It reminded me that there are some people worth sticking around for, even if they are butts.
So for me, this is a 4.5 Star read, and Lisa M. Owens is on my auto-read list.
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