Limor Moyal ”Chariots on the Highway”

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Every year, young men come from all over the world to join the IDF and fight for Israel. They leave everything behind and become what are known as lone soldiers.

Tom, a young man from Kansas, has traveled to Israel to fight for his people. He came to fight, he came to escape.
Dan Green has it all. He owns Greentech technologies, lives in a small mansion near Tel Aviv, and looks like a movie star. But his blue eyes are hiding a storm that threatens to crush him.
Dan and Tom cross paths at a crucial point in their lives. Neither of them thought that what began as volunteering would change everything they thought they knew.
This is a journey of exploration and discovery, about asking the right questions and finding the answers.
In the traffic jams of Ayalon Highway, the bustle of the city, on the battlefield, and deep in their dreams, together they peel off layers of pain… and find themselves.

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

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Vērtējums/Rating: 4/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Jau pirms šīs grāmatas biju lasījis M/M romantiku, bet tas bija vien īsais stāsts, tomēr nemaz tik traki nebija, ņemot vērā, ka romantiku parasti nelasu, kur nu vēl M/M.

Tātad, miljonārs un kompānijas GreenTech īpašnieks Dens pēc smagas un dārgas šķiršanās jūtas izsmelts, un arī pati laulība nebija nekāda laimes zeme. Dena raksturs arī ir pie vainas pie attiecībām ar citiem, tai skaitā ģimeni. Pēc psihologa un asistentes ieteikuma dēļ uzņemas labdarīgu, brīvprātīgu rīcību, bet jau minētā rakstura dēļ tas nav no ierastajiem – piekrīt uzņemt kareivi no IDF, šis kareivis (Toms) atšķiras ar to, ka dzimis ASV un brīvprātīgi devies uz Izraēlu uz trīs gadu termiņu IDF spēkos.

Ja Toms jau no bērnības apzinājies savu seksuālo orientāciju, tad Dens to apjauš vien pēc šķiršanās uz kareivja izmitināšanas. Atšķiras arī abu īpašības un izturēšanās. Jābrīdina, ka intīmie brīži diezgan atklāti aprakstīti, noteikti ~18+ lasāmviela.

Patika tēlu savstarpējās attiecības, to attīstība. Dens atjauno attiecības ar pamāti Floru, pirms viņa apsteidz vēzi, un arī ar garīgi slimo vecāko brāli Adamu. Bet arī Tomam ģimenes ziņā nebūt nav ideāli, jo viņi (ortodoksālie ebreji) nezina par dēla orientāciju un situāciju neatvieglo reliģija.

Par Denu vēl varētu piebilst, ka viņš pavisam droši nevarētu būt Mītbasteru fans, jo izgāšanās/neveiksme nav viņam pieņemama iespēja.

Vairāk par autores pirmo romānu viņas mājaslapā.

                                                                                                                                                

Before this M/M romance book I had read only one somewhat similar story, and I have to admit that this one wasn’t that bad knowing that I don’t usually read romance.

So Dan millionaire and owner of GreenTech after hard and expensive divorce feels empty and exhausted, also the marriage itself wasn’t any happy land. Dan has a difficult nature it doesn’t help in relationships. After advice from his assistant and psychologist he agrees to volunteer – he agrees to house soldier from Israel Defense Forces (IDF) but this soldier (Tom) was born in USA and volunteered to serve three years in these forces.

Tom knew about his sexuality as early as his childhood but Dan realized it only after divorce and after meeting Tom. There are also differences in their characteristics and behavior. I should warn that sexy times are pretty explicit.

I liked relationships between different characters, their development. Dan revives his relationship with his stepmother Flora and mentally ill older brother Adam. But Tom’s relationship with his family isn’t perfect (they don’t know) and religion doesn’t help, they are orthodox Jews.

About Dan I could add that he couldn’t be a fan of Mythbusters because for him failure isn’t an option.

For some reason only after I finished the book I noticed that the title is Chariots on the Highway and no Chariots on the Way :D.

More information about this debut novel on the web page.

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