- Title: Making It Happen
- Author: S.J. Eller
- ISBN: null
- Page: 123
- Format: ebook
Small town farm boy Garrett Delroy has always known his future lies on the fields of his father s farm When life s circumstances further confirm his belief, Garrett is forced to consider that perhaps the silly romantic notions he s always heard and brushed off have some value After all, he s in love with his best friend, Liam Johnson, and Garrett would do almost anythiSmall town farm boy Garrett Delroy has always known his future lies on the fields of his father s farm When life s circumstances further confirm his belief, Garrett is forced to consider that perhaps the silly romantic notions he s always heard and brushed off have some value After all, he s in love with his best friend, Liam Johnson, and Garrett would do almost anything for him.Liam Johnson, on the other hand, is anything but a farm boy He s got big dreams and the drive to make them all come true He also has a reason to stay in his small town and settle for a local college But Garrett s not about to be the reason that Liam doesn t achieve all his dreams For once in his life, he decides to listen to those romantic notions let Liam go and hope for the best.But as Garrett finds out, life isn t anything like a romance novel, and sometimes you have to make things happen.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love Has No Boundaries event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
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*indescribable sounds*First things first, there are maybe a handful of books that have made me full out bawl or even tear up. It takes the right kind of something to make me get to that level.I may or may not have spilled water droplets from somewhere around the area between my forehead and nose. Kudos to you, S.J. Eller.This story? It's such a sweet and heartfelt friends to lovers story between best friends, farm boy Garrett and future physicist Liam. They both were each others first loves and [...]
Friends to lovers --> gimme, gimme, gimmeEstablished couple --> oooooh, come to MAMAA touch of angst --> angst me, babyFinished with a sweet & funny epilogue --> TEARS In love. Me. Really.Garrett had to give in to the totally clichéd, romantic notion to “love someone enough to let them go”. He feels like he’s holding Liam back by keeping him in their town. He knows Liam is meant for bigger things and the only way for Liam to achieve these bigger things is if he leaves. But [...]
Terrible, dry, factual writing style, plus I really hated the storyline. It was really stupid and frustrating. 5 years!!?
Friends forever then lovers.Two boys who go in and out of each others families and then one of them decides to do the 'right thing' and call it quits.There is a lot to like about this short and lots of emotions.I did have a major peeve of mine in this one and one question that kept nagging at the back of my mind, but still an all around sweet story.(view spoiler)[ I have MAJOR issues with hitting/slapping/punching ANYONE and especially someone you love/ed. Garrett lost his mother for heavens sak [...]
This was nice and pretty calm and sweet, but the fact that the MCs were separated so long was hard for me to handle. Otherwise, a pretty good book!
Sweet story about two childhood friends turn lover where one of them has decide that he would listen to romantic notions— let Liam go and hope for the best.“I swear to God, Garrett, if you take any more advice from preteen girls, I will wring your neck. So don’t. Got it?”Five years after breaking up with Liam, Garrett gets his ass handed to him by Liam's mother “Now you listen here, you little asshole. I love you like my own— I do, but if you don’t get your ass in gear and go see m [...]
Wow, this was so emotional and beautiful. I'll be honest, I actually cried my eyes out. I recently lost my Grandad and a certain couple of scenes reminded me of that, which then made me cry even more! But seriously, this was such a moving short story. I adored Liam and my heart completely broke for Garrett, who only wanted to do what was best for Liam. He was a bit of an idiot, but his heart was in the right place!This was yet another great story from the LHNB event. Many thanks to S.J. Eller fo [...]
A moving story of self sacrifice for love. Garrett pushes Liam, the love of his life, away so that Liam can fulfill his dreams, while hoping against hope that Liam will return to him and that they can recover their love for each other. Garrett suffers many setbacks while Liam is studying and when he returns Garrett is afraid to face him.In many ways my husband is much like Garrett in that he sacrificed his career so that I could pursue mine. We've never been separated as these two were but still [...]
OMG! This is exactly right for the picture I submitted - thank you for telling their story so beautifully! Full of emotion - I cried, I chuckled, and I crossed my fingers for their happy ever after. One word to describe this story - perfection!!!
God, so good. How I managed to weep that much in such a short amount of time shocks me. Sweet, sexy, sad, heartbreaking then happy. All my favorites in a little bundle. Fantastic!
A friends-to-lovers story between childhood sweethearts Garrett and Liam.Don't let my rating keep you from reading the story because it was quite enjoyable. The conflict born of Garrett's decision to stay away instead of being honest with Liam bugged me. I've just been encountering too much books with I-love-you-but-I-don't-think-I-deserve-you plot lately so I'm needing to read something different.
OEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I loved this one. I laughed, I cried, I yelled at my kindle, a perfect story for me!!!!!! Sometimes with short stories I feel like I don't get background just where we are in that point, not this one, this one I got it all. My only problem with this story is that it is not a full length novel. :'(
If you love someone set them freeWho the Hell came up with that?! Whomever it was, if they never said it we wouldn't of had this story. For being a short story it'll pack a punch. ready to go on a angsty journey with best friends! LHNB event has done it again!
MY goodness woman you can write! I loved this so much, sexy men with a soft side are just what I wanted. I haven't read a book that's made me cry in a LONG LONG time. This would have been perfect if we'd seen a little bit more of Liam I think but other then that it was so good.
It made me cry It takes a lot to make me cry! I was invested in these two and loved how the story ended. Might I just say though that as much of an idiot Garret was, so too was Liam for taking Garret at his obviously false words and walking away. But then we wouldn't have a story
Wow was all that story really in only 47 pages??I could of kept on reading about these two. I was kind of surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I stay away from YA, they tend to do silly things like push away lovers. (Ha!)But, this one worked.
Too much emphasis on the not-happy moments. And come on, 5 year separation with that kind of family around, and that kind of love? Oh no. Nope.
very good and yes, I cried!
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4.5 starsI'm glad a friend recommended this to me. Great read :)
Some perfect for summer vacation sweet fluffy hammock reading.
This was in a tbr shelf on my phone, so I just decided to read it without reminding myself what the blurb said--or that it was a LHNB freebie. So I'm adding a bonus star for it being free. And reining in a lot of the ranting I was all set to do.This just had so many things I don't ever like in books, plus some extras that I've never seen before and was incredibly disturbed by. First, Garrett broke up with Liam "for Liam's own good". Huge pet peeve of mine. And then waited five years for Liam to [...]
LHNB Story released 2.8.13Just heading over 4 starsWell written story following two young men who have been friends since childhood and lovers since their mid teens. When Garrett's father has a series of strokes he realises his dream of attending college with Liam is over. Liam has other ideas, to stay home rather than go to the college he's always dreamed of. Garrett effectively sacrifices their relationship to give Liam the future he wanted it takes five years for reconciliation and to reach t [...]
While this story started out promising I came to dislike Liam as well as his family. Everything that happened was blamed on one (stupid) decision from Garreth, Liam didn't even question let alone fight. But it gave Liam the justification to treat Garreth like sh And his family wasn't much better in the end. All the apologizing was done by Garreth which I do not agree with. Especially for Liam's reaction to Garreth's mothers death I was at least expecting an apology in the end. Actually I don't k [...]
Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries Anthology: Volume 4. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!That pic, just yum.
Garrett and Liam childhood sweethearts always been together. Families wee best the of friends as well. They day came Liam was accept to university of course he didn't want to go and leave Garrett. But garret had this idea set Liam free as they say "If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're your's" So yeah that what garret done. He was stupid and it was mistake. But it was for Liam's future .Years later garretts mum died Liam appeared and that where the emotions come back and [...]
Garret throws it all away in the name of love and Liam doesn't understand or care. And Liam sure isn't coming back. It takes some parental intervention and threats to get Garret to face Liam and confess it all. I like how the story doesn't just zip to a happy ending. Like real life it takes a while to rebuild a relationship that has been lost for years. There is no quick fix but a hope at the end.
OMG! Wow this was excellent. I loved the writing style. I loved the guys. I loved the secondary characters. I loved the idea and plot. I loved the amount and depth of emotion poured into the pages. For such a short story, it was very complete. All I can say is Wow! This author needs to start cranking out stories because I for one will read them all!
I adored this storyIt was a bit short, but this one got to me, was very sweet what Garrett was trying to do, his heart was in the right place but I hated all the time they lost together when they should have been going through it all side by side. I felt bad for them both but loved hearing it from Garrett's POV Overall, it was a very cute, sad at times, but amazing read Loved it.
3.5 - I enjoyed this story, the characters and the friendships. Nice interpretation of the photo and the story letter. Thank you S.J. Eller for donating your story, your time and your talent.
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