Title: Marked by Grief
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Light BDSM (Not Paranormal)
Romance Level: ♥♥♥♥
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Description: Kit is struggling after his brother's tragic death and the man he loves hasn't spoken to him since the funeral. When a broken Kit comes back into Jason's life, will love be enough to heal them both?
Six months after Kit lost his big brother to a drunk driver, he's alone and feeling like everyone has left him behind. He struggles to get out of bed, to feed himself, to talk to his parents. Worst of all the man that he loves, his brother's best friend, hasn't spoken to him since the funeral.
Jason always assumed he'd have time to tell Kit his feelings someday, after the younger man had more experience and maturity. Bear's death changed all of that. He isolated himself, thinking he was giving Kit space to heal. He couldn't have imagined how wrong he was.
When a broken Kit comes back into Jason's life, will love be enough to heal them both?
Review: Kit is a broken man after his brother, Bear, dies in a terrible car accident and one that Kit doesn't think he should have survived. Kit slowly starts to fall down a rabbit hole he can't pull himself out of even to save his life.
Jason is just as broken up because Bear was his best friend. He decides to throw himself into his work as a tattoo artist. He wants nothing more than to help Kit but thinks that his best friend's brother just needs space despite the warnings that Kit needs help.
The story is dark from the beginning and Caitlin Ricci's writing is both haunting and moving throughout the entire book. Ricci's writing pulls you into the pain and doesn't let you go. The grief the two of them feel for the loss of Bear is heartbreaking from page one.
But through all of the pain comes the power of love. Kit and Jason work together to start the healing process and learn to live again.
This book was well written and very powerful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves two sexy men struggling with loss with a sprinkle of kinky sex.