Unconditionally by Nell Iris
Unconditionally is part of the Love Wins series – a series that started back in 2016 to celebrate marriage equality in the US. It’s published by JMS-Books, and I do believe there have been some new stories added to the series this year.
I’ve talked about my wedding more than once, so I won’t describe it again (we were out of the courthouse by the time the ceremony was supposed to start, and we spent our wedding night in a hospital).
Let’s just say that when it comes to weddings, I don’t give a damn about how it’s done as long as I don’t have to attend – yes, I’m a true romantic LOL.
So, I’m gonna be completely honest and say that I didn’t plan on reading this one. But, then I opened the book, and I fell in love with Luca. I didn’t mean for it to happen. Really, I was just having a peek. Weddings *snort*
I loved it! It’s super cute. Luca has a mother from hell who doesn’t deserve all the chances Luca is giving her IMO. But lucky for him, he also has Gustav.
Gus is a calm, caring presence, who loves Luca unconditionally. I also loved that he didn’t give up until he’d found the perfect ring.
I went snooping around on Ms Iris’ blog, and I found a bonus scene. Now, don’t read it before you’ve read the story, but once you’ve had, you’ll find it here.
Flamboyant book café owner Luca Moretti and geeky doctor Gus Hansen have been together for six years when the Supreme Court ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in all states. On June 26, 2015, Gus gets down on one knee and Luca screams yes.
On their wedding day, shortly before the ceremony, Luca’s mother explodes in anger, calling him a freak. The reason? He’s wearing a white veil, sprinkled with crystals.
Their relationship has been strained for a long time, and her words trigger traumatic memories. Instead of walking down the aisle, Luca runs.
Away from his mother. Away from Gus.
Gus counts down the minutes when Luca’s mother comes knocking. He realizes something’s wrong, but when he goes to talk to Luca, his husband-to-be is nowhere to be found.
Can Gus find Luca in time and manage to convince him to come back and get married?