John and Jackie first laid eyes on each other when they were twelve years old. Now, seventy-one years later, Jack prepares to give his beloved husband the ultimate gift. Before he does, they’ll relive five key moments from their younger lives together over the course of a single afternoon. From their first meeting and first kiss to the violence of an abusive father and the heartache of growing up, these moments have defined who they have become. As sunset approaches, John will show the depths of his love for the one man who has made him whole: his Jackie. They’ll soon learn there is no force more powerful than their devotion to one another.
I knew going into John & Jackie that there would be tears. I knew that TJ Klune would once again break my heart. So why did I choose to subject myself to this torture again? Simple. I’ve read enough of this author’s books now to know that I may get my heart broken but there’s healing too. Sometimes in the most unexpected ways.
Just because I trust him to give me a story that will be unforgettable, I’m ashamed to say that I put off reading John & Jackie for quite some time. Just in case, like me, you aren’t sure about putting your heart on the line, don’t pass this one up. Yes, this story is heartbreaking, but it’s also beautiful. The love and devotion between John & Jackie is an amazing thing to behold and I’m so glad I finally picked it up. Their story was beautiful and the strength that it took… well, you’ll just have to read John & Jackie’s story to experience the rest. Just know that there’s a lot more to this story than just the tears – even though every single one of them is worth it. It’s a story that you’ll walk away from and will probably never forget.