Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Shining Star Award: Johnny's Toy Soldier by Angelique Voisen

Title: Johnny’s Toy Soldier
Author:  Angelique Voisen
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre:  MM, Contemporary
Pages: 27
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb

Learning his older brother's unit came back one man short devastated Johnny Santiago beyond words. The only way he can deal with his grief is to blame Josh Miller, his brother’s best friend and lover—but how can Josh blame a broken soldier?

Josh’s pain cuts Johnny deep, and when he makes the hasty decision to comfort him, he didn’t know a single kiss could change everything.

Josh Edwards has had his right arm amputated in the war. He had saved the people and the kids but he couldn’t save his best friend Eli.  Johnny is Eli's little brother. The third in their little trio.  Johnny blames Josh for his brother's death. Josh wants Eli to blame him. He feels he should be punished for living. But Johnny soon wakes up and realizes his best friend is more than that to him and needs him.
Johnny's Toy Soldier by Angelique Voisen is an emotional read I just could not put down. This story made me laugh, cry and cheer for the characters. Ms. Voisen has a unique understanding of what it is like to survive what Josh has and come out the other side.  I have never read Ms. Voisen before but I will be looking for her now. She has heart and soul to this story that just made me fall in love. 

                 Five Shooting Stars and a Reviewer's Choice Award

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