Sunday, September 22, 2013
Review Of Make Me Whole by Marguerite Labbe
Make Me Whole by Marguerite Labbe 4*
BLURB: After a grueling battle in ancient Greece, lovers Dexios and Lykon committed their lives to each other in the name of Goddess Cythera. After the war, fearing the strength of his love for Dexios, Lykon abandoned his vow and returned home. Heartbroken, Dexios called on Cythera, who changed him into four unfinished statues. In that form he would wait for his fickle lover to return, break the curse, and make him whole.
Thousands of years have passed when Galen Kanellis finds the disassembled pieces in the storeroom of a Seattle museum and makes them the focus of his new exhibit. Needing information, he contacts his ex-lover Nick Charisteas. Nick has a lifelong dream of finding the Dexios Collection, and the last thing he expected was for it to wind up in the hands of the man who broke his heart. As both men search for answers about the statues, worries of abandonment and fear of loss test their renewed relationship, threatening to separate them again—this time permanently.
My Review: This was originally going to be a short story in my daughter's Anthology Passionate Exhibitions and, after reading it, I am not surprised that Ms Labbe changed her story for that one and extended this to a full novel. It is a wonderful story that takes you from ancient unfinished Greek Statues to a modern gay romance with a twist. It has a depth of emotion to it that defies description and there is enough mystery to keep most people happy. I can't tell you more without spoilers but suffice to say it will be well worth your while to pick it up and read it.