Any Given Lifetime by Leta Blake 4*
BLURB: He'll love him in any lifetime.
Neil isn’t a ghost, but he feels like one. Reincarnated with all his memories from his prior life, he spent twenty years trapped in a child’s body, wanting nothing more than to grow up and reclaim the love of his life.
As an adult, Neil finds there's more than lost time separating them. Joshua has built a beautiful life since Neil’s death, and how exactly is Neil supposed to introduce himself? As Joshua's long-dead lover in a new body? Heartbroken and hopeless, Neil takes refuge in his work, developing microscopic robots called nanites that can produce medical miracles.
When Joshua meets a young scientist working on a medical project, his soul senses something his rational mind can't believe. Has Neil truly come back to him after twenty years? And if the impossible is real, can they be together at long last?
Any Given Lifetime is a stand-alone, slow burn, second chance gay romance by Leta Blake featuring reincarnation and true love. This story includes some angst, some steam, an age gap, and, of course, a happy ending.
My Review: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. This was an unusual story that, somehow, kept me reading, even when I was seriously doubting that it could ever have a happy ending. Yet it did, and it was a good ending that made sense within the context of the story. The fact that it was told with plenty of flashbacks and jumps to the future was exactly what worked to help me suspend belief about nanites and such. Over all, once I decided that it was more a reincarnation/sci romance than a contemporary M/M romance I really enjoyed it.