Marked by Grief

Marked by Grief Six months ago Kit lost his brother to a drunk driver Now feeling alone and like everyone has left him behind he struggles to even get out of bed He s barely eating his parents are strangers and w

  • Title: Marked by Grief
  • Author: Caitlin Ricci
  • ISBN: 9781614957539
  • Page: 212
  • Format: ebook
  • Six months ago, Kit lost his brother to a drunk driver Now, feeling alone and like everyone has left him behind, he struggles to even get out of bed He s barely eating, his parents are strangers and worst of all the man that he loves, his brother s best friend, hasn t spoken to him since the funeral.Jason always thought that he d have time to tell Kit how he felt somedaySix months ago, Kit lost his brother to a drunk driver Now, feeling alone and like everyone has left him behind, he struggles to even get out of bed He s barely eating, his parents are strangers and worst of all the man that he loves, his brother s best friend, hasn t spoken to him since the funeral.Jason always thought that he d have time to tell Kit how he felt someday, when the younger man might be ready to handle Jason s sexual dominance Bear s death changed all of that He was giving Kit time to heal but couldn t have imagined how wrong he was.When a broken Kit comes back into Jason s life, will love be enough to heal them both

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      Caitlin Ricci

    About Author

    1. Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing If she isn t writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful fiance and their dog Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.

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    1. I wonder who does the blurb in GR They missed something very important to informed the readersIS HAS BSDM, not hard core mind you, but it is still there.Luckily the author did a great job about this subject.At the end, BDSM helped Kit to get over some fears, and focus in something else, instead of going to the path of self destruction.The story line about the grief of losing someone was very realistic indeed, and for many of us who have lost someone we loved, we know it is very close to reality. [...]


    2. This review can be found at The Armchair Reader.When I started this story, I was expecting to deal with some angst but I wasn t expecting much of it because of how short the book is To my surprise, and delight, you re immediately thrown into the grief and mourning that Kit is experiencing Losing his best friend and brother, Bear, to a drunk driver hit Kit really hard He s no longer the fun, happy kid any but instead he s angry, desolate and feels abandoned by his family and friends When he recei [...]


    3. I saw this coming soon on Dreamspinner as a second edition and remember reading it and NOT liking it but I don t remember why all ALL So I went ahead and re read it in April of 2014 and made it to the half way mark before I stopped and remembered the entire book.The premise was excellent I loved the setup of the younger brother mourning the death of his idolized older brother while secretly being in love with his brother s older, experienced best friend The two meet again after 6 months apart a [...]


    4. Death isn t easy It isn t meant to be easy But when you re the one left behind, it can, and often does, shatter your world and everything you ve ever trusted and believed in Marked by Grief is the story of Kit who lost his older brother and best friend, Bear, in a drunk driver accident six months ago It s also the story of Jason, Bear s best friend, and the man Kit has been in love with for the past six years This is a story of loss, grief, and finding your way back.Kit isn t dealing with his gr [...]


    5. I really loved this story It so closely depicts the agony and grief a person goes through when they ve lost someone close to them the anger, the disbelief, the guilt and the longing Wow Kit is an amazing combination of innocence and stubbornness And Jason so strong and immovable the sparks literally fly here Way to go Ms Ricci, can t wait to see what s next



    6. Sometimes getting what you need comes with a price Kit is still reeling from his brother s death six months ago Losing not only his best friend but his brother s best friend, Jason, as well has left Kit feeling alone and unwanted When Kit finally forces himself to see Jason, Jason realizes how much pain Kit is in Although the attraction is clear, Jason has a few rules and tests Kit must pass for them to finally be together It s not the relationship Kit ever thought they d have but the rewards ar [...]


    7. Kit is a broken man after his brother, Bear, dies in a terrible car accident and one that Kit doesn t think he should have survived Kit slowly starts to fall down a rabbit hole he can t pull himself out of even to save his life.Jason is just as broken up because Bear was his best friend He decides to throw himself into his work as a tattoo artist He wants nothing than to help Kit but thinks that his best friend s brother just needs space despite the warnings that Kit needs help.The story is dar [...]


    8. This was good story, but I had a hard time connecting with the characters They just didn t seem to fit right for some reason Maybe it was how vulnerable Kit was throughout, even when he gets through some of his tougher grieving issues On the flip side, Jason was so much experienced and set in his ways Kit seemed to not care about much other than he loved Jason and wanted to be with him no matter what There seemed to be quite a few unresolved issues, with Kit s parents and with where Kit and Jas [...]


    9. I really liked this Good writing, Good story Too short The ending felt like the beginning of the story Much was left unresolved Relationships with the families, school, jobs Psychatrist issues I want to give it stars but I would need completion than there was.


    10. No way An 18 years old so depressed by the shocking death of his brother in the accident he himself was hit and saved by his brother s last gesture that he doesn t come out from his room for six months not even to eat, goes out, takes a bus and directs himself to the tattoo shop of his brother s best friend he does not see since the funeral and not only takes the courage of kiss him but ends up having sex with him, spanking and bondage and all of it His first time No way So surreal Not credible [...]


    11. A good story, butEngaging characters and a good plot, but there were at least 100 improper usages of the word and at the beginning of sentences Highlighting them was tedious and time consuming but it s something I tend to do Other than that there were only 2 misspellings I strongly advise the author to edit I would also have liked to see some kind of resolution of Kit s relationship with his parents Leaving them looking heartless and neglectful seems wrong considering losing a child is the worst [...]



    12. I received my copy from the publisher through Love Romances and MoreIt has been six months since Kit s beloved older brother Bear died in a horrific accident Six months during which Kit has closed himself off from the world, living in his bedroom and often than not forgetting to eat When Kit hears that the man who killed his brother while drunk driving has committed suicide rather than face his twenty five year jail sentence he is consumed by anger Unable to speak to his parents who have turned [...]


    13. I received my copy from the publisher through Love Romances and MoreIt has been six months since Kit s beloved older brother Bear died in a horrific accident Six months during which Kit has closed himself off from the world, living in his bedroom and often than not forgetting to eat When Kit hears that the man who killed his brother while drunk driving has committed suicide rather than face his twenty five year jail sentence he is consumed by anger Unable to speak to his parents who have turned [...]


    14. This book wasn t at all what I was expecting after the beginning It starts with the anger and grief pouring off Kit, who s big brother Bear was killed by a drunk driver The driver has been sentenced to 25 years in jail but before he can begin his sentence, he commits suicide Kit feels robbed of his chance to see the man suffer for what he has done The way that the family falls apart in the aftermath of the tragedy was very real life to me Having suffered through a family loss that tore people ap [...]


    15. 2.5 stars.I liked the premise of the story.d the writing was good What didn t work for me was that the whole novella describes just ONE dayd I didn t feel like it was enough to believe that the heroes had a solid relationship Maybe a beginning of one.d maybe not At the beginning of the day, Kit didn t even know his deceased brother s best friend was gay Kid has had a crush on Jason for years, he was always hanging out with Jason and his brotherbut after Kit s brother s murder six months ago, Kit [...]


    16. Week 1Marked by GriefBy Caitlin Ricci132 pages according to 4 starsI loved this story It was Surprisingly uplifting and romantic for a story about dealing with grief.I loved Kit and Jason I especially related to Kit since I ve been there before, with people telling me to move on and feeling left behind and unwanted I just wanted to hug him and let him know eventually he d be okay I love Jason s character, I was upset that he d stayed away so long but I understand why he did so Still didn t like [...]


    17. I didn t like this very much at all First off, I do not know how much editing, if any, was done from the previous 2012 version published by the now defunct Silver Publishing and the re release by Dreamspinner There were a few issues that should have been caught, if it was proofread again.Secondly, I didn t connect to either character, nor did I think that Kit s parents were anything to write home about A mother who answer the phone in the manner she did when her dead son s friend calls her is ve [...]


    18. I enjoyed Marked by Grief by Caitlin Ricci Yes, it was short and maybe at some time in the future the author may want to revisit the story and expand on it However, I did not feel that it was necessary to delve into other aspects of the side story, such as the relationship between Kit and Jason prior to Bear s death, or the dynamics of Kit s family and their own issues The story was fine with the immediate focus on Kit and Jason 6 months after Bear s death and the circumstances that brought Kit [...]


    19. Kit is a broken man Six month ago his older brother, Bear, died in a terrible car accident Tearing apart by guilt and grief and feeling as if the whole world has left him Kit is vegetating He doesn t see any reason to take care of himself any.Jason, Bear s best friend, thought giving Kit time to heal would be the best for the younger man He stays away and decides to throw himself into his work as a tattoo artist instead but comes soon to realise how wrong he was.Good idea Good writing But the st [...]


    20. This novella picks up with Kit overcome with grief from the death of his brother, Bear In the six months after the accident Kit has become dangerously thin and cut ties with everyone When the death of the man who killed his brother Kit is compelled to seek out Bear s best friend, and the secret love of Kit s life Jason, who has thrown himself into his work, can no longer deny his attraction to Kit Kit is surprised by Jason s dominant attitude but finds he likes pleasing Jason Spank, Spank,mushy, [...]


    21. While I enjoyed this story, I felt it was rather rushed Yes I understand that Kit and Jason have known each other for a long time, but not in a romantic sense or even a sexual relationship Add to this the fact that Kit has sunk into a deep depression over the death of his brother and basically the loss of a relationship with his parents and the speed with which the two MC s get together is very unlikely.There were a lot of things glossed over in the story as well, which I truly found to be a pit [...]


    22. I feel a little lost here The blurb is almost perfect instant read for me Im a sucker for friends to lovers and grief involved The only probled for me it wasnt properly marked as bdsm theme I wouldnt read it if it was Im not a fan of bdsm and its really hard for me to understand this kind of relationship But i was in the middle of the book shen sudenly this side of Jason is revealed And i wanted to know the end So i continued I skipped the sex parts, but the vanilla part of the story was really [...]


    23. I give the beginning four stars and the end two so we ll go with three overall The story needed to take place over a longer period of time, in my opinion Kit is in such a bad place and so alone and needy that I ended up feeling kind of like Jason was taking advantage of him I think, had the story been longer and set over than a day s time I wouldn t have had that sort of icky feeling shrug I may be the only one that feels that way though.Liked the idea of the story and the beginning was really [...]


    24. Confused by how old Kit is to Jason I could have sworn it was said Kit sbrother was 24 yo It seemed off that Kit missing a semester would equal his friends not being there any A bit different from what I expected Picked this up because of what I read on a review blog Kit is grieving and its actually very health threatening It s up to Jason, Kit s brother best friend to help him get on his feet.The bdsm aspect mixes in with coping grief felt a little odd to me It just didn t work for me.


    25. This book should have been longer It felt rushed and had a lot of lose ends that were It tied up In the span of 24 hours Kit suddenly was over getting into a truck What happened with his parents Did he end up talking to his mom How did Jason go from I don t do relationships to the next day for you kit I ll try Plus the author never shows it talked about the journey Or kit getting back to a healthy weight and eating habits Too much left not said but it was a good start.


    26. I thought the book was good not great I think if it didn t include the death of a brother and best friend it would have been better.The summary doesn t say it s a BDSM book but it is So if your not into that then this book isn t for you.All in all it was a descent book to pass some time.


    27. An okay short story that focusses on Jason and Kit getting together after the death of Kit s brother It was a nice angsty story, but a bit underdevelloped and oe that moved fast without really dealing with the issues that arose Still it was nice, kinky and hot


    28. I really liked this book The characters were very real and you couldn t help but feel their pain My only complaint was that it seemed to end rather abruptlyough that could just be me wanting to read .


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