A Stella Releases Day Review: Laugh Cry Repeat by John Inman


RATING 4,5 out of 5 stars

Wyeth Becker is a quiet man. Staid, serious, calm. A librarian. When he meets preschool teacher Deeze Long, he discovers joy for the first time in his life. With joy comes laughter, excitement, and a new way to look at the world through the eyes of the kindest, most loving man he has ever met.

When tragedy strikes and Deeze loses his joy, it is Wyeth who helps him find it again. It is Wyeth, the man who never truly understood happiness, who pays that gift back. Giving all he can of himself to the man who changed his life. Restoring in Deeze what he now so desperately needs.

But the road of their relationship doesn’t end there. The joys and sorrows of life are never-ending. As they set out to weather the highs and lows together, Wyeth and Deeze hang on to the one thing that makes all the tears and laughter worthwhile.


For only through love can life be truly savored at all.

This new release by John Inman was  another success by this favorite author of mine. He’s an amazing writer and I surely already said it in the past but each new book is a confirmation, with the characters and the plots he builds, the emotions he can make the readers feel. I shed more than one tear as I usually do every time I read his new titles. He has the ability to hit the core of the matter and to leave me without a breath to breathe. I felt like this more than once during my reading of Laugh Cry Repeat.

I fell in love with Wyeth and Deeze as soon as I met them. Both of them positive characters, both of them stubborn people, the first in the strong will to be alone with his lovely dog, Chances,, the second with the strong desire to conquer and be loved by Wyeth. I adored how they met and dated, how they finally admitted their feelings. I was overwhelmed by how lovely and caring persons they were, how passionate about their works as librarians and teacher. And then there were the second characters, the little Jack, the noisy neighbour Agnes, the cousin Laurie. The way the interacted, always right and measured.

Laugh Cry Repeat is a powerful story, a novel hard to forget for the themes it speaks of, some more evident and loud, others subtle but not less important at all. It’s a book packed with love in every form love exists for a soulmate, for a job, for a life deserved to be lived although its  cruelty days, although we are about its strongness, because yes it can be a clichè, but love really is all around us and living without it it’s impossible. And this novel showed all.

The cover art by Reese Dante is well done, I like it and I can see the MCs in the models’ faces.

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

Book Details:

ebook, 200 pages

Expected publication: December 4th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press

ISBN13 9781635336344

Edition Language English

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