Analise 'Lise' and Jacob were friends
since childhood, meeting on their very first day of grammar
school. Jacob, a boy from an abusive home on the wrong side of
the tracks seemed to be the unlikely companion for Lise, who
was from a wealthy privileged home. The two friends were
inseparable; they lived through the good, the bad and the
unthinkable together. They never thought anything or anyone
could come between them, but then they met Michael.
Jacob stepped aside for Lise to be happy
with Michael. He distanced himself from his best friend, the
only woman he could ever love, and Michael, the only person
who could physically arouse him. Now Michael is standing on
his doorstep, needing Jacob's strength to help him bury the
woman they both loved.
Helen Gabriel's Tough Love,
dealt with some tough choices. I felt such sadness for Jacob
who never had anything good in life except Lise and then
finding Michael only to give them both up. The passion
between Michael and Lise, and Jacob and Michael was so evident
and overwhelming, that it was a bit of a let down that they
were not able to explore it more between the three. Taking a
line from the book “You’ll kill yourself with ‘what ifs,’
kid...” such a true statement, but I can't help but have them.
However, pushing my 'what ifs' aside, this was a beautiful