Both men are cops. And I greatly enjoy reading about cops doing each other. Oh, and most of the book takes place in Ireland. It's like a mini vacay. Only annoyance is that I've had Danny Boy stuck in my head for days. The lyrics of which were written by an Englishman in and became popular in the year before the Easter Rebellion so I'd imagine the Irish aren't super fond of it. Why yes, I did take my Irish ancestry really seriously when I was a mopey teenager.
In Sunshine or in Shadow: Short Stories, Volume 1
But when I think of the song along with this story I get all gooshy inside. But come ye back when summer's in the meadow, Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow, It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow, Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so! All in all it put me in a better mood. May 10, Natasha rated it it was ok Shelves: One of my lesser favorite Lanyon's, but I still enjoyed it.
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This was like a short, condensed version of a lot of other cop novels I've read. The age-old story of "I don't want you until you don't want me either, then I want you. May 14, Deeze rated it it was ok Shelves: Some shorts can work, but this one felt like I was missing the rest of the story. Sadly this was just an OK read for me.
Jan 20, Heather C rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even though it was very short I feel like it was perfect and complete. This was really, really short and really, really sweet and romantic too. As an Irish girl I love to read books that are somewhat set in my country. This was no exception. I loved this short story. Keir and Rick made me smile, I thought they were a sweet couple. The cops theme is a favourite of mine and when you have two MC's that are best friends, I fall in love immediately. I could not wait for Rick to come to his senses.
I was giddy by the end. Which by the way was incredibly sweet. Must read sh This was really, really short and really, really sweet and romantic too. Must read short story!
In Sunshine or in Shadow: Short Stories, Volume 1 by Josh Lanyon
Mar 18, Sheri rated it really liked it. I am dashing to Lanyon's bookshelf as we speak. Ohhhh, I can tell you one thing- this may be the first bit of work I've read by JL, but it certainly won't be the last. Sep 20, Irina rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 01, Erin PT rated it liked it Shelves: This is one of those stories that contains Lanyon's strengths and his flaws in about equal measure.
The chemistry between the characters is immediate and engrossing in that particular romance novel way where you want to cheer for them and bash their heads together in about equal measure. But, with such a short story, Lanyon still managed to rush the ending. The thing about romance is that the ending is really never in question and so what becomes important is the how. How are these two or more This is one of those stories that contains Lanyon's strengths and his flaws in about equal measure. How are these two or more people going to resolve their conflicts?
We see the outcome, of course; Rick showing up at the pub, and that moment is for me, at least all a reader could wish for more or less; there's still never really a moment where the boys address their communication failures, but the imagination can also fill in that part but the sweetness for me was at least slightly soured by not having or being able to see the moment Rick makes the decision to act. Nov 30, Lucy rated it it was amazing.
There are different ways to lose people and sometimes your fear is exactly what causes the loss. I'm glad this was seen.
Rick and Keir are partners and best friends and they should be more. But after a very short time of being lovers, Rick breaks it off. When Keir not only plans a vacation without Rick but then drops the bomb that he is resignin There are different ways to lose people and sometimes your fear is exactly what causes the loss. Rick desperately tries to adjust to the idea that Keir will be gone. This is a story of realizing what your fear will make you lose. Apr 12, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: My heart was in my throat the entire read. I teared up at the end. Jan 31, Joshy Sensei rated it really liked it.
Such a bittersweet story. Good thing there is a happy ending. Didn't expect that at all. Feb 28, Susan65 rated it it was amazing. Only 20 pages, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Needless to say, i loved it. Jun 03, Tami rated it it was amazing. Beautiful short story about two friends who are lovers - one needs a little push to accept it. Sweet and brilliantly written. Aug 23, Mark rated it liked it Shelves: Short, sweet and cute. A nice little home coming short story.
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Jan 11, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: This is a short story, really, but what the hey. It's short and sweet and, if you were thinking of getting it for your Kindle -- I'd say forget it. If you get a chance to read it, it's not bad: I did like the ending. Although why is a lesb This is a short story, really, but what the hey. Although why is a lesbian couple on a GLBT singles tour, my housemate would like to know? May 08, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: Lanyon seems to have a thing for classic melancholy Irish tunes; the title of this taken from Oh Danny Boy.
I really like this thing for them, just to make that clear. This story was adorable with a bit of angst. Lanyon's ability to tug your heart strings and play them beautifully in very few pages is an amazing talent. I love the last joke. If you want a short read that makes you give that swoonfu Lanyon seems to have a thing for classic melancholy Irish tunes; the title of this taken from Oh Danny Boy. If you want a short read that makes you give that swoonful sigh at the end.
Apr 05, Allison rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a great short read.
It made me smile in the end although I wasn't sure it would during the reading. I liked that the characters were already established as friends and work partners when they were introduced, it did away with that sense of insta-love that always makes me a little uncomfortable. We got a great slice of them as a couple and what was driving them apart. The end left me sighing in happiness! Lanyon weaves a beautiful story in the mystical and wistful atmosphere he created here.
I didn't even make the connection to "Danny Boy" until it was mentioned, but then the title just took a The kind of chill you get when you walk into historical cathedrals. A chill full of awe. Mar 22, Morgana rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm awestruck at the things Josh Lanyon can do with a short story.
This one was beautiful, sweet and very enjoyable.
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