The tears flowed, and as I read the final pages of the last of Sara York’s A Southern Things series, My Big Fat Gay Southern Wedding, I realized that I was reading the end of a series that will be around for a long time and end up as a classic in the m/m genre. This final book of the series brings to a close the story of Jack and Andrew, and the trials that fate has destined for them before they finally come together for life.
This book picks up where Sending Jack Off To Jesus left off, with that cliffhanger of an ending. Apart for over a year, Jack and Andrew go through the pain of being apart, each thinking the other is dead. Neither can give up the love they have, and each survives life as best as they can, while getting over the pain that was forced on them for loving another of the same sex. But as fate threw them apart in a violent fashion, it brings them together again in a heartwarming scene that will leave you weeping for happy. And once they are together, the pain and guilt of what each went through to survive is forgiven and forgotten, and the lives of our heroes move on in a much more positive fashion. For all the hate and violence that has been their lives up until now, love, respect, and understanding make up their new lives, and they learn that not all in this world is what they have had to go through!
Jack’s mother and most of his sibling have accepted Andrew into the family, and Jack goes off to college on the football scholarship he had been trying so hard to win. Andrew lives with family, helping to earn money to support the family, and to be close when Jack can come home from college. And eventually as they had dreamed, they move into an apartment near Jack’s school. New and surprising friends enter their lives, and their fortunes take a definite turn for the better.
The story goes uphill from here to the very end, where the surprise of their lives is about to happen, pulls the story together, and leaves you with a huge smile on your face.
I will miss these characters. Jack and Andrew are two friends. Being such well-developed characters, you become involved in their lives and grow to care for and love them. Billy is still here, and you watch him develop over the story, and the love from their mother helps Billy become a much more responsible and together character. And there is punishment for those that caused so much hurt and pain in so many lives. A little cheer burst from me when this happens.
I will be re-reading this series again and again. From the beginning until the end, Sara has kept the story flowing, the characters believable, the sex hot and steamy, and the well put-together plot moving in a rollercoaster of emotions, suspense, tension, and love.
Book Description When he was a kid, Jack Miller thought life would be a certain way, then he figured out he liked boys and not girls, changing the course of his future. Jack has spent the last few years learning that life doesn’t always give you what you expect, in both good and bad ways.
Andrew’s gone missing and Jack’s parents have split. He’s made it through high school, but the future is nothing without Andrew. To be complete, Jack knows he needs to find Andrew and bring him home. But Andrew has disappeared.
Lost doesn’t even begin to describe how Andrew Collins feels. Homeless and destitute, he’s ready to end it all. Thinking that Jack is dead, Andrew returns to Sweet to end his life on Jack’s grave. Instead, he finds lies were told that drove him to a path of destruction.
After not seeing each other for almost a year, Jack and Andrew come together, but their problems don’t end there. They must work hard to make it to their big fat Southern gay wedding or risk losing it all.
My Big Fat Southern Gay Wedding (A Southern Thing #3) was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by GGR-Review