This is a terrific book in my humble opinion. I was up late reading it and at it first thing in the morning. I could not get enough of Mace and Eliot and of their past and present relationships. Even though eleven years separated their lives, their deep love for each other never ever lessens or departs. Their binding together began at early teens and is woven together through the love of books and “favorite word.” A series of horrible, heart-wrenching events unfold over a few hours and Mace leaves Eliot without a word-no contact, no replies to texts or emails or voice mail. It is not until a very random encounter that they begin to realize the depth of their love and find a way to face the past in order to progress into the future together.