Pull Down the Sun Dear Author He was the boy I spent my summers with every long hot summer holiday by the beach For six weeks every year he was my best friend my partner in crime and eventually my first kiss my fi

  • Title: Pull Down the Sun
  • Author: Danni Keane
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  • Page: 382
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  • Dear Author,He was the boy I spent my summers with every long, hot summer holiday by the beach For six weeks every year, he was my best friend, my partner in crime, and eventually my first kiss, my first everything And then one year, what should have been our last summer before university, he wasn t there He didn t come back I waited all summer Now, ten years later,Dear Author,He was the boy I spent my summers with every long, hot summer holiday by the beach For six weeks every year, he was my best friend, my partner in crime, and eventually my first kiss, my first everything And then one year, what should have been our last summer before university, he wasn t there He didn t come back I waited all summer Now, ten years later, on a different beach, in a different town, another country, we run into each other and all those old feelings come rushing back.Photo Description The black and white photo shows two handsome, well built, bare chested young men, kissing passionately as they lie in the shallow waves on a beach Still wearing their jeans, they look like they have tumbled into the water, so caught up in the moment and their love for each other they are oblivious to the world around them.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love is an Open Road event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers The M M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.

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    1. Danni Keane

      Danni Keane lives in the depths of English suburbia, where she likes to divide her time equally between writing, daydreaming and napping.Having never really grown up, Danni fits right in at her day job, working with children She spends her days avidly listening to the whimsical imaginings of five year olds, and then rushes home to shamelessly plagiarise their ideas However, she has yet to write a story about an exploding ghost banana Maybe one dayShe loves to read and write all different types of stories, but her favourite characters usually have one thing in common they are ordinary people with extraordinary dreams.

    746 thoughts on “Pull Down the Sun”

    1. ~4.25~This is a beautifully written, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story about first love and the secrets we keep. Two boys meet at the age of 8. They are inseparable during the long and lazy summer months on the Cornish Coast; real life happens off stage. Everything is sharper, brighter when Tom and Jacob are together. Tom comes from a loving middle-class family. He's not privileged, not exactly, but his parents support him; his grandpa adores him; and he gets to vacation in Greece. Jacob hides b [...]

    2. Summertime, holiday friendships, and heartache.Bittersweet YA that finds resolution with time. And time is what it takes, no matter how much you want, love, care for something--you can't rush it. Keane does a wonderful job with portraying regular young men, unrepentantly so, for better and worse. Also manages to show situations that rip out your heart while focusing on the aftermath rather than the pivotal event that irrevocably altered their lives. Favorite quote: “Sometimes,” he said, “I [...]

    3. This is a very lovely story about two boys being their first everything. They pull apart as they grow up, but the feelings they have for one another don't disappear. And then, all those years later, they run into each other on their holidays. () We have our time here with the people we love, and we might be apart for a while, but it comes full circle. We go back to them because it’s where we’re meant to be."

    4. So I may be a bit biased on this story because I was lucky enough to beta read it but screw it. I adored this. From the prompt picture that gives me all kinds of feels, to the actual words, this was an emotional ride. I teared up more times than I care to admit but if you know anything about me, I am an emotional reader and when an author hits that button, the dam breaks and I am a mess. I love that we meet Jacob and Tom as they are young boys, spending their summers at "the coast" and growing u [...]

    5. Trigger warning - mentions of sexual child abuse.This story, another great submission for the Love Is An Open Road event, made my heart hurt and my eyes leak. I hurt for Jacob and I hurt for Tom. I hurt for missed chances, and for time lost. I hurt for Jacob, for the little boy whose innocence was taken from him, who had nobody but Tom believe him, who lost himself in the process. I hurt for Tom, who fell in love and was left without knowing why, who carried so much anger and grief in his heart, [...]

    6. Oh, this has such feelz. Summer love, beach culture, two kids from different sides of the tracks…I loved how every interaction between Tom and Jacob had a subtle, underlying something-not-quite-right that existed for Jacob— how it affected this lovely, exciting thing they had discovered between them.This author has a deft hand at portraying youth: the coming of age, the anxiety, the edge of discovery. And a way of painting a very strong sense of place: the windmill, the sandy bunker, Mr. Tul [...]

    7. I think this was an incredible story but it just wasn't for me.It was very well written. The characters were endearing. The young love tugged on my heart. But I have one really BIG but here.Child abuse, especially sexual abuse is a harsh trigger for me.It was TOO hard and TOO much and destroyed my enjoyment greatly. Clearly a MNY.

    8. 3 StarsA beautifully written, heartache inducing story. This one has put me in a deeply pensive, melancholic mood--which is the result of both excellent storytelling and some heavy subject matter.Although the quality of the writing was impressive and the emotions elicited were strong, I'm not actually sure I liked the road this story ended up taking. I was fully engaged up until the boys reached the age of 16, but then my previous enthralment gradually ebbed away. I honestly can't pinpoint what [...]

    9. Oh wow. This story was amazing. I adored it. I want more. MORE> MORE> MORE.I read this book with a combination of joy, nostalgia, and an unbearable urge to cry. Jacob. Eight year old Tom might not have been able to see through the façade, but this grown-up reader could, and as much as I wanted to read the next word and the next, part of me dreaded it. Feared the sadness that would come. The revelations. I couldn't stop reading though.I wanted to know all the things. I loved how the story [...]

    10. 4.5 starsThere's just something about stories that follow characters from childhood through adulthood that gets me. Every time. And this time was no exception.Tom and Jacob meet as young boys during their summers at the beach. Each summer they meet again and become closer and closer. Tom knows there's more to Jacob's life than he lets on, but Tom is young and ignores it. He only wants to enjoy this special relationship he's found.I loved their young love, where everything was sweet and innocent [...]

    11. 3.5 starsThe first part that tells the subsequent years of Tom and Jacob meeting at the beach, from age of 8 to age 18, and the last year when Jacob just disappeared well, I loved that part. It was beautiful; it built up the story and emotion wonderfully. I was there from the beginning, a witness of their friendship, the small moments, their kiss, their first attempt at sex, and the broken heart. It did wonders to my heart. However, the second part, the ten years after somehow it lacks the emo [...]

    12. Oh wow. This story had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, I suspected what happened to Jacob, but I was hoping so hard I was wrong. My heart was breaking for both MC's and the author conveyed so much without being explicit. I just wIsh for a more definite HEA, but I also think the more bittersweet ending is fitting.I just love the DRitC event, as it make me read authors and genres and subject matters I might not read normally.

    13. Beautifully written, but oh, so sad; yes, this one hurt my heartI wanted to fix it for both boys, take away their pain and make it all better. But I couldn't, and that made the story feel real.I don't know if I could read it again, but I'm glad I read it the first time.

    14. Such a well written story! Danni did quite a good job with the theme required for this picture, and she added a twist at the end I didn't see coming (I really thought it was a different reason motivating Jacob's behavior).Recommended!

    15. First of all: the writing style is addicting. I'd give for that alone 5 stars. It kept me glued to my kindle and craving more.The story itself is hard to rate. Tom and Jacob met as children at the age of 8. They developed a friendship that was magical because it was timed. They both seemed to glorify the other one and they both kept that piece out of their real lives. Just the way they didn't include their daily lives into that bubble they built around them. The bubble was intact when the were y [...]

    16. My God! Even if all other Love is an Open Road stories somehow turned out to be rubbish (which they don't, thankfully), it would've still be worth it just to have this one! It couldn't be more perfect, and to think I was hesitant to read it because I'm not a big fan of reunited lovers theme. Also you know how it often is with not so long stories that span a long time - you can't connect with characters enough, you feel like too much is omitted or summarized instead of being told properly Well, h [...]

    17. This story adds nicely to the list of Danni Keanes that I've read and really enjoyed. The story is rather sad and achy--about two boys who spent summer holidays together, more or less grew up together and fell in love, and then lost touch. The first half(ish) of the book covers those early years (as recounted by the grown-up narrator), and then we skip to the "present" and their reconnection. All is not rosy--or as rosy as it might have seemed as they were growing up--and the narrator gives the [...]

    18. I felt slightly misled by this story. When I read the prompt, it mentioned flashbacks to childhood, and the genre was listed as contemporary. However, what I read was much more YA than anything. The whole first part was with the characters in childhood from age 8 to 19, when they lose touch with each other. Part Two then begins 10 years later. It's hard to tell just how much each of these parts are on a scrolling screen, but suffice it to say that when reading it I kept expecting the jump to pre [...]

    19. Loved this story. Everything from the style of writing to the subject matter just worked. Told from the perspective of Tom one of the main characters, he takes us through his life growing up, the summers spent at his grandfathers chalet and Jacob, the boy he spent those summers with, starting out as friends and becoming more as they got older. You are always aware of the sad undercurrent to Jacobs life that is hinted at but as the story ends, you know the two MC's will get their HEA. So well wri [...]

    20. 3.5 This was a bitter sweet story, with a lot more about the boys as youngsters than I expected. Although I did enjoy all of the ya aspect to this story I was left feeling like I wanted and needed to know more about them as adults, and I wanted to read more about them reconnecting as adults. Still a very well done short story.

    21. I am not sure what to think. There's a lot of sadness and anger here, and underneath something trying to be good. Two boys meet at 8 years old, and as they mature, it develops into a relationship. Then one boy disappears for ten years, and the other can't move on with his life. As the story closed they had reconnected and were trying to make things work.

    22. If only I could find the words to say how much I loved this story. It was so well written, I felt like I was there. I could feel the sun and the wind. I felt the love and the heartbreak, the confusion and the hope. I highly recommend this one!

    23. 4.5*This book here is exactly why I love the M/M group event, I had never read anything by this author before and now I'm off to find out what else they have written. This was such a great story :)

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