I'm posting this review for TAKE ME ALWAYS because this is one of those times that a reviewer picked up on all the things I had hoped someone would see while reading this book. Though it's loosely based on "The Notebook," in a large sense this is the "Gay Notebook" that was never written by anyone. The characters are loosely based on older gay couples that I've personally known who have had to deal with aging and nursing homes. These are men and women who have never been able to legally wed, but they've remained in love, committed to each other, and have remained with each other right to the very end.
But this book is still a romance with a happy ending. Which made it difficult to write at times. And in the end, even though life itself can be extremely difficult, love truly does conquer all.