If I Should Stumble

If I Should Stumble Love is sure and timeless and forever It whispers over the morning coffee and the last thought before sleep Love is beyond hope and cruel as life Kaz has been in the UK for almost a year but the day

  • Title: If I Should Stumble
  • Author: ClaireDavis AlStewart
  • ISBN: 9781786450913
  • Page: 272
  • Format: ebook
  • Love is sure and timeless and forever It whispers over the morning coffee and the last thought before sleep Love is beyond hope, and cruel as life.Kaz has been in the UK for almost a year, but the days pass by in an endless round of alcohol and nothingness He has a story but no words good or bad enough to tell it, until one day, he is assigned a new peer mentor who asksLove is sure and timeless and forever It whispers over the morning coffee and the last thought before sleep Love is beyond hope, and cruel as life.Kaz has been in the UK for almost a year, but the days pass by in an endless round of alcohol and nothingness He has a story but no words good or bad enough to tell it, until one day, he is assigned a new peer mentor who asks him to help train a sponsored running team Something that was stretched as old parchment breaks inside, and memories begin to re surface.Zack is overjoyed when his friend Adam asks him to be part of the sponsored run team trying to make money for the local homeless shelter All day he makes cakes to lighten people s load, but something is missing from his life Then he meets the boy with eyes like the desert, and with every step he runs, Zack s light burns away the darkness in Kaz s heart.As the race heats gets nearer, Tork, Adam, Zack and Jo realise that under Kaz s careful programme, they have a chance to qualify and set right some of the wrongs of this world.This book features the characters Tork and Adam from The Invasion of Tork and The Invasion of Adam.

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    1. 5 Stars.So good!Once there was a boy,a sweet boy,who looked at other boys for longer than he should haveI've been putting off writing this review for days because I really don't know how to put into words how wonderful it is and how much it touched me.Kaz is a runner in his home country.There's nothing more he enjoys than spending time with his beloved coach.When he's with coach he feels safe and protected until one day his world is shattered.He's told to run one last time and not look back.He m [...]

    2. Once there was a boy, and he ran like the wind. He ran and ran, leaving his family, his beloved coach, his country, his life. Fueled by fear and desperation, the boy survived. But his soul didn't.Now Kaz lives in the same group home as Tork, who is his mentor. It's beautiful seeing Tork so in love with Adam, so kind, so ALIVE. We always knew Tork was amazing, and he just shines here. But even Tork can't help Kaz if Kaz doesn't want to be helped. Kaz says please and thank you; he puts on a happy [...]

    3. Wow Just spectacularly amazing. I love the authors' works. I enjoy the flawed characters, the level of strength they have and impart to the other, the real-life and painful struggles they go through, the supportive secondary characters, the flawless and flowy writing, the breathtaking events and the perfect portrayal, the deep character and relationship development, the engaging plots, and everything else. IF there is anything else.The editing was almost perfect: I only found one teeny tiny mist [...]

    4. OMMFG, so many questions!*Where* was Kaz actually from???What exactly did he go through going from *there* (wherever 'there' was) on his way to asylum in the UK?What happened with his family?What actually happened with the family that helped him in his time of need and why?And he remembered those numbers for how long, but never used them? Not even the safer ones? Why? Ugh.I needed details! All of them.While I enjoyed this novella, it made me more than a little bit cray cray that so many question [...]

    5. 5+++ If I should stumbleSpeechlessSome stories take your breath away.Kaz dear sweet Kaz. I wanted to hold him, comfort him tell him he belonged, tell him even I didn't know him yet I already loved him.I don't want to spoil so I will talk a bit incoherent Kaz has it hard.hard hard.When he meets Zack his world turns around. Zack is the light in his darkness. Zackyou only can love him, he is warm and round and hairy and strong and he is the most beautiful man Kaz has ever seen.Then there was Torkro [...]

    6. “But what if I should stumble?”“You? You are a boy who will stumble. You will fall and need help, and feel despair. You are a beautiful boy, so you will stumble hard. But then, you will get up any way you can. If you have to, you will crawl. You pull yourself up, and one foot at a time, you go on. And one day…” []“You will know love again, and be able to live it."Listen up! This is an important story. It's the story of a boy who one night chased the headlights, leaving his home, his [...]

    7. Maravilloso. Todos tenemos preferencias a la hora de leer un libro, en lo que buscamos, yo siempre busco sentimientos y aquí me han desbordado, todo tipo de sentimientos, no voy a contar nada de la historia, nunca lo hago, pero sí diré que he llorado con Kaz, he soltado carcajadas con Adam y he sentido mucho mucho amor en forma de "boyfriends" y de amistad con Kaz y Zach, con Adam y Tork, con JoA veces es complicado decir si un libro está bien escrito, lo único que puedo afirmar es que los [...]

    8. ​If I Should Stumble is the third book in the Tork series. I love these authors. Love them. And while this story is not about Tork and Adam, we do see plenty of them, throughout, and they are still going strong. And Tork shines brightly - so good to see.This book. This story hit me. My heart broke for Kaz and all he's been through. Forced to leave his country because his family knows. Because his coach knows. Because his life is in danger.Kaz fled from a war-torn country. He left his family, f [...]

    9. This book made my inner Grinch so happy.I have been in one of the worst book funks of my life. Book are a lifeline for me,and I've been so unhappy that I wasn't loving what I was reading. If I Should Stumble reminded me of why I love reading so much.It's the story of a young man forced to leave the world he knows, forcing him to be alone in a new country, and then finding himself with some help from new friends. This book was everything. It was heartbreaking, sweet, and heart lifting. I think Cl [...]

    10. There's no way I can write an adequate review for this book. Apologies, dear authors, but you have slayed me with this.But I'll try. I'll try to tell you why you should run, as fast as Kaz runs inside the pages of this book, to get yourself a copy as soon as you possibly can. I'll try to tell you why I cried all the tears, why my heart is broken yet repaired, and why you should read this book. Because there is a young man inside who needs you to listen to his story, even though he doesn't have t [...]

    11. It has taken me forever to review this book. Not because I didn't like it, not because it was like a million other things I've read. No, it was because every time I sat down to write a fucking review I couldn't think of the words. I was going to get it wrong.This book addresses important things, things I feel very strongly about. It is wonderful and painful and kind of tears you apart and patches you back up again.There are many themes that run through the Tork and Adam series. They're about iso [...]

    12. Seriously, I really need to know who you are! If anyone knows Elf Is Not My Real Name, please help me out here! I need to deliver hugs in person to say THANK YOU!! You made me really happy!!***********************************************I really wanted to write a review to do this book justice but I just don't have the time right now :/I read it twice - started it again right after turning the last page - it was sooo good!!! So many emotions, so many tears, so much hope and love!!I love the whol [...]

    13. *4,5 stars*I haven't read any of the other Tork and Adam books, but this worked fine as a standalone. I did get enough information about the characters and what they went through before.And boy, is this a stunning book!The authors have done a stellar job putting us into Kaz's mind. What he is going through is excruciating - not so much in a physical way (although that's part of it) but mainly psychologically.He is totally lost in a world he can barely grasp - a world with a different language, d [...]

    14. Oh what a beautiful story this one. And the hardest part of writing a review of a great story is, you'll never have a proper words to write.At least in my case. I was just swooning and doing aah and ooh all the time.You know the feeling?

    15. 4.5 rounded upI love this series, and I thought this was a compassionate and relevant look at a situation that really should never happen.Full review at Prism, but if you haven't read the first two in the series - you should do The Invasion of Adam and The Invasion of TorkAlso sweeter because they're hone grown talents

    16. If I Should Stumble is a beautifully sweet, slow-built romance. But it is so much more than that. I think Ofelia Gränd said it well. It feels important. It feels courageous. I absolutely refuse to give anything about this story away. I will say that like with the other books in this series, we are given this lovely romance about seeing past our prejudices and that, as it unfolds, is more than a story about two characters. It also touches on something real. It lends a fictional name to what is s [...]

    17. The timeless quote by Charles Dickens, "We forge the chains we wear in life” is the wise line of the story . We as individuals make our own limitations, our own chains. Yet, there is always a hope. Even when you are 'all dead inside, from people shouting and throwing stuff when they caught you stealing food like you are the lowest, most disgusting person out there. And when you are starving. But not just for food. Homesickness detonates through your weary body. At the back of his mind, Kaz kno [...]

    18. justloveromance.wordpress4.5 starsWhat if you had to run? Had to leave everything and everyone behind and flee for your life? What if the journey you had to take was so heartbreaking, you would gladly spend each day doing whatever it took to forget the faces and the voices of those who weren’t strong enough, fast enough…lucky enough. And what if you had to do it alone?Kaz is a boy who likes other boys. He knows it. His family knows it. His coach knows it. But other people have noticed too, a [...]

    19. I've been staring at the screen for quite a while now not knowing what to write. If I should Stumble is fabulous. I went to check what I've read this year as to be sure I'm not lying when I say it's one of my absolute favourites for 2016 - it is one of my absolute favourite 2016 reads. But that's not why I can't find the words to write, what I'm struggling with is that I want to say that this book is important.Kaz has a home, a family, and a coach who helps him run. Every day he runs with his co [...]

    20. I'm always at a bit of a loss to explain just why I love these authors' books so much, but it boils down to a few key things: Romance as secondary to plot, other types of relationships as equally important, and complex issues and themes. The stories may not be epic-length novels, but they say everything they need to.If I Should Stumble is incredibly well-written. It's emotional, and readers need to go in prepared for the heavy themes (particularly the struggles of refugees). But none of it is pl [...]

    21. waiting for my lovelies to finish reading this.Review on the blog very soon, in the meantime know that this is a brilliant addition to the Tork and Adam series and it tackles very serious issues in a realistic and sympathetic manner.The series is also very deliciously British, gracefully devoid of overused clichés and the "miraculous ribbon on top of the perfect ending" which plagues many of its overseas counterparts.Review is up on the blogwp/p6pXMr-b7

    22. I love this series. Kaz's story broke my heart. Although the story is about Kaz, Tork and Adam are prominent in the book and I loved seeing how Tork is now. Adam Still makes me shake my head, but smile too. Lovely story.

    23. So i started reading the book and got through the prologue when someone left me a message saying i shouldn't read this, they didn't think i'd like it and it was very sad. So i stopped reading it and put it on the back burner. i read a few books and then was looking for something else to read and this kept haunting me. i decided, why should i let them dictate what i'll like or not like. So i picked it back up, and you know what.i couldn't put it down! i really liked this book. So real, so true, s [...]

    24. Oh how I've missed Tork! More than I realised. I even missed Adam, despite the fact that he's still as prickly as a hedgehog!As for Kaz and ZackThe writinge emotione despaire pain the hopeIt's a living breathing thing. It's beautiful. If you read nothing else all year, read this. Read about Tork and Adam and then read this. Just don't expect to have your heart left intact at the end of it.

    25. Ouch, I just realised I didn't review this book after having proofread it! It really is most remiss of me because I loved it! I have even reread it since thenI love the Tork and Adam series, partly because of the dark vs. light elements in all of them, but also because the characters are really fascinating. Tork and Adam are not the main characters in this book, but they do play a big part and I loved catching up with them.I felt deeply for Kaz and his scary past and most uncertain future, and Z [...]

    26. Such an amazing story. Sad, yet hopeful. The flashbacks Kaz experienced were intense and the pain he went through was heartbreaking. Zack was a nice treat, a sweet and patient guy.

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