Waiting for the Moon and You by L.J. LaBarthe

Title: Waiting for the Moon and You
Author:L.J. LaBarthe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 240
Sub-Genre: M/M Contemporary
Kisses: 4


If Leith doesn’t overcome his doubts and fears, he will forever be waiting for the moon and Aaron…

and true love.

All his life, Leith has loved Aaron, and all his life, Leith has wondered if Aaron returns his feelings. Through high school, college, and beyond, Leith and Aaron are drawn together and pulled apart. Leith is finally convinced he and Aaron are not meant to be when a cowardly act of violence against Leith changes everything.

Aaron returns to Leith’s side, but Leith struggles to accept that Aaron can love him now.

If Leith doesn’t overcome his doubts and fears, he will forever be waiting for the moon and Aaron… and true love.


I found this story to be completely delightful and hard to put down.

Told from Leith’s point of view, it covers a span of 20 years. What begins as a teenage crush and friendship, that will last over a lifetime.

Leith and Aaron had a high school crush on each other, but kept their feelings secret. After graduation, they go their separate ways by Leith staying in their home town, and Aaron settling in Hong Kong.

Leith becomes badly abused by his boyfriend, but he has his family and his wonderful group of friends to keep him going. Also, he loves Aaron’s letters and phone calls, but he finds himself withdrawn from further relationships.

Aaron ‘s heart was broken when his lover leaves him, but when these two men really begin to reconnect with one another, the story really begins to unfold before us. This book is a journey of friendship and family and a long awaited love that cannot be denied. I believe you will love their story as much as I did.

The one thing that I did not care for was that the author has Leith talk to the reader occasionally outside of him telling his story. I found it would jerk me out of their world that I loved so much. I realize that this might just be my hang up, and may not bother anyone else, but unfortunately it did for me. Even though this brought me out of the story at times, I will say I was still fascinated with this book and really enjoyed it.

L.J. LaBarthe is an amazing story teller and will capture your heart with her stories. She is a must add to your book collections. I highly recommend this story, and you won’t go wrong with any of her works.


Reviewed by: Cheryl

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