Show Me Wonders (Water, Air, Earth, Fire, Book 3) By: Riley Nash Narrated by: Liam DiCosimo, Wyatt Baker

Show Me Wonders is an unusual story about second chances read by two great narrators.

From the blurb:

Wait for me. Never let me go.

I fell in love with Jackson Moreno in hell, the only two survivors trapped in a catastrophic tunnel collapse. But when rescue comes, I discover he has secrets darker than I could have guessed. He disappears from my life as quickly as he came, and I can’t afford to chase after him when I have to raise my daughter alone.

I fell in love with Jackson Moreno six years later, on a bright summer afternoon, cleaning the lobby of a small-town bank. But he’s still running, and I’m struggling to keep my little family afloat.

I fell in love with Jackson Moreno in three feet of snow, surrounded by garbage and filth, after we lost everything. Because sometimes a tatted bad boy and a shy dad who loves knitting are destined to be together, no matter how many years and miles and memories pull us apart. No matter how many times we have to start over.

If we refuse to be broken, I believe someday we’ll find each other for the last time.

An epic, moving story of second chances and love that defies all odds, featuring a double gay-for-you relationship full of first times, hurt/comfort, a demisexual main character, and mental health representation!

This book contains some mature content related to mental illness and violence. For a full list, see the author's note in the front of the book using the "look inside" feature.

Lesetiger's Review:

This is another book in the "Water, Air, Earth, Fire" series by Riley Nash that had me hooked from the start. The storyline was very unusual, but that's what made me curious for more. Oliver and Jackson survive a train accident in which a tunnel collapses. They spend the first few days in total darkness and get to know each other better. Yes, they fall in love. But reality hits them hard when they are rescued and Jackson is taken away in handcuffs. Oliver returns to his family. 

But what would life be without second chances? And so it comes to pass that they meet again many years later. 

If you don't mind insta-love and a little coincidence, you'll enjoy this story. Oliver is no ordinary man, he loves to knit and his daughter Megan means the world to him. 

Jackson is just Jackson.  He has a tragic past, but I loved him for how he never lost faith in Oliver and just the thought of one day seeing Oliver again kept him fighting. 

Like I said, the story captivated me, my heart was ripped out and put back together at the end. And I've rarely been so happy about a happy ending as I was here.
A highlight of the story is Oliver's sweet girl Megan, she really shines and makes everyone around her shine.

The two narrators took turns reading from Oliver and Jackson's point of view. Both Wyatt Baker and Liam DiCosimo did a fantastic job of narrating and I was able to get into the characters' heads very well. They did a great job of portraying the emotions and bringing the story to life.  

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Reedkaye's Review:

Show Me Wonders is a heartbreaking story. It made me sad most of the way through the book hoping for something that might never happen.  

When Jackson and Oliver survive a tunnel collapse, they find themselves attracted to each other even though they are totally two different type guys. Oliver has a wife and daughter. His marriage is bad and though he is unhappy he is afraid of change for fear of loosing his daughter. Jackson is a bad boy who has never know love. He has no hope for a future. Mostly because of circumstance he lives a life much different than he would have chosen. Jackson is afraid of bringing bad things into Oliver’s life so he runs.  

Destiny is a big factor with these two. Years later they are reunited but again things don’t work. Jackson is forced to be the bad guy. He even serves time in prison and Oliver is living a much more everyday life. But destiny again finds a way to mess things up.  

There is a lot of sadness to this story. It caused me to stop and look around and maybe wonder about the people in passing. How many are doing so well or so bad because of circumstances beyond their control?  

I really enjoyed this story. The narration by Liam DiCosimo and Wyatt Baker really gave reality to the characters. They fit perfect for them and the story.  

I would recommend this book and I seldom do that.

Rating: 5 Stars

Show Me Wonders is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.