Before I Wake by Eli Easton

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before wakeBlurb

Nurse’s aide Jonesy is drawn to Michael, the comatose victim of a hate crime whose homophobic parents have rejected him. Jonesey sits with Michael, reads to him, and encourages Michael to wake up. Jonesy may not be the smartest guy in the world, but he knows Michael needs him. And if he also thinks Michael is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, well, Jonesy knows better than to hope for things that can never happen.

Michael is lost in a dungeon, a dark and terrifying place. His only comfort is the sound of a man’s voice. Can Michael come back? Does he want to? Maybe Jonesy can convince him that some things are worth living for.

THIS IS A SECOND EDITION, published by the author. It has a new epilogue, new formatting, and a new edit.


This is a very sweet short story about a very caring, if a little simple, nurse’s aid named Jonesy and his in-a-coma-boyfriend Michael.

Michael is the victim of a hate crime, left in a hospital and sentenced to death by his folks who tell the hospital to turn off his machines as they have no money to provide for this “abomination’s” care.

Fortunately Michael’s will to live is strong enough, and he survives without his machines and Jonesy steps up to take over his care.

With only a few pages Eli Easton manages to make us fall in love with both these amazing characters and to have belief in the essential goodness that resides in humanity.

5 of 5 hearts