Loving Donovan is a quick and easy read with anything but quick and easy subject matter. The lightness of touch of the difficult subject matter by the author left me initially wanting more depth. After letting the book marinate for a day or two, however, I realized that this unconventional love story is very sad and affecting and lingers in the subconscious. Ironically, I finished the book on Valentine's Day. This story is a reminder that each of us carries around a unique history that ultimately runs through our blood, bones, heart, and mind. That history will have a great impact on our interactions with others and will, undoubtedly, influence the success or failure of our relationships. Bernice L. McFadden makes you question the "why." I received a copy of this book from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.