"Love All the Way" is an unforgettable story about the complexities of love and commitment. In 1972, Melanie Foster and Allen Shandi's lives collide in New York City. Soon after, they develop a deep bond and a love that is far from conventional. Although Allen is a gay man, their connection is built on the sturdy foundation of commitment, companionship, and sincere adoration. This book tells the story of their impenetrable relationship and the challenges they must overcome through sickness and struggle. Life brings adversity to even the best of relationships, and Melanie and Allen must face the difficulties of loving someone all the way.
Melanie first encounters Allen on her walk back to her fleabag hotel room in Greenwich Village as he is getting pummeled in the streets. Gay men were frequent targets of violence and hate crimes. Allen is a wealthy women's fashion designer who is in a rocky relationship, and his soft and generous nature has left him open to deception and pain.
It doesn't take long for Mel to see into his heart and cannot help but fall in love with him. When he offers her an opportunity of a lifetime, she gratefully agrees knowing she must bury her feelings for him. When they are faced with the cruelties of ALS, their lives shift in a direction that neither could anticipate. Together, they face what comes their way and never turn their backs on each other. This story reminds readers that loving a person all the way is never easy and is not always achievable, and there are times when happily ever after is not the goal.