I am vociferously passionate about good books. And I hate adverbs.
Nope. This did not do it for me. Not at all.
First of all, it was slow.
Then it got slower.
Then it slowed down further, and truly, this is when all the things that science-fiction has taught me should have made the action either come to a complete standstill, or start moving backwards. In time.
The backdrop of Toronto, that beautiful, wonderful city, was not used at all. The whole setting felt flat and one-dimensional, with the hockey thrown in just because. "Well, it's Canada, right? Gotta have some hockey."
I did not connect with the boys at all, they were cardboard push-overs both of them.
The Hell, Callum? You could have told that woman to take a hike fifteen times, yet, still, you let her walk all over you. Who DOES that???
I was also saddened because there just had to be this insane, moronic woman in the story, too. Can we please have an M/M-story without women being portrayed as Evil Vagina Witches?
God, I'm so sick of it. What happened to all us women who are actively supportive of your m/m-relationships? You know, the ones out there in Real Life who actually help you? Could we please be portrayed once in a while, too? (Yes, and before you go all up in my face, that means f/f too, and any other sexual/relationship-constellation you may be in. You're in love, good. I'm all for it. Love is love).
That said, the story took me from nowhere to nowhere. In a non-linear fashion, which can be really good in the hands of a skilled wordsmith. This was not one of those times.
And the end?Just made me want to bang my head into the nearest wall.
I can safely say this was not my favorite book.
I'm VERY happy to say it was a freebie from Dreamspinner Press.
I was NOT asked to read this book by anyone, it was free from the publisher, and nobody asked me for a review in exchange. If you are the kind of person who likes to troll one-star reviews, well, what can I say? This is MY opinion. Bugger off. Go have your OWN opinion over there in your own space.