- File Size: 739 KB
- Print Length: 285 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 9, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UIEM7MM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Fairy Tales (New Halliday Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The author weaves several elements into the sometimes haphazard and intermittent romance of Henry and Math, which drew me into the story in a bit of a different manner than a typical romance. The men's relationship intertwined nicely with interesting challenges including dealing with transgender issues, depression and hesitancy due to past trauma, family and ex-partners enmeshed in their lives, and even small bit about bisexuality. Of particular interest included Math's very young child questioning their gender identity, and the struggles of even a very progressive father to come to grips with the challenges facing his kid and how best to be a good parent. Henry's sometimes "neurotic" behavior, flaring up because of a troubled history, also kept me engaged in the potential relationship, as the traumas of the past interfered with simple dating let alone building a strong relationship. I especially appreciated how the author handled Math's bisexuality, neither flippantly dismissing his relationships with women as just something that happened in the remote past nor making it an over-dramatized/significant obstacle in the present, but briefly addressing it in a realistic manner.
Overall, the writing was and dialog was fine, neither particularly drawing me deeply into the story but also steady enough to keep me interested. As is common with these types of romances, the author occasionally seemed to string out issues, stretching them a bit unrealistically (from my point of view) in order to build in extra conflict, which sometimes damped down the chemistry between the romantic pair a bit too much. (e.g. Math's initial inability to embrace his child's gender challenges, Henry's repeated rejection of a relationship inspite of Math's continued interest, and Math's continual pursuit of a relationship despite Henry's off-putting ways). Overall, I wasn't as invested in the couple as I would have liked (the few intimate scenes sizzled nicely), but whole setting drew me in and made it a rather interesting read.
There were a couple of times I got worried that this thing with Henry was going to go on too long. I mean, "quit being crazy" as Liam would say. But then the secondary characters eased me through it. All of them. They were super interesting and all were supportive and troublemakers accordingly.
Then there was the lovin. Oh man. These two. It was perfect. And not. Which is perfect. The only awkward moment for me was Math talking about Sam. I really don't want to talk about my man's ex during sexy times. I loved the talking otherwise. Asking for what you want should always be totally cool. And Math made it so hot.
I loved this story. I can't not talk about Nova. I made so many highlights about Nova. I wouldn't know where to start. And I don't want to ruin it. It was so beautiful. I found myself suffering from blurry vision that may have required tissues.
5 stars. Recommended!!!