- File Size: 5154 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Publisher: NineStar Press (December 25, 2017)
- Publication Date: December 25, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0787GZ4MS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,514,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The writing felt a little complicated to me, more what you’d expect from a fantasy. Some passages seeming almost lyrical and overly expressive. Which can be nice sometimes, especially when describing the kind of winter wonderland setting that the men are living in, but it got to be too much for me. I had difficulty connecting with the characters when I had to regularly reread passages to figure out what was happening and what our MCs were talking about. I often felt like I was left out of a joke. What I suggest is readers download a sample and have a read of that. If you enjoy this writing style then you’ll probably really enjoy this story.
The character of Cam was weird and fascinating. The blurb mentions his odd behavior, but that’s putting it rather mildly. I loved the way Guy likened him to some kind of mythical creature, beyond the comprehension of mortal men, because that’s exactly how he felt. I don’t know that I’ve ever come across another character like him, and I appreciated the way the author allowed him to be so dismissive of labels and gender conformity. He knows his preferences because it’s his body, his mind, so people can try to apply any labels that they want because it doesn’t change him in anyway. He doesn’t care. And not in a rude, dismissive way, but he honestly just doesn’t bother worrying about it.
The plot was also a little random, but in a good way. There’s no way that you’ll see those twists coming. It certainly keeps you guessing and on your toes. The publisher’s warning for graphic violence should indeed be heeded, and as I read along I couldn’t see how this violence was going to ever be incorporated. It doesn’t seem like that kind of book. Though those instances are brief and in the past, they are intense.
While I am recommending this book, do check out a sample first, and decide if the writing works for you.
Original review posted at Love Bytes Reviews
Guy has been sent by his friend to discover if his friend's client is a plagiarist, if he plagiarized Guy's favorite writer, who just happens to be Cam's father. The Cam he encounters is nothing like he expected, if he had indeed expected anything. Cam is portrayed as somewhat pixieish and he enchants the stoic, unemotional Guy.
Cam is definitely weird and it's obvious something's not quite right with him. Will Guy figure out what it is? Will he figure out if Cam is indeed a plagiarist?
At its heart, Get Up is a mystery. I actually liked the mystery, it's just everything else I didn't like. I didn't care about the men's relationship. I didn't particularly like Guy or even Cam. I felt for Cam, but I can't say I liked him or connected with him or Guy. Reece Pine's writing style is just so disjointed and messy that I couldn't wrap my head around this story or connect with it or like it. To be honest, it bored me and even gave me a headache at times. I can't in good conscience recommend Get Up because I just couldn't get into it.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy received via NetGalley.
This is the second book I’ve read by Reece Pine and what struck me with both of them is the absolute originality of her stories. The characters are one of a kind and the unpredictable plots are a pleasure to read. Once I started Get Up I couldn’t put it down, and when I finished it I scrolled right back to the beginning and started reading again. (I love when that happens!)
This is a complex, multi-layered novel which builds consistently as the story progresses. As the men grow comfortable with each other and begin to interact on a more personal level, they are forced to confront their own damage before they can truly connect. There are some intense things going on here and Reece Pine does an amazing job building the tension. This is a slow reveal, artfully done, and I never saw it coming.
My favorite part of Get Up is the way the characters express themselves. The dialog is clever and creative, and as the attraction builds between these two I thought the sexual tension might just kill me. When these guys finally get together, and I’m not going to spoil anything here, but these are some of the most erotic scenes I’ve read in a long time.
Few things equal the rare and wonderful experience of a book I can’t put down. A truly spectacular story, Get Up deserves all the praise I can give it. I’m so glad to have discovered Reece Pine and I’m waiting anxiously to see what this extremely gifted author will write next.