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- Print Length: 304 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1983271543
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 20, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07F2PC2DC
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I didn’t, I promise, it just didn’t work for me and it’s kind of difficult to explain without sounding mean. Ugh, really I just want to be honest. So, here goes.
If you take all the pieces, the separate components of the story, I was into it. Really. I liked all the characters, mostly, I loved the setting and the mystery was intriguing, but somehow, all of it together just did not work for me. I never really understood the “relationship” between Nat and Quinn. And yeah, I am using quotes. I think so much of the relationship building that we needed to be a party too was done off page. Time passed without us “seeing” what was happening and it was just kind of mentioned that something did. You want to be my boyfriend? Yes I do. Ok, we are now boyfriends.
I don’t know.
I don’t get a lot of reading time on the weekends but even so, this seemed to take a long time for me to get through. I think a lot of it was every time I picked it back up I had to back up a bit to remind myself. It just wasn’t sticking with me.
I think most readers will probably enjoy this. I think that, like I said, it has all the right parts but somehow they just aren’t all fitting together. Hopefully I can add yet to that sentence. I of course need to read the next book, this one ends with everything totally wide open.
I also think people will enjoy the emotional side of the story. There were a lot of emotions flying around everywhere. This part wasn’t my favorite but I know it will appeal to others.
So to wrap, I didn’t hate it but I for sure didn’t love it. I need to know what happens next so I will definitely continue with the series and can only hope I like the next one better.
Nat and Quinn meet and, after a bit of ruffled feathers over the building issue, are drawn to each other right away. Nat remembers seeing Quinn a few years earlier, but Quinn insists he has never been here. The beginnings of the mystery emerge.
In the book we meet a number of other residents of Lakeshore, including Quinn’s adopted brother, and others. The characters are all well drawn and all spark interest. I think we might meet some of them in later books in the series. And as the romance develops, the mystery is at least partially solved, but a full resolution may wait for another book. Still this book has a lovely romance and a satisfying HEA, while leaving enticing threads to future developments,
Very readable, very enjoyable.
When Quinn and Nat meet, it is grumpy looks at first sight, but they turn quickly into heated looks. Nat is holding back, but his attraction to Quinn is undeniable. Their dancing around each other is short and sweet, and the first kiss is scorching. Then Quinn hears some life-changing news, and his world won’t ever be the same. He needs time to adjust to this new reality.
I felt that the mystery surrounding Quinn and the romance between him and Nat were told more or less separately and that the romance was on the background a bit. I must say the author did a great job revealing what happened to Quinn. It was very emotional. Every time she added some more elements, and with that, the feelings were multiplying and changing. The same goes for how Nat deals with his father’s death and his presumed role in that. Both events have a great impact on their budding romance, but I felt they dealt with it more on their own than together. While a lot of their own thoughts and emotions about the events were detailed and considerate, their feelings about each other were more off page. So their romance was told in leaps and bounds without the smooth, more natural way of evolving I would have liked.
What was clear, though, was that no matter what happens, family is important and it doesn’t matter how that family comes about. The story had some very nice side characters, from the young to the older, old and new. And in the end, Quinn and Nat have everything they need right there.
All in all, I found it was a captivating story, and I am looking forward to reading the next book.
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Hmmm so what didn’t work for me seeing as the fundamentals are all in place? Firstly I felt that a lot of Nat and Quinn’s romance took place off page, I also felt that the circumstances and fallout from Quinn’s adoption took up a lot of the book. I personally would have loved to have more time devoted to their relationship and less with Quinn’s past but that’s maybe just me. I also found there to be a lot of angst because of the personal situations of both men. I like there to be a good story in a M/M novel but I’m also in it for the warm and slushy feels.
Overall though it was a good read with a nice HEA and an ending that leaves you wanting to read the next instalment and I will definitely read book 2.
I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review