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Dude. Nyrae Dawn writes the best stories. This book was so heartwarming and real and just beautiful. I've read tons of books about falling for the best friend's brother but this book takes the cake. It wasn't just about a classic trope. It never is with this writer. This book just turned everything on its head and added so many more layers to a story I thought I already knew.
The character development is absolutely flawless in this story. Toby is so beautiful in his silence, having experienced so much and trying to live the best way he knows how. Levi is so charming and vulnerable, struggling with who he is and what's best for him. And together they were just right. They fit. They were sexy and sweet and completely endearing. They made me laugh out loud and smile super hard and blush fiercely sometimes too.
The drama surrounded the story had nothing to do with them being gay or being bi and I loved that because the focus was on life. And how we're ALL trying to make our way through it and sometimes we need someone to help us realize the best in ourselves. I loved that Levi could say the words Toby couldn't and that Toby could give Levi some of the confidence he had lost.
My favorite aspect of the book was realizing that we all need people. We all need acceptance. We all need love. And there's nothing wrong with that need. It doesn't make you weak. It makes you human and I was so proud of Toby for realizing that. I loved his journey and I loved Levi's journey as well. My heart went out to him. I was able to care about them instantly. And that's such a good thing to have in a book. Characters you care about.
I just think this book was outstanding and romantic and so captivating. Nyrae is so good with words. This book made my heart smile and I'm sure I'll be reading it over and over again indefinitely.
Through her main character, Tobias, Dawn affords the reader insights into being black, being a gay male, having a single parent, struggling with being biracial, "abandoned", and most importantly, being "in Love" from a distance. Then, what do we do when our dream comes true?
Life throws us curve balls, and dreams come true; it's how we handle and respond to them that makes us who we are.
I am committed to reading every word she writes from now on.
Single POV can read like a device to make a story more mysterious than it is. But Toby, thoughtful, messed up Toby, is the perfect narrator. He's smart, but he's been affected by the emotional damage he's taken, under the constant stress of "different." It makes for a certain type of "blindness" that's heartbreaking. His version(s) of Levi, ditto.
I can always tell when a story affects me this strongly. It takes me forever to hammer my thoughts into a coherent review. As a reader, I fell in love with Toby and ached for Levi, and Chris. As a writer, I'm in awe. I will be seeking other work by this author. She's damn good.
I usually find the whole "my best friend's older brother" storyline to be overdone and trite. But this one had so much more to offer. It wasn't the usual. Maybe because it was a bi-racial, gay romance - I don't know. But it was special. They were special. The way Ms. Dawn writes from Toby's perspective, I could feel the longing that had built up for years. And I could understand why he played off his infatuation with the flirtatious Levi.
And oh my...Levi. What a guy. Smart. Sexy. Witty. Sweet. Who wouldn't love him?
I loved this story and will be sure to read more of Nyrae's books.
Anyway, I'm rambling now but this novel really hit it home for me. It's a great and unique story and I hope you love it as well as I do.
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To look at a situation speaking exactly what's going on with me and person I let in
wonderful narrated, enjoyed it so much
couldn't stop listening :)