- File Size: 2419 KB
- Print Length: 93 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Vanessa North (July 7, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LMB8M92
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,693 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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The Lonely Drop Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
All in all, the story was well written, I don't recall seeing any editing issues, and was realistic for the most part. Still worth a read.
_The Lonely Drop_ did have some issues, but the awesome carried it along just fine. I'm not hiding this review behind a spoiler warning since the book itself gives away the tropes and ending in one of the first pages, but if you want a completely unspoiled experience, stop reading here and start the novella after the dedication.
_The Lonely Drop_ is a sweet m/m romance about two college best friends who share one fervid kiss, part ways, and reconnect ten years later. I'm giving it four starts because it was well paced, moved along quickly, the sex scenes were both hot and romantic at the same time, and I somehow plowed through without even realizing it was in first person present tense (not my favorite). It has a lot of romance tropes that I don't usually like, personally, but they were well handled. I really only had one disappointment:
THAT COMMUNICATION ISSUE, THO. Gah! Gaaaaaah! This is one of those where a whole lost decade would have been avoided if they'd both just spoken up, and they each had ample opportunity to speak up along the ride after reconnecting, but each refused until the end because plot/trope required them to. I mean, I guess it was a decent slow build if you like that kind of thing, but other reviews are right where they say that the two MCs acted more like high schoolers than grown men who'd learned anything in the ten intervening years. I was frustrated as a reader even though I knew how it would end up, and even the 'cryptic' stuff was air-horn-blaringly obvious and our intrepid MC was just clueless because, um, cluelessness.
Don't let that deter you if this is your kind of story, though. Everything else was so on point that it really is an enjoyable read, even if you're unfamiliar with Asheville. I'm not, and I got nostalgic actually knowing the places described in the book. Our MC, Nick, moved to Asheville after losing his mom, and I moved away after losing mine. The parts about his and Kevin's shared grief were really moving, and I don't think that's just because it hit close to home for me. The sex is a bit vanilla, but it's romance, not erotica, and it was quite touching once they finally got around to it. Overall, a very satisfying, if short, read.
This story is written from Nicks POV, so it is no surprise that you get a sense of who Nick is more than who Kevin is. It would have been nice to get dual POV' from this short read. It would have certaintly added more traction to the story.
Although you get a good idea of who Nick and Kevin are, you don't really get to see theirpersonal growth, because not enough was given about their pasts to see a huge change in who they are ten years later. I felt they were relatively the same. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it just made me want more. I wish the story had been longer for them to be better developed and for their relationship to have more time to be explored, because their banter and the sex was fantastic. It would have allowed readers an oppurtunity to know Nicks mother and to better understand the relationship between Kevin and his father.
I throughly enjoyed this friends to lovers story. It was well written. I would definitely recommend to all.
Good work! I'll defiantly have to read her other creations. I rarely find a book that I don't have to scrutinize and over correct. And there's a great surprise in the end.!
100%. 5 stars. Good author here.
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