A legacy of bullying and insecurity has left its mark on Troy, affecting all his interactions in the present. Adam is an ex-hockey player turned tattoo artist who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. But no matter how hard he tried, time and again he sends the easily scared Troy running.
Though both are nearly convinced it could never work between them, they agree to give it one more try. But then bad luck and fate conspire to leave Adam floundering to reach Troy while Troy worries over losing touch with Adam.
Less Than Three Press
May 4th, 2016
Interesting premise, but the execution... not so much.
The characters were flat and hard to connect to, despite the fact that I knew their past. Their relationship also had no heat/spark/chemistry. I honestly got bored reading this book.
The incestuous relationship between Michael and his twin Gabriel didn’t really bother me, who I am I to judge? What bothered me was how whiny and annoying Adam was I mean OH MY GOD JUST GET OVER IT AND FIND SOMEONE ELSE!
The prose wasn’t smooth, it was rather choppy and the transition between scenes could use a little brushing up but I was given an ARC so maybe it has been fixed.
This is a romance book, meaning the focus should be on the growing relationship, I expected more heat or attraction between them instead I got an insecure guy that is good looking but doesn’t realize it (does this sound familiar anyone? Is this a trend now because it’s so overdone) and a whiny almost pathetic man hitting his forties.
I love a good book with a large age gap, as long as the characters are not so one-dimensional.
The book wasn’t completely hopeless though, despite the flaws the book, had it still managed to convey the theme and I was glad that Troy was finally releasing his emotional baggage, going out and learning to be more confident.
Our past’s shouldn’t define us, bad things happen sometimes and it sucks, even worse it leaves us emotionally scarred but we have to pick ourselves up or at lease find someone to help us in our journey of self-acceptance.
Yea, I'm that deep ＼(￣▽￣)／
PS: What is wrong with Troy’s mother? Someone needs to smack the shit out of her.