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Format: Kindle Edition
This book can be read as a standalone, but it's best if you read the connected book, AS THE LEAVES FALL, as Marcus, one of the leads in this book, is the 'baddie' in the former. He's pretty prominent there, and the author was skilled enough to make me dislike him, but not hate him, and totally blindside me to the possibility of him having a tale of his own. And, the way she's gone about explaining him and what makes him, what he's endured in his life, made me feel for him, like him and cheer for him.
It's another very real-feeling book, once again set in the UK, though this time in Manchester. It's an 'ordinary' tale, but not a boring or mundane one, just one that could actually be happening under your eyes, with guys who were decent, who felt properly gay (by that, I mean that they didn't have to label themselves, there was no discussion about who does who, there was no playing coy or hard to get, and it wasn't romance-y in a teeth-grindingly sweet way, just in the right, 'yeah, I can see that happening' way) and who felt real.
I liked both leads, that there was a proper storyline to bring them together, and that each had their own moral values and decency, and that both were unselfish and had a lot of love for those they cared about. I think for me, this book was about love. Love between the leads, the love Marcus and his friends had for each other, Marcus's love for his gran and hers for him, and Adam's love for his mum. It left me with a warm feeling that was like a lovely cup of tea on a cold, sunny winter's day. I really enjoyed it, and, I *think* that the author may have one more book in this series up her sleeve. She's mentioned something, but currently there's no information on her website, so perhaps we'll be in for a little wait for it, but I know it'll be worth it - there's not a book of hers that I've read that I've not enjoyed.
ARC courtesy of the author and Enticing Journey Book Promotions for my reading pleasure.