The Whole Trying Thing by L.M. Langley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I gotta be honest—when I first started reading this book, I was baffled. I had no idea what was going on for far longer than I’d normally put up with. But the characters, setting, and even the author’s writing style engaged me enough to keep reading.
The author interweaves the past and present in a way I found easy to follow and doled the story out in breadcrumbs of information that were just too intriguing to not follow.
I also have to say that as much as I loves me some happily ever after/happily for now, I actually found the end just a teensy bit disappointing. Because I really didn’t like the main character, Lucas, AT ALL (which is to say, I RELISHED not liking him, and thus believe it was the author’s intent I didn’t like him), and thought he deserved to lose everything.
In spite of that, I have to give the story four stars, mostly because I couldn’t put it down. And I really loved Issam. Though be warned, this author doesn’t give us any perfect characters, there’s a great deal to go “hmm” about with all of them.
I don’t know I’d call it a romance, really—it lacks the fantastical, feel-good elements of a traditional romance—but it’s definitely a m/m story worth reading.
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OMG, that's two good reviews IN A ROW! Somebody get me a food taster, they must be slipping me something...