My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book gave me many feels, some of them very good, a couple not as good, but overall it weighed out on the side of being a great read.
I loved both Colin and Daniel, I liked how each of their special hang ups were dealt with and I absolutely loved that there was no magic dick cure just because they fell in love.
I also liked that Daniel’s family weren’t portrayed as one dimensional homophobic religious bigots but as complete and complex people and how Daniel could love them at the same time as hate them for their views.
Throughout their visit I could feel the weight of the pressure on my shoulders, something LA Witt is excellent at writing.
Something else she’s great at writing are sex scenes, and the steam level is high in this one with some stupendous virgin sex.
The angst levels were moderate. I’d guessed what Colin’s background was going to be before it was revealed and, while it was a big part of his mental illness, it was never treated lightly but was explained and explored in the context of his continual eating issues.
World building was great and, as this is book one in a new series, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s coming next.
Oh, and that cover, yeah that could have stars all on its own, so hot.
#ARC kindly provided by the publishers through NetGalley in return for an unbiased and honest review.