My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is gorgeous and tugs at the heart strings before wrapping everything up in a slightly squiffy bow which has been tied together with a lot of love but not necessarily any polish. (The bow that is, not the book!)
I’ve said before how much I love the skill Christina has in connecting the reader to the characters she writes and this one, book two in her new series of intertwined stories, is no exception.
In Tristan and West she’s created two fully fleshed out men with their own broken parts and holes in their heart which are looking for the right person to mend them.
It’s a slow, slow burn, friendship into attraction into lust and into love and it has to be that way as both men have deep scars which need some tender care.
I felt a twinge of sympathy for Mr V, West’s ex-boyfriend, I think he did care for him in his own repressed way, and Tristan’s dead husband was a presence in the background who never took over or felt like a missing perfect saint.
Seeing them slowly open up again to the possibility of a new life and a new love was so beautiful to read. I’m looking forward to more from this series.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.