This has lots of promise but the execution didn’t work for me
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Not for me I’m afraid, I’d got about a dozen editing notes before I’d even hit a third of the way through the book and I mean narrative choices rather than the occasional typos which can still be present in an ARC.
The biggest issue I had with the book though was that the characters read like they were teenagers not supposed adults approaching 30. Rick giggles a lot, which for a 27 year-old isn’t something I’d be wanting to see in a partner.
Aiden flies off the handle, is a judgemental arse, treats Rick like a precious object one day and yells at him the next, jumps to conclusions and apparently falls in love in the space of a few weeks.
Then there was dickhead bunch of friends who served no purpose other than to turn up and be annoying and tell Aiden he shouldn’t be with a “crip” while claiming they had his best interests at heart.
Oh yeah, and then there was the
psychotic brother in law who was a gang member on the side, the out of left field domestic violence plot with Rick’s sister (on top of the gang thing) and random gang leader appearing to issue threats and beat up people.
There’s the bones of an okay book, it just really needed a line editor going through it and tidying up the plotting and the odd narratives which were out of place with what could have been a sweet romance about an artist and a wheelchair bound man falling in love.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.