Nora Phoenix’s latest treats a traumatic past with sensitivity
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Righty, I liked this one quite a lot, it dealt with a very traumatic issue in a sensitive and informative way without over dramatising it or making things appear to be done for the sake of plot.
Both Denver and Judah are sympathetic characters, even if they both carry baggage which makes them be a little introspective and, at times, self-absorbed, but the writing never makes the reader become bored of hearing about their troubles.
Although I do have to say, some of the sexy talk did make me laugh, which I’m not sure was necessarily the intention, but I forgave the characters as they are relatively young and Judah is inexperienced at anything!
The format of the book, hooking it on a reality TV talent show which might, or might not, be a shade in line with The Voice works well for anchoring each stage of their relationship from initial meeting through to the wonderfully ambiguous (view spoiler) ending.
There was also a good set of secondary characters and I do hope Nora is planning on giving us Tim and Nathan’s story because I really NEED to read that!
#ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review