My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pretty sure this was my first book by this author and I absolutely loved it.
It would make a fantastic romantic comedy film and it had just the right balance between angst and humour to stop it becoming stale or too obvious.
It’s actually quite a slow burn, with Hale and Quellcrist (and I’m sorry but his name – possibly an homage to the Altered Carbon character – made me laugh each time I saw it in full) becoming best friends first.
Quell is still reeling from his separation and his wife is still pulling his strings when he meets Hale.
The way Quell began to have feelings for Hale totally worked for me. He was attracted to his character, his honesty, his steadfast support and freely offered friendship.
I don’t think at any point it felt like a ‘gay for you’ more a dawning awareness of someone else’s attractiveness irrespective of gender.
Lots goes on, it’s a well-paced narrative and the behind the scenes stuff with Ella and Mel were some of my favourites.
The pay off felt earned and I liked the way everything was handled in the build-up to crisis point.
Put it this way, I started it in the morning and only put it down because my dad was picking me up!
Great read and a truly lovely ending.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.