My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This one instantly went onto my winning list when it referenced not just one John Cusack film, Better Off Dead, but then also went on to mention the boombox scene in Say Anything as an example of extremely romantic gestures.
See that there is impeccable taste and so this book had a huge advantage.
That it also lived up to its promise by being a well crafted, much longer exploration of the CCG gaming world Casey Cameron has created was an added bonus.
I loved Lucas’ youthfulness and his harshness and arrogance, but also his vulnerable and hurting parts too. Drey, well this type of gruff, stoic and reticent older guy pushes all my buttons. He was grizzly, a bit of an arse and pure silver fox, with the maturity needed to help Lucas find a level surface to lean against.
Much more steam in this one, some epic phone calls and a lot of sexy talk all made this a real emotion stirrer.
# ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest review.