My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Do you know what was Inevitable about this book? That Briar Prescott would write a beautiful and unconventional love story that takes hold of your heart and won’t let go.
The navigation of a relationship with just two people is complicated enough, but throw in a third, add in one of the MCs being Ace and two of them being best friends who’ve been in love without ever acknowledging it for half their lives and you could have had a right mess.
Instead, what Briar gives the reader is an organically developed and cleverly paced narrative that takes them on a journey alongside Bas, Drew and Ezra as what they each bring to the other proves to be the catalyst for taking chances.
There is some angst, it would be unbelievable if there weren’t doubts, fears and occasional stumbles, but a lot of the tension is caused by events outside of their relationship.
Drew’s parents and sister are insert swear words of choice here and my heart broke for him when he came to the realisation that he’d never meet their unobtainable standards while remaining his true self. I despise people that cannot accept their children for who they are when it comes to their sexuality and identity.
But, for me, everything about the way they came together just made sense, they fit and Ezra acted as the glue between Bas and Drew which let them finally let loose on their love.
It’s not particularly steamy, there is a wonderfully hot hook-up when Drew meets Ezra for the first time (he and Bas are not a couple, no cheating here just saying!) and there is one scene between the three of them after they’ve committed to being a throuple.
Both are emotionally connected and integral to the plot, not thrown in just to meet a quota, and they resonate with feelings. The Epilogue is just gorgeous and made me very happy.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review