My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am so glad I persisted with this book because the first quarter of it was a bit of slog through as nothing much really goes on and there’s a lot of exposition to set the scene.
However, it really is a fabulous book once it kicks in and I absolutely loved all the dynamics at play in the various different relationships and friends’ groups that it explores.
Jeremiah is a complex character and I really felt for him with the weight of his family’s expectations pressing on his decisions. He’s a good guy, and I bristled at how some of his family behaved towards him. He’s not the typical paramedic all action hero type you can get in opposites’ attract type stories.
He had layers that I really enjoyed discovering the more the book went on, his relationship with his best friend Chucky and his girlfriend Ronnie added more dimension to the narrative.
Collin was a sweetie, completely mired in the rut of his life, not knowing what he wants to do and hanging onto his two best friends because they’re safe and familiar.
When he meets Jeremiah there’re sparks and a dancing around which eventually plays off into a very satisfying romance.
I’d certainly read more in this series and it’s great to read more interracial romance with people of colour in focus.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review