Author: Jacob Z. Flores
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Released: October 15, 2012
Part of Book Series: Standalone
Summary: Justin Jimenez has loved his partner, Spencer Harrison, for ten years. He’ll do anything for him—including bury his feelings for a man he met while he and Spencer were separated last year. Justin never planned to fall in love, and he certainly never planned to tell Spencer about it—but when a phone call wakes them in the middle of the night to inform Justin that his former lover, Dutch Keller, has been in an accident, he doesn’t have a choice.
Justin’s revelation shatters the fragile relationship he and Spencer were trying to rebuild. The weight of his guilt—both for hurting Spencer and for leaving a heartbroken Dutch to find solace in a bottle—crushes him. But what Justin doesn’t know is that Spencer and Dutch guard an explosive secret of their own. All three men are tangled in a communal web of lies, and unless they find the events in their lives that ultimately led them to friendship, passion, and betrayal, they won’t see the love at the heart of the pain.
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
I’m gonna start by saying that the way this is written is completely new to me and refreshing at the same time. I enjoyed the timeline jumps and reading something then getting some more details and a background of the situation. An initial sitution even.
Then there is the plot that I also enjoyed. Altough there were times I was pretty sure where the plot was heading, this book managed to make me have doubts and kept me on edge every chapter. I couldn’t wait to read more so I can see what’s gonna happen next and how is the mess gonna be fixed, but at the same time – like it usually happens with a book you are enjoying – I didn’t want to rush so I can read even more. Naturally, that made it so much more entertaining for me.
And last, there are the characters. At first I thought I will dislike some of them, the main characters even, but the way this is written – so that you get all sides of the story – made me like all of them. Still, I must admit I have a soft spot for one of the main characters.
I see why and how not everyone could get to like 3, but even so, I recommend the book. It’s just so realistically written. Nothing seemed out of place (maybe a bit towards the ending, but I could probably think of a good explanation for that) and the characters’ reactions felt natural and plausible.
This book is definitely going up in my top favourite books.
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