Novel: Whistle Blowing
Author: Ada Maria Soto
Genres: Romance, Crime, Short Story
Part of Book Series: Standalone
Summary: Former Navy medic Sebastian Thompson has classic good looks and a true blue heart. But that doesn’t mean he has the confidence to make a move on the gorgeous young blond who just breezed in to the Blue Dragon Bar. Fate will play its hand, anyway. Finding the same young blond beaten to the edge of death, terrified of a hospital, Sebastian has to choose – walk away, or try to save a life. This one chance encounter will lead Sebastian into a web of danger. Who is the enemy and who is a friend? Who will he trust when everyone has a reason to lie? How far will he go, and what will it cost, to do the right thing?
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
As usual, I did not read the synopsis before reading the book, but I skipped the letter at the start of the book as well. I read it last and for once I was pleasantly surprised I wouldn’t have gotten any kinds of spoilers and my expectations wouldn’t have run wild if I would have read it first (I think it was a book by Lisa Henry where I mentioned I would have had certain expectation if I would have read the letter beforehand).
It’s been a while since I was this glued to a book, I pretty much started reading and didn’t let it out of my hands until I was done. Granted, it is a rather short book at around 170 pages, but still.
Right, about the book. ‘Whistle Blowing’ was intense from start to finish. I did not see anything of what followed coming. When Sebastian entered the bathroom I was full on expecting him to find Daren having sex with some stranger, not find him in a pool of his own blood on the bathroom floor. And I was really worried until Sebastian revealed he was an ex-Navy medic.
I liked both Sebastian and Daren. Sebastian because he did everything right, he was responsible and attentive and he had a heart bigger than the moon. And I liked Daren because despite being a spoiled rich kid, he tried to do the right thing, he was in no way stupid or dumb, and he knew what had to be done, never complaining about anything.
What I also liked a lot about this story was that most of it happened in one place, which is Sebastian’s house. I don’t know what’s about limited spaces that I like so much. It sure is a challenge to make the story entertaining, if anything.
I also liked the side characters, especially Rachael. She was one tough lady and I fear for anyone who dares cross her—I’m joking, whoever does it deserves whatever is coming.
All in all, I enjoyed the story a lot. I would have liked if it would have been a bit longer or if I would have at least gotten an Epilogue—I really would have liked an Epilogue—but I really can’t complain, I loved it.
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