One in two chance of growth. One in two hundred chance of shrinking.
Nick is happy being 6 feet. At least until the release of a new flu shot with inte...moreOne in two chance of growth. One in two hundred chance of shrinking.
Nick is happy being 6 feet. At least until the release of a new flu shot with interesting side effects. Most people who get it grow from 5 to 7 inches, while a minority shrink. Too afraid of the latter happening to him he holds out. When the peer pressure starts getting to him however, he finally caves and takes the shot. But the effects it has on him are his worst nightmare.
Nick was so clueless about the world around him it was adorable. Of course, it was understandable considering the way he was knocked off balance after taking the flu shot, but more than that, it was just Nick. I love how he constantly reasoned by using statistics. He was also surprisingly naïve taking into account how intelligent he was and just completely unprepared for the effects taking the shot had on not only himself but those around him.
Riley was a mystery. He constantly threw Nick – and me – off balance. He possessed the trademark aggressiveness and cockiness Rowan McBride’s characters experience when they grow their muscles and until his attitude was explained it was rather aggravating. There was a lot more to him than met the eye though and there were so many layers to him he was fascinating.
I’m not sure which part of the book I enjoyed the most though. The first part; with the tension, stolen touches, uncertainty about what was going on and honestly, just plain weirdness. Or the second part, when Riley and Nick finally opened up to each other, the stolen touches, the tenderness… And. Oh. My. God. The sex. The shiver inducing sex Rowan McBride writes is just wow. There is nothing cookie cutter or boring about it.
There’s a reason why Rowan McBride is one of my favourite authors. His stories are original, the writing is fantastic and the characters are always fully fleshed out and interesting and I can’t get enough of them. (less)