This book was really good but way more heavy than I had anticipated. Be prepared for lots of heavy issues and soaring emotions. I am an emotional persThis book was really good but way more heavy than I had anticipated. Be prepared for lots of heavy issues and soaring emotions. I am an emotional person to begin with and normally wouldn't read a book like this. But I am pregnant which made it even worse and I cried pretty much through the whole thing. But I instantly loved Emmet and Jeremey and there was no way I was gonna quit the book because of some sobbing and nose blowing.
Although Emmet and Jeremey make a wonderful and adorable couple, this is a lot more about their issues and helping each other handle them, than it is a romance. Although it does contain a little bit of steam. Also it ended maybe a bit too abruptly. ...more
I really enjoyed this, although it was not what I was expecting at all. It is not an NA romance about a bad boy and a geek, and I think it is only faiI really enjoyed this, although it was not what I was expecting at all. It is not an NA romance about a bad boy and a geek, and I think it is only fair to warn people what it is actually about.
Although occasionally I was reminded how young the characters were, probably in their early twenties, it felt like a normal adult romance. And it was also somewhat of a suspense, because a few chapters in you find out that Alex is actually (view spoiler)[a cop in witness protection, when the bullets start flying, and they have to go on the run together (hide spoiler)]. It doesn't take long at all to realize that Alex is the badass one of the two of them.
Before meeting Alex, Ridley thought of himself as a dominant bottom. But that shit just aint gonna fly with Alex. Alex dominated the hell out of him on their first encounter, and their second, and I would imagine every encounter after that. But unfortunately, we only got to see two sex scenes, and then no more. I was just waiting and waiting, because the first two were super intense and awesome. But there were no more after that and I was very disappointed, especially since the first two were before they had developed feelings for each other.
But I still really enjoyed this. It had an alternating POV, and a lot of cute and funny moments. I enjoyed see Ridley fall for Alex. Even though he was originally attracted to him for his cute and nerdy persona, he eventually fell for his badassery too. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This was an incredibly unique story. I found the writing a bit stiff, causing it to take a bit longer for me to get into. But eventually I did and I wThis was an incredibly unique story. I found the writing a bit stiff, causing it to take a bit longer for me to get into. But eventually I did and I was surprised how much I really felt for the characters. I wasn't really sure if this was the type of book that would get an HEA. Was it a romance? Was it headed in that direction at all? I found that I hoped it did.
As wrong as Walker's action may have been, I really felt sorry for him. He seemed so innocent and clueless about the world. About right and wrong. He didn't really understand how to treat Joel properly, or that you shouldn't steal the freewill of someone you love. But the trials he put himself and Joel through changed him on the inside almost as much as on the outside, and he learned a lot. I really learned to see him in a new light. As did Joel.
Joel was quite incredible. He was put through hell and he fought hard. He may have almost given up a few times, but in the end he is the one that saved himself and Walker. Although his feelings for Walker didn't come across very clearly. His change of heart could have been more gradual. He claimed he hated Walker, but a lot of times he tried to be nice to him because he felt sorry for him. Also he knew how much a kind word coming from him would mean to Walker. Of course he was also incredibly attracted to him. But I never really felt that it was more than that until the end. I felt that his feelings for Walker sort of just conveniently appeared in order to resolve the problem.
I was really hoping for something more epically romantic in the end. It was still romantic I guess. And I did love all Walker's declarations of loyalty and devotion, however creepy. This book is definitely for people who enjoy a morally ambiguous story, and stories where you are not entirely sure whether you are supposed to like the MCs, or what exactly it is you are even rooting for. I love that feeling....more
This was really dark, which I like, but I have also really been enjoying books about disabilities lately. I just would have preferred if there was lesThis was really dark, which I like, but I have also really been enjoying books about disabilities lately. I just would have preferred if there was less of the mystery story and more of the romance. Not that the romance wasn't still a huge part of the story. I just didnt like the Julia stuff....more