Emanuela ~plastic duck~'s Reviews > Love Ahead: Expect Delays

Love Ahead by Astrid Amara
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Dec 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: romance, contemporary, rainbow-gay, glbt
Read from August 08 to 09, 2011

I really enjoyed this short story. Austin and Zach have been together for a while. Austin would like for the two of them to move in together, but Zach doesn't seem to want to take this step. He has been in a few relatonships that bordered on abuse and he is afraid of taking the wrong decision. Even if Austin has a temper, Zach can see how cherished he is by his lover. The long trip they take to deliver Zach's grandma's car to her will force them to know their lover better and to overcome the doubts they have about their future.

The two protagonists are well matched. Zach has a nice supporting family and a sunnier attitude that conceals his fears. Austin is hardened, it's clear that he had to go through rough times, but he also thinks that avoiding conflicts is not the way to solve them. They are probably both right and it was good to see the way they tried to reconcile their different personalities because of the love they feel for each other. The theme of the road trip is in my opinion an interesting way to force two people to face their problems. It's an eventful trip - robbery, car breaks, threats of violence - but the two of them are able to come out of their trouble without changing their personality, but working with it.

There is something naughty about the two of them together that made the pages sizzle. This story is a slice of the life of Zach and Austin taken in the most significant moment of their relationship and I was left with a feeling of satisfaction and happiness that is not easy to achieve in such a short story.
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Alyosha Mmmm, that's exactly how it left me feeling, too!

Emanuela ~plastic duck~ They really seemed two regular guys with normal reactions to what was happening. No drama-queenism.

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