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English \ eBook, 266 pages
Debut: February 8, 2016
Read: February 1-4, 2016
Rogue Chronicles Entry
Why I picked this story up:
I need a bit of m/m romance in my life every once in a while, and this just sounded totally amazing. Add to that the intriguing Sci-Fi concept, memory sharing, and a town called Dead Rock to underline just how badly Raleigh needs to get out of there... *gabby hands*
What I found:
Incredible strength. Survivor. Raleigh owns those words, and love -- for his dead brother and his strange meteor man -- is his driving force. At every bad turn, he amazed me a bit more and he just... stole my heart. He's exactly the kind of YA/NA hero I love most, from his background to the depths of his big heart. So of course I'm overjoyed he found his perfect match, because he deserved it. They deserved it; to find each other, to find such love... Those two just belong together, period.
Plotwise, I really don't want to reveal any details, because it'd ruin the whole experience. It starts quite normally, I'd say, but gets more and more interesting later on. The whole memory swap and flashback-storytelling was just the way I love it. There were a few real cruel blows in there, but also some stuff that was on the edge of being too cliche that turned me off a bit, so it was not enough to leave me totally in tears. It also got a bit predictable, but I still liked how the details turned out, and that it didn't end with that one major revelation, but carried on into the framework afterwards. And I'd love to know how their story goes on!
For an NA story, it could've done with a bit more heat. I felt all the love, but with two guys like this... yep, definitvely missing a big chunk of lust to go with their personalities. Draw it out a bit more, too.
Area Scan: Idea: 5/5 -- Style/Vocab: 5/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Hearts: 5/5 -- Tears: 5/5 -- Heat: 2.5/5 -- Thrills: 3/5 -- Laughs: 3/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods
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About the Author
Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Sweden and is busy making friends with the ghosts of her Viking ancestors. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When she grows up, she wants to be an elf – until then, she spends her time (when not writing) wall climbing, buying far too many books, and entertaining her shiba inu, Lego.
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