At first, I thought this was the typical teenage coming of age story. It definitely started out that way. The first half is tender and sweet, young love at in all it's glory. In the second half, the book grows up, just like the characters. Life gets in the way, there's tragedy, loss and reward. Can you love more than one person at a time? Do first love's last? I ended up enjoying the book more than I thought I would. So, stick with it. Its rewarding in the end.
The only reason I'm giving the story 3 stars, is because it feels unfinished. Don't expect the narrative to wrap up all the loose ends in this book, I fear that's what book two and three are going to do.
That said, it's well written and I enjoyed the story quite a bit. If I hadn't liked the story, I would be a little unhappy about having to buy the next two books.
Excellent narration. Tremblay has a relaxed style that I enjoyed immensely.
I bought this book based on a recommendation from Reeva, who's opinions I've begun to appreciate.
While I'm still not sure that I get the emotional mechanics of a MMM relationship, the author handles it with aplomb. In the end, I think the relationship ends up being pretty stylised, but not so much that it's not realistic.
The mechanics of the sexual relationship in the MMM triad are expertly handled. What has the potential to overwhelm the plot, adds to it in many ways.
A long book, that feels like it flies by. Don't miss out, buy this book.
The narrator was good. He really brought me along with this one.
This story featured Danny Butler, a drug dealer who was pulled over on a weapons charge and the FBI was leaning on him to testify against his boss. After his boss sent some goons to silence him, Danny had to go on the run while waiting for the trial. FBI agent Miller Sutton was the FBI agent who worked tirelessly for 3 years to bring down the Crime Lord Hinestroza, so he wasn't going to let anything happen to his star witness Danny Butler.
While on the run, Danny and Miller got to know each other and soon started sleeping together. There was a lot at stake as Miller is an FBI agent (with a fiancee) and Danny is a felon. The decks were stacked high, and soon Danny and Miller felt the weight of all their past choices, and it seemed like their love wouldn't survive.
I loved the first half of the story, and the second half dragged a little bit. I think it was because the first half was the discovery of their love and while the second half was the discovery of the individuals as "gay" men (self discovery). Danny carried a lot of pain and self loathing, so I am glad he started feeling like he was worth something by the end. Miller had no insight to himself, but Danny's love forced him to come clean to himself and then everyone else. It cost him, but he gained self respect. I enjoyed seeing how they both battled separate demons, but realized they are stronger together.
I wish the author gave an epilogue about Rachel, Miller's fiance...and maybe the crime syndicate Danny was running from.