...that I enjoyed this as much as I did. I can be a fickle mm reader and usually books that have had broad popularity are just meh for me. I was looking for something that wasn't too gimmicky and that featured characters who were firmly past NA. I'm not a fan of the GFY and there were things would normally be problematic for me(show spoiler)
Still, I became attached to the characters and the small but uplifting story arcs felt just right for me right now.
I'm feeling way too lazy to write a review, and this convo pretty much sums it up for me. Special thanks to Lenore for being my review muse.
No, it's not peace. It's much better than that.(show spoiler)
These books are so otherworldly, yet completely embody the human struggle. And they're damn funny to boot. I recommend!
I am very happy that Marshall Thornton has a several more Nick Nowack books to write. They deliver a great mix of mystery, character and historical touchstones of the 1980s. There a bit of romance, conflicted and messy as is usual is with Nick. I wouldn't have him any other way.
This was a soup to nuts busy plotted romance. Technically everything was sound. Good writing, good characters, good setup, good setting. And props for the acknowledgment of a bisexual character. Recommended for lovers of the slow burn romance with a heavy dose of kids, churches, and small town politics.
This book is an excellent reminder why hate spewing blow hards should not be entrusted to to run the country. Bad things happen to good people.
PS - this was the last audiobook given away at the now defunct Ford Audiobook Club. Thanks Ford. I don't know if your book club and giveaways ever inspired anyone to buy a new Ford, but I sure appreciated this and a few other free titles.
It's epic in time span and history, hitting many 20th century touchstones of gay life in America. It's intimate in following the lives of Ned, Jack and Andy. These are your everyman men who we observe navigating their lives, loving and caring for one another, and figuring what this life means.