I didn’t know Val Kovalin’s writing before and I loved it.
First, the story is set in 1984, when I was 16. The characters are 18 at this time. So many references I could relate to!
And I love the characters. I have a soft spot for Bobby – his love for Alejo is so strong it’s never in doubt. He knows he wants to spend the rest of his life with him. At such a young age, it’s truly beautiful.
The story is well written, well balanced, a joy to read. Throughout the whole ordeal, I was rooting for these guys so much. The emotions sound true and sincere. I miss them now. I’ll have to read the other book.
But I’m not sure if I’ll like it. Apparently, the follow-up which was written first is their story but on a different timeline – think of the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow Sliding Doors. Remember? Two different timelines. Weird. In this case, the guys broke up after college and reunite at 40. I don’t know if I’ll survive the breakup. I prefer to keep the HEA (happily ever after) ending in my mind.
Eh… who knows.
I think I noticed one mistake in the whole book. A masterpiece of grammar, syntax and spelling. YAY!!!! Thank you Val Kovalin! So refreshing.
The characters in this book are 18 so they can have all the hot sex they want and we’re witness to some of those scenes. If you’re younger than the characters, you can’t read it. So there.