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I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!

Currently reading

The Friend Zone
Kristen Callihan
Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 6/411 pages
The Wild Girl
Kate Forsyth
Progress: 152/480 pages
Liesmith: Book 1 of The Wyrd
Alis Franklin
Rush Me
Allison Parr
Progress: 156/263 pages
Shield of Winter
Nalini Singh
Progress: 280/436 pages
Devil's Cub
Georgette Heyer
Daniel Arenson
Progress: 56/276 pages
Pivot Point
Kasie West
Progress: 36/237 pages

Keep it simpler, please!

In The Absence of Light  - Adrienne Wilder

Well, shit. So much stuff happened in this book my head swam.


I kept tripping over Grant & Jeff's convoluted history - possibly because I really didn't give a damn. So. Many. Stories. I'm thinking this could have been 200pgs instead 291, and seriously, there was no need for both Grant & Morgan to carry crazy-ex-boyfriend baggage. The desired plot points on relationship progress could have been made with less external drama.


I would have liked Morgan's POV. And a slightly more believable small town (seriously, it's the most gay-accepting community ever). It was really nice that they weren't gay bashing assholes, but all of Durstrand felt too good to be true.


Personally I found the evolution of Grant & Morgan's relationship the most interesting, and I could definitely have had some more of that and less FBI ex-con crap.