Super powers and an author who will be at this years GayRomLit Retreat? Who could resist?
Author: Katey Hawthorne
My Rating: 4.25 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Econ student Hansen Marks has been hot for Sam MacLeod since they first bonded over their secret superpowers–literally hot, since Hansen can produce fire from thin air. But soccer star Sam was always covered in girls, so Hansen kept his attraction in the closet and convinced himself that “best friends” was better than nothing.
When Sam’s electrical powers freak out in public, Hansen has a sinking feeling they’ve been spotted by unfriendly eyes. While dealing with the fallout, Sam’s emotional dependency on Hansen forces their mutual attraction to the surface. Even after they give in, Hansen is afraid to admit he’s in love. Sam doesn’t really like guys, he’s just feeling vulnerable…right?
Just as their nights are heating up, it becomes clear Sam’s electrical explosion was seen, and now someone has it in for both of them. They’ll have to save each other, both from the haters and from their own fears, if they want to maintain equilibrium.
I was eager to read Equilibrium for two reasons: First, I had read book three in the series, Nobody’s Hero, accidentally out of order, and enjoyed it. Secondly, I am making my way through the authors attending this year’s GayRomLit Retreat and Katey Hawthorne is on that list. I was pleased to find Equilibrium did not disappoint!
Sam was adorable, and it was sad to think of the struggle he went through before he met Hansen. I liked how Hansen handled all the situations thrown at him and kept his “cool”. Together they were hot, even if it took Hansen awhile to believe Sam was not just experimenting with him. By the end, they reached “equilibrium” nicely.
I also appreciated that this novella was well edited. I found no errors that I could recall and everything flowed smoothly. In the end, the only thing holding it back from a 5 star rating is that I never felt that “spark”. It was good, really, really enjoyable and maybe a reread is needed, but in the end I did not have the necessary connection for it to be amazing.
I would like to thank Katey Hawthorne for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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