Another Short from the Mended Daily Dose.
Author: Ellis Carrington
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
From the Publisher:
Evan Stanton is in over his head. Injured from a fall on campus, he’s let his boyfriend talk him into a senior year total immersion trip—two weeks abroad—only his boyfriend ends up dumping him shortly before takeoff. Evan gets on the plane anyway, but he’s lost his hope and added to his pain.
Chris Bale decided to spend his senior year of college clearing his head after breaking up with the girl he’s dated since high school. He finds himself on a flight to Istanbul next to a surly kid with piercings and guyliner who couldn’t be more his opposite. They strike up a friendship anyway, and as they make their way across a foreign land, Bale realizes he’s too immersed in Evan to let go.
Total Immersion was one of the most anticipated Mended stories for me and has become a favorite. I just really liked both Evan and Chris. I liked that they weren’t trying to make more out of their situation than was there. I like that they just started off having fun and ended seeing where the fun could go. I have to admit, the visual of Evan in his bad boy guylinered glory wasn’t a bad one 😉
Poor Evan has a dick of an ex, but he doesn’t feel sorry for himself for that. He is in pain, but he pushes through it as much as he can. Chris, however, brings out the best in Evan. Chris, for his part, is a doll from the very beginning. Helping Evan, a virtual stranger, from the minute they meet on the plane to Turkey. I love that he is always there for Evan. I enjoyed watching this couple grow in to… more.
I wouldn’t mind revisiting Chris and Ev in a few months to see if more happened. I will certainly be visiting Ms. Carrington’s words in the future.
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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