Author: Suki Fleet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
A Harmony Ink Press Title
At seventeen, Sasha is a little lost and a lot lonely. He craves friendship and love, but although he’s outwardly confident, his self-destructive tendencies cause problems, and he pushes people away. Making sculptures out of the broken glass he collects is the only thing that brings him any peace, but it’s not enough, and every day he feels himself dying a little more inside. Until he meets Thomas.
Thomas is shy but sure of himself in a way Sasha can’t understand. He makes it his mission to prove to Sasha that he is worthy of love and doesn’t give up even when Sasha hurts him. Little by little Sasha begins to trust Thomas. And when Sasha is forced to confront his past, he realizes accepting the love Thomas gives him is the only way to push back the darkness.
As an avid reader in the genre I’m always pleased to discover an author with strong talent and skill. Suki Fleet is a new-to-me author and I was captivated by word one. This was an amazing tale and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Fleet.
It’s obvious right away that Sasha, the main character, is a young man who’s gone through more hardship in the seventeen years he’s been alive than most people do in their entire life. His only solace is using broken glass to make beautiful art projects.
Thomas is a classmate who sees something in Sasha that no one else does. He’s willing to put up with Sasha’s rude behavior and putdowns because he knows Sasha is worth getting to know. Their relationship built slowly from barely friends to best buds and then to romance.
Even without knowing all about Sasha’s past, Thomas is patient with him in regards to what sexual activity they do have. These boys are just so sweet and perfectly made for each other that you can’t help but root for them to succeed.
The book has some angst and is full of ups and downs. So much drama I felt like I was on a roller coaster, loving every single minute of it. There were several beautiful and emotional scenes, the author certainly knows how to play the reader’s emotions while also telling a beautiful story at the same time.
I also want to give a shout-out to cover artist Aaron Anderson who did a masterful job at creating the perfect cover for this story.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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