The Sharp Edge of Love by Diana Sheridan ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

thesharpedgeoflove400Title: The Sharp Edge of Love

Author: Diana Sheridan

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Cover Artist: Aisha Akeju

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/28/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Blurb:

When he goes to a local Renaissance Faire on Saturday morning, Josh expects to have a good time, but not much else. He certainly doesn’t expect to meet Ethan, a good-looking man in the jousting tournament, or for Ethan to spend the day and night with him. The more time passes the more perfect Ethan seems to be.

But that perfection begins to crumble when he realizes that Ethan is hiding something—and that something seems to have something to do with the recent stabbings in the city that are leaving men blind and horribly disfigured…

My View:

Uncomfortable. That is the first word that comes to mind when I think about The Sharp Edge of Love by Diana Sheridan. Everything about this story just made me uncomfortable.

The writing style had me squirming. Josh and Ethan’s immediate, insta-love attraction had me questioning. The interlude on the ship had me raising an eyebrow. I don’t want to go on from there, but you get the idea. The further I got into the story the more I wanted to put it down, walk away and never look back.

I can’t be happy with the ending because I actively disliked both main characters and almost every action they took. I can’t recommend this book to my readers, because I just want to forget of its existence.

That being said, I know there is a reader out there who will adore this book. I know there is a reader that can appreciate the chances the author took in making her characters unlovable. The chance she took in having her characters make the wrong decisions at every turn. The fact that this story is not a bubble gum boy meets boy and rainbows and flowers ensue type story. I however, am not that reader.

Links

The Sharp Edge of Love on Goodreads
Less Than Three Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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