Author: Kol Anderson
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/07/2017
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Gay, Taboo
Jake Ross never had it easy. He’s learned to accept he won’t have the life his friends have. With an abusive alcoholic for a father and a younger brother far too good for this world, all Jake focuses on is keeping his kid brother safe.
But when their father goes one step too far and introduces Weldon to their lives, it sets off a series of events that will change all their lives.
Graphic depictions of rape, incest, violence.
Dub con, non con, abuse, childhood trauma, self-harm.
Dark themes throughout.
Author Note: HEED. THE. WARNING.
This is a messed up book.
This was short and so very not sweet and had all the elements that I have come to expect and relish from Kol.
This is parenting gone wrong – epically wrong and leaves Jake more than battered and bruised and very much alone. The thing I like most about Kol’s stories is that you don’t have a clue what the end result is going to be. You can almost guarantee what you are going to get throughout the story but you can never guess where it will end. Just when you become convinced you have worked it out the plot sneakily changes course and you are left with no clue once more. The cast of characters is intriguing but who are they really and how are they going to fit into the story? Who is going to save Jake? Where is his brother?
This first episode of Taboo is dark, delicious and frustrating. It teases at the story to come but cuts you off before giving you any answers. Kol excels at telling a story but be sure it’s a story you want to read– heed the warnings!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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,
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