I’m so happy and honored to be a part of the Gay Book Promotions Book Blitz for this addictive and fast paced high school murder mystery and m/m enemies to lovers to enemies to lovers (yes, multiple times) story!
When 17-year-old Connor’s friend Evelyn suddenly dies by falling down the stairs, something doesn’t feel right about the accident, and he starts his own investigation to find out the truth. The problem is that this means having to deal with Evelyn’s twin brother, Liam, who Connor has a very complicated relationship with, to say the least… Connor is out and proud to be queer, but Liam is the opposite. After a hock up at a party last spring, Liam suddenly turned homophobic and punched Connor in front of everyone in the school hallway, leaving Connor hurt and confused.
I really rooted for Connor, and I could understand his attraction for Liam, even though Liam was such a jerk at times. Liam had his own struggles with his abusive and homophobic father though, which made his actions a bit more understandable. And the on/off, enemies-to-lovers parts did make the story very addictive. I really wanted them to just be honest with each other and find happiness together.
A part that didn’t work as well as I’d hoped for though was the murder mystery. The whole plot felt too unrealistic, the characters actions not very believable and the twists were too easy to see through. But even though some parts were a bit too unrealistic for this book to be fully as great as it could have been, it was overall a very suspenseful and enjoyable high school story. I read the book in one sitting, not able to put it down until all mysteries had been solved! So, 3.5 stars rounding up to 4 for the way this book kept me entertained the whole way through.
Thank you to Gay Book Promotions for the ARC and blog tour invitation! All opinions are my own and I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.
3.5 thrilling stars rounding up to 4
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Chris Bedell’s previous publishing credits include Thought Catalog, Entropy Magazine, Chicago Literati, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, among others. His debut YA Fantasy novel In The Name of Magic was published in 2018. His 2019 books include his NA Thriller Burning Bridges and his YA Paranormal Romance novel Deathly Desires. In addition to his YA Thriller Bewteen Love and Murder, Chris had several other books released in 2020, including his YA Contemporary I’ll See You Again. Furthermore, Chris graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016.
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