I enjoyed the set up and idea but this was not my favorite thing from her I felt that this book was a bit too short to really get into the characters especially since we had a section when they were ids and then a section when they were adults I wish time had been taken to reunite them I guess But I still love this author and will always read everything she writes Cute mm romance about two guys who have one awkward night together right after high school then don t have any contact with each other for ten years THIS IS THE 3RD BOOK IN STEPHANI S FRIENDS TO LOVERS SERIESSuper cute short and sweet friends to lovers romance I loved it This story had so much potential yet what did we get instead 6281 pages of Sammy and Marc when they were 18 followed by a 10 years later and a rushed and immature resolution with both of the MC shoved in a closet Stephani Hecht can do better and this basically read like a plot outline not a fully fleshed out book So much time was dedicated to meddling old neighbours rashes and talk when the boys were teenagers that there was no room left for the fact that they were separated for so long had so much between them they needed to settle and were going to need a really long talk to make up for it I didn t find the reason for the separation believable it was actually very weak and a ten year period of feelings of abandonment hurt and incomprehension were magically solved in under 3 minutes which was underwhelming We get nothing about what their lives have been like since their separation the blurb actually tells us than they do The whole book was basically the one scene of when they were 18 and their unsatisfying reunion When I read in Stephani s blog that we. Best friends in high school Marc and Sammy each harbored a secret attraction for the other but neither dared act on their feelings for fear of ruining their friendship Finally one night during the summer after their senior year they gave in to their desires and had a passionate encounter Wellas passionate as possible when one of them had a dog bite the other an al.
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S sure will cause Sam to hate him at the same time she s up and moving them to another town he leaves without telling Sammy why and it breaks Sammy s heart he thinks he s been used Years later Marc is a film maker who wasn t to do a film using Sammy s GLBT centre and despite his feelings Sammy agrees and their friends decide it s time for the two to talk whether they like it or not To be honest I thought Sammy gave in too uickly LOL Yeah I m mean that way Apparently Marc had been talking to their friends for years but refused to contact Sammy and everyone was but you didn t contact him Umm yeah he didn t walk out without a word It wasn t on him to explain or ask forgiveness I wouldn t have minded the ending being drawn out as most of the story was them at age 18 rather than at age 30something but the romance of friends to lovers as ids was sweet and intense as young love often is and Sammy s elderly neighbor was a hoot uite disappointed in this novel I m a fan of Ms Hecht s work so for me to read such a failure put me in a really bad mood I thought it would be about the struggling romance between two people who need to be together but refuse to THeir resolution at the end happened far too uickly and their realtionship from when they were like 18 25 stars maybe way too short 65% of the book is there one time together before being separated for 10 years then everything is resolved within 10 minutes of them being reunited the book just felt unsatisfying and rushed Overall nothing every really happens and the book is so rushed even with their being separated by a really lame reason for 10 years you haven t developed any feelings towards these characters so there is no angst or anything. Is missing Then one day Marc shows up at the center wanting to film a documentary Sammy is shocked and hurt that Marc stayed away so long only to turn up when he needs somethingWhat Sammy doesn't now is Marc had a good reason for staying away One that could not only destroy their lives but the love they once had for each other and any chance of a future together.
Would be getting 2 books a month I was excited But if this is what we re going to get uantity over uality I d rather wait for a decent book that took time to write This one at least would have benefited from it I was not impressed Hm To my surprise the bulk of this story was set ten years previously and described their virginal first time together Then the briefest present time wrap up about why Marc left back then and did not try to see Sammy again Sadly that part fell shortThe teenage story actually felt sweet and Vamped (Vamped, kind of funny and provides the entire reason for the three star rating I just did not get sufficient resolution and happiness in the end and given how I still liked this one but I concur on most of the other reviwes the past part was way too long and the contemporary part felt cramped and not satisfying enoughWaiting for the next part of the series This story basically covers TWO DAYS of Marc and Sammy s life One day in the past which is than half of the story and one day in the present where Marc and Sammy meet again I DO like the past portion of this series It s just entertaining to see how Marc and Sammy s trying to deal with obstacles like evil dog and allergy to strawberries to finally seal the deal I have a soft heart for young best friend who fall in love with one anotherIt s the present portion that I don t like 1 This book isind of divided into two parts The first 23 of the book is Sammy and Marc as high school graduates who have been best friends since Sammy moved to town Although they new each other was gay they finally get together and it s amazing being each others first However Marc s Mom is a loser and abusive and when she reveals some information he Lergic reaction to strawberries and both had a bad case of poison ivy But just as they get together Marc and Sammy were torn apart when life and family obligations interferedIt's been ten years and Sammy never got over losing Marc Even though he has a successful career as a social worker at the local GLBT youth center Sammy has always felt as if a piece of himself.
Stephani Hecht Ï 9 review
Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two Born and raised in Michigan she loves all things about the state from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team Go Wings You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop creating her next book or gorging on caffeine at her favorite coffee shopWhen she’s not running around like crazy trying to get her kids to their various ac