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review 2017-06-08 18:00
Review: "Slip and Slide" (Death and Destruction, #3) by Patricia Logan
Slip and Slide - Patricia Logan

 

~ 2.5 stars ~

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review 2016-07-19 11:52
Heavy Stuff
Slide (Roads) - Garrett Leigh

Oh my, SLIDE was a powerful, heavy read from the very start. Pete the EMS man is completely and wholeheartedly in love with Ash. Pete is not perfect but he does the best he can with what he's got. Ash is what I would describe as a unanchored, lost young man. The only reason he hasn't floated away on vapors of some unknown nightmare is because of the compassion of most of the secondary characters and Pete. These two MCs are already an established couple when we meet them. I would say to anyone who's interested in read SLIDE, do read it but make sure you're in the mood for the weight of this story.

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review 2015-12-01 00:00
Slide
Slide - Garrett Leigh
Slide is a story about two young adult men becoming roommates and then falling for each other. It's just their day-to-day work and living basically, but it speaks to me on such a profound level. The way it is written made me feel like I was really in their heads. The phrase Still Waters Run Deep comes to mind when I think of this book and of Ash's character.

Both Ash and Pete are bisexual. Both are functioning adults for the most part, but neither is really settled in life, especially Ash. I was so drawn to them both. I think Ash will have a piece of my heart forever. I wanted to wrap him up and make him feel safe. (Following sentence might be considered a spoiler) –> When Ash was found on the streets, and the truth about him being sick and turning to no one came out, it broke my heart.

My emotions have been thoroughly worked over. They need each other, and I need more of them, so I'm definitely on to book 2.


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review 2015-06-30 00:00
Slide
Slide - Garrett Leigh 3.5 stars. A competent m/m romance in which Chicago paramedic Pete falls for tattoo artist Ash who suffers from an abusive past.
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review 2015-01-18 20:04
Slide (Roads #1)
Slide - Garrett Leigh

Trigger warnings:

For mention of past child abuse and rape. Pete is a paramedic and there's a couple of scenes of him going to a domestic violence call and coming to the aid of a victim of rape. There's also brief mention of drug abuse and suicide ideation.

(spoiler show)

 

This is a slow-burn - a little too slow as I waited through the first 3/4s of the book for the inevitable to happen. If the prologue hadn't been there - strangely placed as it takes place halfway through the book's timeline - giving everything away, I might have been more invested on going along with the story and letting it unfold in its own time. As it was, I was getting impatient, especially when Ash and Pete just plain did not communicate anything going on with them. It made sense from Ash to a point, but not so much from Pete. I also found the big reveal(s) to be a little coincidental, and not in the "it's a small world" way. 

 

I did like that you tell the difference between Ash and Pete at the POV switch, and the supporting characters are well written, and we actually get to spend some time with them. I also liked that the difficulties of being in a relationship with someone with an unreliable work schedule were addressed and that it wasn't another insta-love, insta-sex story. I would have preferred a few less sex scenes (though I do appreciate that the ones we do get didn't go on and on for pages) and more scenes of Ash and Pete talking and interacting outside the bedroom.

 

The writing was good though, if a tad repetitive, but aside from the odd missing article here and there, and one line that repeats within a couple of paragraphs, there's no glaring typos.

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