|An angstfest of a fic told from Dean's pov after Sam suffers serious brain injury. Dean is determined to care for Sam despite the changes in his brother and medical opposition. Dean also has to cope with Sam's openness about their 'brotherly affections'.
...he's seen how happy Sam is, how he smiles and laughs and holds on tight just like before, how he dives into that dark pulsing love as if he's made for it. He's almost free.
What a price to pay for freedom.'
NO romantic relationship or indication thereof until the very end of the book.
Come to think of it, can't call it bromance either.
All of the above are perfect for me :p
Very good adventure/suspense.
My only disappointment, I never felt much for Kane. The character was pretty flat and never came to shine.
This is my second book in a row where excessive drinking leads to the "morning after" comedy of errors. I think I need a shelf for that.
The story is quite enjoyable, but the characters can be extremely frustrating at times, especially Will. He is whiny and he doesn't express himself very well outside his "mafia relations".
I don't understand why Present Tense is necessary in this book. I don't love it to begin with and failing to see how it supports the story or adds to it, I have no choice but to remove one star from my rating.
Final score 2.7
Better than the first. It's got most of the same elements, but instead of the noir mystery aspect this one has hardcore politics. And a non-stereotypical female main character who has agency to spare. And another non-stereotypical female main character who has nothing in common with the other one. A diverse cast and while intimate relationships aren't the focus, they are used to good effect to make the characters and the culture well-rounded.
I can't hardly wait to read the third one.