Rarely is a sequel better then it's original. But then again it's pretty obvious Abercrombie knows how to step things up a notch. The characters i liked before... I love them now. Characters I disliked... well I like them a little better. Characters I overlooked... starting to pick up some sinister vibes. There's a lot of development in this one, especially with a certain selfish prick named Jezal Dan Luthar slowly tugging at the old heart strings. I admit it. I ended up feeling sorry for him. God! Who am I kidding? I ended up feeling sorry for everyone!
I loved this. For the second installment, despite the heavy topic and the pain and the drama that ensued, this book was as close to perfection for me as possible. Loved how their relationship grew, loved how they weren't perfect but worked through their struggles, loved how they found common ground and compromise. Loved the supporting characters, especially Erin and Summer, and adored the kids.
Fusion - the title itself hints at what's to come inside the book - is the story of Hugo and Kevin melding their lives together, as best as they can. It's the story of crafting a family of your own, against conventions and against the odds. It's the story of coming to terms with pain and loss, and finding ways to cope and communicate. It's the story of finding friendship in unexpected places, and giving from your heart. It's the story of two men who've loved each other for a very long time and who have to fight to be together and stay together. It's the story of one very strong woman who recognizes love when she sees it and has the inner strength to foster it, support it and celebrate it.
In short, it's a story about love and family and the fusion of their lives.
Wow. This was superb, with realistic characters that were fully fleshed out, and a profound message that permeated the book from pretty much start to finish.
“Because life is not a fairy tale” is the Brothers Grime slogan. Yes, this novel delivers a romance and a story that is as close to a fairy tale as possible, while still firmly planted in realistic settings.
Eddie Vasquez, uncle, brother, son, has been hiding this dyslexia for nearly all his life. He knows his limitations, works around them with what technology offers, but hates the fact that he struggles to read. Oh, and he's also head over heels in lust, possibly love, with his niece Lucy's teacher, B. Andrew Daley.
I knew I was in for a treat when the book started out with Eddie preening in front of the mirror to make sure he looks his very best when dropping off Lucy at school, because Mr. Daley (he who hands out Teacher's Pet pencils to his favorite pupils) might be there.
sooooo freaking cute and fluffy and sweet, without explicit sex (which wasn't needed), and a lovely romance to boot. Great supporting cast as well. Just a romantic, quick read that I very much enjoyed.
Nicky Hauser is not having a good day. After walking in on his boyfriend shagging one of the waiters, Nicky is out of a job and a home, never mind the cheating bastard.
Crashing on a friend's couch for a bit, he then stumbles into his first house-sitting job, which leads to more house-sitting jobs, which lead to Spencer Cartwright, a divorced computer consultant and professional slob. Spencer is gay, which is why he's divorced from his ex-wife, but never took a moment to sit down and invest the time to find a guy to love.
This could have been awkward and a wee bit on the dirty side, considering that Nicky ends up working for Spencer, and that there's a bit of inequality here between the two men, what with being employer/employee. Kim Fielding never lets it drift into skeevy territory though, and simply delivers a heartwarming, fluffy, romantic story of finding love when you're not looking for it.