Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: A Good Feeling
Author: S.A. Meade
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 52 Pages
Publisher: Totally Bound
Release Date: December 20, 2013
Available at: Totally Bound, All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: Jamie has a good feeling when he meets and falls in love with Connor, an Army captain destined for Afghanistan. Will that good feeling survive Connor’s deployment?
Jamie never expects to meet the love of his life in a tea shop. He never expects his lover, Connor, to be an Army officer about to return to Afghanistan for one last deployment and he certainly never expects that, after three short months together, Connor would want to spend the rest of his life with Jamie. When Connor leaves for Afghanistan, Jamie can’t help but worry that his lover might not make it back alive. He also worries that Connor, who hasn’t told his men he’s gay, doesn’t want him to be waiting at the base when he returns. Will the good feelings he has about their future together survive their separation?
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release by Totally Bound Publishing.
When Jamie sees Connor in his tea shop, he has a good feeling about the handsome stranger. A feeling that leads the two to seeing each other again. Through a series of dates, Jamie and Connor fall in love but Connor, as an Army Captain, only has three months before he’s deployed to Afghanistan. Can a love developed over three months be enough to withstand the separation once Connor’s deployed?
I’ll be honest, this little short was a struggle to get through at first. The beginning was particularly slow because I felt like the interactions between Connor and Jamie were stunted and awkward. BUT around the middle of the book, I started to really enjoy the short tale. I liked that Connor and Jamie had such a great connection from the start and that, while it was quick, they developed a bond to the point where they’re each others ‘one’.
There was too much sex for me but I still liked it. I liked seeing Jamie and Connor get to know each other, although the story could have been expanded a great deal so that there could have been more depth to everything, but I enjoyed seeing the fear and pain of Jamie being separated from Connor. Not to mention the constant worry that something could happen to his love.
In the end, I had a lot of problems with the book but I also liked it. It was slow to start with but it picked up and I really loved these boys. I wished they had gotten a proper story that was more developed but, as a little snippet, it was a good way to pass an hour. If you’re looking for something short, sweet with just a touch of angst, give this one a try.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*