Book Review: Awakening by Megs Pritchard

Reviewed by Susan65

29435616Title: Awakening
Author: Megs Pritchard
Series:  Crossing Desires #1
Heroes: 
Tony/Zeke
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length:
60 Pages
Publisher:
Megs Pritchard
Release Date:
March 6, 2016
Available at: 
Amazon
Add it to your shelf:
Goodreads

Blurb: Tony likes women. Always has. Always will. So when he wakes up in a strange bed after a drunken night out, he isn’t too concerned.

Thinking he’d scored with a woman from the club he’d been in the night before, he was shocked and horrified when he realized he was in a man’s bed. Naked.

What the hell happened last night?

With that question in mind, Tony quickly leaves before seeing the man he spent the night with, but in his haste leaves something important behind.

When the man he spent the night with calls him, Tony realizes that he has to meet him in order to get back what he left and that maybe he might not be as straight as he once thought.

With his brother’s help, Tony begins to question what he thought he knew about his sexuality and where the answer to that question might lead him.

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Review: This is an amazing story written in such a way that I was completely invested from the first page. And even though I usually balk at really short stories, this one worked for me. It did exactly what it was supposed to do, I guess, because I am dying to read the next book. It seems this is the first in a series, and thank goodness, because otherwise, that ending is a killer! You cannot end a book like that and NOT have a follow up.

This is really not a romance, yet, but the groundwork has been laid and the characterization (at least for Tony) is pretty well fleshed out. Will still needs his voice, but I can only hope that will occur in the next installment. Tony and Zeke are identical twins. Zeke is gay and Tony is straight…or at least he thought he was until he woke up in Will’s bed covered in love bites. This short story is basically Tony freaking out and coming to grips with how that night happened, how he feels about it, and what happened in his past to make him fight it. I loved the interaction between Tony and Zeke, and I wanted more with Tony and Will, but this short was more of a prequel (I hope), a teaser for what’s to come next.

If you can get past the cliffhanger ending and deal with no HEA ,or even a HFN, I think you will enjoy this book. I admit I was like “what the heck” when it ended, but knowing something is following makes it okay…for now.

Overall Impression: I loved it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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