Reviewed by Ami
Title: The Mighty Have Fallen
Author: Bonnie Dee
Heroes: Trevor Rowland/Jack Burrows
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 112 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 18, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Theatre headliner Trevor Rowland is at the peak of his career when disaster strikes. In one fell swoop, he loses his eyesight, his fame, and his boyfriend, who absconds with most of his money. Trevor must take on a flatmate, hardworking East Ender Jack Burrows, to afford the rent. Anger and bitterness have taken up residence in his heart—but Jack shines light into the shadowy corners with his relentlessly sunny disposition.
Jack introduces Trevor to a local drag club and convinces him he can enjoy the stage again. Trevor’s defences slowly come down as Jack becomes much more than a barely tolerated roommate.
But will Trevor’s fragile trust be destroyed when it appears he’s been manipulated yet again by a man he’s come to care for? Will he reclaim his life or crawl back into a shell of defeat? Trevor must learn to trust not only a man, but himself, once more.
I always enjoy stories where the main characters experience personal maturity – a journey to be a better person. I definitely thought this story had that. Trevor loses his eyesight and his boyfriend runs away with his money. He suffers from depression even if his family refuses to let Trevor wallow on it.
It was great to read how Trevor finds his way back again – with the help of his East Ender roommate, Jack Burrows. Trevor realizes that he can still work – this time utilizing his voice – and he can still even perform on stage! I was proud of Trevor; I was genuinely happy for him. And Jack is a wonderful character; his positivity helps Trevor a lot.
I did find Jack’s Cockney accent to be hard to read – it is a personal issue of mine. Being an ESL, I always struggle to read books with accent. Sometimes I didn’t even know what Jack was talking about! Also, because Trevor is blind, I could only rely on Trevor’s other senses about Jack as a character – and sometimes I felt it was rather incomplete.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*