Reviewed by Ami
Title: Wish You Were Here
Author: Asta Idonea
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 59 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.
Review: Tags May Contain Spoilers
I genuinely don’t know how I can review this without spoiling everything; I am sure that when you start reading, you will get a sense of what is going on somewhere in the middle. Or if not, I guess I can say that there is a twist in the end, so you might have to prepare for it.
The budding friendship between Oakley and Bobby is believable – Oakley is pretty much invisible in the eyes of his parents, especially his mother who are in deep grief after losing Oakley’s sister. So it’s understandable how Oakley sort of latches to Bobby for company, since Oakley’s family is renting an isolated cottage that takes him away from his friends in the city.
Bobby is a little mysterious, but I guess it’s also intentional from the author. I already formed a connection to Bobby despite the short time I spent with him due to the length of this story. Which makes the ending more powerful to me…
I wish this the story is a bit longer; but that’s a common problem with short story, isn’t it?
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*