Reviewed by Ami
Title: Like Two Parting Seas
Author: Zhara Freytes
Series: States of Love
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 57 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After two years of internet chats and crappy video calls, Nathan and Leonardo will finally meet face-to-face, and the anticipation is killing them both. Their slow-simmering desire to be together soon boils over as Nathan shows Leo around his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Witty conversation fills their days, passion fills their nights, and both young men know they belong in each other’s lives. But how can a romance, let alone a relationship, work when Nathan’s career is in Boise and Leo must soon return to his home in Italy? Since neither is ready to say goodbye to the budding love affair, they’re determined to find a solution before the end of Leo’s holiday.
I am a little miffed because this story started two years after the fact. I felt like I missed the beginning – how did Nathan and Leonardo find each other on the Internet? How did they keep the friendship? Did they start from chatting or go directly to video calls? Who initiated the video calls? And so on, and so forth.
I don’t mind reading about ‘established’ relationship … but since Nathan and Leo have only been seeing each other online, I didn’t feel like they were established enough. That is why I want to read how it happens. On top of that, the ending of this short story falls into HFN territory. At least give me an epilogue if you don’t give me the beginning, dear author. *pout*
However, like the rest of the States of Love stories, I enjoyed the glimpse of Idaho. As characters go, Nathan and Leo are alright. Freytes is a new-to-me author and the writing style is pretty good. Maybe if she writes something a little bit longer, I’ll take a look on that as well.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*