Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Meik & Sebastian
Authors: Quin Perin
Series: Obsessed 4
Heroes: Meik & Sebastian
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 77 ages
Publisher: Quin Perin
Release Date: December 13, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After ruining his chances with Sebastian, Meik is plagued by the past and haunted by the present. His escape: booze and sex. But the memories of Gabe continuously well up and never ebb. They become an ever-present companion he cannot escape.
Will he hoist himself out of depression to seal the past and face the present or will he lose himself in the bottom of the bottle?
Review: This installment follows the theme of jumping back and forth between the wreck Meik’s life has become since he screwed things up so spectacularly with Sebastian and showing what happened ten years ago with Gabe (the sole reason behind Meik’s current issues). The authors did a great job creating a character you can love to hate and hate to love, that’s for sure. Meik is such a total jackass through most of the current time of this story, but we see an entire different person when we learn about Gabe. Interestingly, it seems he was a bit different with Gabe than with others, even back then, but nothing to the degree he is now.
In current time, Meik is in a major downward spiral after Sebastian left. He has been self-medicating with booze and hookups (none of which can hold a candle to Sebastian, and all of whom leave Meik longing for him even more than before). He has had some epiphanies about his life, his feelings and his future and knows he must apologize to Sebastian at the very least, but that is easier said than done, as Sebastian is nowhere to be found.
I really enjoyed seeing more about Meik’s earlier life with Gabe, even though we already knew it didn’t have a happy ending. Much of this installment takes place in the past or with Meik beating himself up. I found I really missed the Sebastian page time. Thankfully, there is an epilogue to show us how things ended up, but I really would have liked to have seen more of the time between the reunion and the end. It just felt a bit rushed. The writing was definitely noticeably tighter by book 4, and I would be interested to see how this story reads as a whole, as opposed to installments. Either way, it was a fun and interesting ride, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more from this writing team.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the authors in return for a fair and honest review.*