Monday, March 26, 2012

Awakenings by Tara Larson.

AwakeningsTitle: Awakenings
Author: Tara Larson
Genre: Same sex contemporary romance.
Part of a series: No
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 5 January 2012
This book was: An ARC from Net Galley, free in exchange for an honest review.
This is the summary off the back of the book.
Sean Morgan is wealthy, good-looking, and smart, so the world should be his oyster, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Sean’s the one stuck in the tiny shell his rich, conservative family forced him into. He’d love to break away from law school—and his girlfriend—to pursue life as a maybe-gay photographer, but he doesn't have the guts… until he meets sexy bartender-slash-artist Adam while on vacation with Lindsey.

His connection with Adam convinces Sean he needs to live a more authentic life, but how does his heart’s desire measure up against his family’s expectations? It isn’t in Sean to rock the boat, but Adam isn’t going to wait around forever. If Sean doesn’t stand up for who he is and what he wants, he’ll miss out on what could be his only shot at a happy ending.

This is what I think of the book.
OK I was very conflicted with this book, at the start the internal diatribe annoyed me and it left me thinking 'shut the hell up!!'
But as I got further into the story I understood more of what it was for. it allowed the reader to see what was really going on in his confused head. I did find myself saying to the book 'OK grow a pair' and the bike incident was obvious and predictable. having said that I thought the way it was portrayed, as in the recovery and issues when he woke, were realistic in a way you don't often see injury recovery shown in a book. By the end of the book I found I had read a really sweet story of two men finding themselves in a very honest tale of expectation and faith.

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