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Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall

Waiting for the Flood

Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall

Published by: Riptide Publishing on February 23, 2015
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)

Edwin Tully is still getting over his breakup with Marius. Still living in the house they chose together, he hasn’t been able to move on in the past two years. But the annual flooding of his neighborhood might just be enough to make him reexamine his life this time around. As he bands together with his neighbor to make it through, for now all he can hope for is limited water damage.

Adam Dacre is a civil engineer dispatched to help minimize damage from the flooding. He expects it to be a challenge, but he never expected to run into Edwin. And the moment he does, Adam feels drawn to the man, though he’s not aware of the pain that Edwin still carries with him.

Edwin has to admit to himself that he likes Adam. But it can be hard to open yourself up to someone when you’ve been so closed off for so long. Can Edwin reach a place where he’s ready for something new before Adam leaves his life forever? And does Adam possess the patience that Edwin needs from him?

I really liked the way that each chapter started with a description of one of the rooms of the house. Since part of the story is watching Edwin work through some of the grief for his last relationship that he’s still carrying with him, I feel it helps readers get into the moment right there with him.

Part of me wonders about the way things play out in the end. If Edwin has been brooding for two years, I’d be skeptical about it all turning around in a single night. But it may just be that we as readers don’t see everything he’s been working through before the book begins.

Aftermath by Alexis Hall

18739317Title: Aftermath (Glitterland, Book 1.5)
Author: Alexis Hall
Published: October 28, 2013
Pages: 28
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publisher Link: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

If you’ve read Glitterland, I’m sure you probably wanted more.  What happens next?  Do Ash and Darian truly reconcile?  Do they find a way to make their relationship work?  Well, wonder no longer.  This free short serves as an excellent follow-up to the novel and provides the resolution many readers (myself included) really wanted to see.  And it definitely hits the spot.  I won’t say more in order to avoid spoilers, but I will say it’s a must for anyone who read the story that comes before…

Glitterland by Alexis Hall

17727137Title: Glitterland (Glitterland, Book 1)
Author: Alexis Hall
Published: August 24, 2013
Pages: 248
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publisher Website: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Ash Winters has experienced some real ups and downs in his life. The author of best-selling novels, he now finds himself often struggling to deal with his depression and prefers to keep himself isolated from the rest of the world. But when he is dragged to a stag party and meets Darian Taylor, an energetic and outgoing aspiring model who almost seems to live in a completely different world, things change. There’s an attraction there, but it means Ash has to be willing to trust Darian and also trust himself. And that’s something he just might not be able to do.

If you’re looking for a fun romantic read, this is it. These two guys just crawl off the page and into your life and it’s simply a great experience. Alexis Hall has done amazing job with this one. The character of Darian is so incredibly well-written that if someone told me this was an account of a true story, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. (Even when Darian annoyed me, I was still smiling through it.)