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Lover of Light by Mel Bossa

Lover of Light

Book Info

Title: Lover of Light
Author: Mel Bossa
Published: January 25, 2016
Pages: 225
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher’s Website: link
Rating: ★★★

Review

Andy’s life is a bit of a storm at the moment. He’s recently laid his estranged father to rest, he lost his job, and his best friend, Dimitry, has announced his engagement to Alexei, who Andy is certain his only using him to get a green card. In the midst of this upheaval, there’s tension between Andy and his current boyfriend, he takes a new job as a bartender, and Dimitry announces that his engagement to Alexei is over. Andy couldn’t be happier about the latter until his boss hires a new waiter and in walks Alexei. Andy doesn’t quite know how this is going to work–he needs a waiter who can be in sync with him to keep the bar running smoothly. Much to his surprise, though, Alexei is a hard worker who knows his stuff. But just as he starts to realize there might be more to Alexei than he previously realized, he learns their might be even more to his boss and the bar where he works. And even Andy is surprised at the lengths he will go to protect someone he thought he hated–emphasis on thought…

What a fantastic story! This one was refreshingly original and there were several surprising twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. There are definitely some frustrating moments, and there are points where I wanted to shake the characters repeatedly. But the dynamics and relationships here are so electrifying and charged that it shouldn’t be surprising the story invokes that sort of a reaction. A great character-driven story, and I personally couldn’t get enough.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.]