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*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
When Dashiel’s body is found dumped on an East London wasteland, his best friend Danny sets out to find the killer. But Danny finds interaction difficult and must keep his world small in order to survive. By day he lives in an abandoned swimming pool and fixes electrical devices to trade for supplies, but by night, alone, he hunts sharks—a reckless search for dangerous men who prey on the vulnerable.
A chance meeting with an American boy selling himself on the streets throws this lonely existence into disarray. Micky is troubled, fragile, and Danny feels a desperate need to protect him—from what, he doesn’t know. As Danny discovers more about Micky, he realizes that what Micky needs saving from is the one thing Danny can’t help him fight against.
To save Micky, Danny must risk expanding his world and face something that scares him more than any shark ever could: trusting he will be accepted for who he is. If a freezing winter on the streets, a sadistic doctor, and three thousand miles don’t tear them apart first, that is.
This is the first time I read a story by Suki Fleet and I was really captured.
Suki Fleet know how to catch the reader with her subtle, raw and honest kind of writing.
Sometimes the book felt more documentary then a narrated story but it makes the charme and the fact that it’s written in first person present makes it even more real.
We get the insight of Danny, a guy who has scars – directly on his face and indirectly on his soul – who is living under severe conditions in an abandoned swimming pool building near London.
It is interesting to see how he and the other deal with their kind of livestyle. The life of being homeless, out of money, in constant fear and with no food. Human traffic, drug dealing and prostitution a daily component.
Danny is really eager to find the guys who killed his best friend Dashiel – and meets alond the way the feminine looking, really beautiful Mickey.
Danny feels mesmerised by the guy who is so different than him and soon he can’t stop think about him.
It is a bit tough for the reader to go through all the dark and angsty parts of the book but with Danny and Mickey we have two character who really cheer you up in a kind of way you never expected. Especially Mickey is a sweetheart.
The contact between the guys is innocent though sparks are flying and deep emotions are there.
There is a constant tension and the twist and turns in the book gives you thrill and chills.
Suki Fleet really captured you with a story you feel believable, which is honest and not often beauty but within the uglyness there is a sensitivity which touches you.
Very impressive. And therefore I give 5 out of 5 stars for this book.
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RETRO/ ANNIVERSARY BLOG TOUR
Author: Suki Fleet
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2016
Lenght: 328 pages (kindle)
2016 Rainbow Award Winner – Best Gay Young Adult
Add to you bookshelf:
Also check out the other participants of the retro review blog tour.
February 8 – Gay Book Reviews, Bike Book Reviews
February 10 – Back Porch Reader
February 17 – Dog-Eared Daydreams, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
February 24 Inglorious Bitches, Ellie Reads (all the books)
February 27 – Lily G Blunt, MM Book Escape, We Three Queens, Mikku-chan
Author bio – Suki Fleet
Award Winning Author. Prolific Reader (though less prolific than she’d like). Lover of angst, romance and unexpected love stories.
Suki Fleet writes lyrical stories about memorable characters, and believes everyone should have a chance at a happy ending.
Her first novel This is Not a Love Story won Best Gay Debut in the 2014 Rainbow Awards, and was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Awards.
There is a giveaway to win an ebook from Suki Fleet’s backlist.
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