My lovely reader, be ready, be retro. Check out this post for my review of Suki Fleet’s This Is Not a Love Story.
Get your chance to win any ebook title from Suki Fleet’s backlist and be sure to stop by the other blogs who participate in the Retro Blog tour. Links are below. 🙂
Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
The blurb already tell you that you can’t expect a sweet, lovely story though Suki Fleet knows how to capture you with innocent character who went through hell.
The book’s title is fitting, it is not really a love story yet it is one. But as I said not a sweet, cheesy one.
Suki Fleet has a marvelous talent to develop a real, honest world, a cruel world, unforgiving and merciless. The heroes of her books have to endure a lot, no regulated live. Living on the streets, barely any to eat but still not totally hopeless.
It is touching how innocent Romeo and Julian still are, despite all the actions, the filth, violence and other heavy events and things they had to endure or seen.
Suki Fleet has also a genuine modest and honest way of writing, nothing is biased, there is no judgment it’s more like having a report written yet the language is poetical in its own way. It’s not boring or dull, but you have to be strong to endure the coldness behind the words she chose but it’s not her as an author who is cold. It is the world she is describing. The merciless showings and the nonchalance in some parts. The hopes mixed with deperation, like a candle flickering in the light, sometimes too small to notice.
This is my second novel by Suki Fleet and I can say: prepare to be devastated. Still she gives her heroes a happy end and the candle light flicker becomes a stronger flame.
5 out of 5 stars for this, because of the raw and honest descripion of a world we live in, without sugarcoating the events but making them not extraordenary cruel. It’s just a simple poetic observation, put in a fluid language together.
Add to you bookshelf:
When fifteen-year-old Romeo’s mother leaves one day and doesn’t return, he finds himself homeless and trying to survive on the streets. Mute and terrified, his silence makes him vulnerable, and one night he is beaten by a gang of other kids, only to be rescued by a boy who pledges to take care of him.
Julian is barely two years older than Romeo. A runaway from an abusive home, he has had to make some difficult choices and sells himself on the street to survive. Taking care of Romeo changes him, gives him a purpose in life, gives him hope, and he tries to be strong and keep his troubles with drugs behind him. But living as they do is slowly destroying him, and he begins to doubt he can be strong enough.
This is the story of their struggle to find a way off the streets and stay together at all costs. But when events threaten to tear them apart, it is Romeo who must find the strength within himself to help Julian (and not let their love story turn into a Shakespearean tragedy.)
Be sure to stop by at the other blog tour participants for their reviews. 🙂
May 22 – Booklove
May 24 – BooksLaidBareBoys, Mikku-chan, Molly Lolly
May 29 – Dog-Eared Daydreams, United Indie Book Blog
May 31 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
June 2 – Inglorious Bitches
June 5 – Keysmash
June 9 – Diverse Reader
June 12 – Bayou Book Junkie
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.
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