Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Back to Normal

Title: Back to Normal
Author: Wren Boudreau
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-865-5
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Two men have never been more different than Greg and Finn. Greg works several jobs while struggling with the fallout of a divorce. Finn is the typical “good time” boy never staying with one man long enough to remember their name. Yet when these two meet, the attraction between them is instant.

While this may be the typical “coming out” story, Back to Normal was still a fun story to read. The two men, Greg and Finn, are drawn to each other from the beginning yet, both have reasons to stay away. Greg truly struggles with his sexuality and his growing feelings for his new boss, Finn. The emotions the author rings out of Greg are realistic to what someone in his shoes would be experiencing. However, I was surprised by Finn’s reactions and how his instant feelings for Greg caused such an extreme change in his lifestyle. Back to Normal is not all angst though, as there are several light hearted moments when Greg ‘talks’ with his aunt, who seems to pop in and out at the most unlikely moments. While I would have liked to have seen Greg’s family and ex-wife’s reactions to his being gay, I loved how the author wrapped the story up. Back to Normal is one I will be adding to my re-read list.

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