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Life Worth Living by Tina Blenke

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Life Worth Living by Tina Blenke

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About the Author
Tina is a retired Air Force brat and has lived in several states as well as a handful of countries. She has always had a soft spot for literature and is a voracious reader. When she isn’t writing, she can be found cuddled up with a good book. Though Tina adores a thrilling novel with sappy lovesick heroes, she is terrified of things that go bump in the night. This makes for quite a complicated relationship with zombies, something that she just can’t get enough of.
Publication Date
December 09, 2015
Content Warning
M/M Explicit sexual content
Jake has been in love with Quentin throughout college, studying the sexy science major from afar. Quentin has been in the closet his entire life, keeping his sexuality a secret from his political right-wing family. A summer romance brings the two men together but when Jake is attacked before graduation and then later in his home, the truth about the violence threatens to tear the men apart forever. Only when secrets are finally revealed can Jake and Quentin discover a life worth living

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Okay, but could have been better
Jake has had a major crush on Quentin for the past few years of college. Not knowing if he is straight or gay, he's never made a move or even initiated any communication or contact with him. Jake has just admired and swooned over Quentin from afar. When Jake's best friend, Steve takes matters into his own hands the two are finally in the same place at the same time, outside of the classroom. Turns out Quentin is gay, but because of his families prejudices, he's also deeply hidden in the closet.

While I loved the premise of the story and the main characters were likable, I didn't always care for the execution of the flow and writing in the book. At times the story didn't flow well, and I felt lost with the time. Time seemed to pass very slowly, and I just wanted things to move forward. Some books just pull you in and are easy reads. This wasn't. The writing felt forced. I can't think of another way to word it. I rarely say this, but there was too much sex in this book. I felt it was used as a tool just to fill the pages.

The story is told completely  from Jake's POV. Sometimes this works, but I felt we didn't know enough about Quentin. I think the story might have worked better had we also heard from Quentin.

All in all, it wasn't a terrible read, but definitely not one of my favorites.

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