Oct 29, 2015

PRE-RELEASE ARC REVIEW: Unmasking Zach (Ellery College #2) by Edie Danford

Expected publication: December 1st 2015
 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd. 
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis On GR:

The missing piece of the puzzle might be the one piece he can’t keep.

Before heading for grad school, Zach O’Malley needs downtime from his superhero-worthy schedule. Painting houses seems like the perfect summer gig for some mindless mellowing out.

There’s just one wrinkle in Zach’s Zen plan. Coworker Kirby Kurtcehajic, a hippie kid who starts hitting on him with happy and hardcore voracity three seconds after they meet. And has the ability to make his mind and body leap with a single smile.

Kirby would be the first to call himself a cockeyed optimist, but even he admits he’s had a tough year. After busting his knee, losing his cat, and accidentally demolishing his Vermont house, seducing way-too-serious Zach is the ideal distraction.

But when another spectacular mishap lands Kirby in crisis, Zach puts on his superhero cape to come to the rescue. And as boundaries dissolve, Kirby realizes he may be in too deep. Because the end of summer is coming, when Zach will be moving on, and Kirby will have to continue his quest for independence—alone.
Warning: Contains an unlikely friendship, an unwanted attraction, undeniable emotions, and enough outdoor sexy times to make a full moon blush.
RATING: 2.5 / 5 stars
*** REVIEW ***

I've read this book 3 -4 weeks ago, but unfortunately real life has prevented me to write  a proper review until now. To tell you the truth, I barely even remember the plot now, which can only give you insight into what kind of impression it left on me as a reader and that is: forgettable.

The story did start out good at first, I even thought that it might be a winner, but later on the more the plot developed the more I was losing interest in it. That's why I'll keep it short. The biggest reasons for my rating are:

a) The plot's main focus was the romance which became boring for me, especially in the 2nd half of the story.

b) The characters were portrayed quite one-dimensional and there were a lot of questions about them left to our imagintion.

c) There were some soap opera moments which made me wish I were a dnf reader. Even one of the characters in the book compares one situation to soap opera, so there you have it.

All in all, the book ended up rather disappointing and therefore I give it 2.5/5 stars.

Dear friends, bloggers, followers and authors,

Sorry for being AWOL for about a month now. I've taken a second job to teaching (which barely paid the bills), so I have almost none free time nowadays which I usually spend sleeping or hanging out with friends and family since I barely see them during the week. That's why I'm forced to take a break from the blogger life until I find a job with reasonable working hours, lol. I will try to keep in touch from time to time. Miss you,

1 comment:

  1. Le sigh. We're in the same boat. I, too have been in and out of the scene.


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