Title: My Bittersweet
Author: N. Wood
For Nicholas Walker, life barely seems worth living. With a too small apartment, a dead end job and a homophobic step father, what's the point? He is at the end of his tether - until he meets Archer. When a misplaced joke pulls them together, will Archer be able to convince Nicholas that he does have something to live for, or is it really better to have loved and lost than to never love at all?
There should definitely be a tearjerker warning attached to this book. You can't help but really sympathize for Nicholas. At times it almost seems to be a little much, but he really has a lot thrown at him. Archer at first seems like a bit of an ass, but it becomes very obvious how much he immediately cares for Nick. I had one bit of a peeve, and that was that due to the author being from the UK, there were some definitely Un-American phrases. This wouldn't have been an issue for me had it not been set in the U.S. and that both of the characters were American. All in all it didn't take a lot away from the story.
This is not a HEA story, and I saw the end coming although it didn't happen precisely the way I thought it would. (that's all I'm saying if you want to know what happened pick up the book) I loved the role play portion of the book, that was a lot of fun, and I giggled a bit. I really can't say too much without giving it away. This has some triggers in it though. Some physical abuse, so if that's not something you can handle, beware. I was really hoping for a happy ending even though I knew ahead of time that there wouldn't be one. I really really wanted to see Nicholas catch a break. The end doesn't leave you completely hopeless though. I'd love to see a later story of Nicholas where maybe he finds that elusive happiness.
This is the only book out by N. Wood at this time, and while it does have some things that are not perfect, it's a great first book. I look forward to seeing more from this author!
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