Hello loves! So, I’ve had this review on my draft for months. I kept telling myself I would review and fix up the post so I can finally publish it, but I just never got around to doing it. I guess it’s also because I really don’t like when I have to write a not so great review on a book. But anyway, here it is!
Publication Date: November 27th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, LGBT
Pages: Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 303 pages
AFTER A WHIRLWIND ROMANCE, A MAN WITH A PAINFUL PAST LEARNS TO TRUST THE MUSICIAN WHO MAKES HIM BELIEVE IN HAPPY ENDINGS.
MATT ARGENTO KNOWS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE ALONE. AFTER A CHILDHOOD OF ABANDONMENT, HE NEVER IMAGINED SOMEONE MIGHT LOVE HIM—MUCH LESS SOMEONE LIKE RHYS NYLAND, WHO HAS THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL, THE LOOKS OF A GOD, AND THE WORSHIP OF HIS FANS.
MATT AND RHYS COME FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS, BUT WHEN THEY MEET, THEIR CHEMISTRY IS INCENDIARY. THEIR ROMANCE IS UNEXPECTED, INTENSE, AND FOREVER—AT LEAST, THAT’S WHAT THEIR VOWS PROMISE. SUDDENLY, MATT FINDS HIMSELF LIVING A LIFE HE NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE: SAFE AND SECURE IN THE ARMS OF A MAN WHO FEELS LIKE HOME. BUT WHEN RHYS LEAVES TO GO ON TOUR FOR HIS NEW ALBUM, MATT FINDS HIMSELF HAUNTED BY THE GHOSTS OF HIS PAST.
WHEN RHYS RETURNS, HE FINDS MATT TWISTED BY DOUBT. BUT RHYS LOVES MATT FIERCELY, AND HE’LL GO TO HELL AND BACK TO TRIUMPH OVER MATT’S FEARS. AFTER SECRETS ARE REVEALED AND DESIRES ARE CONFESSED, RHYS AND MATT MUST LEARN TO TRUST EACH OTHER IF THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE IT. THAT MEANS THEY HAVE TO FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN—AND THIS TIME, IT REALLY WILL BE FOREVER.
Intriguing and emotional, but in the end just wasn’t my cup of tea.
I don’t enjoy writing these types of reviews, so I’m going to try and keep it short. Rend was an intriguing and emotional story that I unfortunately and eventually found to be quite exhausting and not in the way I wanted. I really don’t like it when I have to DNF a book…especially a book that a lot of people seem to really love.
I liked the characters and most of the storyline. I thought the writing was emotionally beautiful and the romance was sexy. But, I just could not get through the book. I kept on putting it down and on hold. I felt so emotionally tired and it just made me feel so blah. I mean, I do love emotional books… books that can make me cry and FEEL and go through a beautiful mess, but this one just wasn’t doing it for me. I guess I wasn’t in the mood for something this heavy. That being said, I still would recommend this book to anyone looking for something incredibly emotional with complicated characters. Also, I didn’t read Riven so maybe if I had I would have been more invested in this book.
In the end, even though I thought this book was interesting, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.. at least for the moment. Maybe I’ll give it another go in the future.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All thoughts and feelings are my own.
Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she is gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre.
When not writing, she can usually be found cutting her friends’ hair, meandering through whatever city she’s in while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.