Thursday, March 27, 2014
Review: Double Hue by Briana Lawrence
When there’s red, close your eyes and try again.
“Maybe he’s right. Maybe I am the cause of this. Maybe you were normal before meeting me.”
When something tragic happens, you want nothing more than to close your eyes and make all of the pain go away. For Gable Peterson it’s a little more complicated than that. When detective Maurice Ashford shows up at his door with news that his boyfriend, Avery Blair, has been found dead, Gable is left devastated. Seeking some sort of comfort, Gable closes his eyes and imagines a world where none of this happened.
Only, when Gable wakes up, he’s surprised to see that Avery is still alive.
**I received this book free for review from the author through the DBML (Don't Buy My Love) program in the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.**
Let me start off by saying that I jumped on the chance to review this book as soon as I saw it. The blurb just stood out as something that was totally different than everything else that I have been reading lately. Once I received my copy I started reading right away. The only reason that it took me several days to read was that I had to keep going back and re-reading parts of it. I kept feeling like I may have missed something important and sure enough I did. Once I figured out I had to pay more attention it was smooth sailing.
I fell for Gable and Avery from the get go. They just have an amazing connection and it is one that has the potential to stand the test of time. I really don't want to go into the plot too much just because it is one that I think needs to be experienced. I will touch on a couple thoughts I had while reading...
*Within the first few pages I found myself unconsciously humming the theme song from "Rent". You know the one... "five hundred, twenty five thousand, six hundred..." yep that's it! And it just kept repeating in my head over and over and over again.
*Is there Really fan fic featuring Sora & Riku (you know from Kingdom Hearts)?? Please someone tell me where I can find this!! I loved playing Kingdom Hearts and often wondered some of the same things Gable did while Avery was playing. Not to mention I agree that the boss at the end cheats :-)
*Oh no! Not the Butterfly Effect...Not the Butterfly Effect...Not the Butterfly Effect... If you have already read Double Hue you know exactly what I am talking about.
Those were just a few things that came to mind at different times during this story.
I mentioned earlier that I had to figure out to pay more attention. That is a must. I think if you don't have any distractions (like an 8 year old constantly calling mom) the story should be fairly easy to follow, just pay attention to detail and what Day it is in the book. That is where I made my errors, however just flipping back a few pages and I was spot on again. As the story flowed on I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when the plot twisted! (No, I am not including any spoilers you will just have to read the story.) Then it just kept getting better and better. I really loved this story, it was just different enough to keep me interested, but not too far out in left field that I couldn't wrap my mind around it. It was a great blend of mystery and romance that the pages just kept flipping. I would very highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a book that is fresh and new.