REVIEW: “ABOUT LAST NIGHT” by Caitlin Ricci

AboutLastNight

TITLE: About last night
AUTHOR: Caitlin Ricci
COVER DESIGN: Paul Richmond
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner
GENRE: Contemporary
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 6,99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGHT: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: 4th April 2016

BLURB: Before jumping into his first semester of college, Thomas Maloney decides to lose his virginity at a party to a stranger he’s sure he’ll never see again. Only the next day, he’s surprised to learn the same one-night stand will be sharing his dorm room. Thomas considers himself lucky, but his new roommate—not so much.

Closeted as they come, football jock Remington “Rem” Daniels is on track for a shot at the pros. Rem tries to play it cool and avoid falling for the confidently gay Thomas, which could hurt his chances. Dealing with their constant need to get in bed together wouldn’t be so hard if Rem didn’t have a girlfriend and Thomas didn’t have a conscience.

When she delivers news that will change Rem’s life forever, Thomas knows it’s time to move back home to Thornwood, Colorado. But neither the distance nor knowing Rem belongs to someone else helps Thomas get over him. Rem’s feelings haven’t changed either. When it comes down to love or football, Rem will have to make the hardest choice of his life and hope Thomas will still be waiting for him when he does.

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I truly enjoyed this book. I was hooked from the first page and was glued to my kindle till the last line. This is not a story you would want to stop reading so be prepared for a few hours of quiet alone-time.

I have this happy, content feeling that you get after finishing a great book. I am smiling now but had my heart and soul taken to all over the place at different stages of the plot. The structure of the story is very well-built and the ride we get is anything, but smooth. That being said, About Last Night is definitely not for everybody. I had my doubt at the beginning as well, but I’m so happy I read on. If you are bothered by cheating (in the classical term) you might not enjoy the story from the beginning. However, I advise you to read on and finish this book to see how the writer solves the issues in a very heartbreaking, heartwarming way. If you open your mind and allow it to explore questionable, greyish areas of human desires and thinking, you are in for a great treat here.

It’s a very intriguing story about the complexity of relationships, the true meaning of family, and friendship, and the still ever-present fear of coming out as a professional athlete. The writing is solid, the plot well thought-out, and the characters very real and human with quirks and flaws, and true emotions. Thomas is a very likeable character, and my only problem with him was his name, which I tried to ignore… Remi and Thomas form a strong physical and later emotional connection. Although I didn’t feel the strength of their attraction at the very beginning, it becomes completely clear after a while. Their journey to find happiness is wonderfully written and worth all the heartbreak. Highly recommended!

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**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in Exchange of an honest review.****

 

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