REVIEW: “TRANS SHIFT: WHAT LIES BEHIND” by Noah Harris

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TITLE: Trans Shift: What Lies Behind
AUTHOR: Noah Harris
PUBLISHER: Self
GENRE: Trasgender romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 2.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 466  pages
RELEASE DATE: 22nd August, 2016

 

BLURB: “Sometimes, two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.” -Colleen Hoover

They came from two completely different lives: Tyler is a werewolf raised in a pack where being gay isn’t an option, and John was trapped in a hopeless marriage as a woman where he wasn’t allowed to transition into himself.
The thing they have in common: they both decided to abandon everything they had ever known in order to brave an uncertain future.

Fate and coincidence bring these two men together, and they feel the connection of kindred spirits. They decide to take a chance on the happiness that they both long for, but happiness never comes easy, and both of them carry heavy baggage and heavier secrets. Their bright future is darkened when shadows from each of their pasts come knocking, and Tyler and John must learn to better understand each other, to protect each other, and to forgive each other. No one ever said love was easy, but they must decide if it’s worth fighting for.

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A VERY HOT AND STEAMY BOOK, OVER 90,000 WORDS M/M LOVERS, INTENDED FOR 18 AND OLDER. 

 

lorraine

I really, really wanted to like this, the blurb immediately catching my eye – transgender and werewolf lovers, it’s certainly something very different from the norm.

The blurb really does cover the storyline well, so I’m not going to repeat, but I want to share some of my thoughts.

For me the book started really well. Noah Harris did an incredible job of laying down the foundations of his story, he built great profiles of both MCs and the persons who they really are and want to be portrayed as and I was immediately drawn in, rooting for both John and Tyler.  As I said, a great start.

Then a few cracks started to appear. One of the minor ones was the length, you could have easily shaved off 20-30 pages without any lost to the essence of the storyline.  I love detailing but it began to be repetitive detailing and more “padding” than substance.  Now this may have been inexperience from the author as I believe that this is his longest novel so far?

But the biggest crack and a totally lost opportunity on the authors part, was the handling of John and Tyler’s intimate relationship.  Even with my limited knowledge of transgender, I cannot believe for one second that you could be in a relationship for 6 months, albeit not a full sexual one at first and not realise that something wasn’t quite the norm?  I just cannot see it happening!  and mix that with the timeline jump in which neither had the opportunity to discuss their…….“secrets”, the great plot line began to flicker before my eyes.

But it reignited itself in the final part of the book. The author’s imagination went into creative overdrive and thought of a very clever and feasible solution to bring John and Tyler together and of course, their happy ever after.

This was my first venture into one of Noah Harris world’s and even though I felt he missed out on some golden opportunities, I am intrigued enough to certainly check out his other books.

 

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