I have been reading a lot lately, closing in on doubling my GoodReads goal for the year. Generally, what I have been reading has been entertaining, but, in all honesty, not very memorable. I like mysteries and thrillers and, given that I've read almost ninety books this year, I have perused a lot of them. So it was refreshing to come across a book that is not only interesting and well written, it has kept me thinking about it long after I finished it.
As Brian slowly pursues his relationship with Melanie he has to come to terms with a vice that has gripped him in the past, and if reignited, could impact their future. This temptation is put to the test when he deals with a serious illness.
I have to admit, part of the story made me mad. It is something that I wrote about once before. Not to give anything away, I won't mention it here, but the main character's family felt the same way. And that is part of the charm of this novel. I was annoyed at Brian, but still felt for him.
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