The View Through the Looking Glass

I'm an avid reader and aspiring author with an unhealthy devotion to the written word. From the classics to guilty pleasures and all points in between...I just love to read.   My primary focus at the moment is male/male romance, usually with a paranormal element thrown in. This is a place for me to rave about books I loved and rant about those I didn't. 

Trill to Me Sweetly (A Paranormal's Love) - Charlie Richards I've been waiting for Bobby to get a happily ever after since he was introduced so I was super happy to see him as one of the MC's for this story. This was a really good short and I liked the way it fit into the Wolves of Stone Ridge series but had enough of it's own plot and world building to stand alone.

This book DID hit a nerve for me though so incoming rant : The one thing about this book I did NOT like-actually flat out HATED-was the whitewash Seth got. I'm sorry but no, there were several references to his abusive, controlling behaviors in previous Wolves of Stone Ridge books to come out of left field and blame it all on his "friends" doesn't sit well with me. Add to that in THIS book he demonstrated abusive, controlling behavior (the things he said and did in the wake of their break up and the way Bobby described the way he'd treated him during their relationship)and "Seth the innocent" is a dog that just flat out don't hunt. He's supposed to somehow NOT be an abusive boyfriend b/c he "only" sat quietly by while his friends were beating the crap out of Bobby? Even IF (and that certainly is NOT the impression given in earlier books) he never physically assaulted Bobby, he WAS mentally and emotionally abusive. There's no splitting hairs about that. It's a legitimate "nope" button for me when authors decide to whitewash characters into redemption. Seth was an abusive boyfriend-period, end of. It's insulting and demeaning to victims of violence to present him as anything else.

That aside, I enjoyed the book and am glad to see Bobby and "Mal" get to HEA.

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