Title: Here Without You
Author: Mia Kerick
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Page/Word Count: 216 Pages
At a Glance: While I did struggle a little with how I felt about Here Without You, I would also absolutely recommend the series to anyone. I’m looking forward with hope to more of my favorite throuple.
Reviewed By: Karen
Blurb: One Voice: Book Two
With all of his scratched and dented heart, Nate DeMarco wants to be two places at once, but he’s been forced to make an unbearable choice. Having barely survived high school, Nate and his boyfriends, Casey Minton and Zander Zane, are ready to move forward. Casey and Zander have left home to attend Boston City College. Nate remains in New Hampshire to protect his volatile younger sister from their increasingly violent, alcoholic uncle. Nate suffers with anger, resentment, and loneliness as what he wants battles against what he feels he must do.
Separated, the young men fight to stay in contact. But they are faced with separate issues. Casey copes with residual fear from having been bullied in high school. Zander obsesses over the establishment of One Voice, the gay-straight alliance at Boston City College. And Nate fights for his sister’s survival. Meanwhile, the intensity of the boys’ relationship increases, both sexually and emotionally.
Nate’s effort to live two lives leads to tragedy, which threatens to blast their relationship apart before they can adjust to the changes in their lives. They must find their way back to a united path before it’s too late.
Review: I am not sure exactly where to start with my review. I read this book in less than a day and now have spent just about as much time going around and around in my head about what I was going to write, and how I was going to rate this. I’m not exactly sure why I am struggling so much. I really liked the book…I did. And once I got to the end, well, I was sad it ended, which happens with most books I really like, but it just felt like something was off for me in Here Without You.
This book is set about two years or so after Us Three. Casey and Zander are off to college, while Nate stays home to keep his sister safe. Where Us Three seems to have a focus on Casey, this book leans more towards Nate. I love Nate, I love all the guys, but I think the reason I’m struggling a little is because as much as love the guys, and watching their relationship continue and evolve, it seemed slightly repetitive to me. This wasn’t because of the three points of view, which I think is awesome. I’m always wondering what the other character is thinking, with this series there is no reason to wonder, and I think that’s great. So, while I did struggle a little with how I felt about Here Without You, I would also absolutely recommend the series to anyone. I’m looking forward with hope to more of my favorite throuple.
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