This past weekend I received a wonderful review from one of my advanced readers, and there were some lovely parts that just hit the nail on the head, articulating the things I was aiming for and worked hard for while crafting this story.
“At its core, Hush is a story about two young men coming of age and finding themselves….The chemistry is electric. The sex is hot. But growing up and figuring out how to be vulnerable is at the core of the story. And that’s what had me hooked.”
Vulnerability and discovery were definitely core themes in this book, so I am thrilled that I was successful in conveying that.
Additionally, completely selfishly, I got such a kick out of her love for my cast of side characters:
“But this book is more than a romance – and part of the reason you get to know these two men so well is a really compelling group of supporting friends. Maggie – likeable, outgoing, wise, confident, Nate – Cam’s easy, supportive, relationship-reluctant roomie, and Nora – gifted, emotional, easily connected and Wren’s best friend. This gang of friends helps open up both the main characters, and creates a college world of fun and quirky chaos.”
Each of these characters was great fun to write, and I’ve fallen head over heels for them. Leaving them behind when I finished this book was bittersweet.
Watch my blog in the next few weeks for sneak peeks at each of these characters!
Thank you so much to Gleekto for the fabulous review. To read it in it’s entirety, head on over here!