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ARC Review: Bottoms Away by Etienne

Bottoms Away - Etienne

The final book in this trilogy is much like the first two. First of all, this is not a romance, so if that's what you're expecting, you'd be disappointed. It's more gay fiction (which is fine with me), with two men living and loving, raising a young boy (Chris' much younger brother Ted), and figuring out how to help him move on after years of abuse.

I read this because after books 1 and 2, I wanted to find out how Chris and Mickey put the old man in jail for what he's done, and move on with their lives, and how Chris' upcoming operation was going to go. His struggle with cancer, the colostomy bag, and finding out about a possible procedure to restore his rectum was what kept me most interested in this series.

The writing is just as dry and unimaginative as before, and I'm probably not going to pick up another book by this author. His writing style is not for me. It's superficial, for the most part, telling the characters story without evoking any real emotion, and also not letting the characters emote a whole lot. The characters feel detached from their own story, which then also makes the reader feel detached from the characters. While I didn't care that any intimate situations took place off page, this may deter others. I had no issue with the MC's relationship - they were an open, honest couple who loved each other, and that much came across. Very supportive of each other, and fully invested in the relationship, but the lack of actual emotions in the writing made me struggle with all three books.

I may be more stubborn than most in wanting to complete this trilogy, so I did. And now I'm done.

** I received a free copy of this book from its publisher. A positive review was not promised in return. **