Reviewed: August 6, 2009
Genre: LGBT-M/M Paranormal Romance
Series: Common Powers, Book 3
Rating: 5 Stars
Length: 326 Pages
What a delight this book was! I'm totally crushing on Edward, first of all, and while I realize that there's absolutely no future in it, I am just thrilled I got a chance to know him at all.
And that's one of the things I admire most about Lorenz's books in this series - we're given time and opportunity to really get to know them, faults and strengths both. I've read the first two books in this series and have been increasingly impressed with them, and Edward Unconditionally truly hit it out of the park for me. What a richly woven and complex story - truly a rewarding romance novel.
If you're looking for M/M erotica, you won't find it here. The sex in Edward Unconditionally is absolutely erotic, but it's not even close to being the driving plot of the story and it's not as plentiful as it is in erotica or even romantica novels. That sets this book apart from the first two of the series.
Edward Unconditionally is all about two men, one who spent his whole adult life struggling to be better than he came from and in so doing, forgot who he was - and the other man who's spent all his life being exactly who he is and getting broken over and over because of it. It's about the rough and rocky road towards finding and accepting themselves and each other.
And reading it is like the very best of road trips.
One wish: I'd love to see more about Edward and Jack (and Winston). The book had alluded to issues that made Jack choose the way he was living, but never got around to explaining them, and I would've liked to have read that, so I'm hoping we'll see this couple again. I feel pretty good about the chance we will, because the series does include the previously introduced characters in each subsequent book, so I can't wait for the next one.
Thanks for the great read!
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