Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Book Review: My Bittersweet by N. Wood

Nicholas' life is anything but easy. His beloved cat recently passed away and he's having a hard time moving forward. When an waiter makes an innocent, but inappropriate, joke, he feels as though his world is crumbling. Add to that the fact that he works a dead end job at a grocery store and has to endure abuse from his homophobic step-father, things couldn't get any worse.

The waiter, Archer, feels horrible about what happened, so when he comes face-to-face with the sad man on the receiving end of his bad joke, he tries his best to make it up to him. What ensues is a sweet romance that will tug at the heartstrings.

Nicholas broke my heart over and over again in this book. Until Archer steps in, it seems as though his life runs in a never ending cycle of pain and despair. It also doesn't help that he thinks so badly of himself. Archer, on the other hand, is full of life and joie de vivre. He manages to bring light and happiness into Nicholas' life with his his constant positive outlook and strong desire to love him.

I must admit that much of this story is difficult to get through. There are plenty of good times, but there are also a lot of moments that are painful to read. N. Wood crafted a story that not only shows how love and the right person can turn someone's life around, but it also teaches all of us to appreciate the people we have in lives because they can be taken away in the blink of an eye.

There were a few grammatical errors in the book, but nothing too distracting. I also want to forewarn readers that this story does not have a HEA (highlight text to read *spoiler*). I know that some people like to know this prior to reading, but don't let that deter you from this emotional roller coaster of a story.

The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Buy My Bittersweet here.

~ M