Adam and Even are two halves of the same whole, twins who share everything together. When Adam’s work takes him away from Even for too long, things start to go wrong. Even knows it’s because he doesn’t just crave Adam, he needs him. Can these twins find a way to balance work and love?
Even is a magician and Adam manages a coffee house. Even seems to have a lot of time on his hands because the magic business isn’t bringing in many gigs and his major issue is the number of hours that Adam has to work in the coffee house due to staff turnovers, which of course means time spent apart, and that makes Even pout. The twins spend all of their spare time together in bed making love and that doesn’t leave much room for intelligent discourse.
I really wanted to like Adam and Even because I find twincest kinky, however, in my opinion, the characters were one dimensional and they didn’t appear to have any spark. My main criticism was that the entire story was centered around sex and even that was not very interesting or adventurous. I also had difficulty making any sort of connection with the protags because they seemed to live in their own world which I could not enter as a reader. The dialogue was repetitive and unimaginative and consisted of trite phrases like “Love you,” “you’ve got me for always” throughout the entire story and the prose wasn’t much better. The high point of the story was when Even smashed drinking glasses in the apartment while Adam was asleep to get his attention because he wanted to be his entire focus, and he didn’t appear to care that Adam needed to make up for his lost sleep after working so much overtime.
I know that this format doesn’t provide a lot of room for character development but I felt that there were missed opportunities that could have made the protags vibrant and three dimensional and it’s a shame that the author didn’t make use of them. A real plot could have helped as well and might have given them something to do other than spend all of their leisure time in bed. On the plus side it was clear that the twins were totally devoted to each other but the characters were so sweet you might suffer from a sugar overload. This is the first book I have read by Starr Oliver and based on this experience I’m not sure that we’ll meet again.
This book is about twincest and might be offensive to some readers