Title: A Bouquet for Adam
Author: A.J. Marcus, K.T. Spence
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 17,2016
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: A.O. Chika
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Adam Stephens’s simple life working in Denver as a computer programmer is turned upside down when his mother suddenly dies. His crazy relatives in Virginia want him to move in with them because they believe his autism makes it impossible for him to care for himself. But life improves, at least for a time. One day while wandering through the botanical gardens, he runs into struggling wildlife photographer Trent Osborn.
As a hesitant love blossoms between the two, Adam’s aunt and uncle push for him to live with them. Adam again refuses. The struggles between his desires and what everyone else wants collide. Adam disappears, and Trent is unsure if he’s run off to escape life’s pressures made worse by his autism, or if something far more sinister has happened. Trent embarks on a cross-country journey in search of Adam. What he discovers changes the course of his and Adam’s lives and the lives of everyone connected to them
The storyline was not completely original but the execution was amazing. The characters… well at least Adam was real and it felt less like reading a book and more like watching it happen right in front of me.
I loved the drama, tension, and the suspense, I’d give anything to be locked in a room with Fred with no camera and a bat ‘decorated’ with nails. I assure you when I’m done he’ll never be the same again… No, I won’t kill him, that’ll be too easy.