Hiatus (A.O. Chika’s Review)

Title: Hiatus
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Self Published
Buy link: Amazon.com (Second Edition)
Release Date: July 19,2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 244
Reviewed by: A.O. Chika
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.7 stars out of 5

Three’s a disaster when things come unraveled.

Rock star Nate Keller is on top of the world, but his headlining tour has one drawback. It keeps him away from his boyfriends, Theo and Cameron, for weeks at a time. Yet after four-and-a-half years—and a lot of hard work—the trio is still going strong.

But then Cam comes to visit with devastating news. After seventeen years together, he and Theo have agreed to a trial separation. Nate tries desperately to fix his lovers’ broken relationship, but there’s only so much he can do from the road.

At home, Cam tries to carry on, but feels like his whole life is spiraling out of control. Theo struggles to cope with the split as his depression worsens. They’re both spinning their wheels, quickly losing hope they can keep it together—and keep the man they both still love.

Desperate, Nate drops everything in a last-ditch attempt to pull their trio back together before they hit rock bottom. Except their love could already be shattered beyond repair.

Warning: Contains two men who must face how broken they are before they can fix their failing marriage, and the man who loves them both—but doesn’t know how to save them.

To be honest, the reviews on Goodreads made me doubt if I would enjoy it, so I kept pushing it away. Two hours stuck in traffic does wonders, and I finally picked up the book. Once I did I got really into it.

The first thing I noticed was how all three of them had very messed up communication. I swear I could lock them in a burning room and they still wouldn’t work together and get their shit sorted out. It was frustrating. Even more frustrating was the constant sex scene.

I mean there was some kind of sex happening after every five pages. Now, in normal situations I would be okay with it, heck I would willingly supply the lube and aphrodisiac but this time… NOPE! I wanted to put a chastity belt on them and make them talk. Seriously they needed to keep their groins away from each other, get drunk (or take a truth serum… I’m not picky) and just FUCKING TALK.

From the beginning, I was rooting for Theo, not Cam or Nate,and I’ll admit it was a bit weird but unless you’ve stared at the white blank photoshop file for two hours you won’t understand. When he almost drank his life away I wasn’t angry, I understood why… which now that I think about it, its kind of depressing.

I wish I could say I loved the M/M/M dynamics but as much as I understand that relationships aren’t perfect and sometimes miscommunications occur, reading about Theo/Cam/Nate pissed me off. I do like how L.A. Witt brought up mental illness without making it a sob story, I also loved how Theo and Cam finally addressed their mental issues and dealt with it.

Although the part where they burned the divorce papers didn’t resonate with me that much because if felt like it was too soon for that… and the divorce papers could serve as a kind of security blanket. I know neither of them wanted a divorce but talking about their mental issues is a huge leap, I really can’t believe that with all the issues neither of them thought about holding on to the papers for a while, even if it hasn’t been signed.

Nevertheless it was a great book!

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Galley copy of HIATUS provided by SAMHAIN PUBLISHING in exchange of an honest review.

They had communication issues the size of Mars but I'm glad they finally got their shit together!

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