Title:Wide Awake (Wide Awake #1)
Release Date:January 25th 2013
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
27 year old Tyler Marcus has always done the right thing. He’s intelligent, quiet, made good grades and went on to become a celebrated civil rights attorney. But the one thing he has always wanted was the one man he should not.
Mark Riley realized at 33 that his life was not what it should have been. He’d been in a marriage of responsibility, raising his son that was a teenage mistake, taken the job his father had pushed on him on the police force and had been miserably drifting along, until one night his teenage son’s friend was visiting from college and woke him from his miserable slumber. Tyler Marcus changed Mark’s life with a simple act of kindness and with one chance meeting 5 years later may also end up giving him the world
This book is not without flaws, but I enjoyed the hell out of it.
I feel that this is Kade’s area of expertise somehow; mature men that reach self-acceptance after trying -and failing- to live someone else’s life.
Add the “my best friend’s dad” trope, the dual POV and the delicious angst towards the end, and there you have it. The ending might be a little abrupt, but very real nonetheless.