Class Distinctions (PIU’s Review)

Class Distinctions.Title: Class Distinctions
Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: 25th Feb, 2017
Genre(s): Romance, Novella
Page Count: 41
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

Kyle and Jonathan were perfect for each other, the two halves that, once together, made a whole. And then one snowy night just before Parents’ Weekend on the campus of Hamilton University, Kyle drops a bomb: he’s breaking up with Jonathan.

Follow the couple through the stormy (in more ways than one) night that ensues. Why has Kyle suddenly decided to throw away something so precious and good?

The answers lie in their backgrounds, and will gradually come to light as a winter blizzard rages around the young couple.

Their tortured paths bring them to the covered bridge where their love had sprung to life on a hot summer day. But will the warmth of that memory and the heat of the love they once shared be enough to outclass the storm, and more importantly, bring them back together?

‘Class Distinctions’ is a novella by Rick R. Reed. I previously have not read any of his books so I was looking forward to it. I am very sad to say that I did not enjoy this novella that much.

The novella is about two college sweethearts and their pseudo-breakup for one night on the base of insecurities of one MC. The main problem I thought about this book was the dire lack of page-time between the actual MCs. They break up at the start and throughout the entire novella they spend contemplating the why’s. At the end they do make up but it was not too effective in closing off the story with a satisfying ending.

The reasons behind ‘The Decision’ were understandable to some degree but I would have liked it more if they talked it out rather than keeping it a secret and then suddenly going separate ways. It was a legit situation but it did not work as the sole focus of the novella. I mean it’s very short and who would want to read a novella where the MCs are separated for 95% of the book???

Apart from the obvious lack of romance, the other emotions especially the bond between a mother and a son is very nicely written. I would have loved if the actual meeting between the parents happened and they got along inspite of their ‘class distinctions’ on page.

I have yet to try out other works by this author and hopefully I will love them.

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