Bad Beginnings (Anchors)

Title: Bad Beginnings (Anchors)
Author: Nicole Fields
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: May 1, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary love, drama, acceptance
Page Count:174 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

After the recent ending of a relationship, Kit feels lost and uncertain about where he stands without being in a relationship. Dante, on the other hand, has been waiting for this moment for years, and now that Kit is finally single he has no intention of wasting this chance.

But even the most sincere feelings and best intentions aren’t enough to guarantee happiness, and it’s a long road from a bad start to a happy end.

This was a good read. I enjoyed it. There is some drama involved in it but that is to be expected when two people get together and it is not the right time for them to be together.

This is a book that revolves not only around two gay men but around transgender people also. It is a book that I would describe as a book about acceptance. Not only acceptance of who people are sexually attracted too but who people identify themselves as whether it be male or female.

Kit has a problem with looking for love in all the wrong places and he has not found it. Of course this discourages him and makes him believe that something is wrong with him. Whether it be his looks or his personality or whatever. What Kit does not realize is that he is just looking for love in all the wrong places and that he has to love himself first and foremost before someone can love him.

Dante may be younger then Kit and he may also be Kit’s best friend, Con’s, younger brother but he has had a crush on Kit since they was teenagers. Dante thought he had started to move on from that crush but when Kit has been dumped once again Dante decides it is time to let Kit know how he feels about him.

The only problem is that it is really the wrong time for Kit to get involved with someone because he is still hurt from his recent break up. He even keeps telling himself that it is the wrong time but he ignores that voice in his head and decides to give it a try with Dante anyway.

Needless to say, things implode between them. The question is, will these two be able to find the right time to make a go out of them? Can Kit learn to like himself and love himself?

This was a great read. I enjoyed reading how Dante wanted to do good for others all because of a brief meeting with a kid. I loved seeing Kit grow and Dante who is normally calm, cool, and collected to become frazzled. It is a serious read with some laughs along the way.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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