Out Into the World (Renée’s Review)

Title: Out Into the World
Author: Chris Hunter
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: January 6, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 298
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


Erik is counting down the days until his college graduation and waiting for “real life” to begin when a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sets events in motion that Erik could never have predictid.  A passionate new love affair makes Erik’s life suddenly feels like a storybook until information about his new boyfriend’s true identity turns his world upside down.

How will this revelation change Erik’s future and and how far is he willing to go if it means a chance at truly finding “The One”. Learning to balance an unexpected new life and a newfound love all at once sets Erik off in directions he never expected.

Is it truly possible to have it all?

Can Erik have the future he really wants and also hang to the love of his dreams?  The story of a young man finding his way “out into the world” is about coming of age, falling in love, finding yourself and learning to take your life into your own hands.

This new-to-me author has potential, but there were some things that just didn’t work here.

The good:

The relationship angst in this one grabbed me. The second half of the story was wrought with tension. A breakup and separation had me wiping my eyes. Well done.

The not so good:

The first half of this book was WAY too much. Too much cheese. Too much linking elbows and frolicking off into the sunset. Too much eye-rolling. This was Leave it to Beaver – the MM 2018 version.

Then there was the editing. Dear God.

[…]where he played a sexily damaged ghost[…]

“You’re always look like a 10 in my book.”

There was zero steam in this book. Every scene was fade to black.

And the ending…..I was riding on a high of angst and emotion and then BAM. THE END. Whiplash, I tell you. Since this author shared three pages of words describing the intricate details of an MC getting ready for a date, including the three products he put in his hair, then I deserve a better ending than that.

Overall, I actually enjoyed the story. I was never bored. But the issues above just couldn’t make me rate it any higher than a 2.75 overall.


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