Upside Down (Kirstin’s Review)


Title: Upside Down
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Blue Heart Press
Release Date:
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count:
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

Jordan O’Neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. Gay, geek, a librarian, socially awkward, a nervous rambler, an introvert, an outsider. The last thing he needs is one more. But he when he realises adding the label ‘asexual’ might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down.

Hennessy Lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself. Leaving his North Shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.

A little bewildered and scared, but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe Hennessy can convince Jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up.


N.R. Walker gets all the motherf@cking stars on this one. OMG. Who says romance is dead?

“He looked right up at me and smiled, all shy-like and timid, and I breathed the only thing worth saying. ‘Motherfucker.'”

I’m not going to rehash the blurb here because you can read it above. There is so much else I’d like to say…

For anyone who has thought they were not normal for how they feel, this is the book for you. For anyone who loves to laugh, you have to read this book. For anyone who wants all the romance but doesn’t need sexy times you’ll be in love.

This seemed like such a different book that what I’ve read of N.R. Walker’s, which is mostly everything, lets be real. This was just simple. Both asexual, Hennessy and Jordan met on a bus and laughed their way into each other’s hearts. They had friends along the way that urged them along, shined a light on their path and guided the way.

It was fresh, fun, quirky, silly, goofy, romantic and light. And it scored on my heart. I loved every word, every comma, every punctuation.

Jordan was perfectly neurotic and funny as hell. Hennessy was the sweetest internet ninja to ever walk the earth. And I could go on and on, but instead of reading this review, just do yourself a favor and read the book. It will make your heart flip upside down.

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Galley copy of Upside Down provided by author in exchange of an honest review.

Author

Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker

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