A Kai Review: Like Two Parting Seas (States of Love) by Zhara Freytes

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Rating: 2.75 out of 5

After two years of internet chats and crappy video calls, Nathan and Leonardo will finally meet face-to-face, and the anticipation is killing them both. Their slow-simmering desire to be together soon boils over as Nathan shows Leo around his hometown of Boise, Idaho. Witty conversation fills their days, passion fills their nights, and both young men know they belong in each other’s lives. But how can a romance, let alone a relationship, work when Nathan’s career is in Boise and Leo must soon return to his home in Italy? Since neither is ready to say goodbye to the budding love affair, they’re determined to find a solution before the end of Leo’s holiday.

Well, the story’s premise was great. The long-distance friendship turning into something more, caught my eye and I needed to read this. I thought would be a sweet and great story. Unfortunately, the execution was disappointing. The story was flat, really fast paced and felt very incomplete.

The plot was Okay and could be so much more if it had been better developed. Unfortunately, the novella was really short to the reader really to connect with it.

There were a lot of events where the author “told” what happened and didn’t “show” it. That was frustrating. I couldn’t get a sense of the MC’s friendship before they met face-to-face, nor when they truly hooked up. Even when they were together spending time with each other, there were gaps in the story telling. That was a big turn off for me about the story.

The sex wasn’t much described. Actually, it was basically off-pages and it felt like we were losing a part of the story where the MC’s was really bonding their feelings.

The novella wasn’t all bad, though. This book is part of States of Love series. In this series, each author selects one state and surround their story around that area.

Idaho is where Like Two Parting Seas’ story took place and I really liked to know more about this state: some of its sights and culture.

I also liked the easy and fluid writing. I would be very interested in reading a longer romance by this author, where she could actually develop the story.

The end was abrupt and without a conclusion. A kind of HFN, that absolutely needs a sequel.

The cover art by Brooke Albrecht is nice and sweet. I like it!

Sales Links

Dreamspinner Press 

Amazon

Book Details:

Ebook: 49 pages

Publication: August 30th, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press

Séries: States of Love

ISBN13: 9781635338966

Edition Language: English

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