(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I made the mistake of having this book out in my room, a fact that immediately drew comments from my thirteen-year-old brother. (Teenagers…)
Although this book had very little by way of actual plot, I did find it fairly easy to read. The use of first person worked particularly well in each of the stories – and I felt that the narrator of the third story came across really differently to the narrators in the first two stories.
The first story was particularly intriguing because of the use of an angel in it. There were some hints of further consequences that the angel would face and I think that that would be something that could be explored further if the author ever chose to look at expanding the short story into a novel. Still, it does work quite well on its own.
Although each of the three stories are quite similar to each other in the case of wording, I felt the slightly different plots came across really well. I did, however, feel that some of the language was a bit crude and juvenile at times. (I’m not sure why, but there are certain words that start making me giggle when I read a book with erotic scenes in it).
The second story was… interesting. It’s not the sort of thing I personally would be turned on by, but I could appreciate that the narrator found it all a turn-on. I was left very confused by the end of it, though. I’m still not sure if there was a relationship involving the four of them or if I’d completely misread that.
The third story was an interesting exploration of desires and the gradual forming of a relationship.
I would perhaps like to see the stories further expanded, so I can get into the heads of the characters better.