Thursday, March 5, 2015
Blue Eyed Stranger by Aley Beecroft
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
At first I rated this book 2.5 stars, but, now that I have let the story settle in, it has dropped down to two. It just left me feeling a bit uneasy; that the relationship between the two main characters was unequal.
Billy, one of the main characters, is severely depressed, and by severely I mean can’t get up and move, locked in his head, a hair close to suicide depressed. The only thing that gets him moving is dancing with his Morris troupe. So him having a meet cute with a quick HEA, with no medical help, and without serious therapy, was too unbelievable for me.
Well I can’t say that he has no help, Martin makes him seek help at the end of the book just before he moves in. Martin, at this point, has just lost his job, has little to no income, has just come out of the closet, and has been looking for work to no avail.
I mean I want to look this as a cute story of two flawed men finding love, but all I can see are red flags of codependency.
The second star is for the back story of Morris dancing, which I found fascinating, and I spent quite a while searching for images, and videos on the internet.
I wish I could find a better gif to do it justice.