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Love, From A to Z by Robin Alexander

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Robin Alexander books are like a carefully hoarded treat that we dip into when we feel rather deserving. Though this one was...

Into Thin Air By Jeannie Levig


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This is a mixture of a romance alternated by some kind of a dystopian ‘erase gayness’ extreme.

Hannah Lewis and Jordan Webber have been a relationship for three years and living together for two. The book starts dramatically with a hot sex scene immediately followed by Jordan being abducted. Hannah obviously embarks on trying to find her girlfriend. Her rock solid support in this search is Nikki, Jordan’s best friend, who has carried a torch for Hannah from the time they met.

Early on, it turns out that Hannah is somewhat self-absorbed and Jordan is a serial cheater. Clearly it is not a good relationship despite what appears on the surface.

Initially we thought that this book is going to be about self-exploration and self-realisations that will lead to a stronger, cleaner relationship between Hannah and Jordan; and the possibility was quite exciting. However, when Nikki got more developed, we found ourselves rooting for her and the fulfilment of her silent love for Hannah.

What we didn’t expect was that the book would have two parallel storylines: the first being the burgeoning romance between Hannah and Nikki based firmly in reality and the second taking place in an imagined alternative reality of using different form of torture and abuse to ‘cure’ Jordan of being a lesbian. Sure, there were a lot of times when our sympathy for Jordan was nil as her misdemeanours in the ‘real’ world kept getting unfolded but it was all still too much to digest.

To her great credit, Levig finally makes the two worlds overlap and leaves us feeling warmly towards every character. That is quite a feat.

While this book may be a confusing and heavy read, it is well-written and as always, Levig excels in romance. 

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