Book Reviews

One Plus Two Equals... by Edward Kendrick at Silver Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Alternate Reality / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-May-2013

Book Blurb

Out of work waiter Julyan Elwyn gets a job at the restaurant owned by Duane Reives. He is attracted to Duane but tamps it down, believing the man is straight. Then he meets Auden Reviers, a mysterious, tough-as-nails man who takes what he wants, namely kisses from Julyan. When Duane reveals he's interested in Julyan, the young man is torn between their blossoming attraction, which could turn to love, and the conflicted feelings he has for Auden. All that changes when secrets are revealed and Julyan must learn to trust his heart when it comes to the two men in his life.

Book Review

Once in a while a book comes along, looking "interesting but harmless" when you read the blurb, but when you actually start reading the story? Wham! It hits you right in the sternum. For me, "One Plus Two Equals…" is such a book. The conflict described in the blurb, that of Julyan being torn between two men and needing to learn to trust his heart sounds pretty gripping. I thought it might end in a threesome, or maybe a couple after some sort of conflict resolution…

Boy, was I wrong. Unfortunately I cannot go into too much detail without giving the whole thing away, and that would be a shame. But, let me tell you, this is not a purely contemporary book with a bit of a love triangle thrown in. This is a very creative, imaginative story that sits firmly in the paranormal genre, and not because it is about ghosts or vampires. Enough said! You have to go and read it for yourself. It is a story with not just one, but two ginormous twists.

If you don’t like surprises and the unexpected, stay well away from this book. If, on the other hand, you can keep an open mind, are naturally inquisitive, and open to something new and different, give this story a go. It contains love, conflict, action and adventure, as well as a healthy dose of creativity. I liked all of it, and while I hope there will be more stories and a series, I can see why this idea, for once, might just need to stay contained within the pages of this one book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 150 pages/27880 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 30-June-2012
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