Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Expectations - Review

EXPECTATIONS depicts the struggle between what we desire forourselves and our familial obligations. The struggle is personified by Chris and Matt Taylor, identical twins, who are trying to win their overbearing father's approval and acquire their trust funds. Love, money, and desire collide as Matt and Chris decide what's really important to them.
**Summary taken from Goodreads**
Disclaimer: Provided by author for an honest review. 

Epectations by Liz Borino follows the lives of three main Characters. Twins, Chris and Matt and their friend Aiden (who is Irish! Nom) Secrets and conforming to parents expectations are tinged through the whole story, each character fighting with their own desires and wants in conjunction with what's expected of them. 

I liked these characters, from the first chapter they all had their own voice, i usually find it difficult keeping track of multiple protagonists but Ms Borino sets them all out beautifully drawing you into their lives, sympathising with them, smiling with them, wanting to follow their journey.
Heavily character based with lots of dialogue, something i enjoy reading, Expectations see Matt struggle with alcoholism, the original party boy, his twin Chris and Aiden falling in love, Aiden dealing with his past secrets. 

Whilst i would say this is a romance, of sorts, there's no heavy love scenes, something for me i missed. I adore M/M reading of a burgeoning relationship and manlove, i felt that was missing from this book, there wasn't enough heat. While the plot moved along nicely, the character growth good to read, i missed the spice. 

An enjoyable read for those cool spring nights, 
I give Expectations by Liz Borino 3 Sparkles out of 5.
An author to watch out for! 

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2 Speak to Me:

Dehviousangel said...

I always enjoy your reading your reviews CB! im sneaking around your blog looking for new books to readin, i've noted three so far ;)

Nixie said...

Love the new layout! Just popped by your page and had to say somethin :)

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