REVIEW: Class Distinctions

Class Distinctions

By Rick R. Reed

Length: 35 Pages

Kyle and Jonathan were perfect for each other, the two halves that, once together, made a whole. And then one snowy night just before Parents’ Weekend on the campus of Hamilton University, Kyle drops a bomb: he’s breaking up with Jonathan.

Follow the couple through the stormy (in more ways than one) night that ensues. Why has Kyle suddenly decided to throw away something so precious and good?

The answers lie in their backgrounds, and will gradually come to light as a winter blizzard rages around the young couple.

Their tortured paths bring them to the covered bridge where their love had sprung to life on a hot summer day. But will the warmth of that memory and the heat of the love they once shared be enough to outclass the storm, and more importantly, bring them back together?
My Review
Class Distinctions is a novella length story about Jonathan and Kyle
Normally I hate books of this length, I don't mind a short story but not this short... I feel we don't get enough pages to get to really know the characters and form a connection with them. I prefer a longer book where we really get to know the characters.
It was the blurb that got me to take a chance on this book, it sounded really interesting and I wanted to know if and how the author could fit a great read on very little pages... so I thought I would give it a shot.
I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed Class Distinctions.. I felt the author wrote it well enough that I could feel the emotions of Jonathan and Kyle, I really connected with them even though we don't get a lot of back story or info about them.
Overall its a good little read and pretty emotional
I have given Class Distinctions 3.5 stars for the writing and the story
I wish the book had been longer, I would of loved to read more about these great characters
I feel like there is still so much more I want to know about the guys and their story
If we had gotten more pages this would of probably been a 5 star book.. but for a novella it was the best I've ever read
Class Distinctions packs so much emotion is so little pages
I love Jonathan and Kyle... I really want more of these guys (hint, hint)
About The Author
Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). His novel, Raining Men, won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary General Fiction. Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."

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