Saturday, June 3, 2017

Wake by K. Evan Coles & Brigham Vaughn

A love worth the wait

Carter Hamilton and Riley Porter-Wright room together as Harvard undergraduates. An immediate friendship forms, but as the years pass it deepens into something neither man understands. As attraction simmers under the surface, lines begin to blur. When they move back to Manhattan, they gradually slip into the lives their families have envisioned for them.

Both men marry, but in time, Riley realizes he’s ended up in a passionless relationship like his parents’ while his career takes center stage. Although he loves his wife, Carter misses the emotional and physical connection he shared with Riley.

The weight of Riley’s feelings and his growing discontentment with his life eventually push him to tell Carter the truth about how he feels. Shocked and unable to face his own feelings, Carter rejects Riley.

As each man comes to terms with the lies they’ve told themselves, each other and the people around them, they find their lives changing in ways they never imagined. They soon discover that the truths they’ve been longing to tell shake the foundations of their friendship.

Reader Advisory: This book contains polyamory and infidelity, expressions of homophobia by multiple secondary characters, divorce, scenes of M/F/M intimacy, references to parental neglect, disownment, one brief scene involving a physical altercation.

Publisher’s Note: Calm, the sequel to Wake, will be available to pre-order in August 2017.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of angst and complicated...

This is a really difficult book to review – it is brilliant, but so sad. It is fun and sexy and then cold and depressing. Overall, it is a book which will not leave your mind in a while – and given we have to wait until August for the conclusion, it is, for me, going to be like an earworm niggling away until I get an answer.

First off, there is a warning in the blurb about the issues that arise and may cause offence – so be warned and don't read if those things offend you. For me, it added to the desperation of the situation, and given the length of time the story covers, it is easy to understand why things happened, even if they are not always what one would expect of the men. And it definitely makes you think about how you would behave in their shoes. I loved the way that the story is revealed, moving backwards and forwards, and from lead to lead seamlessly. Not once was I unsure as to where, when, or who was the focus of the chapter – and the writing was the richer for the clarity. Trying to predict what might happen, to watch as they snatch an intimate moment, that they deny themselves again given the pressure from every corner.

This book is a rich, complex, and demanding read, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the concluding installment and get some kind of resolution for what currently seems a no win scenario.

K. Evan Coles

K. Evan Coles is a mother and tech pirate by day and a writer by night. She is a dreamer who, with a little hard work and a lot of good coffee, coaxes words out of her head and onto paper.

K. lives in the northeast United States, where she complains bitterly about the winters, but truly loves the region and its diverse, tenacious and deceptively compassionate people. You’ll usually find K. nerding out over books, movies and television with friends and family. She’s especially proud to be raising her son as part of a new generation of unabashed geeks.

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Brigham Vaughn

Brigham Vaughn is starting the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time writer. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga.  She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Wake (Tidal #1) by K. Evan Coles & Brigham Vaughn to read and review.

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