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It’s Saturday, the Peanut Gallery brings you Word Count with Suilan. This weekend is full of trips, truths and decision making. We chose the following book because its main idea is that individuals don’t see what the truth is when it’s right before them. Something drastic has to happen most times, before the truth is apparent. With those words, here’s some thoughts about a pretty good read.
By Sara Winters
Summary: Devin Salvo has always remained three steps ahead: in chess, on the pitch, and in his love life. His every desire is within arm’s reach, except the one person Devin has always wished would be his in the end. All it takes is one conversation to open his eyes to a new possibility, one moment to change what Devin believes about friendship and love and one person to change the rules of the game.
Sam Marshall has been fighting his feelings for his friend and roommate for two years. When an opportunity presents itself, he makes his move, only to be faced with the very real fear that what he sees in Devin, the potential waiting to be realized, may be more than their friendship can handle.
I started this book negligently, wasn’t sure what to expect. I enjoy reading m/m novels especially when they have a very solid plot. See Right Through has a pretty solid plot. The main characters are strong. The plot starts over a game of chess setting the stage for a tough game that can be used to describe the plot that makes this book.
Devin is sweet on his long time best friend, Michael who is straight and Sam is a sharp psychology student who is sweet on Devin. They are roommates living in the same house, and the chemistry starts from the very first page. Devin is determined to make Michael change his mind and perhaps consider seeing him differently. Sam watches it all with a longing heart, hoping that Devin will give him the time of day.
Devin plays rugby captain, is focused on keeping his life commitment free and is protective of his roommates. His fixation on Michael narrows his perception on love. His character reminds me of a man who doesn’t want to risk his heart for love.
Sam on the other hand is the empathic one of the group of three. He listens with an open heart, his perception is keen and he anticipates his friends’ needs as they come. He gives away so much that he falls in love with Devin and keeps it to himself even while it hurts to see Devin pining for another.
Sarah Winters writes with a perfect mix of emotion and sexual tension. Her scenes are vivid, the characters imaginable and I found myself lost in the maze of emotional tension. See Right Through does a wonderful job of capturing angst that follows through with an ending that made me smile.
Title: See Right Through (Savannah)
Author: Sara Winters
Word Count/Pages: 73 pages
Cost: Paperback $6.99
Kindle Edition: Currently $0.00 (offer available now)
Genre: M/M, Gay fiction
From Suilan, I hope your Saturday is an exciting day, and safe travels.