Sunday, May 22, 2016

Promotional Post" Just Playing by Ingela Bohm #Review #Giveaway

Author: Ingela Bohm
Book Just Playing (2nd Edition)
Publication Date: April 2016
Length: 281 pages

Reviewed by Meredith


Between two passions, which one do you choose?

Michael has never really had any friends, so when Jamie starts spending time with him, he’s suspicious at first. Sure, they share a passion for music, but Jamie’s golden good looks seem destined for something bigger, better. Not that Michael is noticing Jamie’s beauty or anything…

Jamie is the first to realize that something is happening. Spellbound by Michael’s talent and fey-like softness, he’s powerless to resist. The thrill of playing together slowly turns into something else – something that, in 1975, has only been legal for eight years.

They have to stop it. The pleasure of touches as blissful as they’re terrifying can only end in disaster. When things finally start moving for Jamie’s band, it seems like the perfect way out, but the choice he faces is brutal: what’s more important – Michael, or the music?

Angsty and poetic, this slow burn romance charts every push and pull of a young love that isn’t exactly forbidden – just not allowed.

Author’s note: contains a cliffhanger.

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I’m going to start out by saying this was a very emotional story. Heartbreaking at times. It’s packed with tension and intense moments.

Jamie is the new kid, and a very cool kid at that. Michael is not the new kid, he is however bullied and quite lonely. For reasons you understand as you read the story, Jamie is drawn to Michael. Trust me, you get it. Michael is a tender, sweet, kind hearted, remarkable person and it’s no wonder Jamie keeps coming back to him.

And there lies the issue. Jamie keeps going back to him. See, Michael and Jamie are friends but with benefits of sorts. Where Michael is confident in their “situation” Jamie has SO many hang ups. Which leads to him constantly breaking Michael’s heart. Like A LOT. I wasn’t so thrilled with Michael’s acceptance of that. Though he does get kind of tough toward the end it just shows in a way how Michael is so in need for love he will take whatever Jamie gives him.

Friend wise they have an outstanding connection, and when they are intimate it’s perfection. But it’s 1975 and times were different back then so I tried to relate a lot to that.

The writing was stunning. Great flow, and almost poetic at times. 

As the author states it does end on a bit of a cliffy so you’ll want to read the next book in this series to see how much more heartache these guys will have to deal with.

About the Author

Ingela Bohm lives in an old cinema, tucked away in a northern Swedish forest where she can wander around all day long and dictate her books. She used to dream of being an actor until an actual actor asked, “Do you really need to do it?” That’s when she realized that the only thing she really needed to do was to write. She has since pretended to be a dietician, a teacher, a receptionist and a cook, but only to conceal her real identity.

Her first imaginary friend was called Grabolina and lived in her closet. Nowadays she has too many imaginary friends to count, but at least some of them are out of the closet. Her men may not be conventionally handsome, but they can charm your pants off, and that’s all that matters.

Ingela’s more useless talents include reading tarot cards, killing pot plants and drawing scandalous pictures that no one gets to see. She can’t walk in heels and she’s stopped trying, but she has cycled 12 000 miles in the UK and knows which campsites to avoid if you don’t like spiders. If you see her on the train you will wonder what age she is.


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1 comment:

  1. Love the synopsis and the review is awesome! Congratulations and look forward to reading it!