- Title(s): Four Corners
- Author: Kate McMurray
- Series: N/A
- Genre(s): Contemporary, GLBTQ
- Publisher: Dreamspinner, August 2012
- Source: DreamspinnerPress.com ($4.89 ebook w/30% off discount)
- Length: 220 pages
- Trope(s): Reunited, I Hate You Except When We Kiss, Coming Out, Baseball, Big Misunderstanding, Friends-to-Lovers
- Quick blurb: The Guy Who Left returns to the old neighborhood to attempt a reunion with The Guy Who Stayed.
- Quick review: Another tired premise and unlikeable heroes.
- Grade: C-
I didn’t want his words to make my heart soar. I didn’t want my skin to tingle where his palms rested. I didn’t want to get aroused by the way he smelled. I didn’t want the proximity of our bodies to make me shiver. All of those things happened anyway.
A no-go on this one too. The writing mechanics are good (sometimes really good), but I found the high school flashbacks to be really intrusive, the present-day interactions were repetitive, and Jake (The One Who Stayed) was a whiny, self-righteous wanker. He did get a bit of redemption in the end, but he needed a smackdown. The “four corners” baseball friendship theme could have been a great connecting thread, but I needed a lot more of it to hold this story together.