Early Review | Angel Voices by Rowan Speedwell

Angel Voices by Rowan Speedwell
LGBTQIA / New Adult / Contemporary Romance
Publishing on November 28th, 2016
ARC from Riptide Publishing and Netgalley

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Book Blurb: 

On a frigid winter night, college freshman Will stumbles into the shelter of a church during choir practice. His father has just discovered that Will is gay, and has beaten him and thrown him out of the house. But right now Will’s interested only in getting warm.

Will’s college roommate Quinn is a soloist in the choir, which is practicing for a Christmas program. He discovers Will in the church—and his friend’s condition. Will, who has grown up in a repressed environment, including church school, an abusive father and a passive mother, is taken aback by Quinn’s enthusiasm and determination to take care of him.

Does Will have a future after all, especially one that will include Quinn?

| Book Review |

While Angel Voices was an OK read, I think the plot was quite ambitious for such a small word count. When Will stumbles into a church to rest after his father beats him to a pulp for finding out he’s gay, it’s Will’s roommate Quinn to the rescue. And therein lies the problem – we’re supposed to believe that Will and Quinn have been interested in each other pretty much since they met, however we don’t see any chemistry between them. But there’s a sexy scene right after Will gets home from the hospital where his injuries are quite extensive, and not only was it ill-timed, but it lacked emotion. The other issue I had was Quinn’s family. They were fun and boisterous, which I think was an effort to offset Will’s family, but it was too much. They were too good to be true. The writing was decent, and I think a larger story could have given the story justice. Like I said before, this was just too much to try with so few words.

| Rating |

3-stars

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