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Gus (Bright Side #2) by Kim Holden

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Bright Side Series #2
Kim Holden
Fiction, New Adult
May 19th 2015

The journey that began in top-rated, best-selling Bright Side, continues ...

This is the story of Gus.
Losing himself.
Finding himself.
And healing along the way.

“ … but the honest-to-God truth is I don’t even know how to function anymore. Bright Side wasn’t only my best friend; she was like my other half ... the other half of my brain, the other half of my conscience, the other half of my sense of humor, the other half of my creativity, the other half of my heart. How do you go back to doing what you did before, when half of you is gone forever?”

show all books in this series
Bright Side #1
Can Standalone
Bright Side #2
Can Standalone
Bright Side #3
Can Standalone

Maria’s Review

➦Good book! Unfortunately, just like with the first book in this series, I couldn’t quite connect with the characters all the way. I loved Gus, the hero. I like the heroine. But I just never quite fell in love with them as a couple.

➦May be it was the whole “dead ex” thing. Ok, she wasn’t his ex but he was deeply in love with her. Normally stuff like this wouldn’t bother me but I felt like the bringing up of Bright Side was constant and kept taking away from the romance. At least for me… There was just… too much. I wanted to move on faster.

➦Speaking of faster. I am a fan of slow burn. But it has to be done in a way that doesn’t make me want to fast forward through pages and pages. Descriptions of lives of secondary characters? Not a fan of. Like, I don’t really care about how your friends who you see once a year are doing: where they work, what they plan to do in the future. This bear is running out of patience.

➦I did, for the most part, enjoy Gus’ journey of healing and acceptance. I just wished he would throw a bone to the heroine once in a while. This slow burn was slow. Just when I think the tho main characters will be thrown in a situation where they will get some sharing to do (or at the very least spending time together) the story takes a detour somewhere. gurr T.T This one wasn’t entirely for me.