Thursday, February 5, 2015

Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall

I recently received Waiting for the Flood from Riptide Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I love Riptide Publishing so I try to read everything that they put out. Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

People come as well as go.

Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.

Two years ago, it ended.

Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to a build a future from the fragments of the past.

Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin’s quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.

As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can’t protect himself from everything—and sometimes he doesn't need to try.

Edwin is a sweet character who I loved. He repairs old books for a living and as a hobby. I loved that! His appreciation for the works that he restores is amazing. I love the smell of old books and the feel of the high quality pages of the older tomes. Edwin is also so sweet and vulnerable. I loved how realistic the story was and how beautifully it showed the pain and relief of moving on from an ended relationship. The story reminded me that there is someone out there for each of us and that sometimes we have to hurt a bit to be able to move on to the relationship that is the best for us. Edwin and Adam are so lovely together because it isn't just physical attraction but a budding friendship and a mutual respect. I adored this book. The gorgeous writing style is unlike anything I have read before and I look forward to seeing more from Alexis Hall.

You can click here to add Waiting for the Flood to your Goodreads. You can find author Alexis Hall on her website, Facebook and Twitter. I give Waiting for the Flood 4 Fairies for a sweet romance that deals with the pain of moving on.

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