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Served Hot

Monday, November 27, 2023

Served Hot (2015) Annabeth Albert (Portland Heat)

Served HotI thought I was in the mood for this. I was looking for stories with complicated grief, and this story has that.

“You feel what you need to feel.” What did I know about grief? I would be pissed, but I wasn’t David. And if David’s sadness made me feel smaller, I didn’t think it was intentional. I’d just have to work past it. Same as him. I wanted to trust in us both.

But everything just fell flat for me.

Mostly because Robbie was unable to speak up for himself about anything.

Articulating wants usually led to disappointment—moves happened anyway, deployments dragged on, grad school requirements changed regardless, boyfriends kept right on lying to their families. My preferences seemed irrelevant and speaking up led to awkward conversations and magnified the hurt. Keeping pain private kept the wounds smaller, helped me buck up and move on.

Yeah, Craig was a mess and needed to get over his past, but it didn’t feel like either of them really did the work they needed to have a relationships.

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Rating: 5.5/10

Categories: eBook, LGBT, Novella, Reread, Romance, Sexual Content

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