Choices (The Looking Glass #1) by Penny Brandon #mm #review @loveunleashed


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Marc was straight, always had been and always thought he would be, but when shown his true love in a magic mirror he was shocked to find out his true love was a man. Not only that, it was up to him to convince his true love they were meant to be together. All bad enough, but after finding Liam, the only way he’s able to persuade Liam to go out with him is to offer him sex – even though that was something Marc was definitely not ready for.

Liam thought Marc was crazy. Marc was straight and he was talking about true love and making a life together, but Liam didn’t believe in love and he certainly wasn’t going to fall in love with a crazy straight guy regardless of how sexy he was. But he hadn’t reckoned on Marc’s pushy attitude or his offer of sex which, no matter how much he knew he should, Liam couldn’t turn downaddtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14A-nony-mouseTAG

The premise to the Looking Glass series is one that instantly caught my attention – there’s a looking glass that will show the viewer their one true love. And who doesn’t love that idea?

Of course, one doesn’t think of the difficulties that might be involved in such a venture, such as… what if your one true love has no clue what you’re talking about and thinks you’re insane? Or even worse, isn’t interested in love or relationships?

Such was the case of Marc, who walked into an antique store one day, not knowing why, and found himself face to face with the man he’s meant to love. One small, itty-bitty problem? Marc’s straight.

There was much about the book I liked. I liked Marc’s struggle to figure things out and Liam’s reaction to him at first. But the book itself just didn’t fit for me. And I’m not even sure why. I loved Simon, the antique store manager. I loved the premise. But something about Marc and Liam just didn’t work. I don’t know if it was Marc’s pushiness – though I could understand where he was coming from. Or if it was Liam, who came across as strong and sure of himself, but his weaknesses made it almost positive that Marc would run over him for the rest of their lives.

Plus, once Marc found Liam, all interactions outside of them almost completely ceased. To me it felt like half a story where tons of details were missing.

3 stars.

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