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Series: Lovers and Friends

Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Waiting for Ty by Samantha Ann King

Posted by Irish in 4 Stars, Adult, Review1 Comment

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Waiting for Ty by Samantha Ann KingWaiting for Ty by Samantha Ann King
Series: Lovers and Friends, Book 2
Published by Carina Press on 29 July 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, GLBT
Pages: 170
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

Place(s) Traveled to: Austin, Texas // Houston, Texas // Stonemont, Texas

First Line(s): I don’t do men. Standing outside Landon’s second-floor apartment, Ty silently chanted the phrase.

I’ve been trying to branch out in my reading this year and so when I saw Waiting for Ty by Samantha Ann King on Netgalley I decided to take a chance on this GLBT romance. Waiting for Ty is a short book but it packs a whole lot of story within its few pages. This was a quick and well paced story about friends becoming lovers and lately I have been a real sucker for that kind of story. There is a different vibe to a story when there is a long history between the two main characters. While the reader may not be fully aware of their full history you do get that sense of a long term friendship and it helps to create a bond that is sometimes missing from stranger to lover stories.

I found Waiting for Ty to be a realistic journey and really enjoyed the interaction and doubts faced by both Langdon and Ty. I like how they both struggled with what they wanted. And in a sad state of our world how they each questioned, in their own ways, how their relationship might be viewed to others. These two main characters both live in Texas, which recent news has shown us isn’t the most liberal of states. While I can’t claim to be an expert on Texas but Ty’s ultra conservative family came across as very realistic and I felt for Ty in his dealings with them. Although I did think that the reaction of one of the secondary characters was a bit over the top and unrealistic. Especially considering the highly unconventional relationship that his sister was in.

Waiting for Ty is a quick read and once I started I stayed with it until the end. Its one of those stories that while I wish it was longer managed to complete a well thought out and heart achy story into a limited number of pages. Its amazing to me how some authors can do in such a short time. I’ve read several novella length stories that just feel incomplete but with Waiting for Ty I feel as though I received a full length book as there was so much depth to it. Its not a perfect book but for the life of me I can’t remember some of the issues that I had with the book from when I read it not long ago. I enjoyed this story and think that it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good friends to lovers story. I know I did.

Lovers and Friends Series Order
Book 1: Sharing Hailey
Book 2: Waiting for Ty