Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review: Do You See Me Now by Stephani Hecht


Do You See Me NowDo You See Me Now by Stephani Hecht
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Don't dismiss this story simply because it is a short read. There are times when the short stories are the ones that have the most impact.

Sometimes the best things are right in front of you, just waiting to be seen.

In Do You See Me Now, Dax Rogers was a loner in high school, so he kept to himself. Now grown up, Dax has changed a lot. Not only has he made a huge name for himself as a special-effects makeup artist, but he has a whole new look. Then an invitation comes in the mail. It's the tenth reunion for their graduation and they are having a weekend retreat. When he shows up and sees that Lance, his old high school crush, is there too, Dax is both overjoyed and nervous. Will the men be able to make up for lost time?

I picked this up after enjoying a longer read, thinking that this was just another short story that could be read in an hour and leave me smiling at the end. Well, Do You See Me Now by Stephani Hecht is definitely short, it definitely left me smiling, but then Hecht wove her magic words and this ordinary story became a little bit of magic.

Yes, this is a story about a high school reunion and everyone who has attended at least one knows that things can happen in that short time spent with the old familiar faces. Sometimes things can go from bad to worse, then there are those that turn ridiculous or even violent, some get to be a reality TV show, and then some turn all a la-romance-novel-type-of-thingy. This last one is what this book is all about, and thank goodness Ms. Hecht handled it so perfectly that it was not too sappy, not too ridiculous, and not too cheesy.In short: it was just right!

So for those of you who simply want to read an HEA book with all the right elements in it and want to sleep dreaming a happy smile, get a hold of Do You See Me Now HERE and read on!





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