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Friday, December 19, 2014

Book Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway: Tangled Mind by Posy Roberts



Posy Roberts writes about romantic male love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is married to a man who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep; her daughter, a budding author and loyal Brony, helps her come up with character names. When Posy’s not writing, she enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make normal seem more interesting.











Book Name: Tangled Mind
Author Name: Posy Roberts
Categories:Bisexual, Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Words: 24,000

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Expected publication: December 24th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press


For years Beck Lund has taken care of his volatile boyfriend Brady, always putting Brady’s needs above his own and walking on eggshells to keep the peace. After Brady overdoses on heroin, his death devastates Beck. Thankfully his best friend, Timothy Kallis, finds him the help he needs. Beck slowly starts to recover and moves in with Timothy to get back on his feet, but he's oblivious that Timothy is secretly nursing romantic affection for him.
Beck focuses on his own healing for the first time in his life. After months of challenging his codependent tendencies and learning how to stand up for himself, Beck finally starts to trust his gut and hopes to one day love again. Timothy is patient throughout, taking care of Beck in ways no one ever has. But if Beck can’t recognize Timothy’s affection for him, it might be too late for them to move beyond friendship.


Excerpt



Before I had a chance to shut the front door, the sound of Brady choking on his own vomit pierced my eardrums. I was in our bedroom within seconds to witness him take what ended up being his last breath. Immediately I rolled him to his side to help him clear his airway. He flopped onto his back.
Abdominal thrusts. I slapped his face and shouted his name.
9-1-1.
I followed the directions the dispatcher gave me on speakerphone, putting my effort into every motion as tears ran down my face.
“The paramedics are on their way. Do you hear the sirens yet?”
“Yes,” I said as I used my full weight to come down on Brady’s torso, trying to dislodge whatever particle had stopped all air from moving in and out of his lungs.
Nothing helped. He just stared up at me with glazed-over eyes and refused to breathe.
“Goddammit. Don’t you dare leave me like this!”
I blankly watched as the paramedics swarmed into the bedroom, shooing me away so they could assess Brady’s condition, and I saw the grim looks on their faces when they realized what had really happened. The frenzied activity ceased, and their demeanor changed the second they found the syringe, spoon, and lighter.

Review by multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

This is so beautiful. 

Tangled Mind digs deep into the psyche of someone in deep grief and drowning in it. It digs deep into the feelings that could not be controlled and there is a fight for survival. But it is hard. It is so hard. When an unexpected lifeline is cast out his way, he has two choices: to grab or ignore. 

Beck had been in relationship that... tortured. That is the only word I could come up with. It was basically a one-sided love affair where his partner, Brady, sucked Beck's life out and unfortunately, Beck was like a frog sitting in a tub of slowly boiling water. Dying in increments and not realizing it. When Brady dies, call it accidental, call it fate, call it whatever, it was really Beck's way out. Unfortunately, just like the clueless frog, he did not recognize it.

Brady's death hit Beck hard and he slowly loses all control. It is thanks to his best friend, Timothy, that he finally gets a hold of the lifeline cast his way. It is Timothy who takes him to a grief counseling group and stays with him until Beck could go on his own. It was Timothy who takes him in when his finances forced him to let go of his home. It was Timothy who cared for Beck when he was at his lowest. 

But Beck's grief left him clueless and is lost. When the epiphany hits, it hits hard and he is confused. What can he do to get back his Timothy? His best friend. His best love. His savior. 

This is a really heavy book in the sense that Beck's grief rolls off the pages like oil and it sticks in every thought. It was hard getting off of this read, it just grabs and takes you in. Yes, it is heavy drama but it is also so full of hope and quite the light read, it does not leave any bad taste in the mouth or mind. Curiously, it did not even make me cry but it hit me hard. With that confusing reaction, it's not just Beck's and Timothy's minds that are tangled up, it's mine as well. In the best possible way.





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3 comments:

  1. Your review made me tear up, in a good way. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I still wonder how you did this, though, drama but a very light read.... wow! <3

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  2. Wonderful Review. I love Everything I have read by Posy Roberts. This is definitely on my tbr list.

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