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Marek and Adrian dated in high school, but a bitter breakup led them to choose different paths. Adrian is out and proud while Marek is in the closet. Adrian embraces his eccentricity while Marek clings to a conservative image. And while Marek worked hard to build a successful life and financial stability by climbing the corporate ladder, Adrian threw caution to the wind and has spent the last five years backpacking across the world.
Now Adrian is back in Warsaw, Poland, but while Marek thinks they will have a hookup and have a blast from the past, Adrian is just looking for a place to crash. Worse still, Adrian turns up at Marek’s advertising agency for help with his outrageous new business venture, and if Marek wants to get promoted, he might have to work with the guy who broke his heart.
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See, I know you are going to see this gif and rating and be confused. I went back and forth on an actual rating for this. While my heart was telling me no, my mind was saying be fair.
I had to think of everything outside of Marek. If it was based solely on him and his personality then I would have took my kindle outside and shot it. There was nothing about him I liked. Even at the end, nothing redeemable to me. I know some people are going to love this, I just wasn’t one of them.
To be fair, the writing was good and solid. Adrian was a really good character, and I loved his spirit. I just didn’t connect with either of them. I had issues with the way Marek treated Adrian, and how he acted in general. I had issues with Adrian just showing up unannounced after all these years and thinking that a conversation wasn’t needed. Umm both guys needed a personality check and to be holed up in a room together to discuss their feelings.
Another reason for the rating is because I do think the authors gave some really good background facts on the culture and people of Poland. It could be a reason for my disconnect seeings as the romantic aspect played second fiddle in my opinion to the significance of where they are.
I’m left feeling like I didn’t enjoy it but it would be unfair to rate it 1 star. It had good bones to the story. I just never connected with any part of it. I didn’t care for any of the story, and after a while I really just wanted it to be over. It didn’t work for me, and while I’m a little peeved by that, I know I’ll read something else by these two in the future.