Genre: LGBT (m/m), Romance
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Trigger warnings: domestic violence
Description: After the end of a bad relationship and the death of his dog, Geoffrey is left with a choice: live the rest of his life alone or start over. But starting over is easier said than done, and alone in the woods one night Geoffrey writes those very words on a rock.
To his surprise, when he returns later he discovers someone has replied. The lengthy written conversation that ensues over days leaves Geoffrey less lonely, and also quite hopeful and intrigued about the future and the identity of his mysterious new friend.
Review: Let me start with the positive things. The story’s idea is really beautiful… writing your thoughts and doubts on a stone and then getting a reply from a stranger? I really liked it. I felt Geoffrey’s pain about his dead dog and Iw as happy, how Max still plays a big role even though he is dead.
Sadly I still couldn’t really get into the story. The romance left me unmoved and nearly bored to be honest. The time jumps were rather confusing and the developing relationship felt rushed and not real.
This seems to be one of those novellas which would have worked better as a novel.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.