Monday, June 12, 2017

{Blog Tour} It Could Happen - Mia Kerick (Review & Giveaway)



YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: It Could Happen by Mia Kerick. This tour will run from June 6th to 16th. Check out the tour schedule.

It Could Happen
by Mia Kerick

Genre: NA Romance (LGBT)
Release Date: June 5th 2017
Dreamspinner Press

Summary:


Three misfits, mismatched in every way—Henry Perkins, Brody Decker, and Danny Denisco—have been friends throughout high school. Now in their senior year, the boys realize their relationship is changing, that they’re falling in love. But they face opposition at every turn—from outside and from within themselves. Moving to the next level will take all the courage, understanding, and commitment they can muster. But it could happen.

Henry is a star athlete and the son of religious parents who have little concern for the future he wants. Brody is a quirky dreamer and adrenaline junkie, and Danny is an emo artist and the target of bullies. Despite their differences they’ve always had each other’s backs, and with each of them facing a new and unique set of challenges, that support is more important than ever. Is it worth risking the friendship they all depend on for the physical and romantic relationship they all desire?

In this unconventional new adult romance, three gay teens brave societal backlash—as well as the chance that they might lose their treasured friendship—to embark on a committed polyamorous relationship.
Review
This book follows three best friends on their journey of self-discovery.  Henry is the jock of the group with strict parents, Danny is the gay goth kit, and Brody is the loaner looking for an adventure.  The book is told between all three points of view for the boys, although Danny’s is told in poetry format.

I loved how the author developed each of the characters to have very different personalities.  The author took her time to make each person separate and make them work together.  Henry has a large part of the book because his parents are so strict with him. Henry needs to figure out what is the most important to him and take charge of his life.  Henry does grow during the book and figure out what is important in life and what is not as important.

Brody is my favorite character in the book.  He has a clear picture of what his life is like and what is important in it.  He tries very hard not to take anything for granted and I think that makes him more enjoyable in this book.  I love to read about Brody’s need for adventure since that is a big part of his personality.  The author does a great job also displaying Brody’s weaknesses and what he needs to work on within himself.

I would have loved to get more of Danny in this book.  He seemed to have a few issues that arose during the book such as previously abusive relationships and an absent mother that I would have liked to get depth on.  I sort of felt like Danny had a lot going on and through his poems we weren’t getting the full picture.  I would have loved to read more of Danny’s emotions and what was going on in his head.   Danny probably has the largest issues and they weren’t fully developed.

The romance was done very well with this book.  I can totally see how the relationship blossomed for the characters in the book.  The author doesn’t make it to sexual, but more of a deeper level relationship.  I liked that we get a lot of emotions coming through the characters and how we get to see these emotions being acted upon.   I also enjoyed how the story flowed naturally.

My one major complaint was I was left hanging at the end of the book.  I wanted more and to know what was going to happen to these three after high school.  I wasn’t ready for the book to end I felt like it never hit the big climax I was waiting for.

I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  The book did read quickly, but I felt like there were very natural stopping points that I could put the book down and pick it back up.

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.


My Rating: 3/5



About the Author
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

Contact Mia at miakerick@gmail.com.


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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today and reviewing It Could Happen!

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    1. Your welcome! I wish you the best of luck with your book!

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  2. This is new to me but I like the sound of it. I will say the ending might bother me though. Great review!

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    1. It was an interesting read I just wanted more at the end. Thank you for stopping by!

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