See the Light
Author: Kate McMurray
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: January 28, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Second Chance
Page Count: 206
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
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"See the Light" started out strong for me - best friends-to-lovers? Check. Theatre setting? An enthusiastic check! A behind-the-scenes feel of life as a Broadway actor? Yup, sign me up!
But, then around the middle of the book, I just could not get past the rampant lack of communication from Max and his total unwillingness to pull his head out of his arse. I can see how Max is having a hard time switching from unrequited love to having a relationship with Jeremy, and how Max is stuck in the mire of his worries that his feelings aren't completely reciprocated, that he needs to hold a part of his heart back in case this all falls apart .... but dude, maybe use your WORDS.
I think if we had a better sense of the MCs personalities and backgrounds, it would be easier to stick with them through the bad times in their relationship. Yes, we get a lot of information about their shared interest in theatre, but their childhood friendship is very much unexplored and even their young adulthood. I didn't ever feel I knew these characters.
3.5 stars for "See the Light" because I loved the premise of the musical that Jeremy is starring in, and the epilogue was all sorts of satisfying, but all the miscommunication drove me batty.
I received an ARC from Carina Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.