Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Left of Centre
AUTHOR: Zathyn Priest
PUBLISHER: Wilde City Press
LENGTH: 47 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2016
When self-confessed player Brandon Faulkner arranges to meet three different Goth guys over the course of one weekend, he isn’t expecting to meet someone like ‘Enigma’. Enigma isn’t like anyone Brandon’s met before. He’s unpredictable, volatile and… well, downright weird! To make matters worse, the gorgeous Enigma isn’t at all impressed with Brandon and is unafraid to crush the man’s ego at every opportunity. For the first time in his life, Brandon has to work hard to win the guy. Will Brandon agree to Enigma’s left of center, bizarre requests, or is the player about to get played?
When I first started the book I wasn’t sure if I should have chose this particular book. I am not a fan of guys who use people because they can get away with it due to their great looks. That was how this started out but so glad I stuck with it because the book was so worth it. Redemption comes in many ways. As does self discovery.
Brandon Faulkner is the type of guy I despised in high school and college. Drop dead gorgeous and knows it. And he uses it for all it’s worth. He is also a slut. There I said it. I labored over the right word. User came to mind. Player was another. Yes he was all those things and more. And, with the coming of age of computer dating, or just a hook-up, it’s easy as can be. Meet some one, score, move on. The worst type of person there is. They will make up anything and become what ever you need to get in your pants. The thing is, when it doesn’t have to do with sex, he’s a nice guy. Horny all the time but nice. He is good to his roommate, Tarin, who he also works with at the veterinary office where he is a veterinarian. He is kind and compassionate to animals, it’s just guys he wants that he is a jerk to. “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em” kind of jerk. Enter Enigma, a very self confident goth that has Brandon’s number figured out. This is the story of how Brandon finally comes to terms with who he is and what he really wants in life.
Though I adored Tarin and wanted more of his story, this is a short novella and “Enigma” (Lewis) stole the book and my heart. I can’t say a lot because I hate when reviewers give secrets away but my heart fell for the quirky beautiful guy and his story. In the end I fell for Brandon too because I believe that everyone deserves a second chance if they sincerely ask.
Great, fun, fast read that will tug at your heart and make you believe that people can change. Highly recommended this wonderful novella.