Reviewed by Dan
SERIES: Treacherous Chemistry
AUTHOR: Avylinn Winter
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 45 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017
Magnetic is a companion book to the Treacherous Chemistry series and should be read after Volatile to appreciate the story.
He’d been afraid of me, and I had used fear to keep him away until I couldn’t stand to be anywhere but close.
Dante Heron has lived a life surrounded by pointless affection and impossible demands. Driven to the brink by his parents in pursuit of fame and fortune, he has learned to circumvent anything that would force him to feel more than he can stand. Until Chris. But then, he drove away Chris just as surely as he’d chased off everyone else.
Lost and afraid of the truth of that rejection, Dante pines from afar—more used to suffering than facing his problems. However, his feelings continue to torment him and no matter how many times he wants to leave the past behind, it won’t let go.
I was so hoping for this story. When Dante and Chris split through a total misunderstanding in the previous book, it was so obvious that neither wanted the relationship to end.
If you haven’t read the author’s other two books in the series, Toxic and Volatile, then this story would probably not be for you. There isn’t enough background or detail in this short story to bring you an understanding of the complexity of Dante’s relationship with his parents, Dante’s broken psyche, or the reasons why Chris isn’t in his life. That said…why haven’t you picked those two books up? I read and reviewed both and enjoyed them immensely.
Now let’s talk about this story. I’m not giving any details, because it is a short story, and major plot reveals could happen with the slightest hints. All I’m going to say is that when I turned the last page of the story, to find out the other 16% of the book was a teaser for one of the previous books, I growled out-loud. I wanted more! For example, I wanted to know what the public’s reaction was the next day. Having been accused by more than one reviewer of doing the same thing with a story I recently published myself, I know that to Ms. Winter, it probably felt done, so I’m not saying it had to have more…just that I loved the characters enough that I didn’t want it to end!
I highly recommend this one, but insist you read the other books first! You will thank me.