Reviewed by Caroline
TITLE: Match Day
SERIES: Adventures Ink Book 1
AUTHOR: Mercy Celeste
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 193 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 14, 2017
Jilted at the altar!
Doctor Zack Sorensen planned to spend the entire ten-day luxury honeymoon cruise drunk off his ass. Why not? He paid a fortune for the tickets. Non-refundable tickets. If anyone deserved to be drunk for ten days solid it was Zack.
Brian O’Daly – brother of the runaway bride and best man – had no intention of letting his best friend spend the next ten days alone, and most likely drunk, on a ship, with no one to keep him from falling overboard.
But what exactly did one do on an accidental honeymoon? For ten days. To romantic destinations. In one bed… when one is secretly in love with one’s best friend.
Brian and Zack are about to find out.
Mercy is one of my favourite authors of recent years and someone I follow closely for new releases. Match Day is the first book in a new series and comes with far less angst than I have come to expect from this author and perhaps not quite as much character development as her usual stories.
The blurb pretty much tells you all you need to know. The story is about Zack and Brian, best friends since childhood, who have shared a lot of firsts together and who are about to become related by marriage. With the marriage called off the two friends end up on a honeymoon – one man is gay, in the closet and in love with his best friend, the other man is gay, in the closet and in love with his best friend. What neither man is with the other is honest or able to communicate and it becomes tiring after a while.
This pair have been getting each other off since they were twelve years old but neither of them has ever brought this up in a conversation. Did this strike me as strange? Absolutely! But it also sets the tone for the book as they are the worst communicators ever and their story just starts and stops on a continuous loop.
The ending felt as though it happened suddenly. The beginning made sense even if we didn’t have much back story but the middle lost the plot line before suddenly everything was resolved and all of their issues were suddenly all cleared up.
Even though this isn’t my favourite Mercy story I am still interested in where the series will go and I’m looking forward to book 2.