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Life After Joe: 02/10/12
Life After Joe by Harper Fox is a debut romance about Matt trying to put his life together after Joe leaves him for a woman. Matt, apparently too blinded by his love for Joe didn't know about the girlfriend on the side even though everyone else did. In the midst of his emotional break down, he meets Aaron but he might not be ready to try loving someone new.
In writing the summery, I still want to like the book but I could never get into Matt's head to understand him or care for him as a lead character. I don't mind broken or self destructive characters but Matt doesn't take things far enough even with all his late night pub crawls.
What's supposed to be heart break and vulnerability comes off as shallowness, with a smattering of teen angst. The teen angst isn't appropriate or endearing for an adult character.
I received a review copy from NetGalley.