Slow Shift by Nazarea Andrews
One angry, grieving boy.
Chase DeWitt is fourteen when his mother dies and he stumbles into the woods beyond his home, angry and heartbroken. He didn’t know that it would change the course of his life.
Two broken, lonely men.
Tyler Reid is twenty three, grumpy and angry, trying to take care of a injured brother, and rebuilding a life blind hatred destroyed in one night.
But he understands the boy who stumbles out of the woods and into his life, understands the grief in his eyes and the rage that makes him shake. And there is something in that familiar grief that makes Tyler trust Chase, when trusting humans has only ever lead to disaster.
And a falling down house they make a home.
As the summer passes and the years turn, as Chase cares for Tyler’s brother, as he helps rebuild the house in the woods–as they help each other rebuild a life beyond the little house, Chase realizes two important things: these men matter to him, could be family.
And they are not nearly as human as they seem.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve read books by this author before, but this is the first PNR I’ve read by her (possibly her first published?!?) When I read the blurb, I couldn’t help but be totally intrigued. There was so much that grabbed my attention! And then I got started….. I read this book within a matter of hours, unable to put it down. It was absolutely amazing!
This book centers around a teenage boy, who is working his way through a pretty traumatic series of events. His loneliness leads him to a couple of brothers, who had themselves had something pretty horrific happen to them. They forge a friendship that begins to rebuild the lives of all three of them. The bonds they create stand the test of time, and lead to things none of them could have ever saw coming.
Slow Shift, to me, was less about romance (don’t get me wrong, this book was HOT and there was lots of romantic angst involved!) and more about the importance of family, whether it be the one you are born to or the one you make. Just a few warnings though. This is not the kind of book that can be read a bit at a time. There is so much going on, you won’t be able to put it down. This also isn’t a light hearted rom-com, that you will get a few laughs out of. This book was full of angst, drama, and very emotional. (Definitely, don’t take it to work!) But in all seriousness, this book was definitely one I’d read again, and would recommend to my friends.