Foundations Weak and Strong: ARC mini review!

June 29, 2017 Book, Camila's Thoughts, Reviews 0 ★★★½

Foundations Weak and Strong: ARC mini review!Foundations Weak and Strong by Rachel White
Genres: Adult, Emotions & Feelings, LGBTQIAP+, Contemporary
Series: Kiss Me at Midnight
Published by Less Than Three Press on June 21, 2017
Source: Netgalley, Provided by Publisher
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three-half-stars

In the three months since their break-up, Nick has been unable to move on from his eight-year relationship with his ex-boyfriend Justin, with whom he is still deeply in love, a situation exacerbated by the fact that they are fostering a child together and are therefore obligated to interact regularly.

When he attends a New Year's Eve party he'd prefer to avoid, he hopes it might at least lead to a new boyfriend—only to be kissed by his ex at the stroke of midnight.

I went into this not knowing it was actually a short novella but it was exactly what I need after all the long reads I’ve had lately.

The story revolves around jaded exes, Nick and Justin, who’ve been separated for three months now and are trying to deal with ending a 9 year relationship so abruptly. To add to that we have Washington, their foster kid who is unwillingly hurt by his adoptive parents shaky relationship.

At first I thought this was gonna be a little over the top but the story was pretty mellow and cute. I do wish we had gotten to see more of their relationship before the actual breakup so I could have sympathized with the characters a bit more. Maybe I would have hated Justin a little less because, let’s be honest, he’s a bit of a douche. But since I barely got to see how he was with Nick before, I have little to base myself on.

Another reason why I docked another star is because there was the use of “crazy” and “insane” as adjectives which is just a no for me. <spoiler> I also felt a bit uncomfortable with how Nick handled the whole getting back together thing without consulting Washington first. I feel like this was entirely selfish and disappointing. </spoiler>

Overall, it was a cute quick read. Maybe not the most memorable but it was fun.

Rating Report
Plot
three-stars
Characters
two-half-stars
Writing
three-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Romance
three-stars
Overall: 3.1

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Camila (better known as Cam) is a 20 year old student/waitress who reads reads as a way of coping with the stress and complexities of life. She's also a huge diversity advocate and likes to partake in a fair share of social activism so expect tons of rants. Wow, it feels talking about myself in third person. Anyway! you can find me in all of my other social media linked down below. Feel free to message me if you have any doubts or just want to chat!