*** DNF @ 45% ***
It's not a poorly written story, but it's just not what I'm looking for at the moment. I want a romance novel with a hint of mystery, but this is the complete reverse. I also feel like the author has made some questionable choices regarding time jumps and what to show on the page versus what to leave to the reader's imagination.
But I think my biggest pet peeve with this one so far (it gets a qualifier because I may
come back to it at some point and be proven wrong), is that I don't feel a meaningful connection between the characters. Viktor's a giant, closed-off douche bag that has never once cared about Aiden's feelings or put them before his own. Yet Aiden has fallen in love with him... twice.
I'm sorry, but I can't help feeling as if Aiden deserves FAR more than what Viktor may one day reluctantly offer.
Le sigh. I just don't see the point in continuing to read a "romance" novel if I'm consciously rooting against
the main characters achieving a HEA together.