I read on average 40 to 60 books a year, some I enjoy, some I find mediocre, some, I park a bookmark in and put on the shelf until I feel I can “get into it”, but the one thing I need in order to get from the front cover to the last page is fluid writing, something that seems to be lacking in a lot of books, however, not with Smoke And Water, it flowed that fast I finished it in two days.
Losing things seems to be something that we all get used to. Some accept it, some change it and fight for what’s theirs.
Eike lost his family in a horrific accident that left him scared mentally, physically, and in the care of his Korean Grandparents. Quiet, shy and almost lost, he meets Damon one of the collages jocks, and things start to change. But, this is no fairy tale. As with all things, life gets in the way, along with thugs, love, heartache, homophobia, racism, add a villainous father into the mix and you get “Smoke And Water”.
Very few LGBT books hold my attention, however, it gripped me from the start. Beautifully written, this novel takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. Filled with believable characters throughout and situations that every gay man will identify with.
…Will love find its way through the chaos?