Hiatus by L.A. Witt
Date of Publication: July 19, 2016
Three’s a disaster when things come unraveled.
Rock star Nate Keller is on top of the world, but his headlining tour has one drawback. It keeps him away from his boyfriends, Theo and Cameron, for weeks at a time. Yet after four-and-a-half years—and a lot of hard work—the trio is still going strong.
But then Cam comes to visit with devastating news. After seventeen years together, he and Theo have agreed to a trial separation. Nate tries desperately to fix his lovers’ broken relationship, but there’s only so much he can do from the road.
At home, Cam tries to carry on, but feels like his whole life is spiraling out of control. Theo struggles to cope with the split as his depression worsens. They’re both spinning their wheels, quickly losing hope they can keep it together—and keep the man they both still love.
Desperate, Nate drops everything in a last-ditch attempt to pull their trio back together before they hit rock bottom. Except their love could already be shattered beyond repair.
Warning: Contains two men who must face how broken they are before they can fix their failing marriage, and the man who loves them both—but doesn’t know how to save them.
I’m always a sucker for characters suffering with any type of disorder. I’m typically enamored with the character that looks past that and sees the real person beneath. And I do feel for both Theo and Cam and can sympathize with their struggles. I just don’t think I liked this story too much. I don’t like filling a review with negative comments so I will say that the writing was really good. Here are my issues with the story though. We didn’t have enough backstory with the three to get a good picture of their relationship before it fell apart. I fully understand that the author included flashbacks to the good days but it just wasn’t enough to solidify their relationship before issues for me. I really didn’t like that Cam and Theo got together over and over and basically accomplished nothing during their conversations. It felt like Groundhog Day; they get together, have a superficial conversation, avoid the issues and tell Nate their working on it. It really got tiresome. I am also not a fan of all the angst of a book being based on a complete lack of communication. Theo and Nate have been suffering for years and neither of them talked about it…ever. They just let their marriage fall apart rather than have a conversation.
I didn’t have too much of a problem with the ménage aspect and I liked the way they handled it in the end.
If you like heavy angst, you would probably enjoy this book.
About L.A. Witt
L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…