"About a man who has survived loss, abuse and a car accident--he haves the scares to prove it--and decides to attend college to get away and focus on his life again. He tries to avoid making friends, but with living in a dorm, and working in a science lab, he is able to open up and bond with others again.
However, will his dorm mates be his friend if they knew he was gay, and as they don't know about his long-term relationship that ended, nor his out of town Trip for long overdue sex?!
Anyway, lots of dysfunction, and pain, and as a few of the characters, but especially the main character, are a psychological mess!
Obviously, the first in a series, intense, and violent, but I still think it's an above average Read 3.5/5, and I am interested in knowing how the Story continues.
Lastly, try not to think too deeply while reading, and as many of the interactions seemed implausible, and especially that heterosexual college guys are now more comfortable with the touchy-feely..."
"I was unable to write a complete and frank review without including a couple of Spoilers:
Owen and Porter are conjoined Twins--they have two heads, but otherwise share one Torso (and since you are wondering, Yes, only one Penis).
Plus, One Twin is Gay, and one Twin is Not, and this not only creates issues between each other, but also between their Families and Relationships.
It is the interaction between the Brothers as they work out their issues of being both independent (and dependent) on each other which are the very strong aspects of the Book, and this is what makes it both a Quality and Recommended Read.
However, it is around 100 pages left, when the Story starts taking a negative turn, and you'd Love the Book More if you stopped at this point, as the issues of homophobia determine the interactions for the rest of the story (and a Great Story will now result in you feeling both Angry and sad).
So, if you finish, you'll also probably end up disliking all the Women in the Book, but you will have learned what the Twins have chosen for their Future.
Continuing, I do agree the story does become implausible sand simplistic at times, but I do feel the Book largely reflects Reality.
Also, the Book is not Erotica, but it does Steam at times!
Concluding, I thought I'd mention that the Author does perpetuate the stereotype that all Southerners are Dumb (and which is an exaggerated point of view of the South)."
"A High Quality Read of an Epic Dystopian "but re-building" World, and including satisfying futuristic aspects, emotional rawness, Social Issues, in-depth character development, and a Complete and Satisfying Story!
"I liked the book, including the well developed characters, the realness of the story, and the quality of the writing. Additionally, I do feel the book satisfies my requirements of completeness, although I'm actually hoping the author follow-ups with a story or another book. Finally, I am not ignoring that Quinn may have perpetuated some stereotypical traits, but I realize that the story was about two specific couples only.
I give the book a rating of 4.5 out of 5."