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Too much sugar, too little spice
am 5. September 2015
I have loved this series so far, and I really love Ty and Zane. But this....did disappoint on quite a few levels. My main complaint is how sugary their relationship has suddenly become. All the rough and tumble between them is gone, and what's left are endless declarations of ' I love you' (not even teenagers say it that often) and some behaviour icompletely out of character, imo. I really don't get why Zane falls apart because he hasn't seen Ty for a week. A mere week! And the guy's over forty! Of course Zane would miss Ty, but he is actually having a crises! That's simply too unrealistic for me. In the first book they were apart twice, once for half a year. I did get them pining, then.
There is that, and then there is the plot. It really does stretch the imagination. I have never read this series for the crime plots. Ty and Zane's adventures were a nice frame-work for the development of their relationship. And okay, some things might have been a bit unlikely, but it never bothered me so far. Here I was scratching my head quite a few times. Escaped tigers (in Texas) apart, I would like to have these questions answered:
Why did Zane never speak to his dad before? As far as we know he always called only his sister. But Harrison is a great guy, and I don't understand what would keep Zane from speaking to him, at least on the phone.
Ty and Zane come out to Harrison and Annie, but the next day everybody seems to know. Explanation given: News like that get round. Only the closest family knew. Who would have put the word out? Harrison? Annie? I can't believe that.
I also found the level of acceptance of Zane's relationship by so many hard-core Texans surprising. If anyone from Texas reads this, please forgive me, I am not knocking you! But if the rural countryside there is anything like the one I know, acceptance of gay people is quite a thing.
Why would Zane's mum threaten to disinherit him, when she must have known what the financial situation was? She was in charge of the money, after all? It was an empty threat, which could not be substantiated.
I missed some conflict between Ty and Zane. There was nothing to resolve, and that's where the spice was before, so it's not surprising I found this a bit flat.
Anyway, enough of my ranting. I am a bit sad I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous books. And it also cost substantially more. At his stage I'm not sure if I'll read the remaining three books.