Sliding Past Vertical - Review
starts with Sarah living in Boston and dealing with her current
boyfriend, Jay's, numerous episodes of not being punctual or dependable,
along with his need for a stay in rehab to kick his many addictions.
If that were not enough, Jay has some "friends" in the illegal drug
business who ransack Sarah's apartment looking for a hidden stash that
Jay asked Sarah to keep safe for him while in rehab. In the middle of
all of this, the store where Sarah works, burns down in a suspicious
fire. When it all becomes too much for Sarah to deal with, she calls
Emerson - her closest friend and past lover from college in Syracuse.
has always been there to clean up the messes that Sarah had made in her
chaotic, post-collegiate life. Unbeknownst to Sarah, Emerson still
carries a torch for her and he would love nothing more than to be closer
to her. Sarah takes Emerson up on his offer to move back to Syracuse
with him and his roommate, Rashid.
This is where the story
takes on a new series of dramatic twists and turns, leaving the reader
wanting to know what happens next and who Sarah will ruin in the
remainder of this book.
Although the ending was not as happy as I
would have liked, it left a feeling of hopefulness that Sarah and
Emerson would eventually get back together one day. But it also left
doubt that even if they did finally work it all out, their road to
"happily ever after" would still have a lot of bumps along the way.
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