Today’s Male Monday post is a review by me!
Title: Against the Wall
Author: Alexa Land
Series: Firsts and Forever #7
Release Date: January 12th 2015
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Don’t start something you can’t finish.
It’s a cliché, but 22-year-old graffiti artist Christian lives by those words. He’s going away when he graduates from art school in just six short months. With so little time left, getting involved with gorgeous Shea Nolan has to be a mistake. If only he could make himself stay away from the sweet, sexy police officer.
Christian has a decision to make. Are a few months of happiness worth the inevitable heartbreak when it’s time to walk away?
Against the Wall is the seventh book in Alexa Land’s best-selling Firsts and Forever series, but each book can stand alone, so jump in anywhere.
PLEASE NOTE: This male/male romance is for ADULT READERS ONLY. It includes explicit language and graphic sex.
Although I have never been a trendsetter, I am by no means a follower either, but when I saw all the amazing reviews for Against The Wall I felt I was missing out on a secret that everyone else knew!
Against The Wall is the seventh book in Alexa Land’s First and Forever series and though each story can be read as a stand-alone, the characters do overlap – and there are a lot of characters! If I had read the previous books I am not sure I would have felt quite so overwhelmed by the connections between the group of friends.
Against The wall is Christian’s story. He is an artist who finds excitement in painting carefully thought out murals on abandoned public buildings. Christian also has a secret which means he will be leaving San Francisco in six months. As we grow closer to realizing the information Christian is hiding, Alexa land ensures that he is a character we know inside-out. Every part of his life is opened up to us; his friendships, his relationship with his parents, his past and his budding romance with Shea.
Against The Wall is just as sexually explicit as the majority of other mainstream New Adult contemporary romances are. Although this may deter some readers who might be approaching the M/M romance genre for the first time, I enjoy the fact that Alexa Land does not attempt to hide any aspect of the relationships she focuses upon.
Whilst Christian is obviously the story’s main character, it was often the personalities of those on the periphery which touched me the most. Nana with her tenacity and voracious appetite for life; Zan with his amazing love for his son and Chance who is a character I cannot wait to see explored in the next book.
Against The Wall is not without its angst, tears and rainbow and unicorn moments, but I loved the journey Alexa Land took me on and would genuinely recommend it, particularly to anybody who already enjoy the M/M genre. I am really excited to try more stories in the series!
Is this a book you would want to read? Have you read it? Let me know what you think . . .