Thursday, February 6, 2020

All the Better Part of Me by Molly Ringle


It's an inconvenient time for Sinter Blackwell to realize he's bisexual. He's a 25-year-old American actor working in London, living far away from his disapproving parents in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoying a flirtation with his director Fiona. But he can't deny that his favorite parts of each day are the messages from his gay best friend Andy in Seattle—whom Sinter once kissed when they were 15. Finally he decides to return to America to visit Andy and discover what's between them, if anything. He isn't seeking love, and definitely doesn't want drama. But both love and drama seem determined to find him. Family complications soon force him into the most consequential decisions of his life, threatening all his most important relationships: with Andy, Fiona, his parents, and everyone else who's counting on him. Choosing the right role to play has never been harder.

My Rating - 4.5 Stars!

Molly Ringle's All the Better Part of Me is an absolutely riveting friends to lovers romance. It's the story of a friendship that spans two continents and years of being best friends. I love this book.

The story of Sinter and Andy, they are best friends for life, but living apart and some new feelings threaten to distance them. Sinter's an actor who's always been straight, while Andy's his gay best friend. Of course, it's Sinter's secret bicuriousity that leads this part of their story.

Sinter and Andy are two men who absolutely belong together, desperately love each other, but endlessly struggle to be together. They have a relationship with 
complications galore.

Their story includes some great first times, along with extreme pain and agony, as fears and doubts keep Sinter closeted. His homophobic family has greatly shaped who he is, not allowing him to be true to himself. 

The pace is quick, with a complex and serious plot that includes some surprising twists and turns. Their story is sad, leaving me emotionally gutted at times. I don't want to give anything away, but one of the major complications is both shocking, problematic, and yet also wonderful.

Told in first person pov from Sinter's pov, the reader is fully brought into his mind. And what a mind it is. I am thrilled with the way the author handles him and his internal voice. Otherwise, the writing's okay. I definitely would have loved some more character depth. But the storyline is amazing!! Told with the help of many texts, and a whole lot of reminiscing about the past, this part adds a lot to the writing style. 

All the Better Part of Me is amazingly riveting, as I couldn't put it down, needing to know what happens to these best friends. I love this Molly Ringle romance, highly recommending it for when you're in the mood for your next new adult romance.

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