3.5 Stars for The Other Side by Elaine White – #MM #Romance @ElleLainey

The Other Side

Title: The Other Side
Author Name: Elaine White
Publication Date & Length: November 19, 2014 – 189 pgs


It’s been three years since Konnor lost Lachlan as a best friend. They still don’t talk and Konnor has let his wild side out during college. Now, after three years at college, the six-month new student Grayson is his new best friend. Konnor is crazy about Grayson, while Grayson thinks he’s as straight as a ruler and only wants to stay friends.
But Konnor is determined: he won’t lose another best friend to his secrets. What will happen when Konnor tries playing dirty? Will Grayson fall for his direct, unashamed flirtations or will they prove to be too much for the straight-laced newbie?

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Grayson and Konnor were the main characters in this story. Their love began by Konnor having the guts to ask Grayson out. When Grayson realizes that he does indeed have feelings for Konnor, then the story really takes off.
This story was somewhat flat for me. I enjoyed Grayson more than Konnor – Grayson was a solid character who was always looking out for Konnor. But, this was a pieced together story for me. There were several characters, each with their own story line that White tried to weave together. It was just very hard for me to follow each story.
Grayson was always trying to reassure Konnor, Cormag was trying to get Lachlan and Konnor to re-connect. Then, when t things were starting to settle down, it was just all hearts and rainbows. There was really no angst to the story – not like in the first book. The emotion was not there.
Tam was a mistake to Konnor, but was a presence throughout the story – it seemed that what Konnor felt that Lachlan did to him, he was doing to Tam throughout the story. But the difference was that Konnor didn’t realize he was doing to Tam what he did to Lachlan. One difference is that Tam was much more dangerous or at least that is what think White was trying to convey. I  am intrigued about Tam’s story and what will become of him.
While I enjoyed the story of Grayson and Konnor, it was just too many story lines – even with having read the first book, Decadent, I was just too confused.


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Elaine White was born and raised in the small town of Haddington, Scotland. She began writing from an early age when she thought that she would have written differently passages from the books she was reading.

At the age of 14, she tweaked existing stories to experiment with various writing styles. Eventually, this led to her taking a Creative Writing course and writing her own stories from scratch. Now, she finds inspiration everywhere, which has lead to numerous novels and series ranging from college romance and crime to the supernatural world of witches and vampires.

Elaine currently lives at home in Scotland with her parents and boisterous poodle. She is a full time student and full time writer.


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