4 Star Review for The First Morning After by Marie Lark #MM #Romance


Title: The First Morning After
Author Name & Publisher: Marie Lark (Loose ID)
Publication Date & Length: June 6, 2016 – 129 Pages


For as long as he can remember, Danny Rojas has wanted all-star first baseman Mitchel Finch. And he could swear that in high school, Mitchel was maybe interested, too. But the baseball team made Danny’s life a living hell back then, and the moment he was able, he got out. Five years later at a friend’s wedding, Danny finally has the chance, and more importantly, the courage, to act on his years-long crush.

Mitchel Finch used to have it so good–a brilliant athlete with lots of friends, a gorgeous girlfriend, and a place of importance in his home town. All he had to do was play it straight. But when an injury ends his baseball career, and his best friend’s wedding reminds him of everything he lost, Mitchel jumps at the opportunity Danny gives him–a night to be honest with himself. A night to finally feel wanted for exactly who he is.

The trouble is, neither of their circumstances has changed by morning. Mitchel is still closeted, and Danny is still the town pariah. Can a connection, building for years and forged in one night, survive the first morning after?

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This was a good book about being in love with the unobtainable and then getting what you have always wanted. It is a book about facing your fears and standing up for what is right and it is about having a chance to find happiness with the one person who should not forgive you but does.

I enjoyed reading this book about Danny and Mitchel. Danny has a lot of burried hatred for those who made his life so horrible in high school. Even his crush back then did nothing to try and help him with all the bullies that he called team mates. Mitchel could have made a difference in the way that others treated Danny in high school but he was to scared to out himself. I think that Mitchel is scared of his own shadow for the most part.

They had a rough couple of days together and I am not convinced that Mitchel is with Danny because he truly feels something for him or because he cannot have who he really wants which is Drew.

This was a good story and I really hope that there will be a follow up book because I felt that there was a lot of unanswered story line. For instance, do they really get to together and does Mitchel really like Danny or is convenient for him. How does the town take it I and when Mitchel comes out and where do Danny and Mitchel go from here and what does he future hold for them.

So I am hoeing for a book two to answer some of these questions but regardless of whether there will b or not it was still a really good book.



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Marie Lark is a part-time teacher and a rest-of-the-time writer. She lives in New York with her very respectable husband and very tiny dog in an old house that has many stories of its own. Her favorite hobbies are tai chi and yoga, gardening, cooking, and flailing over her favorite characters in literature, television and film.

When not figuring out how to put her PhD in political science to use, she can be found with her journal or laptop, dreaming in the worlds she builds for her characters.

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