2022 Book Review: Marshmallows

Marshmallows by Louise Willingham

A Contemporary Romance, 2022 by Lost Boys Press, 146 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Warning if you need it: this is meant to accompany Not Quite Out. The characters and previous events are not recapped for you. 
  • I wanted Will and Dan to trust each other not to break. I’d like to assume that is coming. They’re healing right now and healing takes time. But I need to tell myself that they become a healthy relationship that can trust the partner to not break at some point. 
  • The characters do use each other’s names a bit more than is realistic. But that’s a minor thing, I think.

What I Did Like:

  • Characters. I didn’t read Not Quite Out. However, this novella packed enough of everyone’s personalities to help me fall in love with all of them. They’re well written and realistic. I loved them all!
  • Loved that the author chose to make these two a couple who are abstaining from sex by choice. This is never pitched as a bad thing, which in itself is a great message. 
  • Adorable story. Definitely a cute vibe with a feel-good relationship story. I hear that Not Quite Out was a more serious book (which is obvious from the glimpses and hints you get during this book) but this has a very different feel. It feels healing and light.

Who Should Read This One:

  • Hopeless romantics who like an adorable love story (it is LGBTQ).
  • Anyone who wants more healing from Not Quite Out will love this journey for the characters.

My Rating: 4 Stars

  • Well written and enjoyable, for sure!

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