Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Trap, Indigo Wren
There’s no escaping the man at the heart of his memories.
Three years ago, David and his college roommate, Ethan, were on the brink of unimaginable success, ready to revolutionize an industry and reap billions. Then David accidentally revealed the attraction he’d never wanted to feel, and certainly never meant Ethan to see. Mortified, he ran from everything that mattered—the fledgling company he’d helped to build, the bright future he’d worked to secure, and the man he couldn’t let himself want.
Now he’s built a new life for himself. So what if it’s not the one he hoped for? He’s learned to look only forward, and not to envy the success Ethan achieved without him. He’s even learned to cope with the nightmares. The panic attacks. The failed relationships with women.
When an opportunity arises to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to a private island resort, David never suspects a trap is about to be sprung. One where he’ll be forced to face the truths from which he’s been hiding—and the man from whom he’s never stopped running.
Indigo Wren’s first book is a hit as far as I am concerned. We all read those little blurbs on the back of the book and either pick it up or put it back. In the case of our e-readers – we just move on to the next one. Something caught my attention and I decided to give it a chance. For anyone that knows me, that means the first 75 to 100 pages before I give up on it.
The book grabs you right away leaving you with the “OMG he didn’t do that” or “what the heck is really going on” thought. David arrives on a private island for a well deserved break just to be confronted from his old college roommate, Ethan. They were very close in college and supposed to go into business together. But, at the first business meeting in Santé Fe, David leaves and has been running away ever since. We don’t find out what happened in Santé Fe until two thirds of the way through the book. The suspense is great and keeps you intrigued and trying to guess what could have really happen to make David leave so suddenly (and No I am not going to tell you what happen but WOW). The business that they were both supposed to start has made Ethan a billionaire but all the success doesn’t make him happy without David by his side.
The book is filled with the anxiety of two men who never realized they were gay but who were drawn to each other even in college. Neither of them acted on their attraction but they both felt something that they couldn’t explain. Indigo does a fantastic job of taking the reader through Ethan and David’s feeling. David not only had to come to terms with being gay but also with the idea that he is submissive. Ethan sets up the island setting in a last ditch effort to get David back and make him face what they could have had together.
Give yourself time to read when you hit the last 100 pages and have some tissues on hand. You won’t be able to put the book down. This is a must read for anyone who enjoy M/M reading and even those who never picked one up before. It would be a great first story if you were ever curious. I give The Trap 4 ½ chocolate dipped strawberries!! Well done Indigo Wrenn!!!!!!!
Review by Shari