Monday, January 27, 2020

Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan

The Blurb:

Tragedy comes in all forms, and you never know how you'll deal with it. Four friends have all dealt with their fair share of struggles. Dillion, an aspiring writer with writers block because of his brothers sudden death, Jesse the emotional stunted drinker thanks to his boyfriend's suicide, Ivan the abused victim just looking for a place to call home, and Leo the stubborn romantic trying to get his friends to open up, while keeping his issues close to his chest.

With these four friends, they avoid all their elephants in the room like a death card agreement between Dillion and Jesse, Ivan completely hoping his abusive lover with change or even Leo focusing on his friends problems instead of his own. Can these four friends learn to embrace and accept their own tragedy or will they be stuck in the past?

Thirst Trap is a humorous coming of age novel dealing with sexuality, tragedy, substance abuse, and the most beautiful insane friendships.

The Story:

The Book Thirst Trap is the story of four friends, Dillion, Jesse, Ivan, and Leo. The story starts with Dillion a writer with writer's block and struggling each day with his brother's death. Jesse who can't seem to stop drinking and is always depressed due to his boyfriend's death. Ivan the gym freak and a broken soul just like the rest, struggling with an abusing partner. Leo with a confused husband and searching for the spark to return. 

Dillion and Jesse never talk about there feelings as they have a 'Death card' agreement due to Dillion's brother's death and Jesse's Boyfriend's suicide, due to which they avoid talking about their feelings. Ivan a stubborn one, avoiding every sign and every mistake of his abusive boyfriend. And Leo the Romantic one, struggling to keep the spark on with his husband in his 8 years of marriage, but instead of dealing with his own problems he is determined to solve others and ends up pushing everyone away. 
So The book is about how 4 friends dealing with their own problems without actually telling each other. They are so focused on not being the emotional one in the group ends up being lost until one of them had it enough.
So will others understand what Leo wants from them? Will the group start sharing with each other or they will keep pretending to have their life on track? Does it take only one step to move forward?  

My Take: 

I found this story not only emotional but also eye-opening. It's not easy to share your feeling with others, but taking one step at a time is what everyone needs to do. I liked the way the author has talked about different relationships and the importance of friendship. Even though each one of the characters are different from each other the only thing that kept them from breaking was their friendship. I loved the spicy comments shared between friends and the most I like the way the chapters are written with each character's point of view.    

Overall the book is very interesting and with a great story. It's not only emotional but also amazing read so click on the link and find your self in the roller-coaster along with the friends of Boystown:

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