Review: Glasshouse by Rosalind Abel

The Glasshouse is the seventh book in the Lavender Shores series by author Rosalind Abel and self published through Wings of Ink Publications. The stories can be read as standalones, but you’ll miss some of the backgrounds for the characters. You can read my review for the audiobook of The Garden here

The Glasshouse tells the story of media darling and NFL star quarterback to America’s gay heartthrob, Harrison Getty. His wedding to Will Epstein is going to be on tv for everyone to see in the small town of Lavender Shores. Then there is Adrian Rivera is the rebel of his family. He does everything on his own terms, consequency be damed. Except for Harrison, he didn’t see Harrison coming at all.

The story is quite the little soap opera, including a runaway groom and unrequited love.. I thought it was fun to read about all the drama and antics both men get up too. As a reader you sympathize with Adrian and Harrison. Especially Harrison, along the way he’s lost who he is and now he tries to make up for it along with some serious soul searching.

Adrian is quite different from Harrison. He hasn’t lived up to his family’s expectations, though he has a successful organic farm and sells produce in town. He’s a little miffed that his friends are all getting married and settling down around him, though secretly he wants the same. The question is, will he find it when his crush is set to marry another?

I enjoyed reading The Glasshouse. The writing is not bad, but a little shallow. At times I missed the depth that could have been there, though at the same time it also fit the setting and the characters if that makes sense. There is plenty of drama, but at the same time this is a very sweet little romance story that had me going “awwww” a few times. Okay and I also wanted to shake Harrison a time or two and kick Adrian for being idiots, but that’s all par for the course.

Should you read The Glasshouse? Yes, if you enjoy a sweet little romance with a side of angst and heaping of drama and two characters who are perfect for each other.

The Glasshouse Book Cover The Glasshouse
Lavender Shores #6
Rosalind Abel
contemporary, drama, lgbtq, romance
Wings of Ink Publications, LLC
April 1, 2018
A copy was provided by the author

Adrian Rivera lives as he damn well pleases, defying his Lavender Shores family to spend his days farming the beautiful Northern California land. Not one to daydream of true love and romance, Adrian’s social life has always been filled with sex and plenty of good times. 

Harrison Getty went from NFL star quarterback to America’s gay heartthrob, to reality TV star—with his wedding day broadcast live on national television. But Harrison feels trapped in a Hollywood life dictated by others. To breathe again, he runs from it all… 

Adrian’s attraction to Harrison has been building for months—even as Harrison prepared to marry another man. Lightning strikes between them, stirring emotions and passions as Adrian finds “the one,” a love that’s meant to be. But can Harrison stop running long enough to know his own heart? 

Amid scandals and betrayals, Adrian and Harrison struggle to grow their new love even as life’s storms threaten to shatter it all…

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