The Truth about Goodbye was a hard book for me to read. I was hoping for a heartfelt, romantic about love and loss and finding love again. While it certainly has all that, I never got the connection with the characters and couldn’t get into the style of writing.
Sebastian, our main character, is no stranger to love or loss and with the loss of his partner and husband Frank a little over a year ago. It’s made him insecure and uncertain. He’s also unsure of where he stands with his dream of becoming a Broadway choreographer.
The story is told from Sebastian’s pov and there are large sections of internalized conflict that soon becomes weary. That is too bad, because the story could have been so much more.
The writing is not bad, but it’s not flowing either. Some of the dialogue felt stilted and slow. I sometimes also had trouble seeing Sebastian and Chloe as grown-ups. Especially Chloe sometimes sounds like a teenage drama queen.
Sebastian is an easy character to like and throughout the story we see him work through his grief and trying to move on, but the story could have used a little more oomph!