REVIEW: To The Ends of the Earth, by Michael Gouda

Title: To The Ends of the Earth

Author: Michael Gouda

Genre: Paranormal

LGBTQ+ Category: MM/Gay

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages: 67

Reviewer: Melissa Brus, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

What do you do when when your lover is out to kill you?

After university, Johnny dated a mysterious and influential man who never disclosed his profession. Now, following a quarrel, Johnny suffers a series of attacks—attempts on his life that his lover has the power and influence to perpetrate.

With nowhere else to turn, he must rely on his childhood best friend. But can Johnny trust him? With time running out and the world against him, Johnny must solve the mystery himself if he wants to survive.

The Review

This novella is told from the perspective of Johnny.  He is flippant and irreverent to say the least.  The story encompasses his life from early memories with his best friend Jacob, through schooling and into the present. 

The narrative shifts when Johnny meets Lex, and their whirlwind romance occurs. The friendship between Johnny and Jacob is the anchor in both of their lives, so it makes sense that when his world is turned upside down, that Johnny would turn to him. 

The pacing of this novella is super quick.  It made the story feel a little rushed but the mystery was well done.  The writing style was unique and made for a fun read.

The Reviewer

In writing this bio I am taking a rare break from reading! I always have a book on hand just in case there is time to sneak in a chapter or two. As a military spouse and a mom of two boys, it is amazing how often I am hurrying up to wait. Luckily for me I don’t have a favorite genre so I get lots of fun authors to choose from. My education was in sociology and mental health counseling, so stories with strong character development are my favorites. Happily Ever After is the best part of romance for me because real life is hard enough.

The Paranormal Romance Guild, AKA (“PRG”), was formed by the banding together of paranormal romance genre readers and writers, through the internet, with the sole purpose of supporting and promoting authors of the paranormal romance genre through the organization’s website and special events. The Paranormal Romance Guild (PRG) was officially organized and recognized on October 31,2009. The PRG is a non-profit organization. All fees and dues collected are to sustain operations of the PRG. No assets of the corporation are to benefit the officers or members.

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