Title: Good as Gold
Series: Heroes at Heart, #4
Author: Susan Laine
Genre: Contemporary/New adult
Length: 56 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (6 July 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: It’s been two and a half years since aspiring writer Yancy Bell met troubled jock Curt Donovan. Yancy works at the NY Public Library, and Curt is studying dance at Julliard. It’s summer in New York City, and the devoted couple couldn’t be happier together.
Yancy’s book is the story of Curt’s survival of depression and attempted suicide. When his former English professor, Hume, encourages him, Yancy is surprised and pleased—only to be devastated when Hume commits an unethical act. This adversity leads Yancy to a new understanding of depression as he spirals down to his lowest point ever.
It’s Curt’s turn to step up to the plate and become Yancy’s hero.
Review: Good as Gold is the fourth book in Susan Laine’s series, Heroes at Heart.
Our main characters, Yancy and Curt, have come a long way since the first book where Curt’s fight with depression led him to attempting suicide in the opening pages.
Now the guys have been together for a few years. They are pretty well established in life, which why Yancy is putting more effort into the book that he is writing based on his and Curt’s experiences in an effort to highlight depression. Along the way Yancy bumps into his smarmy English Lit professor – who, straight off, you can tell there isn’t something quite right.
This is a pretty quick read but it was nice that the shoe was on the other foot, so to speak. Instead of Curt having problems with his own issues and depression, it is now Yancy that is facing the crises. I loved revisiting these guys. They are solid together, while at the same time dealing with their mental demons.
I like how Susan Laine delicately treats depression while at the same time not trivializing it. I think fans of the series will be more than satisfied by this installment of Yancy and Curtis’s story. I’m not sure if their story has ended or if there is more in store for them, but part of me hopes that this isn’t the last we see of the guys.
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