At the Corner of Rock Bottom & Nowhere by L.A. Witt

naomi_branham's review

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This was the perfect Thanksgiving read as it really makes you appreciate the small things in life that you have. Max goes to Vegas to have a good time before ending his life as he feels he has hit rock bottom after loosing his boyfriend, his job, and his home. At the last minute he changes his mind, but has nothing left and is on the street begging when he meets Adrian. Adrian is leaving his late night job on the strip when he stops to talk to Max and takes him to get a meal. He then offers him a place to stay for the night. They have a connection, but almost pass it by. As Max is waiting at the bus station to get a bus back to LA he decides that he has to go back and see him. At this point the story evolves as does their friendship and connection. I loved the ending.

regencyfan93's review

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Part of Santino's posse

trogdor19's review

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I have to admit, I nearly passed this one up because the cover looked homemade, but I'm so glad I didn't because the writing is so good. I really felt every page of their relationship, and I love the mix of steam and genuine caring between the two men. Even though this is a short book, their connection grew at just the right pace and the ending felt believable and natural, not forced. I especially loved the little bickery things that annoyed each other after two years together in the epilogue. I think the author should spend the money on a professional cover because this book deserves even more recognition than it is getting.

An intense and enthralling love story.

endemictoearth's review

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emotional inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated


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terriaminute's review

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First, the good. I loved the sweetness between these characters. That's what carried me through this story, plus I know Witt's good for a HEA that leaves me satisfied. Their circumstances were realistic enough that the conflict did not bug me. It felt really well supported and sad from both sides.

That said, this could have used a fierce edit to eliminate repetition. It's not that long a book. Really unnecessary to repeat reasoning more than once, in full. Witt also has dialog phrases that nearly every single character she writes uses, which is LAZY. "Don't mention it." "Tell me about it." A couple more. I long for an editor who will call her on this.