I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
This may be an unpopular opinion, but this story felt incomplete. I understand it was a short story, but there are plenty of short stories that I have read and it was a complete story. While Beckett was a likable character and Simon was likable at times, neither character felt developed and they lacked passion. It felt like this was just the summary or rough draft of a story. The flow of the story was a bit shaky… they go from meeting each other for the first time to Simon being jealous and insecure to meeting Beckett’s family. Beckett’s family didn’t really add anything to the story… I won’t say they were unnecessary, but they didn’t add much.
I generally (and genuinely) try not to write a bad review for books, as this is someone’s livelihood… This book just didn’t really do it for me.