What Makes a Man?: Book 1 by H.Q. Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am already a fan of HQ Frost's writing, and this certainly doesn't disappoint!
What Makes a Man? tells the story of Dom and Nyla. They meet under extreme circumstances, but even so, they are drawn to each other like a moth to a flame. Dom is desperate to turn his life around and become the 'good book' that Nyla needs him to be. He hates his hometown and Nyla is both his shot at happiness, and a way to escape the town that is dragging him down.
As per usual, HQ has created a group of characters that you can't help but love (or hate as the case may be). I found I was on a roller-coaster of emotions throughout this book as I fell in love with some characters, and despised others. This book has everything - love, angst, jealousy, hatred, despair, and above all else, hope.
And I was not expecting the twist. Not at all. I don't like to give spoilers, so you'll just have to read it to find out! It was such a good twist, though it changed my opinion of a certain character for their reaction. That is all I will say!
I can't wait to see where HQ takes this story!
First impressions don’t always tell the story in tow.
When Dom meets Nyla, it’s under dangerous, deceiving circumstances. But when the truth comes out, Nyla is certain Dom is the ‘good book’ she needs. She's convinced the pages they’ll write together will give her the happy ending she expects. They just have to make it out of the ghetto that’s been sucking the life from Dom since he can remember. He knows the man he wants to be will never develop in that city. People change everyday and Dom is determined to change for her, but there’s one thing he can’t change and it’s the one thing she can’t accept.
The world keeps turning through the choices they make and they learn the hard way that every action has a reaction.
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