Mell Eight – Hadash Aviv


Author: Mell Eight
Reviewed by: Mandy
Publisher: Less Than Three
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781620041529

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Summary:  New beginnings come in many different forms. Aviv’s started with a bomb in Gaza and a friendly American soldier who turned his life around. But pomegranate trees only bloom in the spring and aviv is a long way off. Can a chance meeting at a new year’s party finally bring Aviv’s new beginning into flower? 

Review: This story starts with a little boy being used in a war in a way no child should be. The prologue had me on the edge of my seat and so sad for this child, a boy that they gave the name ‘rat’ to, but it was also a new beginning for him.
Aviv, now an adult and living in the US meets Nii at a New Year’s Eve party and they hit it off. They go about the relationship part a bit backwards, but they have a lot in common and get along well.
Aviv isn’t quite what he seems and although I figured out what was going on, I was still unsure if it would turn out quite the way I thought would. ( it did! ;))
Now, this story deals with some very serious and scary issues, I felt Aviv as a person is more the focus than the romance between these two, but I liked how sometimes the world really is small and how interconnected people’s lives can be despite all differences.
I just wished it had been a little longer

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