I bought a copy of this book to support a fellow member of the internet support group I belong to [Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules http://tinyurl.com/mqo65sj ]
I found this book a tightly written story of a 20 year old woman, Rebecca Francis, who decides to play Russian roulette with unprotected sex during her first one-night stand and then learns the guy sex is HIV positive; which has now left her waiting to learn if she has indeed been exposed to the virus.
The vulgar language used by the author at times is totally appropriate given the characters involved in the story and adds to the reality of this fiction based on true events. The author takes us into the main character’s psyche as her thinks about the worst possible outcome of her tests. As with anyone in 1995, when the story is set, Rebecca thinks about the stigma associated with becoming HIV positive, with entire spectrum of psychological conditions associated with this coming to the surface.
The author ends the story abruptly, and in the “Afterword” that follows tells us the outcome of the story. In addition to this Mr. Bells tells us what went on in his mind as he wrote this story as well as things he thought about including in it. The last portion of this book is used by the author as a means to promote his first book. I feel the author should have just ended his book by dramatically telling us the outcome of Rebecca’s test.
I’m happy to give this book 4 STARS.
PLEASE NOTE: The book is actually shorter then it appears due to the promotional three chapters at the end for another book written by the author.