E-ARC courtesy of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
TITLE: The Temptation of Adam
AUTHOR: Dave Connis
PUBLISHER: Sky Pony Press
PUBLICATION DATE: November 21st 2017
GENRE: Contemporary, Young Adult
FORMAT: E-Arc PAGECOUNT: 224
Cover- Understated but aesthetically pleasing
Adam Hawthorne is fine.
Yeah, his mother left, his older sister went with her, and his dad would rather read Nicholas Sparks novels than talk to him. And yeah, he spends his nights watching self-curated porn video playlists.
But Adam is fine.
When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. He goes because he has to, but the honesty of the Knights starts to slip past his defenses. Combine that with his sister’s out-of-the-blue return and the attention of a girl he meets in an AA meeting, and all the work Adam has put into being fine begins to unravel.
Now Adam has to face the causes and effects of his addiction, before he loses his new friends, his prodigal sister, and his almost semi-sort-of girlfriend.
Agh! School, procrastination and life in general have gotten in the way once again and now I’m left writing a review for a book I read a month ago. Fun times!
This is going to be a super brief recount of some of my thoughts but I feel like that’s ok because this book was a super good and impactful read that you should experience it without your minds being tainted by my opinions.
This follows a porn addict. I’ve never read anything revolving around addiction so I don’t have anything to compare it too and I myself can’t say whether or not it’s an accurate representation but either way for me this was very refreshing and entertaining.
We follow Adam as he struggles with his addiction, him being in denial and his recovery and it was a great journey to follow.
I love everything about this from the plot to the characters. This has adorable family relations and shows his father and sister struggling to understand but also being there for him 100% anyways and supporting him.
The characters are all unique, so unique infact that there’s one character who has a habit of only reading the first line of books. As a huge book lover and book nerd I cant stand behind that but you know, you do you dude. And even though this is a thing the characters don’t come across as obnoxious or unrelatable which is the case with quite a lot of characters like this.
There was one plot point I saw coming and it was a pretty emotional thing and although with me having already foreseen this outcome it was still pretty emotional and impactful.
I really enjoyed this book, I highly HIGHLY recommend this!!