Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon is a captivating read for sure. I love a decent spine chiller, and the way that this book highlighted queer characters was a major draw for me. When I began reading this novel, it was difficult for me to set aside. The story was captivating, and I had no clue about who was answerable for all that was going on. The book took a ton of exciting twists, and I liked the way that I was astounded a few times before turning the last page.
It is promptly obvious that not all things are wonderful in the relationship between Oliver and Nathan. It’s even referenced in the synopsis of the novel. Oliver’s choice to visit Haus isn’t the start of these issues, rather, it is the culmination of a ton of different choices. It is invigorating to hear from Oliver how this occurs, however from Nathan as well. The writer does this well, and the reader can flawlessly follow jumps in the narrator and in time.
Bath Haus talks something other than a relationship battling to hang on. Vernon deftly explores issues of homophobia, drug use, rape, and that’s just the beginning. It is well written and readers will see it unfurl organically; excessively practical on occasion. Most of the time, these topics can feel forced or as though they are attached unnecessarily. However, that simply isn’t the case in Bath Haus. Oliver is an individual that doesn’t settle on the most ideal decisions, who hasn’t had the ideal life.
Beyond the master way of narrating and the uncovering of difficult themes, Vernon likewise brings warmth with regard to physical relationships. Similar as in the past, this is also perfectly woven into the story. Some of the time a celebration, sometimes dangerous, the writer explores a wide scope of sexual connections and the delight or risk that can emerge out of the most intimate of moments.
Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon uses imperfect people to bring to life an excellent book about love and sex, identity and perseverance. Vernon has truly created an addicting novel and a perfect summer read.
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