I finished listening to Dark Life Friday night. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7027735-dark-life
I started out unsure if I would like this novel, but it grew on me. I wasn't fond of the idea that the male lead was still like the skinny girl first and the heavy set one once he got to know her. I not like insta-love, but I would rather he had found her attractive from the beginning. I also wasn't a fan of the forced drama between the female lead and her ex. The author seemed to throw that end for extra drama that wasn't needed. Other than that, I story and the couple grew on me.
I finished listening to Rip Tide Last night. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8811401-rip-tide
I loved the references, especially the Stephen King ones. The Herald Lauder comparison gave me a perfect vision of who Oscar was. I love how I related to all the geek/nerd stuff. I found the supernatural element creepy and gave the piece an edge. Whereas it has been years since I have had a Spanish glass and was a tiny bit lost trying to translate certain lines and phrases the narrator throws in, I understood enough that they didn't halt my reading. The timeline threw me a bit a first, but eventually I sorted things out in my head well enough to follow the story.
I very much enjoyed this novel.