Getting Back To Good (Pickleville #5) by April Kelley #LGBT #Review

Tracy reviews ‘Getting Back To Good’ (Pickleville #5) by April Kelley. Published by eXtasy Books June 15th 2015, 110 pages.

This book was provided free of charge for an honest review by the author. 😉

Why I read this book: The series has me very hooked. Each month I can’t wait to read more.




Luis Flynn has been fighting depression off and on most of his life. He figures it’s genetic or a product of his childhood or something. Whatever it is, he thought he’d won the war between himself and depression, until it seems to come back again. Little by little over the course of a few months, Luis finds himself slipping further and further into that black hole.

He’s also had a crush on Royce, his boss, since the day he met him, not that he would ever admit it. Luis can tell Royce finds him attractive, and they even kiss, but Royce constantly pushes him away, which doesn’t help his inner struggles.

When it comes to relationships, timing is everything. With Luis and Royce, the timing might be too off.




8/10 Pots of Gold


Royce is one my favourite characters in the series. He is older, loud and full of himself. I love the way he cares for his family and tries to help anyway he can. I was worried he would go overboard in his caring for Luis, he doesn’t, he gives him space and lots of love.
Luis is a complex character, his father hurt him as a child, Brad is his hero big brother. His life went to hell when Brad went to jail. Luis bounced back when Brad came home. He loves his family, he is struggling with himself, his depression has hit him hard this time. Everyone rallies round to help.
The love between Royce and Luis shines brightly, they are a perfect fit for each other.
I loved the ending, poor Owen didn’t know what hit him after Luis takes matters into his own hands and besides its time Owen got himself sorted… That part was Epic…
I’m very undecided how to rate this book, parts I liked and parts didn’t fit with me. This is all down to personal preference.
I have a pet hate while reading books, I don’t like reading parts from previous books. The first part of this book does just that, yes it is in more detail but its still there. I do understand why the author wrote the book this way. It was the perfect way of understanding Luis, just not for me.
The book is well written with interesting characters. On a whole I am enjoying this whole series. Looking forward to reading book six.


Buy Links: eXtasy Books, Amazon, Amazon UK



Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Writing her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing she can be found outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods.


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