Fergusonís three month, summer long excursion through Europe
didnít go as he planned, especially the part where his
boyfriend dumps him and leaves him in Europe all alone. Not
wanting his friends and family to worry, Micah didnít go
into great details about what happened until he returned
home and was able to confide in his best friend Dune. Dune
holds a special place in Micahís heart and Micah would like
for them to be more than just friends, but Duneís
reservation and the reappearance of Duneís ex-boyfriend pose
insurmountable obstacles for Micah.
feelings for Micah as well, but he loves him too much to
ruin what they have for sex. Dune feels Micah needs to live
life a little more. The two of them starting a sexual
relationship could be disastrous, but Micahís persistence
becomes too much for Dune to resist. With Micah tempting
him one way and his ex-boyfriend trying to get back in his
life, Dune finds himself losing control of his life and what
he truly wants.
Something Beautiful, the sequel to Chiaroscuro
is a multifaceted ensemble story that evolves around Micah
and Dune. I was impressed with Jenna Jonesí writing style.
She created some interesting characters and I found the sub
plots to be as interesting as the romantic focal point of
the story. As for the romantic aspect of the story, I
didnít find Micah and Dune to be a good match up and their
relationship seemed like a happy for now as opposed to a
happily ever after story. I also found Duneís weakness
where Gavin was concerned to be out of place for an
otherwise strong willed character. For readers and fans of
Chiaroscuro, Something Beautiful is a
follow-up story worth reading. And although this is a
sequel it can be read as a stand-alone.