Review: The Invasion of Adam (Tork and Adam #2) by Claire Davis and Al Stewart

College life, fun nights out, guys everywhere—Adam thought his life was perfect…

Until he met Tork.

Green-haired Tork creates origami models and reads Dickens. He lives in supported housing, and he is absolutely not impressed by money.

Adam and Tork come from opposite worlds, but even as Adam fights it, the attraction stays strong.

Will Tork win the battle to understand his past and be well? Is there another Adam beneath that polished surface? Can they overcome their differences, and will there be dancing at midnight?

Find out what happens in a year of Adam, Tork, and Dickens the cat. 

Sequel to The Invasion of Tork but can be read as a stand-alone.

Some books scream for a sequel and the Invasion of Tork was one of those books. Now, The Invasion of Adam could definitely be read as a standalone, however why would you do that? It’s 48 pages, it’s free and it’s so painfully beautiful. So, don’t be lame, read it first. And, if you’ve already read it, wasn’t it soooooo good? Well, now you have to read The Invasion of Adam.

It’s both a sequel and an extended epilogue to the story of Adam and Tork. You know how you read the stories, where one MC has some serious damage to contend with? The kind where a pro needs to be involved? Then the other MC comes along and knows just what to say and what not to say? Then the damaged MC finally feels comfortable and safe? Yeah? Well, Adam ain’t that other MC. And what’s so great, is THAT is what works.

Adam may have been the nudge to encourage Tork to get help, but in The Invasion of Adam we get to see how Tork was the nudge to encourage Adam to be human. Tork, the one who is all broken and homeless speaks so sagely and his tone is so proper, then there is college boy Adam, with every advantage, who speaks ‘selfish douche’. Tork speaks in quiet, measured nuggets and Adam rambles and then he blurts. I thought it was really quite charming once I got to see the real Adam and not just the brat he presented to the world. He blurts reality like it is and while the thought of saying some of the stuff he says is cringe worthy, Tork sees it for what it is. Adam is the King of Deflection. He’s got a knack for deflecting away from his true self by dazzling with his beauty and snark. Tork loves that about him, he finds it incredibly amusing, but also sees what Adam really needs, someone to control and ground him.

Adam was always the one in control. Always. Until Tork. And Tork needed that so badly. Regardless of what happened, Tork was obviously a very strong man, and the authors balanced that so well. I never felt like I was reading about two (or three) different characters. Tork is very complex and simple at the same time, the authors balanced his personality perfectly. With all those extremes happening in his life, he could have gone way off track as a character easily, but instead just had more depth than any I’ve read in a long time.

Adam’s heart turns out to be bigger than he knows how to handle sometimes and Tork is so fucking sincere it hurts. Questions were answered and just enough detail was given to inform without taking away from what the story of Adam and Tork. I loved how they both changed and grew for each other and for themselves. They fought for each other, rooted for each other and supported each other from start to finish. Neither of them were used to that and the little moments and rituals they had were swoon worthy.

 I really can’t recommend these two unique characters and their story enough. There were some rough topics that were handled well and respectfully. The relationship was beautifully paced and while it wasn’t always easy, it wasn’t angsty for the sake of angst either. The communication and connection was obvious because the authors didn’t tell me about it, they showed me in so many ways and with the perfect balance of details. It’s a love story that I’ll read again.

For more information on The Invasion of Adam check it out on Goodreads.

**a copy of this story was provided for an honest review**

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