That is probably the first impression I had of this couple, but above all Matt, they were walking into “dangerous” path when other boys their same age are probably still playing with videogames and going to football match. Petey has probably had to grow before his age when he lost both his parents, even if he has an older sister, he is pretty much without a strong leading, and he found that leader in Matt. Matt is absolutely not a fatherly figure, above all since he is the same age as Petey, and also since, according to me, Matt is also a bit selfish. Sorry, I arrived, and finished, the third book, but still I don’t like so much Matt: he is spoiled, moody, and yes, selfish. He is good for Petey, no doubt in that, but I think he has first of all himself in mind and then Petey; as soon as Petey agrees with him, and with his choices, Matt is the best of the boyfriends, but if Petey has his own opinion, than Matt reacts like the spoiled child he his. I agree with the author, and Petey, when he highlights that Matt is very much like his own father, and that Petey will probably evolve like Matt’s mother: at the beginning a spare wheel of her husband tank, with time she has developed her own character and she has managed her husband without him neither knowing it.
The author toned down a lot the kinky side of the story, and actually in this third book the sex is almost “vanilla”, just the sex toy here and there, but nothing too much or too strange; true there is a mild scene with a double couple sex scene, but it was almost expected and more or less harmless.
There was maybe a bit too much of pink glasses perspective, above all in the fact that everyone, really everyone, in the end had an happily ever after, and that was something that really had me realized these were almost all teenagers and so probably real life had still to touch them; and the hope is that, if it will reach them in the future, it will be clement with all of them.
If you have read the previous two books, I think the third volume is a must; if not, I think you can probably read book 3 without too much problem, and maybe for who is particularly impressionable, reading only book 3 can be a solution (in book 1 and 2 the sex is really out of ordinary and there is also a bit of violence in book 2).
Amazon: Puppy Love 3: Reawakening (Volume 3)
Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Fanny Press (July 15, 2010)
1) Puppy Love: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/92803
2) Puppy Love 2: Building a Family: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1154694.html
3) Puppy Love 3: Reawakening
Cover Art by Paul Richmond