Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite (November 17, 2017) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Glue by D.W. Plato is a sizzling romance with very memorable characters and a powerful plot. Dacia’s marriage hasn’t been a happy one and she has suffered a lot of emotional abuse from her husband. When she decides to leave him, she believes she is about to take control over her life, but she finds herself on a path that leads her to experience sexual relationships with a variety of men and become introduced to drugs. At first, she has the illusion that she is in control, but her life takes a downward course and she is set for self-destruction. Follow her story and discover the role a young man, Christopher, the man she’s vowed never to love, plays in her life. Can she settle down with him? Is there a way for her to experience real freedom from her addiction to drugs and sex?
With a great cast of characters, the reader is introduced to a world where sex is the order of the day. The author writes about the perils of drugs, explores the psychology of a drug addict, and builds a psychological conflict that will have readers glued to the pages of the story, excited to find out what happens to the characters. The narrative is wonderfully done; the narrative voice is focused and delivers the story from the perspective of the protagonist, creating a direct link between her and the reader. D.W. Plato has a gift for character and plot and Glue contains many elements that establish the work as a great piece of entertainment. It is engrossing and highly captivating, with great prose, wonderful dialogues, and characters to root for.
Kendra Morgan – Goodreads Reader (December 7, 2017) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Glue by D.W. Plato is definitely not your typical romance, if you classify it as romance at all. It is a brilliantly told tale of drug addiction: it’s cause, it’s consequences, and it’s cure.
Plato sets the stage giving the reader just enough information to feel Dacia’s loneliness, despair, and hope. Her only lasting connection is found in the discovery that a childhood friend is living in the town she now lives. The new connections she makes are mostly in her state of loneliness and despair, as well. One of these new connections, Mari, introduces her to a relatively new-to-the-market substance: crystal meth.
Crystal meth, or glue, releases inhibitions, heightens senses, and fuels energy. It’s a wild ride of drugs, sex, and travel for Dacia and her friends even as Dacia keeps telling herself she’s going to quit. It’s harder than she realizes, though, until something happens that gives her the permanent connection she needs to fill that void.
If you’ve never lived in the drug use and abuse culture and want to understand it, this is an excellent resource. I would recommend it to anyone trying to understand a loved one who is sucked up into this culture.
Cudos to Plato, also, for vividly describing the sex scenes without the gory details. These scenes were necessary to the story and in no way gratuitous.
Melissa McGuire – Goodreads Reader (January 8, 2018) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This book, what to say?! It was amazing, i read it in one sitting. It you have anything to do the day you want to read this dont pick it up. It covered dark subjects that alot of people dont like to talk about that should be talked about. We followed the main character through so much. Im a social worker and this book spoke to me. I cabt say enough good things about this book.
J.L Pete – Author of Call it Magic (February 6, 2018) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Glue begins with the main character, Dacia, engrossed in an abusive relationship. Thinking she can escape this for a better life, Dacia moves miles away to find peace of mind in the comfort of distance and a new job. Dacia is reintroduced to old friends and new ones that lead her down a path of another abusive relationship in the form of the drug meth. We follow Dacia on her journey through the destruction of friendships with hidden agendas, inner demons telling her she can quit right after the next bump, and sex disguised as fractured love. Just when the damage seems like it’s irreversible, true friendships save Dacia from herself before it’s too late.
The author D.W. Plato pulls the reader in to the intensity of addiction and provides a very raw look inside the life of Dacia’s world through a series of dark and troubled decisions which prove to be detrimental to her mind, body and soul.
Chaz Webster – Goodreads Reader (March 6, 2018) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Working with people with addictions my eyes were already opened to how drugs become the centre of a persons world. I found the writing very well written and really flowed making me want to read one more chapter every time I said I would stop. This is kind of how the part of the theme of the book is. Just one more then I’ll stop…
Found the relationships (loose description) a bit skewed, but maybe that’s because of the protagonist’s own skewed perspective that what she saw as just sex was abuse on many levels.
A great book that will leave you wanting more…. reading that is.
Heather Hess – Goodreads Reader (April 12, 2018) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This is a terrific book for anyone who has struggled with addiction, survived abuse or just has human emotions. Its brilliantly written, full of deep feeling and has a gritty, sometimes dark plot. Its realistic and honest; definitely not sugar-coating anything. I love the author’s writing style…it starts out slow and subtle but sneaks up and grabs you when you least expect it and pulls you into the story so you’re hooked, almost without realizing it. Its fantastic and I can’t wait to read more!
Renee – Goodreads Reader (April 12, 2018) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
To be honest, I did not expect to like this book – much less be unable to put it down. Dacia is a major drug addict who pretty much sells her body and soul for the sake of it. Now, mind you, I’m an old lady. I don’t know a thing about meth or drugs at all, except what I take for my blood pressure and arthritis. And OMG, Dacia gives “it” away like there’s no tomorrow. Everything about this book should have been way out of my comfort zone. Yet there I was, so absorbed in this book that my daughter chided me more than once, saying, “Mom, you didn’t hear a thing I said.” “Wait. Just let me finish this chapter!” Yeah. I think I’d better treat my daughter to dinner and a movie.
P.S. Remember that name, D.W. Plato. 🙂
P.P.S. I do wish that the font had been larger.