Life is Awesome by Jordan Castillo Price

(Mnevermind, #3)

Daniel Schroeder wants nothing more than to repair his father’s broken memories, but it’s been a long time since he’s thought of himself as a memorysmith. Even though convincing Big Dan of their current reality is the most painful task Daniel faces every morning, somehow life manages to prevent him from finding a cure. He needs to keep their family business running. And he needs to moonlight at a competitor’s shop to keep all his employees paid. Or maybe he’s just trying to keep himself from exacerbating the situation.

A year ago, Daniel would have presumed he was clever enough to memorysmith his way out of their predicament, but nowadays he’s not so cavalier. Playing with people’s memories shouldn’t be taken lightly, and things can always get worse. Even with the help of some of the best minds in the business, Daniel still isn’t sure how to navigate his way out of the persistent false memory that’s crippled his life. Is new programming the answer? Better gear? More money? Or is time the only thing that can heal Big Dan’s memories…if they can even be fixed at all.

What Daniel needs most is some breathing room, and Elijah Crowe is eager to provide it. Since he’s smitten with Daniel, Elijah is determined to prove himself—and he’s more than qualified to clear Daniel’s schedule by taking over some duties at Adventuretech. With the support of his new boyfriend, possibilities begin to open up for Daniel, hints of things he hasn’t even realized he’d stopped hoping for: the contentment of a harmonious family, the fulfillment of his creative expression, and a chance for a relationship with a man he loves.

A good conclusion to the Mnevermind trilogy, we are again back in Daniel's head as he deals with his growing relationship with Elijah, the traumatic situation with his father, and a big chance in his business. Major wrenches are thrown into his plans with his company, treachery is involved, but it's a satisfying change for all in the end.

I missed Elijah's unique voice, but I still like Daniel so it was fine to hop back into his head. He has remarkable patience with Elijah and it was a delight to see their relationship continue growing. I will say that I was disappointed we didn't get a few small things happen (such as with Elijah's personal life having more reveal to Daniel (mentioning of Beth or work), and the ending felt a little incomplete. There's still much more than can happen between the two in their personal lives. It feels like too open-ended.

Pacing was strong as something was always going on, not just the relationship, which leads a steady support to Daniel as a strong relationship has already been built. There's some progression with his father, although maybe not what I thought we'd see, but it worked out okay. The author was good about tying up the major plot points but there's a few small things I would have loved to see being added.

If she decides to write one more book in the series, I'm so in.