What I Think about Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova

Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova

Part of series: No

Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Romance, addiction

WARNING: Mature Content


Hitting rock bottom is just the beginning

I’m a son, a brother, a friend.

A writer.

An addict.


Cardiac arrest isn’t enough to keep me dead, though. The doctors brought me back, but for what?

At twenty four I’ve already achieved what most people do in a life time. I’m a successful author, own a flat in the heart of London and drive my dream sports car.

Or at least that’s what people see.

Once the spotlight fades, I’m left alone with my overactive mind, alcohol and drugs the only way to quiet down the noise.

Until an overdose nearly kills me and drags everyone I love down with me.

With the help of my best friend, I leave London and its toxic influence behind, moving to a small town in the outskirts of Cambridge to try and put my life back together again.

If only it were that easy.

What I think of the book:

This is not an author whose work I’ve read before so I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ten Mile Bottom – a title I thought peculiar, until I found out that was the name of the place where one of the main characters – Finn, moves to in hopes of getting away from his old life. The book is told solely from his point of view and it was sometimes difficult for me to read not because of the way it was written, but because he deals with anxiety and has a few panic attacks, which hits a bit too close to home for me as I’m going through the same.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book very much.

Perhaps it was because it was written from a writer’s point of view and I myself write or maybe it was exactly because of Finn’s state of mind. Mind you, it’s not as heavy as I thought it would be given the blurb or as I might’ve made it sound so far in my review.

The book deals with some heavy topics, but it’s also a story about someone getting their life back together. There are several positive and supporting characters in it and through them Teodora shows us how important it is to surround ourselves with the right people.

Sure, I had to take a few breaks when reading this book because it got a bit too much for me at times, but I’m really glad I got the chance to read this novel.

Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend Ten Mile Bottom to readers who enjoy Contemporary Romances and troubled characters, but I’d also say “Give it a go” to people who are going through a rough time in their lives. On one hand, it can be tough to read about something you yourself have to try to deal with, but on the other hand it’s nice to see someone – even a fictional character – finding a way to do that.

My rating: Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova - Book Rating 1 Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova - Book Rating 1 Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova - Book Rating 1 Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova - Book Rating 1 Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova - Book Rating 1 (5/5 books)

Would I re-read this book? Probably.

Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes.

Where can you buy the book*?

*The links take you straight to the book on each site.

Add Ten Mile Bottom to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)

Other books by Teodora that I’ve reviewed:

  • Kiss and Ride (standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance, Rome | Mature Content)
  • Butterfly Wishes (standalone | Contemporary LGBT Romance, gay, friends to lovers, musicians | Mature Content)

Have you read anything by Teodora?

What did you think of it?

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