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Building Arcadia (Blueprints Not Included)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  10 reviews
People mistake best friends Connor Adams and Sam Henning for a couple all the time. Sam is gay; Connor is straight and married. They laugh it off. But it's no joke when three armed homophobic thugs make that same mistake. Seconds later, one of the attackers lies dead. Evidence points at Connor, but he can't remember touching a gun. Nor can he rely on Sam to clear him. The ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Smashwords (first published March 2011)
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Cooper West
Short, unspoilery review: The night that changes everything is more than just a typical gay bashing gone awry, and it profoundly, tragically alters the lives of everyone involved. Connor and Sam are very close friends, and it is clear that Connor, who is married to Kelly, has a major crush on Sam. What is slowly revealed in the aftermath is how much Sam loves Connor, and how closely tied to both men Kelly is emotionally. Sam is nearly 100% gay, and his relationship with Kelly is not very sexual, ...more
Ryan Loveless
Jan 28, 2012 Ryan Loveless added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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1/9/2012: Gold Star Award (highest possible) from Just Erotic Romance Reviews.
I was truly glued to each page of Ms. Loveless’ incredible book, impatiently anticipating the outcome of Connor’s incarceration, his crazy-strong marriage to Kelly and whether or not Sam would get his act together and realize that he belonged with both of them permanently. The prison scenes are nothing short of extraordinary, and you can truly feel Connor’s struggle to remain true to himself while trying to survive th
Kendra T
I am having a real hard time deciding how to rate this. I am going by what the stars actually was OK. I can't say I truly liked it to bump it to 3 stars, but I do have to say that it was very well written. Ms. Loveless is a very good author.
The story just didn't sit with me and annoyed me more than I enjoyed it. This was not a true romance story even though the last line of the blurb leads you to think it is. Yes, this is a story about Sam and Connor and Kelly and what brings them toget
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Building Arcadia is the first book by Ryan Loveless I have read. I enjoyed it a lot. I will be reading more from this author. Building Arcadia is the kind of book that grabs you emotionally from the first page til the end. I literally stayed up until I finished this one. I will say it isn't an easy read. It was a well written emotional journey from start to finish. These are characters that you just love, and want to see get through this trying time and fi
Apr 09, 2015 Joleen marked it as tr-mm  ·  review of another edition
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Down to $2.99 at Amazon US, 4-9-15
This is definitely not my kind of book. I struggled with how to rate this. I thought the writing was tremendous, the characters were vivid and realistic. My problem was the sex and marriage and the rest. It' a personal thing that I struggled to get passed. I also felt that there were some instances where the story didn't seem realistic. Still the author did a wonderful job with the story and even with my bias the story managed to keep my interest.
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Another one of those 'i liked half the book'. It was interesting but it felt like the love child of American novel of the '80 with a m/m.
Maybe not something I'd enjoy, idk.
Wow.. this is a really good story. At about 2/3 into the story, it gets a little loose, but then ends with great dramatic flare. Recommended.
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