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Razor Burn (Romentics #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  138 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Blayne is strictly business -- a stuffed shirt working for his father's company to develop the next men's razor. He wants to grow out of his father's shadow and become a success on his own, and this current project might be just the one to do it. He's also gay and stuck in a marriage of convenience with the president of the London branch of the company to appease his homop ...more
ebook, 268 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Loose Id, LLC (first published October 23rd 2003)
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I liked this Blaine & Ben story even though it does have some issues. Firstly, why do writers insist on using names with the same letter, which only adds to some confusion because this is one of those books that has the floating POV. One minute we're in Ben's head and maybe in the next sentence or paragraph it's Blaine & it goes back & forth. Sometimes we're even seeing things from the side characters POV.

The writing itself does have a certain snap to it & a snarky sarcastic way
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
IMO it was slow to start as in like over 25% into the book before IMO it started getting interesting...

It was very wordy and overly (boringly) detailed

other than that once i got into and over the wordiness it was pretty and and enjoyable.
I love this book, it's the first in the Romentics books and I read it in paperback when it first came out, and just found myself wanting to read it again.The story starts with Ben picking up stuff shirt and all business Blayne.Blayne swears he's not gay, but yet he goes to Ben's apartment and gives Ben the most thorough and satisfying blow job of his life. As a parting gift, Blayne does admit he's working and challenges an unemployed Ben to send his resume to the company his father owns.Ben is a ...more
Elisa Rolle
Ben and Blayne (what a pair of names) meet in a coffee shop in a lazy afternoon. Blayne is not searching company, at least is what he says, but he is in a gay quarter and in a gay local, and so Ben is a little pushy.

Ben manages to bring Blayne home and then in bed. But then Blayne flies away: he is married and he is straight! Not a believable excuse. Leaving he says to Ben to send him his resume: Ben is unemployed and maybe Blayne could do something... It's a joke but Ben sends the resume and B
Touching romance with an interesting mystery woven in

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 8/10

- I love how Ben is a mixture of uncertainty and confidence: a blundering idiot sometimes and as suave as James Bond the next. The combination makes him seem real to me--less like a character intended to come across a certain way and more like a real person with real strengths and flaws.
- The plot is interesting and more involved than I initially expected
I loved this story because it was a common theme (at least in movies) done very very well (I don't want to give anything away, so those of you who haven't yet read the book, will just have to do so)! The story was very emotional, especially towards the end, where everything is revealed, and we realized just how much Ben and Blayne have been wronged against.

The plot was well-drawn and the characters were so believable and lovable!!! I don't know why some have rated it at less than 4 - I feel it
I had a bad feeling through out this book. You could almost put every piece together but there where still things that didn't ad up. Sometimes I really thought Ben should get it but he never really did. I can't shake books like this one, if it's just physical violence I can handle it, I even like it sometimes, but something that is this caluclated just makes me uneasy. If someone can make it up than someone can actully do it in least that is what I always fear when I see a scary mov ...more
Sarah Sammis
I really loved this book. It has all the classic elements of melodrama -- amnesia, an over-bearing father, long lost loves, an unhappy arranged marriage. But it has better characterization and far less silly written sex scenes. With the exception of the first sex scene which is purposely abrupt and out of place, the two Scotts make a good effort to fit them into the plot. Having completed this one I'm eagerly awaiting the next one which I know is on its way to me after the holiday.
This was a pretty good book, for being 'contemporary' and dealing with advertising =) I did think it was strange neither character made the connection earlier then they did, but all in all, the ending was a decent HEA. I liked the detail they went into as far as how an ad campaign comes about, and what it takes, as well as who it takes to work everything together successfully. Not a bad read.
4 stars.

It was good. The plot was solid, the characters and their reactions believable.

I do wish that the names Ben and Blayne weren't quite so close together. I also wanted a bit more about Emily and Todd,because I don't think that Emily and Ben would never speak again. As usual I do wish the book had been a bit longer.
This wasn't what I expected at all. It was filled with emotions and tenderness, and I finished the book with a completely different feeling than the one I had ten pages into it.
I liked Ben more though, he's definitely the "man" in the family, whereas Blayne seems confused and at a loss most of the time. He makes up for it though :)
Nov 11, 2010 Lee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who's breathing
What a wonderful book. It is extremely well written, funny, sexy, suspenseful, and very romantic. And to top it all of, it even has redheads. Can't beat that. I just cannot say enough positive things about this book. Scott and Scott did a bang-up-job with this one. I highly recommend it. Read it, you won't be disappointed.
Re-read on 20/02/13. This book was my favourite of the series but it doesn't stand up so well on a reread. I found the plot holes this time around to be more glaring. Still it's an enjoyable book.
it started a bit so so, but after a few pages the porn developed a more than decent plot. goood stuff! me likes!
Slow to get started and the epilogue was slightly confusing but from about 25% in, I couldn't put this down. Loved it.
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Scott Pomfret and Scott Whittier (a.k.a. Scott&Scott) met, fell in love, and now live together in Boston, Massachusetts. They realized the story of their own romance wasn’t the only one out there, so they created Romentics, a line of gay romance novels for all gay men who believe in happily ever after. They are also the co-authors of the Q-Guide to Wine & Cocktails.

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