And Call Me in the Morning (And Call Me in the Morning #1)
Take two, and call me in the morning.
Eli and Zane. Colleagues at work and close friends, though on the surface it's an unexpected friendship between an odd couple. While Zane took the "high school to college to med school" track, medicine is Eli's second career and the best choice he ever made. He has work that he loves, an extended secon...more
When I heard about the plot line for this book, I was all "MAMA LIKE." I mean, give me one gay newbie and I'm floating in heaven, but TWO and I'm practically reaching nirvana.
What can I say, I have a type. *Grins*
Plot-wise, I don't think this book is anything special. Nothing really happens. Sure, they talk about their jobs (nice going with the medical information, by the way, Willa Okati), and life in general, but there isn't much of a story arc.
But the sex?
I didn't really like this one as much as I was hoping to. Something about the writing, the story and the characters were off. I just never connected.
And maybe I don't like double gfy. One person's got to have a clue about how he feels.
Two clueless people....
.....annoying! They were so obviously in to each other it was ridiculous. Literally everyone saw it but them.
One of the things I like about gfy is the build-up. The discovery that you have feelings for someone you never expected. ...more
BR with my Friends - Here
Zane and Eli are 2 mature docs, who have A LOT of chemistry and I realy liked they were friends first before they fall madly in love. I liked their friends Diana, Holly, Taye and Richie!! I also liked how things were wrapped up nice in the epilogue!!
A great friends-to-lovers story with hot-sex, romance, low drama and gay-for–you HEA!
A lovely pleasant read!!
Or perhaps I'm just partial to the world of medicine with both MCs being docs, but I'd like to think it was due to the writer's masterful tone in blending their profession so skillfully into the story.
Two 40+year-old heterosexual men are best friends and professional colleagues in the world of he ...more
It all starts here~
Gosh, that first kiss took my breath away....
The Book~ There is noooo angst in this book, no villian's, no hater's, no cheating, no un-expected twist and turns...it's just a simple no-stress love story of two straight doctor's falling madly in love.
What did he say after that kiss....?
and I quote
"My God, Yeah. Him. Allah, Buddha, Vishnu, and Ganesha too"
This is my 5 Star re-readable book when I need to re-group after reading a few bad books ...more
“Falling in love with his closest friend had never been something Eli planned to do with his life. Wasn't as if he could have stopped it, though.”
“What do you want?” he whispered. “Anything. All you have to do is ask.”
Zane and Eli are a couple that aren't a couple and yet they *have* been for years. The only thing missing was the sexual aspect of it. Friends first and not just friends, but best friends and then one day they try a kiss just to prove everyon ...more
BR with Mark.
What a great story!!
I enjoyed the hell of that, but can you blame me?
- Gay For You- Check!
-Double Gay For You- Check!
-Best Friends To Lovers- Check!
-Mature Intelligent Men-Check!
-Two Respected Doctors- Check!
-Good Writing- Check!
-Two HOT Men- Check!
-Perfect Balance of Angst-Story-Sex-Sweetness-Conversations- Check!
I would say- if these points pushes your buttons, READ IT!
Thank you Mark for pushing me into reading it with you!
It was as fun as ever!
The repetition of the phrase "they hissed when skin touched skin" was annoying and there could have been some more stamina with the sex but the showcase of what's important in life and the young gay couple friends were good elements in this story.
All in all, nice enough...but not wowing.
And Call Me in the Morning has been on my TBR list and owned for months. When I saw there was a sequel coming out I knew it was time to meet Eli and Zane and see what this whole deal was about.
The story is told exclusively through Eli’s POV and begins with him meeting Zane for brunch with friends. Both men are in their early 40’s (ca ...more
MC's Eli and Zane are best friends and doctors working at the same hospital. After some irritating ribbing from mutual friends, they decide to share a kiss to see if their already extremely close relationship could also include romance. The kiss throws both of the straight men off ...more
I was afraid at first that they would easily jump into se ...more
I'm not entirely sure why ... it's that kind of all-around feeling you get when you can't really pinpoint any one thing that works or doesn't work.
Zane and Eli are a couple that aren't EXACTLY a couple in the strictest sense, and yet they *have* been for years. The only thing missing was the sexual aspect of it, and I think that's charming. Friends first - and not just friends, but GREAT friends at that - and then one day the hell with it, they try a kiss just to prove every ...more
Doctors and best buddies Eli and Zane are such close friends that everyone assumes that they are in a gay rel ...more
It was wonderful to have a story with the main characters being in their 40's (cause I'm nearly there!) and mature enough and brave enough to try something totally new and unexpected.
I love that their friendship was not once threatened by their romance. Over and over they said to each other that they'd figure it out together. It was beautiful.
I've got myself a new ...more
The writing was fine, it was however not my favorite type of story. Slow-building romance is for me more satisfying when it comes to a friends-to-lovers story.
(view spoiler)[ In this book, it felt like I was thrown in halfway through the story. It could have begun earlier, when they started getting friends. I also would have liked a clearer view on Zane. He apparently had feelings earlier for Eli, which was only shown in those few sentences when he tells Eli. If done differently, the reade ...more
A few quibbles: annoying, interfering friends, dramatic OMG you almost died plot device, pitcher has issues with PDAs and bottom gets a bit emotional. While none of those things is particularly bad, taken together pushes it into Tropesville.
Nonetheless, pleasant read and relaxing.
You know when you read a story and you're completely disconnected from it. I'm guessing this isn't a bad book but, in my case at least, it had a lot of small details that piled up into an unavoidable DNF.
The thing that really drives me to read GFY is the tension. The slow burn that will inevitably turn into something wonderful. That's what does me in. The indesicion, when the MCs hesitate and pull back only to come back with a larger impulse. The wanting, the desire, the helplessness. All th ...more
I liked this one. This is probably the first GFY story that felt real. The emotion behind having a sudden sexuality shift worked and the internal dialogue felt realistic. It was a nice story that didn't shift from the romance, there was no mystery or side story to be figured out. Just two best friends coming to terms with their new feelings for each other. The angst toward the end completed the story. A nice easy feel good read.
Recommended for all first time MM readers.
I am sure I really liked it a lot, though. Low angst, good characters, good romance. It left me smiling.
There were a few flaws; one plot element that seemed completely pointless and another plot twist that seemed just thrown in for the heck of it and didn't really seem to fit. But otherwise I liked it a lot. Compare to Heart Doctor by Drew Zachary - not just because they're doctors, but because the whole tone felt very similar.
|A Beautiful GFY BR with my ladies Isabel and Barbara||19||10||Oct 28, 2014 05:22AM|
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