And Call Me in the Morning
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 second...more
It all starts here~
and ends 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...more
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.
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
I was afraid at first that they would easily jump into se...more
Doctors and best buddies Eli and Zane are such close friends that everyone assumes that they are in a gay rel...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
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
One of the things that I love most about Willa Okati's And Call Me in the Morning is that the two men are caught up in something neither ever imagined, never mind dreamt of. Their falling in love was obvious to everyone else but they were just too close to see it for themselves. Their strong friendship developed into something that neither could possibly...more
This is my first experience with two characters who thought they were straight for most of their lives. Usually someone is there to take the lead but in And Call Me in the Morning, Zane and Eli are somewhat at a loss when it comes to admitting that their friendship is more of a marriage than anything else.
I'm surprised that I really liked this idea! I'm always drawn to a character that's discovering their sexuality because I live for those moments when you know e...more
I enjoyed the story. I love stories with a good friendship setting. Eli and Zane do strike me as friends and for the most part it is believable.
Yet something didn't quite fully capture me and I found it hard, at times, to connect to the characters or the story. For one thing, they don't seem like older guys. Eli, especially, comes off as a much younger man. I also felt there was just too much talking...more
This was a really sweet story. You won't f...more
- Storyline - 6/10
- Hero (Eli) - 10/10
- Hero (Zane) - 9/10
- Chemistry - 10/10
- Steaminess - 5/10
- Sweetness - 9/10
- Secondary Characters - 8/10
- Setting - 6/10
- Details/Quirks - 5/10
- Banter/Humor - 6/10
- Ending - 9/10
- Ridiculousness - 2/10
- Annoying the shit out of me factor - 6/10
- This book described in one word/phrase - Complicated
May contain some spoilers...more
It was good, but not as good as I remembered. Bad Case of Loving You is a much better dual-doctor romance, anyway. I liked the characters and it was fun to see them figure out how to turn their friendship into a sexual relationship. But I'm not sure how much I believed in them being gay for each other. Even with maybe already being in love before they realized it and pursued a relationship...
I dunno, I just read Above All and thought t...more
Eli and Zane are two doctors in the early forties...good looking, successful and inseparable. Practical joined at the hip, these two men look a lot like two people in a relationship...on the surface anyway. They are constantly teased by fellow co-workers about their closeness but these joke fall on deaf ears because after all, is it so wrong to be that close to a male friend?
Then one day Eli is floored when Zane proposes ONE KISS...one...more
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that it didn't feel like it was written in current Chicago, it felt more like I was reading a story from the early 90s maybe. It seems like a small thing, but universities and hospitals are typically accepting and more liberal and the aspects in the book wi...more
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