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Picture Me Perfect (Sammy & Friends #1)

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Troy Summers is a cop. He's recently been partnered with fellow police officer, Jamie Everson, and they get along great. He likes Jamie's brother, Nicky, even more.

When Nicky gets beaten up by his ex-boyfriend and comes to him for help, Troy can't say no, not when it brings Nicky right into his arms. Even still, Troy wants to take things
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ebook, 1st Edition, 105 pages
Published February 2010 by Noble Romance Publishing, LLC (first published 2010)
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Heller
Dec 20, 2012 Heller rated it it was ok
Not quite my cup of tea. I liked the concept. The big burly cop with the younger sweet guy but this didn't really work for me. Not sure if it was the overall tone or the odd teenagerish ideas of sex but it fell flat. This was my first from this author, I may try another to see if this is just their style or was more limited to the type of series this was from.

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Mandy*reads obsessively*
Total fluffy read, with very stereo typical MC's and characters in the book, butit was a fun read.
Nicky liked to sew, embroider, cook but his brother and boyfriend belittle him because of it.
His bf turns out to be an abusive crook who beats up 3 times, now Nicky's brother and his new lover are both cops, so no Nicky doesn't get a restraining order, no he doesn't go to the hospital and have anything documented, he just moves from couch to couch trying to escape the baddy Bruce!
But Troy his broth
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Serena Yates
Jun 24, 2014 Serena Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
If you want a story about men “destined to be together”, this is a good one for you. Like quite a few of Stormy Glenn's characters, Nicky (who likes making a home and is good at photography) and Troy (a dedicated cop) just know they belong together. They are presented with their share of obstacles, however, before they can sit back and start the life they have both dreamed about.

Nicky is lonely, and he makes the mistake of moving in with the wrong guy just because he wants someone so badly he c
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Elisa Rolle
Picture Me Perfect is the prequel of Sammy Dane but it was released after so if you, like me, read Sammy’s story before, now you already know what is the conclusion of Troy and Nicky’s one, but in any case, this is a pure romance, and like that, it delivers what you are expecting.

There is a trend in Stormy Glenn’s stories, macho men lookalike but with a big tender heart who fall in love for little elflike men, who despite the diminishing look, are able to wrap the bigger men around their pinkies
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Nic
Dec 20, 2012 Nic rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, series
Not exactly the book I was expecting based on the blurb - I should have read the reviews. I was expecting a more serious, reality based cop romance but this was rather light. Nicky was a fluffy character and it would have been good to see some more positive action taken in terms of the abuse scenario. Good for a quick read due to the action in the story but not much sex (book 2 in the series is better)
Betryal
Feb 15, 2010 Betryal rated it it was amazing
Suspense, romance, action... a fraction of each written into this book. Totally like it and couldn't put it down till I reached the end.

But the reality of it is, Stormy hasn't written a book that's disappointed me yet.
L-D
Nov 07, 2011 L-D rated it liked it
Recommended to L-D by: Pick-it-for-me Challenge
This book was picked for me for the pick-it-for-me M/M Romance Group challenge. This was a pretty good book and I give it about 3.5 stars.

The flow of this book was pretty good and I liked Stormy Glenn's writing style. Nicky Everson is in a bad relationship. Abused by his live-in boyfriend, Nicky flees the apartment but has nowhere to go. Afraid to be judged by his brother, Jamie, a cop, Nicky turns to Jamie's new partner Troy Summers. Troy and Nicky met at a bar and it was love at first sight I
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DaisyGirl
1.5 stars

Troy and Jamie are police officers partnered together. Nicky is Jamie's younger brother. When Troy meets Nicky, sparks fly. Nicky is getting out of an abusive relationship but his drug-dealing ex continues to stalk him. Nicky runs to Troy's place seeking safe haven and they fall in love.

My problem with this book? Nicky. Stormy Glenn made a big deal about how wrong it was for people (e.g. Jamie) to think less of Nicky because he was into "girly" things like sewing, cooking, and embroider
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Serena Yates
Feb 25, 2010 Serena Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
If you want a story about men 'destined to be together', this is a good one for you. Like so many of Stormy's characters, Nicky (who likes making a home and is good at photography) and Troy (a cop) just know they belong together.

They are presented with their share of obstacles, however, before they can sit back and start the life they have both dreamed about. There's Nicky's abusive ex-lover who beats him up whenever he can find him. There's also the complication of Nicky's older brother Jamie w
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Phaney
May 30, 2015 Phaney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
2014 Re-read:

I don’t know if this new version actually made things better. At the very least it seems to have added some redundancy by not removing old references that have been made into full scenes instead. Or one scene. Whatever. Quite a bit of repetition and general silliness.

I knew this, of course. I knew the police stuff wouldn’t make a single lick of sense and it still doesn’t. So I tried to not pay attention to any of it. (It was still hair-raisingly stupid.)

But at least there’s some flu
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Kukko
This was not particularly memorable, but it was fun to read nonetheless. I have read several books by this author and the MCs tend to follow a pattern - a precocious twink and a big alpha-male - irrespective of the story.

Nicky likes to keep house, collects teapots and embroiders. He is desperate to meet his "Mr Right" but seems to settle too easily for "Mr Right Now". This desperation leads him into an abusive relationship.

Troy is a cop. When Nicky is made homeless by his ex, Troy takes him in
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mw138
Mar 28, 2012 mw138 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Nicky Everson, who is suffering abuse at the hands of his boyfriend, finds himself reaching out to his big brother's new work partner, Troy Summers, for help after yet another beating. Troy offers his help without question because Nicky is his partner's baby brother, and because he's incredibly attracted and drawn to the man. Troy allows Nicky to move in with him temporarily until he can get his life together, but in the process the two men explore the feelings they're quickly developing for one ...more
Amy
Jun 27, 2011 Amy rated it it was ok
Shelves: glbtq, 2011
The action/suspense parts of the book were amazing. The rest...not so much.

I found Nicky to be so unbelievable. Part of it is my hatred of weak characters. No way did it seem like Nicky was...27 I think?

And the 'big bang' shootout was well done...until Nicky fired a shot at his ex WHILE PEOPLE WERE BEHIND THE EX.

The story felt like it could have been expanded upon so much, and also that it could have been shortened a lot. The characters went on these long speech/dialogues what were redundant and
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Tina
Jun 12, 2014 Tina rated it it was amazing
Picture Me Perfect by author Stormy Glenn is an amazing read. I love Troy and Nicky. Troy is a sweet caring man. I think he is the perfect man for Nicky. Nicky is a very misunderstood character. No one in his life gets his quirks that is until he meets Troy. Troy not only understands Nicky he values Nicky. I really like the theme of being accepted just as you are, with no stereo types. Troy’s love will bring Nicky through the toughest storm in his life. Nicky brings light and love into Troy’s l ...more
Magen
Nov 17, 2012 Magen rated it really liked it
The story starts off with Nicky on the run from an abusive boyfriend and really never slows down. You are immediately drawn into his traumatic relationship and can't help but want to root for him. I loved Troy and how he so easily came to the rescue for Nicky. They were a great fit for each other and had good chemistry. Would have liked to have seen a bit more action between them but what there was, was pretty hot. There were a few unexpected twists and turns which made the story unpredictable w ...more
Erin
Apr 11, 2016 Erin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-contemporary
This book has insta-love and a predictable plot, but it was still enjoyable.
Miralinda
May 12, 2016 Miralinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Хороший классический романчик - полицейский и брат его напарника со сволочным эксом. Единственное, что раздражало немного -проблема Сторми с именами, она их вечно путает и это сбивает с толку.
adrienne
typical stormy glenn romance. nothing fantastic, nothing so bad it can't be finished. what is typical stormy glenn? imagine a shorter harlequin romance but with no t&a (see, i was going to write no surprise pregnancies, but... yeah.).

laziness dictates i will use this as my template for all books by the following authors unless a book is remarkably good/bad :
stormy glenn
lynn hagen
scarlet hyacinth
joyee flynn
carol lynne
gabrielle evans

Delena666
Apr 07, 2011 Delena666 rated it liked it
I loved first 2/3 of the book - it is sweet, it is light and it involves rescue. Just what I sometimes need. I would have given it 5 stars, but the last third of the book was so unrealistic in terms of behaviour, that it sapped my enjoyment of the book with every page I read.

Although if you generally like Stormy Glenn's books this one won't be any different.
Allybaba
Aug 10, 2011 Allybaba rated it it was ok
It was okay...thin plot...I am becoming peeved with the big hulking alpha male and tiny fragile elfin submissive decorator story line...I just finished reading Carol Lynne's Cattle Valley Mistletoe (Cattle Valley, #2)and you can repleace the word decorator in my previous line with minister and you have the same MC descriptions.
CB
Apr 13, 2015 CB rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun series from Stormy Glenn. Entertaining stories around unique and sexy characters. I suggest reading all 3 - They are different enough to keep the reader engaged and the MC's, especially from the first 2 books, play great secondary roles in the other books. It's always fun to see the stories keep developing.
Marissa
May 29, 2012 Marissa rated it did not like it
the writing was horrible, the plot horrible and incredibly unbelievable, the characters were one-dimensional and the main character, Nicky was weak and annoying, he acted more like a teenager than a 27 year old. the cops didn't act like cops, and everything was over the top and unrealistic. this was a waste of time and money
Amanda2
Nov 19, 2012 Amanda2 rated it did not like it
Not a book I would recommend. Reminded me of cheap porn. Minimal charachter development and not the most believable story. Felt like a rush to the sex scenes. If not for the bingo challenge I am participating I would not have finished this book. This may very well be the last Stormy Glenn book I read.
Trisha Harrington
This book was amazing. I loved the drama and the very sweet and adorable couple. I just wanted to put Nicky in my pocket and protect him. Another thing I loved was how hot Nicky was when he got pissed. Just a really great read. I would love to have a Troy in my life and to keep a Nicky for myself.
Jane A
Nov 18, 2012 Jane A rated it liked it
I'm giving this book 3 stars because...well...for me it was a way too light read for the plot that was set for it. Everything happened too quickly and before I knew it, I was done with the book. It was a good way to pass the time though and I did like the chemistry between the MCs xD
Luvflix
Apr 10, 2010 Luvflix rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m, not-recommended
I don't think I'll be returning to Stormy's books unless someone rec's one to me, as I found this book a hard read. The believability factor was thrown out the window almost from the first page and I didn't connect with the characters at all.
CB
Apr 16, 2015 CB rated it it was amazing
A fun series, and I recommend reading all 3 that are currently out (not sure if any more are planned either - this might be it). Interesting characters that are all intertwined so the 3 books really flow together.
Chris
Oct 19, 2010 Chris rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2010, ebook
So-so m/m romance about a photographer who moves in with a cop to hide from his abusive drug dealer ex-boyfriend. Typical Stormy Glenn. What else can I say, other than please get a better editor?
Candice
Troy and Nicky.

Jamie was kind of a dick about his brother. :( I wanted to kick his ass. Good thing Nicky finally decided to fight back, but I think Troy had a lot to do with that.

My Dichotomy Life
Lovely story about a cop falling for his partner's brother. Although they know instantly that they are meant to be together, their love builds through the story.
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I believes the only thing sexier than a man in cowboy boots is two, or three men in cowboy boots. I also believes in love at first sight, soul mates, true love, and happy endings.

I live in the great Northwest region of the USA, with my gorgeous husband and soul mate, two boxer/collie puppies, one old biddy cats, and three fish. When I'm not being a mother to my six teenagers or cleaning up
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