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Trapped Nerves

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  124 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Mason is trapped in an elevator with his high school lover who - he thinks - is responsible for his gay bashing and disability ...
Paperback, 132 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by Createspace (first published August 1st 2010)
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This is a book I would have liked to see fleshed out into a full-length novel. It was a great story and I was pulled in by the characters. I just kept thinking how much better it would have been if we had been with them through the years they were apart instead of hearing about it after the fact. It could have been as good as The Locker Room by Amy Lane. I gave it 4 stars because of the story itself.
Even though the story is pretty cliche - young gay man from rich, accepting family has fling with in-the-closet jock with a secret needy side - it had the potential to be good. Sadly, the writing is poor, and the story isn't well developed; the fact that Mason is paralyzed seems like a throwaway, a gimmick, almost.

The story begins when Mason and Parker, who were lovers once-upon-time in highschool, get trapped in an elevator together. Parker doesn't initially recognize the now paralyzed Mason, a
A deep and moving story. Drew manages to give life to his characters so well. I admit to tearing up a time or two. Drew Hunt write real people in real situations. Definately one to add to your shelves.
When Doctor Mason Grant is trapped in an elevator with Parker Collins, the football hero/closeted jock that was once his secret high school lover, he flashes back to that time thirteen years ago when Mason's greatest love led to his greatest regret.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and I would recommend it to others, but at times there are some plot points that seem a bit too far fetched. Would YOU not recognize the love of your life when trapped in an elevator with him for 20 minutes just because
Not only did I not like Parker, I don't think Mason liked Parker either. My hand was itching to smack them both (but especially Parker).
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didn't finish because it looks like its going to be too sad and rough... very good writing and characters though
Christy Stewart
The cover of the book looks like one of the guys from the Jersey shore is attacking cripple people in elevators.

Fortunately (or unfortunately) that is not at all what this book is about.

This novella is a mashup of to love story clichés: the jock and the and rich boy poor boy. As someone who reads fanfic, I have read my fair share of these types of stories and so I expected very little but Drew Hunt wrote it in such a way that within a few pages I lost all my reservations.

The story flashes back a
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Genre: M/M Contemporary
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When Doctor Mason Grant is trapped in an elevator with Parker Collins, the football hero/closeted jock that was once his secret high school lover, he flashes back to that time thirteen years ago when Mason's greatest love led to his greatest regret.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and I would recommend it to others, but at times there are some plot poi
I liked Hunt's writing style and will definitely read more of his work. I liked Mason, but Parker became a little rough to read about. Of course, Mason allowed himself to be run over, so to speak, by Parker.
Even from other reviews you can see that this is a good book but it deals with hard issues. If you don't like hard issues don't read it, but also don't rate a good book with low rating because of that as it gives the wrong impression of the book.

I have read this some time ago and I still remember this book, characters, plot. This means a lot. It's not a book to forget. It shows the ugly face of homophobia and the consequences of that hate. I think the writing was interesting, this book feels bot
If I could put a negative rating, I would! this book is awful! I was sick, he ruined my evening, I was depressed after reading it!
Those who have did this gay bashing are never arrested and they have a normal life, while the life of Mason is destroyed. Parker's life too, but he's a real asshole, so.... I don't care!!
Furthermore the author wants us to believe that all is forgiven and forgotten in 10 minutes!
I'm French so I can't speak to the quality of the writing, but the story is too absurd, po
There were parts I liked a lot. I guess I wanted to see more at the end. I wanted to see them get together take the story from there, realizing they still have feelings for each other, but working through the problems they had. It wrapped up too quick.
Nevertheless, I still love Drew Hunt's writing, and check back often to see what he's got out that's new.
I really don't like to read gay bashing books, it's really sad and damn complicated. And I really don't like that people are so easy to hate and hurt others. That's only proves how low humans are. But in general the story is hard but well written.
I remember reading it, that it's was very boring and unbelievable, but can't remember when and can't find the book.

Sep 08, 2010 Mary marked it as to-read
I won this book from First Reads and am looking forward to reading it now that I've received it. It's in my queue.
What a story. I'd classify it as a well written tragedy. Be prepared for sadness and anger.
This was too short of a story. Needed more to be a great story.
I really enjoyed this book but the ending was to abrupt.
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Having read all the decent free fiction on the net Drew could find, he set out to try his hand at writing something himself. Fed up reading about characters who were super-wealthy, impossibly handsome, and incredibly well-endowed, Drew determined to make his characters real and believable.

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