Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Resistance” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,024 Ratings  ·  174 Reviews
Ryan's relationship-phobic, preferring to live his life from one anonymous hook-up to the next.

He never remembers a name, and he never goes back for more. But then he meets Jayden, the one-off who won't get out of his head, his life -- or, indeed, his bed. Ryan remains in a denial, however; he has no place in his life for emotion or feelings, despite how much difficulty h
ebook, 165 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Loose Id, LLC (first published August 1st 2010)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Resistance, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Zuzi Maybe ask the author directly because i saw the links on amazon were not valid anymore.
Promises by Marie SextonStrawberries for Dessert by Marie SextonFish & Chips by Abigail RouxSticks & Stones by Abigail RouxKeeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
Best M/M Romance Published in 2010
54th out of 305 books — 517 voters
Cut & Run by Abigail RouxZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleHot Head by Damon SuedeFaith & Fidelity by Tere MichaelsSticks & Stones by Abigail Roux
Favorite Gay Couples
311th out of 2,262 books — 3,024 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,111)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details

Wow, what was I waiting for with this one, which was released over 3 years ago? No one ever recommended this book to me and it was never on my radar but it was a perfect read for me and I loved it to pieces! It's a 5 star read and I put it on my favorites shelf. It could very well be a fuck yeah 5+ stars book, but I gotta save that shelf for the books that kick my ass and throw me off a cliff like Point of No Return and The Final Line and more recently Training Season.

The synopsis is accurate bu
Christina Marie
Just a few 11 things.

1. Why didn't I read this sooner? Why didn't I know this book even existed?! This book is what's been missing from my life.

2. I'm exhausted from staying up well past my bedtime to read this.

3. For real. It's probably perfect. It was for me anyway. I think this book is my soul mate.

4. The characters have oodles of personality, and I wish they were real. Even the secondary ones. So I can smother them in love. Like this:


5. Smoking hot smexy times reside in this book. Like WOA
Engaging plot +
Steaminess +
Angstiness +
Sexiness +
Angstiness +
Lovable MCs +
Short (too short, dammit) =

Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Kindle freebie under new pen name (Lola Carson) today, 9/4/15!
Aug 28, 2014 MishyJo rated it really liked it
Recommended to MishyJo by: Cory
Snowman challenge book 1 of 7 (true fact: I have never built a snowman).

Thanks to Cory (who I idolize) for making me read this. It wasn't even on my radar. Then I discovered that a lot of my friends already read it and most loved it (or, in Dani's case, at least liked it). And for that reason, I won't really review this book except to say that Olivia (Ryan's best friend) really annoyed me. Every time she said "fuck, baby" (which was way too often) I thought of Mr. Zimmerman (the talking parrot i
This has all all the things I love. ALL THE THINGS I TELL YOU!!

It's basically perfect. I've had it recommended to me at least 3 times and I was "meh & shrug". WHY? Why was I "meh & shrug" when Resistance is all the things?!?

I officially recommend this to everyone because of reasons:

1. Jayden. Ugh, Jayden. So, Ryan has issues (to say the least) with all his rules about relationships, or the lack-thereof, in his life. Jayden? Jayden doesn't care a whole hell of a lot about Ryan's 'rules'.
MareTara SLiTsReaD Reviews


This review was posted:





J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
3.5--I Can't Decide if I Liked This Book or Not--Stars!!!

I had a hard time with the writing style and the POV that the book was written in.

And Ryan...

I really didn't like Ryan at all.

Ryan is relationship-phobic. As a result of events from his past....he keeps people at a distance, he doesn't let anyone in, he definitely doesn't do love.

While out on the prowl, Ryan meets Jayden and makes him his next conquest.

But Ryan has rules. No kissing, no spending the night, no getting personal and no com
Apr 02, 2015 Sheziss rated it liked it
Recommended to Sheziss by: My Mother
This book is so funny!!! It gave me good vibes, that's for sure.

Ryan has a thing for one-night-only relationships, that's his rule, no faces, no names.

But suddenly Jayden appears, and he has a face and a name and oh-my-god-chemistry-chemistry-chemistry! He does not like that, not at all, so he tries to avoid him. But Jayden is as big-headed as him, so he chases Ryan everywhere, and even manages to put Ryan's friends against him.

"You barely know the guy! Why d'you wanna be his friend?"

She grin
Jan 18, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jenni Lea
Aug 17, 2013 Jenni Lea rated it really liked it
What a delightful little story! Thanks Ann for the rec. This was funny and heartfelt in turns. Definitely a keeper.
Mar 04, 2015 Alissa rated it liked it
*3 stars*

*Updated with possible spoilers*

Me: 2 stars ... Ryan really pisses me off!
Me: No ... 4 stars ... Jayden is so sweet.
Me: Forget that ... back to 2 stars because Ryan is a selfish prick!
Me: Ryan's in love *sigh* so really it's 4 stars. Promise.
Me: Damn! Poor James! 1 freakin' star.
Me: OMG ... I want Ryan with Jayden. 4 stars. Last time.
Me: Remember the horrible formatting/editing ...
Me: The sex was smoking HOT!

I have NEVER had such a hard time rating a book EVER!

Nov 09, 2013 Cory rated it really liked it
hmmmm...well I just started dating Travis Atwood this morning and I think I just broke up with him for Jayden. :)

This was a fun read about Ryan trying his hardest to resist Jayden, but he didn't really stand a chance. I thought Jayden was adorable and I loved the dialogue between him and Ryan. Definitely worth reading!

Good lord. This. Was. Good.

So, this is told in third person and I can't stand third person. It makes the narrator sound like an arrogant prick, but guess what? This book was so fucking hot and so damned swoony and just goo inducing that once the boys got down to it, and not just the sex, I totally forgot about the how it was being told and fell for Ryan and Jayden.

I am all gooey and in love from this story. I love that the boys have the instant connection and acknowledge it, though Ryan is so
Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
Sep 04, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy by: Katie
This is free on Amazon today (9/4/15), under LM Turner's pseudonym Lola Carson:

My first book by L.M. Turner! I enjoyed it even though parts of it frustrated me. I found myself wanting to grab Ryan (several times) and shake some sense into him. I get that he has a past and he has abandonment issues. Dude, seriously, how many chances do you think Jayden's going to give you? And answering Jayden's call when you're having sex with someone else? Not cool man..
Sep 18, 2015 Meep rated it did not like it
Felt high-schooly, didn't get why the sudden change to wanting a replay/possible relationship or why we're supposed to believe the HEA vibe.
Didn't connect to the characters at all.

Argh!! Ryan, you almost had me tearing my hair out, you numpty!! Loved Jayden to bits, especially those texts, and the secondary characters were good too. 4.5 stars and I'm now reading Skin Deep The Complete Serial (Episodes 1-6) by Lola Carson by Lola Carson aka L.M. Turner.
Sep 10, 2010 Chris rated it liked it
Recommends it for: orannia
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2010, owned, ebook
3.5 stars. Really good m/m romance about a bouncer who never hooks up with the same guy twice as part of not feeling and not getting close... until he does hook up with the same guy more than once, which scares him and sends him running. This had me sniffling more than once and I would've rated it higher, but... it's (slightly inconsistently) in third person present, which kept pulling me out of the story.
Apr 24, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
This book ended up being soooo gooood. I was contemplating buying it, then sat on it for a while after buying it. I finally plunged into it and whooo hooooo holy crap sweet hot nibblets.

The thought of a super slutty character totally turned me off at first but I ended up loving Ryan. The book is filled with a crap load of angst, drama and some scorching hot sex scenes. Like rip our clothes off, button popping, biting, hallway wall slamming sex scenes. I would recommend the book just for the sex
Sep 16, 2010 Kassa rated it really liked it
Resistance is an angst filled emotional ride but worthwhile and fun to read. The story is third person present tense, which is not always a popular choice. The writing is good enough and the characters interesting enough to overcome this for me and the flow eventually settles into a nice pace that keeps the action moving along. There is a lot of navel grazing, woe is me internal whining but this is always offset by characters that are level headed, intelligent, and sympathetic. Overall an engros ...more
Heidi Cullinan
Oct 17, 2010 Heidi Cullinan rated it it was amazing
This book deserves a better review than I have time to give it just now: the short version is, this is an excellent story. Hot sex, intensely real characters, both funny and touching. If you like meaty, honest stories with real plot but have a hard time with angst turning your story sour, you want this story. Real conflict, real men, real love. Real storytelling skill.

(If you love angst, you will still love this story. Some of us are just picky bitches, and this one is for us especially.)

Valentina Heart
Mar 02, 2011 Valentina Heart rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone except maybe Dane and Camila
Recommended to Valentina by: Sean
Shelves: glbt
This is actually an amazing book. Right from the start you really don't know who you're infatuated with more, Jayden or Ryan. While Ryan is unapproachable and kind of an ass, you still feel for him and want to experience his change, and Jayden has such a bright and open personality it's very difficult not to want to know more about him.
Their whole relationship as we get to know it, is basically a game. When one is willing the other is not, but all of it is so charged with emotion (though someti
Madeline...Just a Reader
Mar 06, 2015 Madeline...Just a Reader rated it really liked it

Loved,,, if anyone is like me and had this on tbr list for over a year do yourself a favor a bring it up to next. I don't know why I waited so long.
Smith Barney
Jan 05, 2014 Smith Barney rated it it was ok
SO what we have here is a slightly edgier rated RR Lifetime Mens Network movie in the making. It reminds me of one of those short LTime 2-hour movies into some other mofo's dramatic life you somehow found yourself watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Apr 25, 2014 Shelley rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, m-m-contemporary
For the most part I enjoyed this book. I loved the humor and the characters were all well written (if some were a bit of a cliche). The plot was pretty straightforward and I liked both the MC's.

Here's the thing though (you guys know when I say that it's about to go down lol)

(view spoiler)
Nov 03, 2013 Mely rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
read kindle sample. If this author didn't start out writing J2, I will eat my hat. I don't know if I have a hat. My theoretical hat is safe anyway, because this author *totally* started out writing J2.

... Okay, read full e-book. Jensen Ryan doesn't do relationships, only hook-ups. Somehow Jared Jayden gets past all his reservations and rules. It doesn't hurt that all of Ryan's friends are rooting for him, including Daneel Olivia, Chris Kane Eddie, and Mischa I-forget-his-story-name.

This has mor
Mar 02, 2015 Kristie rated it it was ok
This started out with one of the hottest scenes ever. So freaking hot. And then I really, really liked Jayden. Ryan? meh. But I was okay.

After a while, Ryan was not only still meh, but he did something that really made me mad. And then so did Jayden.

And they ruined the book for me. I think that maybe, just maybe, the author was trying to make the book longer? I don't know. But it went on too long for what it was. I didn't need to have all the back and forth. I didn't need the stupid thing that
I'm so going to read this book again someday! I freaking loved everything about it! Humour, angst, likeable characters - both the main and the secondary ones, interesting and captivating plot. Oh, and let's not forget the scorchingly hot sex! Yummy! And when you add to this the wonderfully sappy epilogue, it was impossible for me not to be swept off my feet! I loved, LOVED this book!!

Do I recommend it? Hell, yeah!!

5 stars, no less!
Renée Yes-I-know-I-read-too-damn-much
Reread. God, I love this book! And Jayden Cobain is the best name ever!
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 70 71 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Take My Picture
  • Where the Allegheny Meets the Monongahela
  • Rescue Me
  • Life After Joe
  • At Piper's Point
  • Black Hurricane (Boston Boys, #3)
  • The Angel of 13th Street (The Angel of 13th Street 1)
  • The Trap
  • Breathe (Breathe, #1)
  • The Ghost on My Couch
  • Strawberries for Dessert (Coda Books, #4; Strawberries for Dessert, #1)
  • Love and the Real Boy (Coming About #2)
  • Split
  • Dance With Me
  • Talker's Redemption (Talker, #2)
  • Glitterland (Glitterland, #1)
  • Admit One
  • The Island

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“I don’t know anything about heartbreak, but I think that was something close, and I know the heart only breaks when you’ve given it to someone else. When you’ve trusted someone to care for it, keep it safe. When you’re in love.” 11 likes
More quotes…