(Aug) 2.5* What did I miss?! I read this book waiting for the story to start(which, IMO, it never did!). I also have been wracking my brain trying to...more(Aug) 2.5* What did I miss?! I read this book waiting for the story to start(which, IMO, it never did!). I also have been wracking my brain trying to figure out how they made a movie out of this, since there is no story, no plot, no character development, no romance, no anything! Basically Mia has a happy family life, great hip parents and younger brother and bff, and a boyfriend she loves, for reasons that escape me. She's a crazy talented cello player, he's in an up and coming band. In the first few pages her family is wiped out in a horrific car accident, with Mia the only survivor. She is rushed to the hospital and the rest of the story (very short, more of a novella) is told in flashbacks that Mia remembers while she sort of floats between life and death, deciding if she should stay or go (were it me, my whole family gone, I'd go!) We see Mia become friends w/ her bff, see various times in her family life, and we see her and Adam's relationship develop. We are told they love each other but I don't see it...to me their relationship seems awkward and strained, we never really see any happy times between them. The whole thing was tedious and boring.
I was at 77% on my kindle and all of a sudden the book just very abruptly ended. I "flipped" pages looking for something else ( or some emotion or feelings or tears...why would anyone cry?!) but the rest was acknowledgements and commentary and questions and 2 chapters from the sad sounding sequel. I can't imagine there is anything new there but more musings and angst and a HEA - or not. Either way, I for one will pass.
(Aug) While others have been disappointed in the last few KGI books, I've been ok. Sure the last couple have been a tad too estrogen filled, and our s...more(Aug) While others have been disappointed in the last few KGI books, I've been ok. Sure the last couple have been a tad too estrogen filled, and our stalwart and manly Kelly boys and their compadres have suffered from excessive, cloyingly sweet, so-in-touch-with-their-feelings-their-middle-names-should-be-Oprah, non-stop espousing of their emotions, but I'm ok with that. I've still enjoyed the stories, the characters, the sex and the action. In WDB, however, for the first time I felt like MB was just phoning it in.
Swanny hs a large facial scar that makes him feel ugly, like a beast, like he has no chance of a happy life because he is so scary ugly...yet he refuses to have it fixed because a) it's a reminder of his torture and captivity (like he'd forget?!) and b) he's not that vain (but he is obviously that stupid, to martyr himself to his misery). Eden is a gorgeous flower of virginal perfection, voted World's Most Beautiful Woman. She is sweet, gorgeous, talented, a total angel. She is also way out of Swanny's league...just ask him, he'll tell you ad nauseam (and her saying she could not understand how he could possibly feel that way comes across as quite disingenuous).
Eden's family is afraid that as a delicate woman of 24, she can't handle the truth - her mother's death was no accident, but was payback for a botched mission her father was on years ago. Swanny and team are sent in to protect her after Pops finds out there is a death threat against Eden (yet he still won't tell her what is going on so she could, ya know, not take chances and help with her own protection and overall be treated like an adult. One day RS authors will realize how insulting it is that to RS heros,women must be protected from anything even remotely upsetting and are treated like small,slightly stupid children). Swanny falls hard at first meeting and so does Eden, something Swanny refuses to believe for most of this book's 300 pgs.
Eden spends half her dialogue saying "I'm not usually bold or forward but I want you, you are the most beautiful man in the world, do me." Seriously, she talked and talked and talked! I love dialogue, but come on! She yammered on and on, filling the air with inane chatter that was so boring.
"I'll totally have her send you over something as well," Eden volunteered. "Can't have you wearing the gorgeous concoction we found for the parties. I'll ask for casual chic. She'll know exactly what wil look perfect on you. Especially when I explain the occasion. Boutique salespeople have to have an expert eye. It's what sets them apart from all the other hundreds of independent boutiques. And they have impeccable memories so you'll be in good hands letting her pick what you'll wear for tonight."
Every time she spoke it was blah, blah, blah! I mean, "gorgeous concoction?" Find me a 24 year old who talks like that! And she's a 24 year old virgin model superstar with no friends and not a bitch bone in her body? Ok.
Swanny is a nice guy. We hear he has nightmares, but never see evidence of them. I'm not sure what he looks like, because other than his insecurities about his looks, he's not well described. I knew just enough to kind of like him (and just enough about Eden to find her slightly annoying). He can't believe Eden likes him or that she's "gifting" him with her virginity (one of my biggest pet peeves...virginity is not a gift!). He also natters on (he who has been so silent until the wonder that is Eden enters his sad lonely life and fills it with inane noise...uh, I mean sparkles and rainbows!) about his feelings and whatnot.
This book is so the epitome of instaluv based on nothing more than physical attraction. "Ooh, he's a beautiful scarred warrior, I'm so attracted, and now I love him." "Ooh, she's so gorgeous and look how hard she works as a model,lust, lust, she'll never care for me but I love her!" This all happens in like a week total. And there are a few explosions (weirdly, after the first, Swanny ends up talking to the intriguing Edge...an RPG (which I had to look up...rocket propelled grenade) has just hit their car caravan and he and Edge have a talk about Edge's background and how he was an MMA fighter, how he moved on to KGI...um, time and place, guys! This seemed to be filled with a lot of infodump backstories, as well a repitition. By page 200, it'd been mentioned 3 times how Steele's team was short handed because he was down 2 guys because one had betrayed Steele and put his woman in danger and the other died when Mama Kelly was kidnapped from the hospital while visiting Dad Kelly when he had a heart attack. 3 times, almost verbatim.
Overall lazy writing and a story that could have easily been shortened for an anthology. Not quite ready to give up on this series...Joe, Edge, Skylar, and a few of Rio's and Steele's team members need stories, and I'm certainly not going anywhere until we get Rusty and Sean's story, but I am hoping for better writing, more testosterone, less instaluv (some dislike or bickering or getting to know one another or relationship issues) and flowery sharing of feelings, hotter sex (sex here was boring and rote, I KNOW Maya Banks can do better!) and more action with stronger women in future books.
(Aug) 3.5* This was a nice little book. There was really no conflict, no issues. A big deal was made about how they could not be in a room without fig...more(Aug) 3.5* This was a nice little book. There was really no conflict, no issues. A big deal was made about how they could not be in a room without fighting, but other than one or two small exchange of words, they got along beautifully. He lusted after her, she lusted after him, he's uber rich and handsome, she's pretty and smart and in Witness Protection but that whole pesky "worry about my life so stay under the radar" goes out the window pretty quickly. Carter and Eliza (Lisa) are supported by their bffs Blake and Sam, a really nice cop, and Gwen, Blake's sister (and star of the next book). Eliza seemed to adjust to having an honest life out in the open, quitting her job, being the Governor's wife, and I don't expect to see much of her in the next couple of books. The danger she was facing seemed to disappear pretty quickly, but that's ok - it wasn't really that important. Light and fluffy (but not as good as the first, Wife by Wednesday), I will continue this series because, heck, why not?(less)
(Aug) 3.5* Definitely better than the last couple in the series, this book focuses on 800 year old vampire Zoltan and timeless (literally) beauty Neon...more(Aug) 3.5* Definitely better than the last couple in the series, this book focuses on 800 year old vampire Zoltan and timeless (literally) beauty Neona. She lives in an isolated valley with several other women, all of whom have been taught to hate men. He has been searching for his father's killer - which really doesn't make sense, as he sort of hated his father and his father died 800+ years ago. Whatever, just go with it. Their story is nice, sweet and a bit spicy, and plenty of the other vamps and shifters from earlier in the series make an appearance. Meanwhile, the Big Baddies who our friendly bottle-blood drinking vamps have been after make an appearance but once again, while there is a battle and some death, the Biggest Baddies manage to escape yet again. That's ok, there should be a few more books in the series to go as there are a few unmated males still running around. I do hope she is planning on ending it all soon, as the series is getting quite tired. One last thing, the ending...
(view spoiler)[Um...she seems to have inadvertently unvamped Zoltan! So if he can be outside in the day and he can eat food - that also means he loses his super human speed and his ability to trace and his entire sense of self that has lasted him 800 years; meanwhile she's immortal? That whole thing was glossed over and rushed and come on, really - no fall out? Didn't he love being a vampire? Maybe we'll see more of his life in the next book. (hide spoiler)]
(Aug) 3.5* “I’ve kind of gotten used to things not making sense. I’ve decided the only way to stay sane is to just roll with the punches.”
That pretty...more(Aug) 3.5* “I’ve kind of gotten used to things not making sense. I’ve decided the only way to stay sane is to just roll with the punches.”
That pretty much sums up my feelings about this book. I’ve always had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept of time travel. I remember seeing the movie The Philadelphia Experiment in high school and I just could not get it. I understand time travel as Claire did it in Outlander – going back in time. Or even going forward – as long as you stay put and don’t mess with the overall time line life of most people. But when you get into a book like Timebound, with multiple jumps, multiple time lines, etc. – well, my head spins. But, even though I didn’t necessarily understand all that was going on, I enjoyed this book just the same.
Kate is a normal 16 year old who live part of the time w/her mom and part of the time w/her dad. Her grandmother comes to town wearing a medallion that glows – although Kate soon realizes that she is the only one who can see the glow. Turns out Grandma is from almost 300 years in the future and has been stuck in the early 2000s due to the nefarious dealings of her former husband. Kate gets pulled into trying to help Grandma, but before she can make much progress, there is a “time shift” and her reality is no more. Her mom is gone, her dad is married to someone else and has kids, and Kate meets a boy who she tells the truth – he believes her and in between Kate’s prepping to save her original time line, she and Trey have a sweet romance going .
There were a ton of different time lines going at once. There were multiple jumps. There was murder over and over (not sure if I can even figure out how you can die in one time line but not another – when do you die for sure – only in your own time line?). There are bad guys, evil relatives, religion gone wild, missing friends, and the obligatory YA love triangle (although I am kind of rooting for both boys!)etc. I am not sure I understand how Kate became embroiled in Kieran’s grown up time line – did I miss something? I would be completely freaked out to think another version of myself was out there doing things I don’t know about, but others do (like Kieran – so if she was involved with him in her former time line – is she still a virgin in this time line?!!). But, while there were some slow parts and some parts that were a bit too descriptive for what it was (escaping the horror house was way too detailed) I really found myself liking this. The fact that I read Devil in the White City and was familiar w/serial killer H. H. Holmes, who played a role in this book, made this story seem all that more real! I didn’t expect to say this even 40% of the way through the book, but I am looking forward to reading the next couple of books in this series (although if it goes past 3 or 4 books I think I’ll be really over it!). (less)
(RR 8/14) I read this years ago, but every so often I find myself rereading this trilogy (which cries out for future books, but I don't think we'll ev...more(RR 8/14) I read this years ago, but every so often I find myself rereading this trilogy (which cries out for future books, but I don't think we'll ever see anymore). Sara is an orphan, raised by a crazy grandmother. Her two best friends are a bit crazy, but the three keep each other grounded. One day a bunch of bikers show up in the shop where Sara works. Among the pack of bikers is Zach, who she realizes she kissed the night before in a drunken haze. She's attracted, but afraid of her attraction. Sara is unaware of her shifter half, but is finding herself more aggressive, more sexual, and not sure what is happening to her. Zach knows who and what she is, and realizes she's the woman he's always wanted. The sex is scorching, the humor prevalent, and the sequels even better than this one (but you do need to read this for the next two to make sense). What can I say, IMO SL can do no wrong (well, hardly any wrong!). (less)
(Aug) 2,5* Years ago I read a short story by JB that I loved, found it hysterical. Shortly after, I bought this trilogy and the books have been langui...more(Aug) 2,5* Years ago I read a short story by JB that I loved, found it hysterical. Shortly after, I bought this trilogy and the books have been languishing on my shelves ever since. When I decided to pick this up a few days ago, I was looking forward to a fun, enjoyable medieval highland read. Alas, 'twas not to be.
Lady Clio has been exiled to a convent to await her betrothed, Merrick. At first, she appears to be a quirky, strong-minded woman who will not let any man get the best of her. When her knight shows up two years late to pick her up, she runs off to her castle to await him there. Their first meeting - where she is imagining how she will greet him, not knowing he's standing in the doorway watching her antics, is probably the only time I smiled in this book.
There just was no connection between the two. There was a running story line about Clio making the perfect ale, but that never really went anywhere, other than one bad mistake which angers Merrick enough that he burns down her ale house. There are two dimwitted orphans who seem like they are going to be a part of the story, but then they pretty much disappear. There are no other female characters to speak of, other than one old lady who is witch-like and a brief appearance by the Queen. Clio's beloved bird disappears, and she does not seem to care (although I have a feeling both bird and Merrick's horse, which Clio lost, will show up in Roger's book). The worst was that everything in this book just seemed to meander. There was no good dialogue. This book was the epitome of telling and no showing. Merrick and Clio barely speak - no real fights, no seeing them fall in love - we are told there are feelings, and there are a few sexy times, but again, no connection. The ending made no sense - one minute Merrick is mad, then he's gone, then the castle is taken over, then Clio escapes, then she's caught, then Merrick saves her, then he's sick for A YEAR (or so), then he's awake and fine and the end. Thankfully there was an epilogue, but even that was just a summing up of parts, and neither Merrick nor Clio really even appear much in the epilogue (all we learn is they have children).
I have never felt so disconnected to a book - I kept waiting for the story to happen. While it was readable, it certainly was not Wonderful. (less)
(Aug) I spent the last week powering through some TJK books. I knew this one would be different - not sweet, not funny - but I wasn't expecting it to...more(Aug) I spent the last week powering through some TJK books. I knew this one would be different - not sweet, not funny - but I wasn't expecting it to be, well, kinda boring.
5 years after his father's death in a suspicious car accident, Benji is still grieving his father, going through the motions but not really living. His grief has tipped the scales into obsession, as he is constantly thinking about his father, driving by the accident site, and living a lonely existence. A stranger appears one day, a stranger Benji soon learns is the guardian angel for his small town. After some shock and disbelief, Benji accepts Cal for what he is and they soon develop a sexual relationship. A bunch of stuff happens, and there is a HEA.
I had a hard time believing an angel would show up and so easily begin a sexual relationship. I found the book incredibly repetitive and wordy - it took pages and pages to describe any given scene. The Big Bad Guy was a surprise to me, but didn't really work for me - too hard to believe. And overall the book was a bit too spiritual for my taste. (less)
(Aug) This was just a lot of fun. Paul is a slightly hefty, kinda neurotic 30 year old gay man. His family is suitably wacky, as is his friend who moo...more(Aug) This was just a lot of fun. Paul is a slightly hefty, kinda neurotic 30 year old gay man. His family is suitably wacky, as is his friend who moonlights as a drag queen. Paul has never had a relationship, and cannot believe that new hire-at-work Vince, gorgeous man, could possibly be interested in him. Vince is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's very sweet and earnest. He works hard to prove to Paul that yes, Paul makes his motor run. I could see some people getting tired of Paul's wild musings and internal monologue, but I enjoyed him. The first time Paul and Vince get down and dirty, there is a scene that for some reason struck my mental funny bone and I laughed until I cried - my daughter made me leave the room as I could not stop for a good long while and she was over me! There were many other times I LOL, and as I've found with other TJK books, a couple of times I cried. This may not be for everyone, but I have officially become a TJK fangirl...the over-the-top way he writes, what can I say - it really works for me!
One thing though - his book covers are pretty awful!(less)
(Jul) I loved this as much if not more than the first one (and found the cover even worse - I mean blech!). I felt a few more things were explained, a...more(Jul) I loved this as much if not more than the first one (and found the cover even worse - I mean blech!). I felt a few more things were explained, and I loved seeing Bear, Otter and Kid become a family. Watching Bear finally explore the world outside his insulated makeshift family was a kick - seeing him hit on, watching him discover that he's not GFY but actually Gay, his experience at the gay bar and with Otter's family, etc. - all so, so, so good (and the dinner scene - OMG, loved it!). I loved seeing Ty find a new friend but I'mnot sure how I'd feel about a kid w/issues who is 6 years older than my son being his constant companion. 6 years is a lifetime in kid-time, and seriously - you find me a 15 year old who wants to play with a 9 year old, even a super smart one! Mrs. Paquinn got on my nerves a bit as she was barely a bit player until the end of the first book but here she's completely family and crazy (in a kind of stupid way, not in a fun way). One thing I didn't get (view spoiler)[Bear is horrified to discover his mother has had a child,wondering what kind of mother she is and why she is choosing to raise this child when she walked away from him and Ty. Yet at the end, when he gets custody, he barely gives his sister a passing thought. You'd think he'd want to see her, to get to know her, even if that meant being around his mother - or at least make sure she was ok and let Julie know he'd take her too if need be - because she is his and Ty's sister. But I guess that would open a whole new can o'worms. IDK, it just bothered me a bit that Bear didn't care about this child being raised by a woman Bear knows is no good. (hide spoiler)] But I laughed a lot, cried a bit (damn you TJK, I'm not a cried, but every book so far has made me cry!) and really loved this book.
I gotta say - I'm so leery about reading the next one. Why, if I loved the first two so much? Well...
(view spoiler)[I really,really, really hate that Ty is gay, or gfy. I find it hard to believe that both brothers are gay. Sure, I'm sure there are plenty of families that have more than one gay sibling, but I feel like this is the sort of thing conservatives would point at and say "see - homos raised this kid so now he's gay too!" I know, it's fiction, but it just bothers me - I feel like Ty's book is going to be Bear/Otter 2.0. I already know his lover will be Dominic, a boy several years older than him, just like Bear and Otter. I also don't want to see Ty with issues or problems or angst - I don't want to know he washed out of school and ended up an addict - how depressing for a sweet, light, loving and lovely little boy with so much potential. Again, I know it's fiction, but I'm a bit heartsick about it all! (hide spoiler)] But I probably will - and soon, too! If it's awful, I'll just pretend it never happened and their story ends here. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
(July) I continue to take one for the team by spending $ and reading this not very well done series. The first was kind of intriguing, the second move...more(July) I continue to take one for the team by spending $ and reading this not very well done series. The first was kind of intriguing, the second moved things along a bit, but here I just found myself bored and annoyed with Julz and not caring what happens. I assume she and Jase will end up together at the end (otherwise what a waste of time) but how they'll get there is still a mystery to me. In this installation we lose two more brothers (but this time they don't know who Julz is as they die), Dornan is still a psycho dickhead, and I still don't know if we are supposed to feel badly for Julz or think of her as a kickass heroine (she's neither kickass nor a heroine, IMO), or see the lost little girl she has cowering inside (meh). There are two more installments out, with #6 due in Sept and the final in November. I think I might take a break for a while - sounds like things get quite violent in the next one. I will say I appear to be in the minority - most of the reviews are OMG 5++++++***** - what can I say? I hate the gold digging money grubbing concept of a serial (this could easily have been 2 or 3 books for $1.99 each - I will end up spending almost $20 on this crap), it's not that well written, and the characters are just not appealing, good or bad (because I can totally love a book with shitty characters if they are interesting - and I just don't find Julz interesting). (less)
(Jul) Oh did I love this. Don't be put off by the odd title or the hideous cover (although the sequel's cover is even worse!). There was humor, angst,...more(Jul) Oh did I love this. Don't be put off by the odd title or the hideous cover (although the sequel's cover is even worse!). There was humor, angst, sex, and so much sweetness in this book. Bear McKenna (born Derrick)is 21 and sole guardian of his younger, smarter, incredibly precocious brother Ty(aka Kid). He's been supported by his bff Creed (really? Creed?) and his girlfriend of many years, Anna. Creed's 8 year older brother Otter (born Oliver) has been gone the past 3 years, but has just returned home. And so the story begins...
I don't understand those who think Bear should have pulled his head out sooner...seemed pretty realistic to me, his fears and feelings and inner angst (that was written in a pretty fun (although at times exhausting) to read monologue). I melted every time someone called him Papa Bear. I adored Ty, but I didn't quite get him - one minute he's watching Anderson Cooper and his vocab is way advanced, the next he's acting like he's 5-going-on-6 instead of just turned 9. But what was so lovely about this was the incredible love between Bear and his Kid. I loved the way Otter and Bear spoke to one another when they were able to be truthful, I cried in parts, and my heart was pounding when Mom came back. Creed provided some good comedy relief. But I gotta say - I hated Anna. I get it - kinda shocking to discover your boyfriend is in love w/a guy - a guy who is his bff's older brother. But she suspected. And she pushed and she pushed and she pushed and she pushed and then she got shitty. And then she got shittier. And she was being shitty even when she was already gettin' busy w/someone else - something that would have freaked Bear out, considering the when and the who. Other than that, this book was just a joy. (less)
(Jul) 2.5* I know, I know - who reads Christmas books in July? But I must have downloaded this on my Kindle awhile ago and it looked like a quick, eas...more(Jul) 2.5* I know, I know - who reads Christmas books in July? But I must have downloaded this on my Kindle awhile ago and it looked like a quick, easy read. I was hoping for some charm and humor; instead all I got was 3 really boring, incredibly short mini stories.
I've enjoyed JS's Lucky Harbor books - some more than others. Tara's (book 2)ex is back in town. I liked him in Tara's book, and am glad he got a HEA. However, it turns out he had a one week fling w/Sandy, left for 6 months, during which time they didn't speak or see one another - and now he's back and decided he's in love with Sandy and they have sex and he proposes - the end. I think this was about 40 pages.
Hope Ramsey is a new author for me, but not one I think I'll bother to read again. This story is about a tired solider who has come home to deliver a holiday gift for his fallen best friend. He loved hearing stories about the small town his friend was from and especially about the woman his friend loved and left. Annie is a typical small town contemporary romance heroine - she brings this stranger home to sleep at her house, develops feelings for him in about two minutes, and it ends w/a promise of a future HEA. Two simple and sweet for my taste.
Katie Lane is also new to me. In her story, Samantha and Ethan were friends before she left home to go to school. Now she's back, and the feelings they've hidden from one another bubble to the surface. Another sweet small town story that just didn't do it for me.
There was nothing wrong with these stories, but I feel they tried to pack too much feeling into tiny stories (these were easily 1/3 the length of the average anthology short story). The rest of the book was filler, excerpts from the series these stories are all parts of.
(Jul) I liked Rule - the story of Rule and Shaw. I didn't like Jet - the story of Jet and Ayden. But Rome I loved! Rome is home from the army and not...more(Jul) I liked Rule - the story of Rule and Shaw. I didn't like Jet - the story of Jet and Ayden. But Rome I loved! Rome is home from the army and not sure what to do with his life. He also doesn't know where he fits in with his friends or his family. His surly disposition gets on Cora's nerves, and she ends up pouring a beer on him at a backyard bbq. As we romance readers know will happen, their animosity turns to sparks and before you know it, Rome and Cora are an item. I liked that Rome was not afraid to admit to himself his growing feelings for Cora. Cora was a bit of a mess, completely hung up on the fact that her ex from 5 years ago was cheating on her (which she found out about right before their planned wedding). But she too was willing to admit to her feelings about Rome, and most of the time, they talked and communication was not an issue. Instead they both had their own inner demons to battle as well as their growing realization of how much the other meant to them. The sex was way steamy, their supporting cast did not get on my nerves, and I was cheering when Rome and Cora found their HEA. One complaint - there was a lot of eluding to important things that happened in Rule and Jet; I think these should have been mentioned more specifically as I didn't remember all the details and would have appreciated being reminded. (less)
(July) I really enjoyed this light-hearted,cute, fun book. Sydney is a successful business woman who feels her biological clock ticking. After finding...more(July) I really enjoyed this light-hearted,cute, fun book. Sydney is a successful business woman who feels her biological clock ticking. After finding out her fiance is cheating on her, she, in a very no-nonsense manner, comes up with a 34 point list to help her find Mr. Right. FBI agent Vaughn is a lady's man, no interest in commitment or settling down. After hitting on her and being shot down, he is shocked to discover she is the sister of his brother's fiance. While the two don't like each other at first (JJ is great at writing enemies-to-lovers!), they can't help but give into the sparks that fly between them. As Sydney tries to find Mr. Right and the two of them hope to keep their just-for-now fling a secret, there are plenty of steamy hook ups (hard to believe JJ's first couple of books were sex-free!)and several sightings of former JJ H/hs. There is also a good dose of humor which kept a smile on my face as I was reading. Not sure who gets to star in the next book, but whoever it is, I'll be in line to read it! (less)
(Jul) This was just very sweet. Sam and Luke have been neighbors and close friends for years. 35 year old Luke is just now coming out of the closet to...more(Jul) This was just very sweet. Sam and Luke have been neighbors and close friends for years. 35 year old Luke is just now coming out of the closet to his family, but has never been able to tell Sam a) that he's gay and b) that he's in love with him. Sam is freaking out because he's about to turn 30 and feels like he's done nothing with his life since his son was born on his 15th bday. Said son Jeremy just wants to fool around with Suzy, but due to his parents' vigilance, he's barely given any time to be alone, and certainly not with a girl (they don't want to see history repeat itself). So Jeremy decides to pretend he's gay so his parents (especially Mom) will back off and not be worried he was going to knock up some girl.
It's fun to watch Sam bumble around, trying to figure out what to do with his life. It never seems to occur to him how important Luke is to him, until he decides to ask Luke to help him with his before-30-bucket-list, which includes sexual experimentation. Luke, trying to keep his lust and love undercover, is both pleased and pained to help Sam experiment, although he does not want to be an experiment, he wants to be forever.
GFY books make me happy, and this one was just cute, not angsty, and made me smile. (less)
(Jul) This was a short story about lovers who were part of a triad, until one of their members died. For reasons not really delved into, the two remai...more(Jul) This was a short story about lovers who were part of a triad, until one of their members died. For reasons not really delved into, the two remaining men then parted (did they see each other at the funeral?!) and 10 years later one reaches out to the other. There is strain between them, a lot left unsaid, but they somehow manage to find their way into bed and back to one another in a scant few pages. Ok, but would have made a much better story with more details filled in. (less)