As soon as I saw the word TARDIS in the title I had to check out the blurb. What else could it be but the blue phone booth/spaceship from the long run...moreAs soon as I saw the word TARDIS in the title I had to check out the blurb. What else could it be but the blue phone booth/spaceship from the long running British science TV series Dr. Who. For those of you unfamiliar with the word TARDIs, it stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space. Yes, the TARDIS is a spaceship but it also travels in time, and Logan, one of the characters in this cute M/M romance is a fan.
Never fear. If you've never heard of the series that's okay. It won't be a problem. Just know that the author uses Brent becoming familiar with Dr. Who as a ploy to get the guys together and creatively weaves snippets about the show throughout the book. For those you who have seen the program, it will likely make you smile as you remember funny scenes from shows in the past...like the robot Daleks, for instance.
Brent and Logan are about as opposite as you can get...at least on the surface. Brent's a muscular jock type, an electrician, who generally only worries about his job, his friends and getting laid. Logan on the other hand is a soft-spoken Englishman. He's a suit-wearing businessman...a geeky accountant, who wears dark-rimmed glasses and enjoys science fiction, especially Dr. Who. You'd never imagine that Brent would be smitten as soon as he sets eyes on Logan, but the author believably turns him into a tongue-tied mess. It's really pretty endearing. Even Logan's TARDIS blue shirt makes him nuts.
Both men are a little uneasy at first and that's another thing that makes this story realistic. Neither feels secure...they have doubts and the way Ms. Walker expresses their emotions is spot-on. Who can't relate to how they're feeling? But they get over their misgivings quickly and then it's full steam ahead into a relationship that's filled with fun bantering dialogue and sizzling hot sex.
Not everyone in their life is happy with their being together and it's here that the author adds a little needed conflict. It's Logan's sister, who doesn't think Brent is good enough and Brent's so-called friend Marty who tries to break them up. If not for these well placed characters the piece would have been cute but a little flat. As it is, these two are just the zing needed to jump this little gem into high gear and send it racing to the end.
I'll be looking for the next release by this author. You should too.
I really enjoyed it. Jordan and Kiernan are both interesting guys, both who've experienced years of emotional pain...for different reasons. They have...moreI really enjoyed it. Jordan and Kiernan are both interesting guys, both who've experienced years of emotional pain...for different reasons. They have unique and well developed personalities and their pasts have left them deeply wounded. Yet, Ms. Scott has created two strong men that life hasn't completely crushed...only bent.
I liked the rich details of the area and the relationships within Kiernan's family. Ms. Scott did a very nice job showing the caring and love between them despite Kiernan being absent for so many years. She did an equally nice job expressing the pain of both men and getting them from barely talking, to lovers, and doing it believably, over a reasonable period of time.
There were two small niggles to bring up. Jordan's hand had been cut to the bone but he didn't undergo physical therapy. With the severity of the injury that seems odd and after a few days it was barely mentioned and he was using it as it nothing had happened. In reality...No way. The other. The quick resolution of the banking issue with the creepy guy. I can't see things going that smoothly. Anyway. I still enjoyed the story and characters and will re-read it again in in the future.(less)
Another great addition to the series, this one dealing with the survivor of sexual abuse. Ms. Yates did a great job expressing Tom's pa...moreI give it a 4.5
Another great addition to the series, this one dealing with the survivor of sexual abuse. Ms. Yates did a great job expressing Tom's pain and anguish over what happened to him. She did an equally nice job showing Matt's tenderness in allowing him the time needed before their relationship turned physical.
She took this terrible problem, added in Derek, his creepy brother, and juggled it together with some great secondary characters, vivid descriptions, angst, passion and some blistering sex.
I liked these two and they make a great couple...perfectly opposite in almost every way.(less)
It's a fun and quick read that showed both characters personal growth. I loved Joe. He was such a two-sided guy...shy and blushing with Bill but deter...moreIt's a fun and quick read that showed both characters personal growth. I loved Joe. He was such a two-sided guy...shy and blushing with Bill but determined and efficient at work. Both he and Bill had been hurt before and were afraid to open their hearts up to love. It was nice to see how love managed to sneak up on them when they least expected it.
The story is heartwarming as Bill takes care of Joe after he's injured and tries to help his lover determine how to move forward with his professional life. He was really a nurturer and didn't ever know it, and being with Joe made him happy. He realized the sex wasn't the primary reason for being together.
I do wish that there had been less sex and more time getting to know each other.I know it's not realistic considering that initially they were getting together only for the sex but by the end there were several plot points that had been left dangling...and with it answers left unanswered. Also, I know Joe's a sweet man but when guys on the construction site got out of line like the kid, Pete, he was way too polite. It just didn't seem realistic.(less)