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All Stirred Up by Z.A. Maxfield
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May 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, m-m, series, z-a-maxfield
Read on May 06, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I actually liked this one a little better than the first one in the series. While I wasn't much of a fan of Brendan in the first one, he grew on me quickly when I started his story. I loved all of of the characters whether they were main (Brendan and Dirk) or secondary. The story was funny. It was cute. It was sad in some parts. I genuinely loved it. But I have a major pet peeve when it comes to books I read. If I am going to invest time (and money) in a book and read the long road that the characters travel to finally get to their happily ever after, I expect more when it comes to an ending. I hate watching everything build and build and then the ending be rush, rush like this one. Yes, everything came together as I knew it would but I felt cheated.... like there was a lot left out.

Brendan and Dirk reconnect after months of being apart. They meet for coffee and then they set up a date. The date turned out to be Dirk being the "cowboy" that Brendan had joked about during their time in Texas. A couple of pages of the beginning of that particular date and then fast-forward to Brendan and Evan's birthday party. What happened in between the horseback riding and the party? Then they dance and go back and forth joking with the other about their feelings and the words they both are too nervous to say... words that are never spoken. I get all that. It ended well and I was okay with that part. I just wish there would have been more in regards to after Brendan got home from the rehab facility until the ending.

Overall a great book. The ending bothered me a bit but the rest of the book made up for it. The part mentioned above is the only reason this doesn't get 5 stars.
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