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Don't Judge a Book... (A Mind is a Sexy Thing)

3.4  ·  Rating details ·  240 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Bookworm Rhys lives in the idyllic town of Hawks Bridge and spends his days working at the local library, his evenings quietly reading. He thinks it's all about books and even the occasional interruption 'real life' throws his way cannot change his beliefs. When car thief Darren arrives to do his community service, Rhys's world is turned upside down. Rhys thinks the man is ...more
ebook, 101 pages
Published April 28th 2012 by Silver Publishing
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Simsala
3,5 stars

Usually not very happy with the author`s shorter stories this was a surprise. The story with a likeable nerd(librarian)/bad boy(car thief) couple falling in love `against all odds` started out nice and funny with cat vs. dog-fights and sexual tension that neither of the characters handled very well - with just a few `usual` flaws that are almost unavoidable in a story with less than hundred pages.

BUT - knowing Scarlet Blackwell....

Favorite quote:"Then he glanced up and saw a Twilight bo
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Tam
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

This story has a couple of things that appeal to me as a reader, a neurotic book nerd and a bad boy. Oh delightful, which was how I would describe this story. Rhys loves his job as a librarian, his house is full of books, he lives for books. He is extremely annoyed that he’s been assigned to supervise Darren, who is doing community service for stealing a car. Rhys knows about these kinds, and has little tolerance for their ilk. The two get off
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Lara
I always enjoy Ms Blackwell's writing, but there just was not enough of this one to sink my teeth into. Couldn't really get the chemistry between the characters, and unfortunately the hate & violence outweighed the love & sexy times. I like a little drama, but the end didn't justify the means to me. Darren was ok at the end, but 2 pages last minute wasn't enough to make my fall for him.
Chris
Apr 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, short, ebook, 2012
Good m/m romance about a library assistant who's quite put out over having to deal with an unfortunately attractive guy doing community service work at the library.
Serena Yates
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
This is a fun story on many levels. The "opposites attract" scenario is always great (when well written–which this one is), and the characters of a librarian and a car thief–I mean, really? I couldn’t wait to read the story when I first saw the blurb and must say, I did not regret it.

Rhys may be well educated and knowledgeable, but he is also socially inept, arrogant, and prejudiced. Now, I like bookworms as much as the next person (being one myself, ahem), but this guy really pushed the limits
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Meggie
Apr 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This story was rather complex and pulling, but truthfully I'm divided between liking the story and disliking it, too. The end was rather abrupt and undeveloped, I wouldn't mind reading a bit better developed storyline.
Susan65
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow, this was a little more brutal than I expected. Not totally sure what I feel, but since I could not put it down I would have to say I did enjoy the read...even if it was hard to get past at times.

It's a relatively short book, and with all novellas, I wish there was more.
Helyce
I was so pleasantly surprised with this short story. With it’s opposites attract theme, the author manages to give us a well rounded story with both humor and emotional angst in just 100 pages. Incredible! And I really love the original release cover.

Rhys is admittedly a bookworm/nerd of the highest order. He loves his librarian job, completely at home amongst the rows and rows of books. At home, he’s the same, perfectly content to while away the hours immersed in a book, escaping into whatever
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Portia
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rhys is a librarian’s assistant. He spends his days filing books and helping patrons. He loves his job and is content to spend his evenings reading alone in his apartment. Darren is a youthful offender assigned to Rhys’ library for community service in lieu of jail time. He just wants to do his hours and get the hell away from Rhys.

This book is wonderful. Darren and Rhys start in on each other from the very beginning. Darren sees Rhys as a pretentious geek and Rhys sees Darren as an illiterate P
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
This is a sweet and cute story. Rhys was very much an ass in the beginning and he never apologizes for it, although he acknowledges it to himself. I'm not sure how much I liked his character but at least he didn't feel like every other MC in M/M stories. The fact that he's closeted is hilarious to me. I worked in libraries for seven years and 50% of the men who worked there were gay. Libraries are very liberal, much like Goodreads, and comparatively, it's an easy place to come out. I like Darren ...more
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