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...Feels So Good When You Stop (Love is Always Write)

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  217 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Dear Author,
I work as a bartender at a bar south of the border. Came over on vacation with my lover, to celebrate our first year together, and ended up staying. Alone. See, the day after our arrival at the all-inclusive resort, I had to stay in our hotel room because I got the "curse of Moctezuma". By the time I felt better a couple of days later, he had found someone else
ebook, 39 pages
Published June 2nd 2012 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads
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Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When Oco said she'd take my pic and prompt, I rested easy, knowing it would be a wickedly good, salaciously erotic story.

Now that I've read it, I think it's even better than I imagined. And it's not because my imagination fell short, it's the author's talent that went long.

Erik's voice is so unique, I can almost hear him speak. His mindset and behavior are exactly what I had in mind. What better way to prevent disappointment than to not hope at all? Tomas, on the other hand, is the perfect man
Jun 05, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote
This was written for the M/M Romance Group's summer prompt fest (Love is Always Write). Was a lot of fun exploring a new voice for a character. :)
Emma Sea
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously gorgeous, and then the end was so quick! I guess more would still not have been enough. Wonderful.
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Bettye Kanady
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
I don't know how I felt about this book. I can tell you that parts of it made me angry. I can tell you that I didn't smile once during the story. I can tell you the ending didn't even make me stand up and do a dance. I'm just left feeling kind of, meh. I can't say that the swearing in it was bad, because, let's face it, I, myself, have a Ph.D in Swearology and what I read is certainly not "swear-free". So that's not it. I can't say that the guy's lack of confidence was a turn off, I've read wors ...more
Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Had a nice & easy tone that I kind of liked but Erik was way too slutty & the exhibitionist bar scene performance in front of Tomas, among others, just made him seem spiteful & petty. Tomas was so mysterious but came across sometimes as a little creepy. That whole scene where he's smelling Erik had a slight serial killer vibe. It's not bad just hard to get into when you don't love the characters.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Well...Poor Erik definitely had some self esteem issues, so I guess that is why he behaved the way he did, but even knowing the why, I just didn't really like him much.
The bar scene with Alex was just..strange!
And Tomas is still a total mystery to me, why Erik, what did he see in him? And who or what is Tomas?

All that said, I liked the writing and Erik's voice was funny.
This book didn't get the ratings I think it deserved. Why? Probably because it's from the POV of a big slut puppy. I liked that the slut puppy was speaking directly to the reader. I liked the sex. (Yeah, I know. I'm a slut for the sex). This was sweet in the end. I enjoyed it. Now I'm off to smoke a cigarette.
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story in the LIAW event because it felt so real. How a guy Erik's age with a lot of bravado could act like he didn't care, didn't think he was worth a long term commitment and could feel that being carefree was all he wanted when it was anything but. Loved how Tomas saw below the bravado and saw that deep, deep down Erik wanted to be someone's only but expected disappointment so never told anyone and convinced himself he couldn't be long term so wouldn't go for it. Tomas' patience ...more
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I didn't really like the main character a whole lot. He was believable and well written, I just didn't care about him that much. I also wasn't attracted to the love interest. Again, he was fine but just didn't do it for me. But the story was good.
3,5 rounded up for free and fun.

Jun 29, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: free-reads
public sex.. i like that.
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: man-love
4.5-5 stars. Great story with an excellent first person narrator.

It's easy to assume that Erik is only who he thinks he is - that is, that he's just a loose-living frat boy-esque ex-pat who only cares about his easy-come-easy-go lifestyle as a beach resort bartender. However, his thought patterns and sometimes rambling stream of consciousness also reveal a vulnerability and level of insecurity and self-doubt that are really eye-opening.

I love that Tomás had the patience and confidence to see p
Terra Noah
Jul 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, book-bingo-2012
Um...hard to review this one. I didn't have a problem with the sleeping around. My problem had more to do with the many inconsequential side thoughts that kept distracting me from the storyline. It made the story drag a little. There was also the very strong voice that felt a little overdone at times. The many "you know?"'s got a little annoying.

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Wendy Ann
Interesting story! Erik’s character was a little hard to warm up to. He was definitely trying his hardest to run away from Tomás (or really push him away) and made himself look like a real dick in the process. On the other hand, Tomás was entirely intriguing and I wanted to get to know more about him. I was thoroughly convinced that Tomás was going to end up being some kind of shifter associated with the water (because of his passion about the reefs, midnight swims, etc.) that I was almost disap ...more
Wow! Wonderfully written! Loved Eric! I didn't necessarily like everything he did but as a flawed person myself, I could readily identify! I would certainly love to read more about all of these characters!
Jun 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, short-stories
This is 3.5 stars for me.
While I didn't like Erik very much, because he didn't seem to know what he really wanted, or needed, I liked the fact that the story held my attention, and liking or disliking him, so did Erik.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
I liked Erik's voice,its very different to the normal narration but it worked for me. Shame I didn't like Erik quite as much.
Tomas freaked me out, especially all that sniffing/smelling business. That's got serial killer written all over it.
Even while I was undecided if I actually liked him, Erik's voice drew me into the story. His cocky and self-sure attitude attempt to mask loss, hurt, and a desire to be loved. I enjoyed watching his interactions with Tomás bring about a better understanding of who he is and what he wants.
*3+ Stars*

Short and steamy with a side of sweet!
2.5 stars
Erik has an...interesting voice. Although he was funny at times I really didn't like him, which brought my rating down a star.
Helen Peter
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very interesting.
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked the main character. This was a cute story and unique. Some of the wording was a bit confusing but I liked the first person.
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A big old heart squeeze. Perfectly romantic, not one single complaint!
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Erik's rambling, more than I did the romance. Thank you Eve Ocotillo, for donating your time and talent.
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love this story.
Lila Hunter
A really sweet bad boy story with a nice HEA.
rated it really liked it
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