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3.57  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Presenting his research at the annual academic mega-conference is supposed to provide the answer to Jonah's dilemma.

Instead, Congress brings him Xavier. Loud-mouthed, flamboyant, and whip-smart, Xavier wields humor as both a weapon and a shield. Soon Jonah can't discern sincerity from banter; all he knows is the overwhelming, mystifying lust he feels for Xavier.

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Published August 20th 2016 by JMS Books LLC
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This is an interesting read as two very smart heroes get together but just when the romance is getting interesting, vulnerable and real, the tale is done.
Xan West
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I loved this! The writing was gorgeous. The story was sweet and hot and deeply queer. I fell hard for both the MCs and really enjoyed their arc together, and in particular loved watching them flirt. The ending was a bit of a stretch for me, but I do think it worked in this context. I am very much looking forward to reading more work by this author. I would especially love to read a longer story.
Maria Rose
A graduate student conference is the setting for this sweet and sexy short novella. While Jonah and Xavier meet like any other students, their reaction to each other is strong enough to entice them into a little late night rendezvous. The writing is eloquent and charming, while giving a down to earth snapshot of the life of a grad student. Jonah has been so focussed on the academic side of the conference that meeting Xavier who is clearly interested in more than just being friends is a bit of a ...more
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
On one hand it starts with one of the best descriptions of love at first sight I’ve ever read. On the other hand, it’s overwritten. Never a short word where a long one could do, etc. I genuinely had to skim quite lightly, because I wouldn’t have made it through otherwise.

Lastly, the cover - which, unless you squint, look like two white dudes at a beach - don’t fit this story of a black guy and a Filipino guy hanging at an academic conference. I know it’s a bitch for authors to find good POC cov
Chasia Lloyd
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot, sweet m/m short! Jonah won me over instantly, and I really liked Javier-With-A-X.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely short story. Things happened a bit too quickly for me but I loved the writing and think this could make a great longer book.

ETA: You can stop by Ellie Reads Fiction and read my interview with the author now :)
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is such a sweet, intelligent and juicy little morsel of a story. I can only look forward to what Rain Merton will write next.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Normally I have a little bit of en eye-roll for love-at-first-site stories but this was incredibly sweet and moving.
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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