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Pretty Dudes: The Novel (Pretty Dudes, #1)

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— BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING DIGITAL SERIES —

Meet the "cosmetic genetics": friends, lovers, and situational enemies who form a vibrant, unexpected harmony of comedy, romance, and drama.

Hector "Zario" del Rosario is excited to begin life as an independent gay man in Los Angeles, but he can’t keep his straight roommates out of his love life. After breaking up with his bo
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Published July 7th 2020 by CSRC Storytelling
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Pam
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
The question you must ask yourself before reading this book: How important is a definitive HFN to your reading enjoyment? It's pretty important to me, so I had to sit on this rating for a minute, but in the end I didn't knock any stars off because I liked it so much before the open-ended conclusion.

It's a fun, easy read that still has actual depth. It's smart. It has insightful things to say -- about diversity and POC rep, about the unintended microaggressions the gay MC experiences from his ext
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Shweta
A wonderful story that celebrates the true spirit of friendship, love and what it means to be human.
Going in, I have to say that this novel is written with a show script in mind and is based on the lives of 5 guys of different ethnic backgrounds and personas, living together in LA and their neighbor friend-Eagle, who is total badass with all her military swag. It kinda seems like a modern day retelling of Friends, but in my opinion, I feel like it's so much more different in more than one aspect
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Anthony Blaisdell
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-gay-shiz
I loved this book. Despite the title and what the main characters initially think, this is a story about a group of damaged goods.

“Yeah, I guess those are things that are beautiful in spite of having broken parts.”
December shakes her head in disagreement. “They’re beautiful because of their broken parts.”


There are six leads, and it's a little hard to keep track of them during the initial introductions, but I settled in pretty well by the second chapter. There's Zario, the narrator, who's clearl
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C.S.R. Calloway
Jul 28, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-dis
Hi, I wrote this! Pretty Dudes: The Novel is based on the award-winning digital series and has all the great stuff from the show, plus new and exciting scenes, storylines, and moments.

💘 straight guys playing matchmaker for their gay homie
☕️ a unique chosen family
💵 a bet that puts everyone out of their comfort zones
🦄 thoughtful conversations about marginalization and intersectionality
💍 an accidental proposal
🏨 rooftop LA clubs with pools
🦚 a pretty privilege deconstruction
💪🏾 one protect
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Michael
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: A copy of the book was provided electronically for free by the author in exchange for an honest review via the MMRG Don’t Buy My Love Program.

Pretty Dudes: The Novel, by C.S.R. Calloway, is a remarkable book adapted from a screenplay from the Pretty Dudes video series. Customarily, screenplays for movies and video series are tailored from the pages of novels, but the author has performed a much more uncommon feat by 'reverse-engineering' the process. Despite the challenges inherent t
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Amber
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounded up. When I got to the end of this I wasn't sure what to think of the book. I wasn't thrilled with the ending of this book but it for the most part I did enjoy reading it. There is a lot of humor and I love alot of the characters. I like the group dynamic of all friends and the interconnecting relationships between them. They are caring of each other but at times the relationships get messy as well. Four straight guys and the next door neighbor trying to set up their gay friend is a f ...more
CLIFFORD BROWN
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I needed

I enjoyed the book as well as the show, if you haven’t watched the show do yourself a favor and watch. This booked really helped me distract myself from all the bs going on in the world.
Aza Gise
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put it down! It's a great read. I don't wanna give spoilers but you definitely won't regret buying this book. ...more
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Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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tell me why I had forgot about the daughter of eve!!!! if ever I die from anything absurd, it'll be from laughing at that scene at an inappropriate time (which I always am), or from thinking about how mortifyingly similar I am to one zario del rosario ...more
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Chance Sion-Raize Calloway is the author of several novels and book series including The Charismatic Chronicles, The Neverland Novellas, and The Gay Man’s Guide to Heterosexual Weddings. Calloway founded CSRC Storytelling for printed media in 2012 with a passion for creating and promoting stories that change how people see themselves and the world around them

In 2015, Calloway created the digital s
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