Socks for an Otter
He fell from his ivory tower and landed in the gutter.
But Sebastian would rather be homeless and hungry than clueless.
On his way to the food pantry, a guy on his cell phone runs into him and triggers his prickly side. As a sign of goodwill, Louis offers to cook for him. But all Sebastian sees is the privilege he used to have.
This isn’t a fairytale. Louis isn’t Prince...more
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Sebastian, who now goes by Bash, is 23 and recently homeless, after having lived a life of luxury and privilege in NYC off his parents' money, partying without any responsibilities or direction, and currently in Washington, DC, in hopes of the winter being not quite as brutal as in New York. ...more
Louis Drake is a 38 years old man working at the capitol, he’s a politic influencer.
Those men don’t evolve in the same universe, but life will bring them in the same path. What will happen is up to them, they just must be ready for it.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner. Sock for an Otter by Posy Roberts is hitting my top 5 books in 2019.
I adored this book, I adored the characters, the story, the ...more
Couldn’t get past the implausibility of a billionaire’s son living under a bridge.
Also couldn’t get past the long and ridiculous sex scene. Why do women authors drop the subject in their sentence during m/m sex scenes as if imagining that’s how men would talk to each other. It’s extremely cliche. Lots of “wanna make you come. Want you inside me. Gonna wear you out.” etc.
It’s quite conspicuous, this shift in syntax and jargon. Everywhere else, outside of bed, they speak like normal ...more
The otter, aptly named Bash, because of his fighting spirit was pushed from his home by his parents and forced to make a new home among strangers in a place far away, where conditions were hard for someone who grew up with all the comforts afforded the son of a ...more
Bash was born into a family with old money and was used to having whatever and whoever he wanted but a terrible judgement made by his father sent him to the streets. He isn’t looking for a knight in shining armor to save him -- he’s just trying to survive the ...more
I absolutely loved Sebastian and Louis together in Socks for an Otter. There is a sweetness to them, as well as a lot of heat and sexiness. They are both lovely men and it is hard not to root for them together immediately. Louis is so caring and dotes on Sebastian, wanting to give him every comfort and luxury. And Sebastian revels in not only Louis’ indulgence, but also that Louis treats him as an equal. There is a bit of fantasy feel to this story that I liked, ...more
The characters feel real and the relationship develops organically.
I loved it.
I don’t think this is a bad book per se, but I didn’t enjoy it. I wasn’t able to connect with the characters and the plot was kind of boring. And ideas to help homeless are discussed, but aren’t really executed in a long-term sort of way. Not all books are for all readers and this one’s not for me, unfortunately.
Bash is living on the streets when he meets an older man delivering crabs to a shelter. Something about the encounter immediately gets Bash's back up and he lets Louis know. For his part, Louis was most definitely not intending on offending or hurting the young man, and something about him has him offering to cook for him. And something is forged between the two when Bash takes him reluctantly up on the offer. Can two such different men in two such different situations make a relationship ...more
If you want a read that touches both your head and your heart, this is the one for you. Instead of "meet cute", Louis literally crashes into a homeless man on the street. Sebastian, homeless and living under a bridge for a year after being kicked out by his father for "being useless", has all his defenses up and is not ready to accept any apology. Of course, since this is a romance, the two meet minutes later in the food pantry where Sebastian ...more
Bast and Louis worked. The age difference did not take away from the story.
At the point of meeting they needed each other. Bast was disowned by his parents and Louis was trying to start over after being widowed.
However the real story is being homeless and coping.
That is where found himself ..homeless.
The difficulty these people endure is beyond belief. Cannot believe in these modern times the insensitive way the Government try to deal with this issue.
The hard break of not being ...more
I really loved this book. I love how it gives a good look into the world of homelessness, but it doesn't glorify it. I think that it takes a pretty realistic and truthful look at what being homeless is like and how hard it is.
Louis is a ...more
I have never read anything by the author before and I did take a while to be comfortable with the writing style. This is dual POV.
I did find it a bit weird how Louis invites him to his house when he first met him or how Sebastian accepts ...more
This was a great story.
It had love, heat, trusting in yourself and others. Becoming the person you want to be, mending your heart. And I loved it.
Sebastian and Louis were both wonderful characters, their story was sometimes sad but mostly beautiful and fast paced.
Really great read
Posy Roberts can write sexy with a bit of quirk wonderfully. There were many many sweet and sexy happenings in Socks for an Otter but they were all Louis which is a bit of a gripe for me. Essentially, Louis was too good to be true. Sebastian though was young, previously spoiled, homeless, and had no self-worth. He was written so well as exactly that but I missed seeing character growth. Louis has an innate need to care and pamper and he did that for ...more
This is my first read by Posy Roberts and I absolutely loved it. I have never read a story like this. There was so much honesty, and rawness, and realness in this story. This story dealt with real, live issues. I loved Louis and Bash. Bash was a real person, he represented realness. Homelessness is a real issue in this country and Posy Roberts handles it so well in the story. Homeless people also have allies though, and Posy made Louis a real one and a great one. ...more
I waited so long fo a new story by Posy Roberts I was so happy to see this new release, moreover a Christmas one, which I’m a sucker for. And then I read the blurb and thought she couldn’t have picked a better theme. I have read so many books, still I actually can’t remember one with an homeless character that was so well done, full of details and everyday little struggles we take for granted each minute of our lives. I so appreciated to be able to follow Sebastian, and Javon too, when ...more
Awesome story that brought back memories of being so cold that you didn't know if you could or would take your next breath. It still blows my mind that we're one of the richest countries and there is homelessness and people going hungry. I used to volunteer but now my health keeps me from doing that. But I met and worked with some wonderful people just like Sebastion and Louis, Blanche, Javon and Martin to name a few. I wish other people would volunteer and I had my ...more
Sebastian and Louis are two of the most intruiging charackters I ever read about. They are both so very delicate and strong at the same time and this combination makes ...more
OMG, this book packed more of a punch than I expected and became one of my top reads of the year in one fell swoop.
First, I couldn't put it down. I started it last Saturday at around 9pm and before I knew it, it was nearly 5am and I was crying while finishing it, so be warned that you might need some (or if you're anything like me, more than a few) tissues while reading this book.
Then, I wasn't sure I would be able to connect with Bash (Seb, Sebastian), because he was ...more
Sebastian Lewis has been living in the streets for some time now, and he’s learnt the hard way how difficult it is to survive there. He’s also wary of strangers wearing gifts, and that’s what Louis Drake looks like to him. But Louis’ persistence and a long bath in a huge bath tube can do a lot to mollify him…
Sometimes a book is not for you. I don’t know why, but I did not care about the characters or the story. ...more
Louis, man who's suffered tremendous loss, is drowning in his grief. Bash meanwhile is a homeless man who takes a dislike to Louis based on his being rich.
What follows is a beautiful story of love and romance, as these two men get to know one another, and fall in love. The character growth in both men is stupendous and they both have much to offer each other.
The author masterfully sheds a light on the ...more
I'm from the DC region and have worked around the corner from a shelter for over a decade. I've had many patients who are homeless over the years. I loved this story because it felt real, and important. Nobody is invisible, and yet our society treats people as is they have no worth just because they have no permanent home, their belongings as clutter or an eyesore when it's their entire world at that moment. The relationship between Bash and Louis ...more
This was such a cute story! I read sooo many books, and most of them I don't even remember 2weeks later. Why? Well, because so many writers just write the same stories over and over, so why it's nice to read it for a few hours, you don't get anything from it.
But, this book? It's one I'll remember for quite a long time. Why? Because it's not a cookie cutter story. It's got humor, sadness,and of course, love. But, it's not the overdramatic sappy stuff that's just not very ...more
She wanted to read about men ...more