Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ted of the d’Urbervilles” as Want to Read:
Ted of the d’Urbervilles
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ted of the d’Urbervilles

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Ted is an orphan, a young gay man living on the streets following the death of both his parents. Hope seems futile, though hope is exactly what he finds when a surprising email informs him that an unknown wealthy relative has died, that a reading of a will is soon to occur clear across the country. Ted will inherit something, but what that something is remains to be seen.

ebook, 195 pages
Published January 18th 2020 by JMS Bools
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ted of the d’Urbervilles, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ted of the d’Urbervilles

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.73  · 
Rating details
 ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Ted of the d’Urbervilles
Something different but uniquely Rob Rosen.

Loved it. It made me laugh. It made me feel. It's kind of crazy, but so am I. We fit.

It's also erotica with a story, and it's overwhelmingly feel-good reading.

There is a GFY relationship throughout, far from my favourite, but Ted and Benny are like the flipside of the same coin. Rob Rosen makes it work... I can't say anything more because that would be a spoiler. However, if you like your romance served up as one guy meets the other and that's it,
Joyfully Jay
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: camille
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

While there are some very serious themes in the story (homelessness, abusive parents, suicide), Ted himself is a rather bouyant character. He knows his lot sucks (hes living off ketchup packets and other peoples leftovers or straight up dumpster dining). But he describes himself as having hope. I think this attitude is reflected in a lot of Teds actions. He thinks nothing of hitchhiking with strangers. He thinks nothing of derailing his schedule to help Benny out
Sarita Chapdelaine
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is an amazing story that is well written, quirky, sweet, hilarious, gritty, intense, sexy, emotional, heartbreakingly sad, full of hope, has incredible characters and an intriguing storyline. I loved everything about it and I could not put it down. I was fully engaged from the very first page and I laughed and cried all the way through until the sweet and perfect ending. Ted embarks on a journey across the country after receiving an e-mail about a family connection he had never heard of. ...more
I haven't read anything by Rob Rosen before, but let me tell you, I won't hesitate in the future. First of all, a warning to those of you who might be looking for a "typical" M/M romance book - this is not that book. However, this is a great erotic no el, filled with humor, authentic characterizations, and a mystery. It's a very loosely based kind of retelling of Tess of the D'urbervilles.

Twenty-three-year-old Ted is living on the streets when he receives an email )on a stolen iPad) letting him
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kink, m-m, reviewed
Ted and Benny are homeless. They meet as Ted is trying to get to New York from California with six dollars in his pocket, to claim a maybe inheritance. Benny is a drug addict, he is also straight except when he needs drug money, then hes flexible. They quickly become codependent. Neither man has issues with stealing whenever it furthers their travels to the city.

The book is odd to say the least. That doesnt mean I didnt enjoy it. Benny continuously tells Ted he loves him just not that way and
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Has to be, bar none, the most unique M/M romance novel I've ever read. And though this story is about two homeless men, Rosen turns their plights into a beautifully rendered tale of hope and love, with a huge helping of humor. Not to mention, lots of hot sex, and a cool mystery that unfolds into an awesome ending.
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'd give it seven stars if I could. Loved it!
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is brilliant! Ted and Benny are the kind of endearing, flawed characters you can't help but to cheer on, no matter how dubious their choices. I loved them to the point that I applauded their ingenuity and stretched morals,if only because they stayed safe on the streets.

Their journey put me through the whole gamut of emotions. And while the book might slightly border erotica, Ted and Benny have a deep,intense connection,and a relationship as unique as their personalities. With an added
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

For the full review visit

From that review:Rob Rosen has given me werewolves, unforgettable drag queens, drag queens zombies apocalypse, romance and intergalactic oddities, and now it's his take on the classic Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Tom Hardy.  By that I mean a spin on family, society, class levels, and one's place within it.  Here woen heavily with sex, pathos, intrigue, and an ending Tess herself
Justine Taylor
rated it it was amazing
Feb 04, 2020
rated it it was amazing
Jan 28, 2020
Rob Rosen
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2020
Peter Ang
rated it it was amazing
Feb 03, 2020
Lisa Monet
rated it it was amazing
Jan 23, 2020
J.B. Sanders
marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2020
marked it as to-read
Jan 15, 2020
marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2020
Jenn (not Lily)
marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2020
added it
Jan 17, 2020
marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2020
Fernanda Parente
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2020
Derrick Hale
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2020
added it
Jan 30, 2020
Don Jones
marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2020
Len Evans Jr
marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2020
marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2020
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Hold Me Up (Chasing Gold, #1)
  • The Empires of Luxor City
  • Fade In (Tales of Bryant, #3)
  • Howling on Hold
  • The Edge of the World
  • Handsome Death
  • Candy Hearts (So Over the Holidays, #2)
  • Eager for More (EagerBoyz #2)
  • Work-Love Balance (Out & About, #1)
  • Murder at Pirate's Cove (Secrets and Scrabble, #1)
  • The Captain and the Prime Minister (Captivating Captains #6)
  • Happy Place (Rainbow Place, #5)
  • From the Dark We Came
  • The Family We Make
  • A Fluid State
  • I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks #2)
  • We Still Live
  • Consorts of the Red King
See similar books…
Multi-award-winning and best-selling author/editor/anthologist Rob Rosen is the author of Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, Divas Las Vegas, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, Midlife Crisis, Fierce, And God Belched, Mary, Queen of Scotch, and Ted of the d'Urbervilles. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. ...more

Related Articles

The hotly anticipated sequel to 'Carry On' is finally here.
341 likes · 46 comments