Strings of fairy lights make horrible extension cords for personal pleasure devices. I found out the hard way when I started a fire with my excessive use of a high-powered massager. But to be fair, electricity has always been out to get me. Okay, maybe we’re more like frenemies. My flatiron depends on it, but I also fear the zap it sends through me on an unwelcome, regular basis.
How do I explain this to the tattooed, hot electrician that shows up at my front door?
She was festive, I’ll give her that. The jerry-rigged self-satisfaction station Monday Blue had in her bedroom was unique. Hell, it was flashing to a beat. Ever since I checked her fuse box, I wanted to fix a whole lot more than her current. Blinky lights have never been so tempting before.
There’s a strict no fraternizing policy between the apartment residents and our family-run electric company. I have no way to rationalize the humongous, naked mural she’s painted of me on her wall. I need to face the girl of my dreams and demand she see things my way.
Can Bear and Monday turn each other on long enough to let a flicker become a spark?
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Flicker is a laugh-out-loud rom-com with two immediately lovable characters.
Bear is a nice, refreshing change of pace. His forthrightness about his feelings and fears, his limited sexuaI history, and the sweet relationship with his parents combine for one helluva swoony H.
Our heroine, Monday, is quirky teacher with a heart of gold and a bizarre relationship with electricity.
Despite meeting under less-than-desirable, albeit riotous, circumstances there is instant chemistry. However, Monday has just ended a relationship and isn’t ready to jump into another. “I need to let the corpse of my last relationship get cold before I ride anyone’s pointy pony.”
The universe has other plans and keeps bringing them together. Flicker takes us along for the ride as their friendship grows and morphs into the love of a lifetime.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Burn: 🔥🔥 Heat: 🌶🌶
🗂 Genre: Contemporary RomCom ⚠️ Safety Squad: Mild OM Drama 📣 Type: Flicker is a standalone.
Monday just moved to town to be a school teacher. And she also kinda absolutely embarrassed herself in front of the hot electrician who was just trying to bring the lights back to her building.
It wasn't Bear's dream to take over his family's electrician business after his dad had a heart attack - but it is what it is. He loves his parents and he would do anything for them. So he's working on New Year's Eve - or rather in the middle of the night - to fix this apartment buildings power. Which this cute girl destroyed with her ... ahem ... self-pleasure device. LOL!
Super *sparks* on both sides - but Bear's dad's contract says no sparking with the residents of the building!
Let the fun times begin!
What will happen to Monday + Bear? Will there be a HEA? READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT ☺
LOL! That was so adorable and hilarious! I don't even know what more I could tell you without spoiling anything. It was a super cute rom-com that you should not miss! But it was also exciting and dangerous and so very electric! LOL! And we also hate a lot on the mom and the ex. But at least the mom might get so much better in the end!
I just adored Bear - I'm not a fan of tattoos and piercings - but he was such an amazing guy - the way he would do anything for his parents. Ugh. So sweet! And his parents! I want amazing parents for all my heros and heroines in all my books from now on please!
I really liked reading this book - which by the way would look so good on Netflix!!
FLICKER was an adorable + hilarious + very sparky family-drama, rom-com love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Bear - he'll be sold out in no time!
It is supposed to be funny according to the reviews i have read but there was not even one funny moment for me. Nope, not funny or fun at all. The vibrator event didn't make me laugh, it was definitely not funny. Making the heroine get caught in embarrassing moments is never funny for me.
Besides, its romance developed very quickly and the proposal was too early in their relationship in my opinion.
All in all, it wasn't too bad but i can't say I enjoyed reading it either.
Safe with no cheating.
The hero is too good and decent to be true. Really yummy.
The heroine is not consistent. One moment, she is this sassy woman with the hero but then she goes and dates the asshole who treats her like shit just because her mum wants it. It took her a long time to take her life in her hands.
It is not a hot book. The intimate moments aren't written well. Always a short summary in a few sentences.
It's laugh-out-loud romance with sizzling, hyper charged chemistry like you wouldn't believe. Electricity plays major part in bringing Monday Blue & Bear face to face when one night she's partying up with her "veiny" B.O.B, the flickering lights blow up the fuse of the entire neighbourhood!! A roadside burial later, it's walk of shame for the B.O.B The artsy couple has hilarious encounters and while sharing the love of painting, their colours start to blend together. Funny, heart warming and feel good story that leaves you wanting for more. 4 stars for the non-plug-in-able dick Follow me on: Email🌻 Bookbub 🌻 Twitter🌻 Instagram🌻 Blog🌻 Facebook🌻 Amazon 🌻
This book was so good! I laughed so much throughout it! This story definitely gave me all the feels was full of laughter and swoon worthy moments it was sweet funny and all round feel good romance story that I didn’t know I needed to read and I’m so thankful I did!
I wasn’t SHOCKED 😉 how much I love this story and of course the phenomenal characters. Bear & Monday are characters that no one will ever forget. Truly an amazing feel good lol read that will have you glued too your kindle. Debra has done it again, another 5 star phenomenal read that everyone must one-click.
I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
FLICKER - Debra Anastasia *English review* I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I happened to read Debra's books when I was looking for an audio book , I came across one of her books (Mercy, which I also posted a recommendation on my page), I read and fell in love with her writing! When I saw she was releasing a new book I jumped on it🤩
Okay so for this book I would like you to stock up on the following products: 1. Changing underwear (for 2 reasons - because you're going to burst out laughing and that Bear is freaking HOT !!) 2. A punching bag or a good friend is available within a message / conversation distance (because you are going to release some serious steam on some characters🤬) 3. Inhaler (because this book is HILARIOUS in a all new level! I couldn't stop laughing, I laughed until my stomach hurt and I could not breathe properly🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣) I opened this book and the first thing that happened to me was that I smiled and immediately afterwards I laughed out loud. I swear the scene that opens this book was so funny, Monday Blue immediately made me fell in love with her😂😍 An electric explosion leads Bear to pass through the apartment building and repair the electricity What he does not expect is Monday Blue, what he does not expect more than that is what caused the explode.😉🤭🤣
I think I fell in love with Monday as well as Bear. She is so colorful, colorful and creative character, a strong woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself to prove herself time and time again, throughout the book she made me admire her more and more🦸🏼♀️❤️ I still do not know who wins the title of "The Most Unbearable Character" - Monday's mother or Ponsi but they both push the need to become an MMA fighter😡😡😡
I marked a lot of parts of the book - ones that made me laugh to tears, ones that made my heart turn into a sticky puddle of embellishments, ones which broke my heart.🥺 Debra took a lot of emotions out of me here❤️ An excellent book, I especially needed that🙏🏻 I was going through a bit of a stressful and not simple period, It made me forget about the situation and just laugh without a break. So a huge thank you Debra 🏆👏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (By the way if it was not clear I recommend !!)
*Hebrew review* קיבלתי עותק מוקדם לספר הזה בתמורה לסקירה כנה. את הספרים של דברה יצא לי לקרוא ממש במקרה, נתקלתי באחד מהספרים שלה (Mercy שעליו גם העלתי המלצה), קראתי והתאהבתי בכתיבה שלה! כשראיתי שהיא משחררת ספר נוסף ישר קפצתי על זה🤩
אוקיי אז לספר הבא אני מבקשת להצטייד במוצרים הבאים: תחתוני החלפה(מ2 סיבות - כי אתן הולכות להקרע מצחוק וכי דוב פאקינג לוהט!!) שק אגרוף או חברה טובה זמינה במרחק הודעה/שיחה(כי אתן הולכות לשחרר קיטור רציני על כמה דמויות🤬) משאף כי הספר הזה קורע בקטע אחר לא הפסקתי לצחוק עד שהבטן כאבה לי ולא הצלחתי לנשום כמו שצריך🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
פתחתי את הספר והדבר הראשון שקרה לי זה שנקרעתי מצחוק בחיי הסצנה שפותחת את הספר הייתה כ"כ מצחיקה, מאנדיי בלו מיד התחבבה עליי😂😍 פיצוץ חשמלי מוביל את דוב לעבור בבניין הדירות ולתקן את החשמל מה שהוא לא מצפה לו זו מאנדיי בלו, מה שהוא עוד יותר לא מצפה לו זה מה גרם לפיצוץ החשמל אצלה.🤭🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
ספר הורס מצחוק, אני חושבת שהתאהבתי גם במאנדיי לא פחות מדוב. היא דמות ססגונית, צבעונית ומלאה ביצירתיות, אישה חזקה שלא מפחדת לעמוד על שלה כדי להוכיח את עצמה בכל פעם מחדש, במהלך הספר היא גרמה לי להעריץ אותה יותר ויותר🦸🏼♀️❤️ עדיין לא יודעת מי זוכה בתואר הדמות הכי בלתי נסבלת - אמא שלה או פונסי אבל שניהם עוררו בי את הצורך להפוך ללוחמת MMA😡😡😡
סימנתי המון חלקים בספר - כאלו שהצחיקו אותי עד דמעות, גרמו ללב שלי להפוך לשלולית דביקה של קישטיות, ששברו את ליבי. דברה הוציאה ממני הרבה רגשות כאן❤️ ספר מעולה הייתי זקוקה לו במיוחד שאני עוברת תקופה קצת לחוצה ולא פשוטה הוא גרם לי לשכוח מהמצב ופשוט לצחוק בלי הפסקה אז תודה ענקית דברה את אלופה עשית לי את השבוע❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (אגב אם זה לא היה ברור אני ממליצה!!)
If you're in the mood for a funny, super sweet romance, Flicker is the perfect choice. Monday and Bear are the perfect couple, and their interactions, especially in the beginning, are hilarious. If you need a rom-com, contemporary romance, not at all serious, quick, and entertaining, to satisfy and make you laugh out loud, grab Flicker and settle in! 5 Stars!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.
Monday Blue Strings of fairy lights make horrible extension cords for personal pleasure devices. I found out the hard way when I started a fire with my excessive use of a high-powered massager. But to be fair, electricity has always been out to get me. Okay, maybe we're more like frenemies. My flatiron depends on it, but I also fear the zap it sends through me on an unwelcome, regular basis. How do I explain this to the tattooed, hot electrician that shows up at my front door? Bear She was festive, I'll give her that. The jerry-rigged self-satisfaction station Monday Blue had in her bedroom was unique. Heck, it was flashing to a beat. Ever since I checked her fuse box, I wanted to fix a whole lot more than her current. Blinky lights have never been so tempting before. There's a strict no fraternizing policy between the apartment residents and our family-run electric company. I have no way to rationalize, naked mural she's painted of me on her wall. I need to face the girl of my dreams and demand she see things my way. Can Bear and Monday turn each other on long enough to let a flicker become a spark.
Flicker is one of the funniest books I have read in a good while. Thank goodness for electricity or there might not have been a Monday and Bear. If she hadn't been having a big old party with her B.O.B. then she wouldn't have blown all the electricity out in the neighborhood. They might have met in a odd sort of way but they are really great characters. They have great banter between each other and the sparks are literally flying. Who doesn't need a tattooed hottie in their life? Throw in come crappy ex's and families that are just not the greatest in the world and they have to deal with them and you have a lough out loud book that you will not be able to lay down. I loved every single second of this book and didn't lay it down until I was finished.
This was a fun read. Bear and Monday meet when he comes to fix the electricity in her building. They immediately hit it off but they're not allowed to date because of the contract between the company he works for and the building. There are some very funny, laugh-out-loud moments. Some parts are a little more serious. They both have some issues with their families to work out. There is a good balance and I enjoyed this very much.
This book is adorable, just like the lady that wrote it! Monday Blue and Bear are just the sweetest. Definitely the kind of people that I wish that I could call up and have over on a Friday night! I love how they had each other‘s back‘s and were fun and spunky, they definitely had sparks flying lol ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
You know how when something is poorly executed you know what they were aiming for still? Well. There were parts where I had no idea what we were even going for on this one. It was all over the place.
A lot of random and insignificant crap took center stage. Bear and Monday felt like side characters not main characters. It was weird. Not entertaining weird. Just... odd?
I could not tell you what the plot arc here was. They meet. They meet again. They sext. They meet some more. They kinda flirt. They text. They sext. They nearly date. They kinda date. They date.
I guess it's the Monday feels electricity hates her thing? Maybe the plot-less-ness was the problem. I don't need a plot if there's dynamic characters... banter? Chemistry? SOMETHING to snag my attention? Everybody falls flat.
Overall not terrible? I guess. Not good. But not terrible. You can put it down and forget about it at any time.
It's on KindleUnlimited. Taking up space in the garbage salad.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Debra for my gifted ARC win of Flicker. I can't describe how much I enjoyed this book!
Monday Blue is a pretty special and unique heroine who turned put pretty amazing despite her mother and her class climbing aspirations. Her dad is ok, but capitulates to mommy dearest all the time. The best thing she ever did was move away from her family and come into her own as an artist and art teacher. Bear is just boyfriend goals, people!! He's a dreamboat and absolutely perfect for Monday. His relationship with his parents is the sweetest, his overall outlook on life is one of his best qualities and wrap that up in his delicious large, tattooed frame... sa-woon!!!!
I adored everything about this book, especially the Poncy Peen Pic that rocked the uppercrust society she ran away from.
This story starts off with a bang of electricity ⚡️ and an incredibly humorous first encounter. A power outage, a vibrator, fairy lights and a chipmunk come together in a hilarious and wild situation. It’s comical and very zany.
Monday and Bear are as quirky and unique as their names. It’s a really sweet, unique and funny romance.
I love how electricity plays a major role in such clever and unusual ways. Both characters are artistic and really caring, nice people. They have big hearts and they appreciate each other’s kindness and their talents. They both have been treated poorly and have been unappreciated in their past relationships. It makes their appreciation of each other special and swoony.
Bear is a unique romance hero. He’s masculine, tatted and pierced, willing to punch a jerk and he’s also so freaking sweet. It’s a disarming combination and I just adore him.
Both are such lovable and sympathetic characters. It’s a story with big heart, hilarious situations and completely unexpected humor.
They have the snooty and manipulative family/ex of Monday’s to contend with on their path to love and finding their passion, purpose and path in life.
It’s really sweet, a bit naughty in the best ways and a really fresh story with one of a kind characters.
Flicker is the latest standalone book by Debra Anastasia, and it is without a doubt a sweet rom com that will put anyone in a good mood. Monday Blue is an artist that has terrible luck especially when it comes to anything with electricity. Through these unfortunate times she comes to meet Bear an electrician who has a mutual respect for electric and can make magic with it in incredible ways. While when it comes to electric two people cannot be further apart with their relationships with it, they find a spark between the two of them that will light up the sky! This book is full of laugh out loud moments and sweet tender thoughts and feelings. The perfect afternoon read to lift anyone’s spirits. Debra Anastasia has not failed her readers with another fun and warm book.
I absolutely adored Monday and Bear's story from beginning to end. Their personalities and chemistry leap off of the page. Sparks flew and lightening crashed in this story for sure. Highly recommend for fun loving romance readers. Debra never disappoints.
Electricity. One person’s weakness, another one’s strength. That is most definitely the case in this story. Bear can certainly find his way around an electrical circuit, he can use it to make art (beautiful art), and he can most certainly fix it - dodgy wiring is his speciality, and he can definitely help to make it safe. Which is exactly what Monday needs, seeing as though she seems to be able to find herself in dangerous situations when it comes to electrical appliances. A fun, sexy, forbidden romance with art teacher Monday having lots of fun at Bear’s expense with her paint brush. Together sparks fly. I loved Bear. He was sweet, sexy, the perfect son, and very much perfect boyfriend material. Just what Monday needed after been treated abysmally by her selfish ex. A fun, sexy (and at times a little emotional) addictive romance. Thoroughly enjoyable.
And this is another winner by D. Anastasia. Flicker is a witty and fun romance read, a stand-alone novel. A story that gives all the feels, with a touch of pnr. Monday and Bear are a match made in heaven, send on Earth for highly entertaining purposes. Monday has an affinity to electricty, just like Bear one in a different way. Both are good people and it's a pleasure reading their story. This slow burn brings a beautiful story, excellent written, twisty and touching, heartwarming and sweet to the reader. I recommend Flicker, 5 stars.
Note to self: make sure your electric wiring is good in your apartment before plugging in any personal pleasure device!
Because you might just meet a HOT electrician with a heart of gold!
Monday Blue has issues with electricity. She believes it’s out to get her. After blowing fuses in her apartment building while trying to use her vibrator, she meets Bear, a hot, tattooed, pierced electrician. Ok. Monday thinks her luck with electricity may have changed.
First of all, you’ll love the crazy character names in this book.
This story is a fun Rom Com, unconventional to be sure, definitely has some laugh out loud moments, and you’ll fall hard for Bear just like Monday does. He’s nothing she’s used to as she’s been dating her mother’s choice for a husband the last couple of months. She’s tried to break up with this self absorbed Poncy Nutwell but her family, especially her mother, Chestnut, and his family aren’t having it. Told you. Crazy fun names.
Monday is a very talented painter and she also teaches kids with special needs. Bear is a talented artist with woodworking and electricity but struggling with the obligation to help run the family electrical business. This story takes you on a fun ride….. there’s a gala auction where Monday donates her time to do a portrait but there’s a crazy storm threatening it all. Then there are more electrical problems and health scares. You will root for Monday as she finally finds her voice to stand up to Chestnut and Poncy - and electricity. And you’ll root for Bear because he’s just…..cuddly and wonderful. A definite fun read.
Flicker by Debra Anastasia is out in the world today!!! I have to say this book had me both laughing at the heroine’s antics within a few pages and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the book which was upbeat, silly, steamy, and heart warming.
For my review, let’s start with the fact that Monday Blue and Bear are the absolute best character names in the multiverse. If that doesn’t tell you that this is going to be a quirky, fun book I don’t know what will… Oh maybe the blurb where Monday Blue’s “high-powered massager” knocks out the power to her whole building and Bear comes in to fix it… She has a long standing hate hate relationship with electricity and Bear is literally an electrician so sparks fly as do words and lots of paint.
This is a forbidden romance with elements of enemies to lovers and some friends to lovers. They go from zero to 60 pretty quickly in terms of chemistry but then they ease off a bit and it feels almost like a slow burn. Not sure if the above makes sense but I promise Debra Anastasia makes it all work with her characters quick wit and silly situations they get themselves into. Literally this book made me laugh so hard I got some side eye from other people.
I know I'm in for an entertaining treat when I get a new Debra Anastasia book. She never fails to make me chuckle at her unique name choices or the off beat characters and I love so much. Flicker is everything I've come to hope for and more.
Bear is the perfect guy. He's kind and thoughtful, he loves his parents and he's a little bada** with his tats, piercings and electric art. He loves hard and true. What more could a girl want?
That girl is Monday Blue who marches to the beat of her own drum despite her oppressive awful family. A gifted painter who loves to teach kids especially the special ones. Her open loving nature with a bit of a bite is the perfect match with Bear.
I love that electricity is her nemesis and his passion. They are literally yin and yang. This feel good story is exactly what I needed. Thank you Debra for another treasure.
Bear and Monday are the perfect mix for each other. Both are stubborn and head strong, which causes them to butt head when dealing with each other though the book. I spent a lot of time reading this book and laughing so hard at these two characters. It had the perfect mix of laughing and romance. I love the art expression each of these characters have in the book. You can tell how much their art means to them. If you have never seen the kind of art with the electrical current that Bear does I recommend you check it out as it's beautiful. I absolutely love how the author wrote these characters as you are able to see them come together in a perfect and hilarious way. We can't forget Mr. Nuts either lol. If I could give this book more stars I would.