Cole Reed is cynical, obsessive-compulsive, sarcastic and not the most outgoing guy around. Anal retentive loner is more apt a description for Cole, so he has every reason to be upset when his best friend and college roomate graduates and moves out. Leaving Cole with the dire prospect of a new, considering Coles luck – probably loud and messy housemate.
When housing administration moves Ellis in with him Cole notices two things immediately. First Ellis has the most incredible blue eyes, secondly he is Coles worst nightmare: A Jock. Since a Jock outed Cole in front of his whole highschool and ruined the little social life he had, Cole avoids them like the plague.
But after a very bumpy start as roomies, both learn get to know each other better and a fragile friendship forms – until a kiss happens.
„My Roomate is a Jock? Well, Crap!“ by Wade Kelly is a college romance that will keep you hooked to your player. The author creates characters that are lovable and feel very alive and true. They have quirks, an unique voice, look on life and layers. I loved Coles snarky way of telling us his story and the narrator Jason Lovett gave him a personality who fit Wade Kellys Main Character perfectly. It felt like sitting in a coffee shop with Cole and listening to him. And Ellis, Ellis is just sighworthy. Wade Kelly managed to give him and his friends their own room to introduce themselves to the listener. In other stories one often favors one characters POV and can’t wait for the author to return to them – here it isn’t like this. I enjoyed all parts the same and loved it listen to Ellis or his friends as much as listening to Cole. Jason Lovett did an excellent Job with all of them. His acting was felt always natural, fitting and on the spot, never overdone or afectated. „My Roomate is a Jock? Well, Crap!“ is a story of growth, growing in your on skin, growing as a person, growing up and finding oneself and the characters let you walk with them on this sometimes not easy street. There is angst and confusion, hurt and anger, but also laughter, love and friendship.
This audiobook had me laughing out loud on some spots, close to tears on others. If you want a story, that captivates and pulls you in, with characters, that will stay with you and grow on you, as they grow themselves then this is the right choice.
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Cover Artist Anne Cain
Narrator Jason Lovett
Length 9 hours and 21 minutes
Jeremy Jameson is, what some call “Hollywood Royalty” – his father a famous rockstar, his mother a Big Screen Actress. It’s a lonely life, with no true friends. Only his music is always there for him. One night he meets Reg and Reg is different. Despite his knowledge about Jeremys person, he treats the famous musician like he is just another dude looking for a drink and maybe a nice chat.
Jeremy finds himself taken with the good natured guy and Reg also is drawn to the man, who is shy instead of standoffish and just yearns for company and friendship. That Jeremy is hot, doesn’t hurt either. Then Jeremy makes Reg an offer the adventure happy guy just can’t refuse. Reg will be Jeremys shelter on the next tour from red carpet hungry starlets and models. He will play the rockstars boyfriend for free board, the possibilty to travel the world he always wanted to see and spend more time with this fascinating man. Reg so is on board. Only, Jeremy is straight, isn’t he? And Reg could see himself falling hard and fast for the Musician.
Perfect Imperfections maybe isn’t the most realistic story out there, but the “Pretend Couple” Trope was always one of my favorites in a Romance and so I was sold. The book promised a read for times, when you just want to hide from the world, pamper yourself with a sweet love story, chocolate, a coffee and just be. And Perfect Imperfections really is the perfect bookish company for such day. The book is just so sweet I still smile when I remember it. The characters are cute guys you just can not fall in love with and care for. Their interactions are sometimes funny, sometimes sweet (I just love how caring and protective Reg gets with akward, shy Jeremy) and well in the later parts seriously sexy.
Even if the start was really fast in the way it sends the Protagonists on their way together you still feel the friendship grow between them in their talks and interactions with each other. The love story develops in a believable way and how sweet a fantasy the plot in itself is, Jeremy and Reg always feel alive and real. The book concentrates on these two and so they got oh so close to my readers heart, I felt like I was with them in every hotel room, interview situation etc of Jeremys Tour. My favorite parts where when Reg went all Mother Hen or as he called himself “Rockstar Wife” if I remember correctly on Jeremy.
So if you love a sweet romance you can just lose yourself in, don’t always need a really realistic plot, Perfect Imperfections is the book for you.
In my personal charts of reads it secured itself a place on the top and I will reread it soon. Short: Perfect Imperfections is perfect!
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File Size: 915 KB
Print Length: 205 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (May 5, 2014)
Cover posted with permission by the author.
A cruel Serial Killer haunts the Gay Community and Detectives Will and Scott are frustrated. The killer always is a step faster and never leaves any clues on the crime site.
Also, there is Scotts new hunky partner who seems to have the hots for Wills Man. Also the new Detective does everything to aggravate Will. Will of course, is not happy. His jealousy imbalances the happy relationship of him and Scott, because it leads to more than one heated argument between the Detectives. But Conflicts lead to Distraction, which they can’t afford if the men want to solve this case and prevent more sadistic murders.
Then a late night call from their friends in “Laurel Heights” reaches the couple. Another crime happened behind the closed gates of the community and opens old wounds, that never really healed.
I don’t want to go into more detail in this summary, because the tight woven plot has a lot of tempo and I won’t risk spoiling you.
Laurel Heights 2 was highly anticipated by yours truly here and as soon as the link for Amazon was online, the book found its way on my kindle. The Crime Mystery sets a fast pace from the beginning and keeps it up trough the novel. Like the characters, you can only guess, what will happen next and just try to keep up. I was completely in love with this storytelling. I was enthralled by Lisa Worrals Novel and couldn’t stop reading, guessing and trying to solve the case at Will and Scotts side.
Like with the last book, the author did amazing work with leaving the reader in the dark, while just throwing out enough information to keep you hooked and entertained. Also again the Serial Killer was a deeply disturbing character, whose crimes made me paler than my bedsheets. I found myself revulsed but also fascinated by this Evil born from Tragedy, as it so often is with antagonists like the one in Laurel Heights 2.
Will and Scott have more than one riddle to solve in this book and are always on the move. Always trying to finally get a break but also to be a help to their friends in “Laurel Heights”. A few quieter scenes between these two, that don’t take place between their sheets (okay, they are never really quite there ;)) are the only thing I missed in this book. I don’t say, there are too many sexscenes, because there are not. They are always fitting and seriously hot. But I would have loved, to see these to just interact as a with each other more outside of work, to find myself able to reconnect a bit, with one of my favorite literary couples. In Short: Nothing needs to be cut, I wish for more pages. Insatiable reader and fan, that I am.
Still, the book is a great, thrilling read. If you love a good Crime Mystery and loved Laurel Heights 1, you shouldn’t miss Laurel Heights 2 or read Book one and then get the #2.
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Information from Amazon.com:
File Size: 354 KB
Print Length: 143 pages
Publisher: White Stiletto Press (October 1, 2014)
Schmerz – Blut – Liebe – drei kurze Worte mit viel Bedeutung – welche die Autorin in dieser Anthologie zu ergründen sucht. In ihren dunklen, erotischen und fantasievollen Kurzgeschichten und Gedichten nimmt uns die Autorin Monika De Giorgi mit in ein paranormal- romantisches Märchenreich, in dem uns keine Frösche und Prinzen erwarten, aber dafür sexy Werwölfe, Vampire und Geisterwesen – die nicht erst wachgeküsst werden müssen.