I haven't been reading that much the last couple of days. I've been working on some other things, but I did read these two, both of which I enjoyed.
Our wonderful spring weather has departed for ... somewhere. Maybe down to Australia and Kris and Sean where it will turn into autumn. Not sure but winter is back with a vengeance. I had to dig out my winter coat and mittens today. Waaaaah. Hopefully by mid-week it will have moved on to Greenland or Iceland or some suitably wintry clime.
I have zero plans for the weekend beyond the usual household chores. It's the last Sunday I have to drag my child to the country at 7:50 on a Sunday morning for riding lessons. Yay! That is ungodly early to get up on a Sunday. We are NOT morning people. Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets to do something fun or at least semi-interesting.
Private Dicks by Katie Allen (129 pages)
I read this after everyone was raving about the sequel. Rhodie is a former cop (more or less forced out after he is outed) who works with Wash as a PI. (They have first names but I'm not sure what they are. LOL) He's had a crush on Wash forever but he's straight. One night he finally confesses he's gay which doesn't go down well at first, but eventually things settle down and Wash confesses he's not exactly straight either. Hmmmm. Meanwhile a young teen comes and asks them for help finding his 14 year old brother who disappeared and Rhodie's old partner asks them to look into the murder of a young girl (who went to the same community center as the missing boy) and a suspected pedophile. So it's the joint story of the two guys trying to figure it out (Wash isn't sure he wants to deal with the hassle of being gay - but likes the benefits) and finding the missing boy and uncovering a pedophile ring. I really enjoyed this book, I liked both characters, Wash was really funny and flip but they were both smart and good at what they did. You meet Trevor who is a bouncer at the club where a lot of the action takes place. He has a crush on Rhodie who kind of likes him too, but he is the star of the sequel. I know Chris is going to smack me for this, but I was kind of hoping for a one-off threesome with Trevor. LOL Sorry. It would have been hot. What can I say? So I'm definitely getting the second book. I really liked the author's writing style and the characters were very appealing.
Emergency by Drew Zachary (122 pages)
Brian is an EMT who has been friends with married ER Dr. Stephen for a couple of years. One night Stephen admits his marriage is basically over. Later at the bar when Brian takes him out for a drink he confesses that he thinks he is gay. Brian is blown away because he's always had the hots for him but doesn't want to push. He invites Stephen to live with him and offers to help him figure things out, just friends, no pressure. That lasts for awhile until they finally go for it and Stephen takes to gay sex like a duck to water. He's like a kid in a candy store. LOL I really liked that the guys were friends first for a few years so the fact that they liked each other beyond hot sex came though. There was some humour and while the second half was very nearly a non-stop sex-fest I thought it made sense. Stephen was finally free to try things he'd only thought about and he was determined to try it all. They made a pact to try something new everyday and while both their jobs meant they sometimes didn't see each other for days, when they were together they were exploring lots of different fun including lots of porn watching which you don't often see in m/m romance. I thought maybe they talked about feelings a bit much, but Brian's female partner was always giving him advice and pushing. I thought she was well done though, not overly pushy but just enough to get them through the awkward moments of which there were a few. So a nice light read, without a lot of angst or drama, two guys deciding to give it a whirl with some chemistry. I like Drew Zachary's style in general and this is set in Toronto so it's always fun to hear street names and things you are familiar with. (I don't live there but have visited enough to know the basics.)
And since it's Friday and I posted that other ASL video, here is a different guy doing Womanizer by Britney Spears. It's much sexier and videoier (more like a music video with cut scenes and acting) than the other one. He lost it when his computer crashed and had to redo it so the video doesn't really start until :35, there is some random music and stuff at the beginning but you can just zip ahead. Enjoy.