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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Already

Very lazy weekend here. Didn't even leave the house yesterday. After such a beautiful day Friday I didn't want to go out in the cold. Looks like I have no choice today. Sigh.

Life Changes Everything by TC Blue (250 pages)
Torquere Books

This is a follow-on to Life or Something Scary Like That. Ben is still mooning over his room mates, but sure that nothing will ever happen. He goes to a Dr. appt. with Cliff and meets his hot Dr. Aaron, who he then runs into again later at the gay bar. A one night stand starts to develop into more and things are going really well until Ben's younger sister gets into trouble and it comes out that he raised her from birth. Aaron is calming him down and helping him when Cliff and Jack drop the bomb that they wanted to have Ben as part of a three-some, but now he's in love with Aaron. Ack! I liked this one much better because the first book at both guys presuming things (wrongly of course) leading to much angst. In this one Aaron and Ben were very open with each other and although Ben was only 21 he was very mature and while it might have seemed a bit unrealistic, once you learn about his childhood it all makes total sense. I have to say I cheered a little at Ben's response to his friend's revelation about wanting him with them. On the whole, this was a good read with most of the conflict coming from outside and not from silly misunderstandings. On a funny note, I was checking something on Good Reads and someone mentioned that Ben really likes showers and I likely wouldn't have noticed but they do spent a lot of time in the shower. LOL But it's sexy time which works for me and I'd rather they be clean than not.

66 Hours in the Devil's House by Jamie Freeman (73 pages)
Dreamspinner Press

Nick is a famous author and has been tasked to stay in a haunted house for 66 hours along with his two lovers, lawyer Oliver and much younger on-line porn star Andy and their best friend and her dog. Nick is sure that it's all a hoax to attract customers, however some a knife shows up in the hallway and the hammer that supposedly was used to kill a family in the house starts appearing randomly. I kept wondering if there was other stories with this trip explaining how they got together and I did some searching and there may be other stories with them but I wasn't certain. You don't need to read the others, it's quite clear how their relationship works and references are made to past incidences of infamy for the three. This is kind of like Scooby Doo meets m/m romance. It was quite funny but there was also a hint of real mystery. On the whole when you're looking for a lighter ghost story this is a good choice and I enjoyed giving it a read.

13 comments:

Jenre said...

I have both Life Changes Everything and Life of Something Scary Like That in my TBR pile. I must get on with reading them because I really like TC's stuff.

Tam said...

I read the first one a long time ago and I remember them not talking just about drove me around the bend, in this case I liked the second much better.

Chris said...

I really liked Life Changes Everything and I was pleased with how Ben dealt with his roommates, too.

Stephani Hecht said...

Oh, no! Your Hottie of the Day seems to have lost his pants. I must help that poor boy out and find them for him.

Tam said...

It was good Chris and could have went another way, but I liked how it was handled.

It's so NICE of you to go out of your way to help the dear boy Stephani. ;-)

Lily said...

I haven't read Life Changes Everything yet but I'm looking forward to it. I enjoyed the first story. 66 Hours sounds good too!

Tam said...

They were both good reads Lily. I think you'll enjoy them.

Eyre said...

And my TBR list just got longer . . . :)

Tam said...

It's never-ending Eyre, and rather discouraging at times.

Janna said...

Yeah, I rather have them clean too, lol! Sometimes I can't help but wonder the other way around: 'Don't they ever need a shower?'. Yuk!

The 'Scooby Doo meets m/m romance' one sounds like a fun read. :)

Tam said...

Wet and slippery has it's upside Janne. :-) The second was fun and rather light-hearted.

Polt said...

Pink sneakers? Who can even LOOK at the sneakers on your daily eye candy? Shit, he may not even have feet for all i know! Wowza....

Tam said...

If he didn't have feet he'd tip over silly. Then what use would he be all sprawled out there on the floor naked ... oh wait. Nevermind. :-)