Friday, January 15, 2010
Yay, It's the Weeeekend!
Lily pointed me to some free JM Snyder shorts as well which helped. ;-) Have a good one everyone.
The Night Sky Man by Mallory Path (28 pages)
I'm totally cheating and saying Jen did a super review here at Wave's so you can read mostly what I thought and my comments are also in the post. But I have to say the writing style was very unique and dream-like which really added to the book and I don't think is easy to pull off. A nice little short.
Joy Ride by J.M. Snyder (17 pages)
This is a freebie you can get at All Romance Ebooks. Free is always good. Mack drives a Harley, typical biker dude but young Brad drives a Japanese bike and has been teasing Mack for weeks with suggestive comments. Finally he goads Mack into a "race" where Mack decides to see if Brad is ready to put his money where his mouth is. There is a some fun on a Harley in the country and then the question is was Brad just after a one-off or could there be more. So just a little short about teasing and flirting and maybe getting what you asked for after all. If you are into motorcycles there is lots of descriptions of them driving, it's not really my thing. I didn't like it as much as the other free shorts but it was okay.
Lift Me Up by Rayne Auster (79 pages)
I have never read this author before but the premise sounded great so I took it. It's done in an unusual narrative style, first person but done as if he's talking to you personally and retelling the story. It starts with Avery recounting a tale of hot sex in an elevator, but seems he's not the one getting it. He's so devastated by his best friend's actions that he collapsed by his apartment door. Dylan trips over him while moving in and ends up breaking his ankle. Avery and Dylan are immediately attracted and they start dating by default, as Dylan helps care for Avery with his broken ankle. There is some stuff with Dylan's ex and Dylan trying to find out why Avery refuses to take the elevator but goes up 12 flights of stairs instead (must have incredible cardiovascular health LOL). There is a touch of humour as tech nerd Avery doesn't think of himself as much of a catch and lawyer Dylan is gorgeous, but I was really taken in by the way the story is told. You only get Avery's perspective and he doesn't tell you OR Dylan much until Dylan prods and pokes enough. You never find out exactly what the deal is with the elevator until later, why he never had sex for two years until he lets it drop, you just glimpses of things. You don't know much about Dylan except what Avery tells you, mentions he's not perfect but you don't know why exactly but you still know there relationship is special. So I'm not sure what it was, but the style combined with characters I enjoyed made this work for me. I would definitely check out this author again.
Love in the Library by J.M. Snyder (21 pages)
Another freebie. :-) Johnny just got a job at the campus library and is stuck re-shelving books. His first night the stupid cart wheel gets stuck in the crack between the floor and the elevator and Adam comes to his rescue. Adam flirts outrageously but Johnny's not very confident and even when Adam gives him his phone number he doesn't follow-up. Adam tracks him down again and they make a date for Friday. The work schedule changes and Johnny has to work Friday but Adam finds a way for them to watch a movie anyway (they have rooms for viewing films) at the library during work hours. Let's just say they don't do much watching. :-) This is just a sweet story, no graphic on-page smexin' but I thought it was very cute with shy Johnny totally take aback by aggressive (not in a bad way) Adam and his pursuit. Pretty good for free.
C'est tout. Have a good weekend everyone.