Thursday, February 11, 2010
It's almost the weekend!!!!
It's almost the weekend. Seems like a long week. I might even take off early tomorrow afternoon. We'll see. I'm mad jealous that my daughter has a 4 day weekend. It's a holiday Monday for everyone in the province EXCEPT me and the other federal employees. Oh well, traffic will be light. Always a silver lining huh? Oh and it's Valentine's weekend. Bah humbug to quote David from the bottom story. (If you ind weird words that would normally have an f in them but don't, it's because that key seems to be shot on my netbook. Grrr. I try to cut and paste but miss some.)
Speed Dating the Slow Way by Chris Owen (45 pages)
This is a rather unusual story compared to most I read. Reed is doing a charity speed dating thing when he realizes his "date" was a camp counselor from when he was a teen. They don't have time but he gets Jack's card and figures maybe later he'll meet up with him during the charity event. Instead he gets hammered and picks up a guy and is making out in the elevator when who gets on but Jack his "date". Reed's date invites them to join them and Reed is so horny and drunk he's fine with it. They kind of have this weird group sex thing completely with poppers but Jack never touches Reed but Reed is totally slutty. A month later he phones Jack and they get together and Jack explains that he's basically a free-lance social worker for gay teens and his job comes first. Both guys were totally up front about their sex practices. Jack phoned and Reed was busy with his dildo when the phone rang so he didn't answer it. When Jack asks why when he phoned him back a few minutes later he tells him. Really? Ooookay. So it was quite a different feel to other m/m books but maybe more accurate? Who knows, for some I'm sure. My friend answered his phone during a BJ, so I wouldn't put it past him to spill all.
Bottled Up by Andrew Grey (206 pages)
For some reason I love this cover. *shrug* Sean runs a wine store and he saves a young kid (16) who's being attacked behind his store. He feels attached and takes the kid in. His boyfriend freaks but this opens the way or Sam the cop to make his move. It's basically a story of Sean and Billy getting to know each other at the same time Sam is suddenly dating a single parent plus the guy who attacked Billy is still out there trying to get him but that's not a huge theme until near the end. To be honest the story is probably totally unbelievable but the rescuing of the abandoned kid theme is one of my soft spots so I let a shitload of stuff go that will make other people crazy. For one, Billy hugs everyone, all the time. My daughter is 15 and she'd rather fling herself off the roof than hug me in public. LOL But then again she knows she can cuddle me on the couch at home and hold my hand so for a kid who has been without that they are more open. He's a perfect kid, never lips off or goes out drinking. He also switches to calling Sean Dad within weeks and I think Sean gets adoption rights within a couple of months which I know from friends who've gone through it, that even when the parent signs away the rights it usually takes a hell of a lot longer. But as I said, I love this theme so I pretend it's easier in Wisconsin. I also liked that Sam and Sean couldn't just have mad sex and make out anytime anywhere because there was a teenager running around the house. Welcome to my world. Not that I have anyone to make out with, but your life is not your own. Sam was maybe a bit perfect but on the whole it worked for me, I can see issues others might have though. There is a follow-up book about Billy once he's older and at art school I have waiting to go.
Falling by Cassandra Gold (20 pages)
David hates V-day with a passion having been dumped that day the last two years. He's almost home when someone knocks him down the apartment stairs. He is rescued by his hot fire fighter neighbor Chris who takes him to the hospital. He has a broken wrist and various other injuries and is sent home. Chris moves in with him for the weekend to take care of him and David finds out Chris IS gay and even has a crush on him and they get freaky in the shower. Now seriously, on that many pain meds and with so many body injuries would someone BE in any condition to have sex 2 days after falling down stairs? Mmmm. I'm not so sure, but it was a cute story that if you just disregard that part (how come the men of m/m are such tough bastards and real life sick and injured men are big whiny babies?) I quite enjoyed the interplay between Chris and David.