Kind of an unusual week back at work. I've actually been off sick for a day and a bit. I seem to have picked up some kind of stomach bug on vacation, I'm hoping that's what it is and it goes away soon anyway. I haven't done much reading but some.
Oh and I'm not superstitious so the whole Friday the 13th is a non-issue for me. But it's fun to pretend.
Fugly by KZ Snow (56 pages)
Liquid Silver Books
David has three friends, Todd, Fallon and Jake (his casual fuck), who are all about the cute guys. If you don't meet their physical standards you don't have a chance. One night at the bar they hit on a hottie who's husband is NOT impressed. Seems they hit on Adin, wizard Jackson Spey's guy. He overheard the guys being cutting and decided to teach them a lesson. Every guy they think is hot, now sees them with a horrible rash, but other people can't see it. This was a great book about seeing what's right in front of you (as all three have guys who are attracted to them but they think are beneath their standards) and finding out that there is more to life than just being hot. Although the book is short, it manages to deal with all three relationships in a very satisfying fashion. You don't feel like any one of the three couples got left out. Beautiful writing and yes, one of the guys is a mortician and there is some detail but I didn't find it gory and that story-line probably touched me the most, although all three stories were effective. You start out not liking the guys very much but I think for the reader it's also a case of don't judge a book (or a hot gay shallow gay guy) by the cover as there was more to them than you thought. Great read.
Bad Boys, Bad Boys by Mia Watts (40 pages)
First off, giant thank you to the author of these next two books, Mia Watts, and the m/m romance group on Good Reads* because I won these books there. They are having an anniversary celebration with lots of prizes and games and I chose this book and Mia was super amazing and tossed in the sequel. Thanks again Mia, I appreciate the authors who give to such good causes and thanks to Lori, Jen, Jase and the multitude of others who've been working their asses off on the board to make this week an amazing one. (And every other week of the year too.) Super job guys. On to the books.
Geo and Mack have been partners and best friends for a few years and suddenly Geo has been having sex dreams about Mack. Both are straight but he can't help it, he suddenly notices Mack is hot. After a few too many beers, he kisses Mack. Mack is freaked but takes him home where Geo tackles him and gives him a blow job, then promptly blacks out with no memory. When Mack tells him what he did, he confesses he wants a relationship and Mack is totally freaked, yet turned on. Geo tries to be patient and let Mack to figure out if he wants a relationship or if it was a one-off thing. I really liked the guys and while Mack was freaked it wasn't overly angsty and he was pretty good at admitting that he did find Geo attractive. The sexual tension between the two was very evident and the two alpha cops, sometimes fighting for dominance at first was pretty smexy. Chris has been saying I must read this forever and I meant to. So another thanks for the kick in the pants I needed to finally do it.
Reasonable Doubt by Mia Watts (58 pages)
It's a year later and Geo and Mack are living together but not out to anyone. Life is good, they are still hot for each other and madly in love although Mack is reluctant to spread the word and Geo wants to announce it at the family BBQ. A serial killer is taking young girls and they FBI sends none other than Geo's ex, a hot woman whom he lived with and was engaged to, but she up and left without even telling him she got the job at the FBI. She's brought along her partner Andy, whose set his sights on Mack, while she's determined to get back in Geo's bed. Even after she finds out that Mack and Geo are together, she doesn't give up and Mack is so certain that Geo will decide he likes girls better, he practically throws Geo at her, even though he declares his undying love. Due to work scheduling and additional kidnappings they don't have much time together to talk it out and their relationship is tested. This was nice to see them a year later and how they had gelled as a couple. I wanted to smack Mack a couple of times for his paranoia and the way he was acting, but Andy did a pretty good job of that for me eventually. I think Andy gets his story and while at first I hated him and the way he acted, I liked him at the end and look forward to his HEA. The serial killer mystery really took a back seat to the relationship so there wasn't a lot of details about the crimes, some, but it's really Mack's turn to decide if this is really it and if he believes it. Both great reads. I'll definitely be getting the next.
* You have to "apply" to the group and be a member of Good Reads (free) to be a part of the group as it has content that is only suitable for 18+. If you are interested in m/m at all, I highly suggest joining. Hundreds of threads about books, movies, hot pictures and just random fun for all. Approval is very fast, although with the contest the mods are pretty busy this week.