- File Size: 538 KB
- Print Length: 275 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Loose Id LLC (May 3, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 3, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0058OITSI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#742,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #9749 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Romance > Gay Romance
- #10443 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Gay Fiction
- #10729 in Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Fiction > Romance
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Top Customer Reviews
So often in romances I wonder why it is that people with several decades of life under their belts have never learned to treat their partners with respect; I wonder how these people had past relationships when they clearly have zero communication skills? Paper Planes has none of these cliches. Stuart and Dustin are men who have lead full lives and know what it is to love and be loved. When they meet and eventually start a relationship they treat each other well. All the work that the author does with character building pays off with some incredibly hot and realistic sex scenes.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book with an honest portrayal of a relationship.
Stuart is a pragmatic and humorous narrator, who doesn't like to wallow (and neither his therapist nor his butch dyke best friend, Mariluz, allow him to, when he does). Dustin is a 48-year old pilot, who participates in gay rallies but who's afraid of his mother, and who sends smiley faces in IMs. The two together are funny and hot and sensual and supportive and just about the most interesting couple I've come across in a long time.
A definite keeper and re-read!
I highly recommend this book, as a realistic and beautiful love story, between 2 really normal, interesting men.
- I liked the writing. There are sentences throughout that pack quite an emotional punch. They're not unusual or particularly sage or witty. They're just...true.
- Aedin does a great job of exploring not only the grief of having lost a loved one, but also the guilt at finding oneself attracted to someone else.
- Chance/fate/luck plays a fairly large part in bringing the men together, but the story doesn't rely entirely on chance encounters. I believe in fate, but sometimes when a story employs it too heavy-handedly, some of the magic dims for me. Now, fate combined with Facebook? THAT I can get behind.
- I loved the pace of the story. Time moves along at a crawl: the men get to know each other slowly, the anticipation builds, and they act on their attraction in good time, when both are ready for it.
- I found myself wishing often that I could see scenes from the non-narrator's point of view. What is it that Dustin sees in Stuart? When does he start to fall for Stuart? Etc. I really wanted to see whether Dustin was thinking about Stuart as often as Stuart was thinking about him.
Overall comments: This is a wonderfully sweet story. There's an unusual premise which is sad but manages not to wallow in self-pity, and both of the main characters are flawed and felt like real people to me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Paper Planes is one of those feel-good books that doesn't really have any drama or angst. It's just a satisfying read about two adults who find each other after both have suffered... Read morePublished 17 months ago by 2 Lazy Poodles
Good story, with mature characters. Not that I have anything against 20-somethings but it's always good to have a bit more variety. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Xanlthorpe
This book just felt good. Engaging characters, who are both grown-ups, and who deal with their issues on a real-world timeline. Read morePublished 21 months ago by pan42
I have to say when I read the blurb , my first thought was - sounds depressing. Reading others reviews changed my mind, and I am so glad as this really is a wonderful story. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Jody-Anne
I debated whether to give this story four or five stars. I went with four stars for no other reason than the numerous typos in my Kindle version of this book. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Wynn "Devoted Reader"
This book had it all but was a little boring. In honesty, most people lead generally boring lives so I guess it's a more realistic book than most. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Andreams
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