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I really wanted to like this book. Older man who secretly writes erotic books takes young, innocent student under his wing and opens his world to sexy possibilities. While Roe Horvat’s Dirty Mind had a lot of potential, the overall execution left me feeling rather…detached.
Alex is a university professor by day and a naughty writer by night. He meets Christian when Christian’s eighteen. Alex helps Christian navigate his way as he comes out, and it’s an easy friendship. That changes when Christian transfers to where Alex teaches. The innocent Christian may just be what brings Alex to his knees.
This book is told from Alex’s point of view. I like how everything starts. They have this mentor/mentee relationship that’s believable, even despite the twelve-year age difference. Alex is the experienced, suave man, and Christian’s innocent and exuberant.
However, for me, the relationship never went much farther. It felt very much like a mentorship.
A lot of the story is Alex writing or trying to write sexy scenes, and for the most part, he’s envisioning other people or watching other people or hanging around other people. It was a missed opportunity for groundwork to be laid down for a romantic connection to Christian. By the time it comes into play, I just wasn't feeling these two together.
There were some deeper threads here, though, that I liked—issues of growing older and finding yourself. And I think if you’re interested in those threads, you’ll probably enjoy this one more than I did.
I was in from the first line and not only because I've been to Sitges myself....
Alex in his early thirties, thinks of himself as pervert, dirt, scum......? Why....? He thinks so because he writes porn....(does he know much....we love that about him ;)
In day time he is a respectable lecturer...
When the most beautiful boy enters the club where Alex is sitting and drinking, all heads are turning and all mouths stopped talking.....and the boy didn't even noticed....
As flies they turn to him and Alex is his savior.
They stay in touch and when Christian is moving, after a couple of years, to Alex's town to study, Alex is aware Chris is not a boy anymore.
Chris is intelligent, open, beautiful and lovely and Alex....has a secret and is not open about that. His feelings toward Chris are changing fast.
Chris is very observant and affectionate toward Alex.
Alex thinks (it's his prime nature) he is to old....
“You are exactly that much older. And yet here we all are, still waiting for you to act like a grown-up.”
Soooo....you could think ha.!..a story in a nutshell.....well.... surprise....surprise....
The way of writing is amazing and outshine from others. It has an observation toward life in it that speaks to my heart. It has humor and gravity. It's emotional and sensual and at some points witty and funny. Both personalities are very well put down. I almost tear my hair out because of Alex.....
Their friends are there and have an addition in just the right proportion.
Chris the real mature in this relationship is confident about the future and Alex....is opposite and insecure...waiting for the other shoe to drop.....luckily Chris is taking the lead.
Like I said before... another winner....!
Highly recommended this slow burn, friends to lovers story!!
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Alex was a little too insecure for me. He is only a 33 year old man acting like he is ancient.Read more
Oh, I liked this one. The conflict about the age difference is real as Alex met Christian when he was so young.Read more
An ARC of Dirty Mind was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.