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Inertia: Impulse, Book One Paperback – November 7, 2012
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"4 stars. Gormley has done a wonderful job with her story and I look forward to the next installment in the relationship of Derrick and Gavin." MelanieM at JoyfullyJay
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Affected By An Outside Force
Abandoning any further attempt at speech, he pulled Gavin back to him, taking over the kiss. Hard, urgent, edging toward rough as he tried to find an outlet for that plaguing need for more. He was aware, now, of the rise and fall of his hips, knowing full well what it suggested. He wanted Gavin. God, he wanted him, and just the wanting felt intoxicating. He was high, beyond thought or reason, doubt or control.
More, his body demanded, gripping fistfuls of the back of Gavin's shirt, thrusting up against Gavin.
More. Gavin responded, pressing down to meet him.
Derrick leaned back, reclining as far as he could against the sofa, no more concerned with the message he sent by moving toward the horizontal than with the blatant grinding of his hips against Gavin. He drew Gavin down tighter above him, picking up the pace, rubbing against him urgently. The delirious thought occurred to him that he should be thankful he'd jerked off that morning, or this would already be over.
He didn't want it to be over. Not nearly over. He wanted... God, he wanted Gavin's skin. It didn't occur to him to ask first; his hands simply obeyed the imperative without thought or hesitation, releasing their grip on Gavin's shirt at the shoulders to seize it lower, pulling it up.
The way Gavin's body tensed didn't register, not at first, even when Gavin drew back and panted, "Oh, God. Wait... wait."
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There has been a spirited discussion between myself & Kerry on Goodreads.com about this book & my reaction to it. At the time of writing the review I was fairly narky with the ending & this over-shadowed my enjoyment of the book. As a review on Amazon is more likely to influence a person's decision to buy, I decided to edit this review.
This book is really quite good...the characters are easy to like, the plot-line is fresh & engaging plus the angst isn't too heavy. I became invested in the characters & really wanted them to get their HEA (hence my tanty when the book abruptly finished). The author has explained her reasoning for dividing the novel into three distinct & separate volumes on her website/blog here[...]. If you intend to read this book, do so with the knowledge that it is not a stand-alone title & you will be compelled to purchase the entire series for resolution of the plot. I will probably revisit this review when I finish reading the series & review the story in its entirety.
Okay then! Did the publisher forget to copy & paste the second half of the story into my ebook? I didn't pay 6 frickin' dollars for a fraction of the story! For $6 I expect War and Peace or at least a finished frickin' book...I HATE IT WHEN AUTHORS TRY TO SQUEEZE MORE MONEY OUT OF A READER BY SELLING THEIR NOVEL (SINGULAR) IN PIECES!!! Do you think the reader won't notice? It is expected by a reader, unless the author packages their book as an on-going serial, that they will get a complete story when they purchase a novel. I want my money back. I don't care how good the book was (I was leaning toward ★★★★☆) I'm now so annoyed that I will actively NOT recommend this book until it's price reflects it's incompleteness. Had I been charged $2 with a CLEAR warning that this is written as a serial where I must read all the books to get a complete & satisfactory resolution, then I probably would have rated it a lot higher. Argh.
Ms. Gormley doesn't make it easy for the Derrick and Gavin; seeing them struggle with complicated issues like grieving and abusive relationships makes them feel grounded and real. By the end I felt invested in their relationship, and I wanted to know more. I'm especially curious about what's going on in Gavin's head; it would be interesting to see things from his POV. And I should also mention Ms. Chin's gorgeous, detailed art that's easily some of the best original art I've seen on an e-book cover.
Looking forward to the next installment.
It was hard for me to connect with the characters. I didn't mind that Derrick held a lot of inner monologue. He's a loner so I can understand why he over analyzes and over-thinks everything. Gavin was an interesting character but I couldn't connect with him either. He's emotionally damaged but I didn't feel that from him. Considering that most of his interactions with Derrick involved flirting, it was hard for me to connect that character with the one that was supposedly still traumatized over a past relationship. IMO, I didn't feel like the characters were fleshed out enough to make them really intriguing.
I'm going to freely admit that I've been in a funk so maybe the reason why I didn't enjoy this story as much as I could have was because of that but I found myself unable to connect with either characters. In fact, they annoyed me at times. Derek's inability to talk about his past and the fact that Gavin was ashamed of smoking but still made no effort to quit got me frustrated. More than that, the story doesn't have any big climax that makes itself noticeable so by the time they start their relationship, the story ends rather abruptly. Although, given that this is more of a serial than an actual series, IMO at least, I can understand why it ends at that moment but it doesn't stop the fact that I felt irritated by the unanswered questions and unresolved storyline. I also didn't like how the ending had so many sex scenes clustered together.
Overall, this wasn't necessarily a bad story but it was hard for me to enjoy it to its full potential. It dragged for me because it didn't feel like anything monumental was happening and I honestly think if this was one big story, it might have been better for me but I don't have the heart to move onto book two right now considering this was a lackluster read for me. Others might feel differently but if you don't like a lot of inner monologue then this story might not be for you.
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Derrick Chance is... stuck. On pause. He's living in his childhood home, complete with antique appliances he can't seem to part with.Read more
It's interesting the way that the author is setting up this series. This is a trilogy following the story of two men, Derrick and Gavin, through Derrick's eyes.Read more