The Librarian's Rake Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : October 25, 2017
- File size : 3019 KB
- Print length : 137 pages
- Publisher : Dreamspinner Press (October 25, 2017)
- ASIN : B076892Y1R
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,502,179 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have to say, character development is not very strong and I never understood where Phillip’s issues stemmed from. Tristan was confusing, as a two-year relationship was mentioned but he barely had even vanilla sexual experience, from what I read anyway. The secondary characters, Phillip’s friends, did add some interest. Plot is minimal and I think the aim was for a romantic comedy feel, so it was occasionally amusing. It’s not overwhelmed with sex scenes, by any means, which I appreciated, however, it’s almost insta-love. It’s cleanly written and edited well.
* An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review with Hearts On Fire Reviews*
Let me back up here for a minute. First, we have Phillip, a hairdresser with great friends and a commitment issue. He’s on every hookup there is and constantly uses his work breaks for hookups. His friends and co-workers tell him to invest in knee pads. His grandfather lives in the same community as Tristan’s grandfather and thus thrown together. Tristan is a librarian and has been told he’s dull and boring, because he likes sex in bed and routine. Tristan has had exactly 2 relationships and liked being with them both.
Originally, Phillip told Tristan not to change for anybody, but then he turns around and tells Tristan he needs a haircut and new clothes. He’s getting him “clubbing” clothes, new underwear, and contacts, so come doesn’t get on his glasses. Are you serious right now?
I still have no idea what made Tristan want to be with Phillip. Besides Phillip was hot and good in bed, what else was there that attracted Tristan? I don’t know. Because they watched movies together? I didn’t feel the love between these two. Yeah, I saw the sex, but love? No.
Overall, I just didn’t buy into the love story and that’s why I read romance. Your mileage may vary with this one.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Opposites might attract, but is acting on that attraction wise?
Librarian Tristan Cooper can’t steer clear of sexy, motorcycle-riding bad boy Phillip—the man is hot—but Phillip is bound to find quiet, bookish Tristan boring, like all Tristan’s boyfriends. Tristan yearns to explore his wild side, the part of himself he’s only allowed into his fantasies, and maybe rakish Phillip is just what he needs to feel free.
Sexperienced hairdresser Phillip is more of a believer in happy endings than happily ever afters. Experience has taught him not to hope for more—until he meets sweet, vulnerable Tristan, who seems genuinely interested in his heart. But Phillip can’t trust enough to see himself as a man Tristan might want for more than a night.
With the help of a pair of matchmaking grandfathers, Tristan and Phillip might find the courage to step beyond their comfort zones and discover what has been missing from their lives….
I really enjoyed this story. Phillip definitely does his best to not let emotions get into his sex in order to guard his heart. Tristan has never really had a great relationship or great sex and hopes that Phillip will help him learn to be more adventurous. Both of these men just need a little push from those around them to open up to some new things.
Phillip has been trying to convince himself that he is happy with everything in his life but Tristan causes him to re-think how he has viewed sex and relationships. Tristan decides to bide his time when it comes to Phillip, he knows what they have is special he just needs to come to terms with it. I felt for Phillip and how he hurt himself while trying to protect himself from the pain of rejection. I can’t say that he is quite the rake that Tristan thought he was. However, when Phillip decides to admit his feelings he jumps in with both feet.
Cover art by Anna Sikorska is great and I love the visual of the two characters together.