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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619226979
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- Publication Date: March 30, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XS149BW
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Recommended. Professionally written and edited, smooth dialogue.
Ratings on things of interest to me in mm books
Smexy Scale 1-5:5
This one is pretty Sex Heavy (hot twisted perverted stuff). The sex is the plot, since Jeff is trying on this whole new lifestyle, and Eddie is happy to show him the ropes.
Likable MCs scale 1-5: 4
Likable guys, I am bucking them up a point from the average because of the occasional brief discussion of things (feminism, environmentalism, gardening) that boosted their likability.
Jeff's view of himself undergoes a seismic rearrangement...he worries attitudes of family and friends, relatively light.
Humor scale 1-5: 3
I thought it had a number of funny moments, and their thoughts and feelings consistently reflected nice guys falling in love.
Other mm books recommended if you like this one:
If you like the funny:
Tell Me It's Real by T J Klune
Catch Me if you Can by LB Gregg (one of my top rated mm stand alones)
If you like the s&m kink with humor:
For Real by Alexis Hall (one of my top rated mm stand alones)
Why didn't I give this story 5 stars then? Though it did have an epilogue, I would have LOVED if the it was a scene of them in the club.
So we have Jeff White. He has been living his life to please his father, who has his own ideas of what makes a 'man'. What does Jeff really want to do? He wants to be a gardener. He is a naturally green thumb and truly enjoys working in gardens, not just his own but others. He does some landscaping also(within the gardens). He is also newly single. His ex and him had been together for many years and really the relationship had ended well before she left him. But he is ready to start to strike out on his own. He is in fact a sadist and wants to find his own masochist. Sadly, he is striking out on the scene. He is a bit inexperience and (though he won't admit it) needs some guidance. In comes Eddie.
Eddie is true masochist. He thrives off of pain/pleasure. He finds out about Jeff through a mutual friend of theirs, Niall. In fact, Eddie thinks Jeff is absolutely gorgeous and has decided he will have him. Only one small problem, Jeff is straight as a board(or so Jeff thinks...) So Eddie has to tread easily around Jeff, he doesn't want to scare him off. Ease him into it. He comes up with a plan. He will help train Jeff in five easy steps of how to become the perfect Dom. He uses some logic to convince Jeff. What better way to learn how to be a good (sadist) Dom than learn the do's and don't's of masochist. Everyone thinks Eddie doesn't have a chance with Jeff. People think Jeff is rough around the edges and is rude, when it comes to the scene. But everyone is wrong. Jeff is in fact very caring and a bit skittish. He wants to do right. It seems easy enough. Learn the ins and outs with Eddie then.
Eddie is the opposite of Jeff in many ways. He is taller than him, more posh. He has accepted himself, in his masochist ways and also his sexuality. At first Eddie just sees Jeff as another conquest, what neither of them were expecting was that this was more than just five easy steps. They are perfect for one another. Not just in the bedroom but out of it also. It ends up being more than just sex. They get along with one another very well. Though, they be have open communication in many things, their feelings is another thing.
They both assume the other won't ever have 'real' feelings for the other. Eddie made a point he doesn't do relationships. Jeff makes it clear his isn't willing to admit to himself that he is at least bi, and wants more with Eddie. But even if that is the case, Eddie refuses to be with someone who won't out themselves with him.
I really enjoyed watching these two come together. I was rooting for them the whole time. Though it mention that Eddie is older than Jeff, it is never said(at least I don't recall) outright the difference. If I do my math right, Jeff is around thirty though. Which really isn't that big of a difference. Now Niall and Maddy have an age difference. Niall and Maddy are wonderful side characters. I would love to read more about them all, only because I loved them all.
At the beginning of the story, Jeff is such a hyper masculine, abrasive guy that you know that 1) he's compromising for some sort of insecurity and 2) you'd want to throw your drink at him at the local bar. He stands in contrast to Eddie who reads like an m/m reader's favorite type of bottom--open minded, kind hearted, fun, and a dash of bratty. If it weren't for the scenes from Eddie's POV, I'm not sure how I would have made it through the first 20% of this book which would have been A SHAME because the way that Jeff grows is just amazingly touching and beautiful. Eddie manages to flesh out the better version of Jeff under eight that harsh exterior, but I like some books, it's Jeff doing the heavy work and introspection on himself, just just another character waving the magic wand of instant realization. All in all, it does feel very real and it helps separate itself from other more traditional GFY stories in a way that feels truer and less bi-phobic.
TL;DL if your a person who gets second-hand embarrassment from characters, don't be afraid to take those breaks and deep breaths, just make sure you come back to a great story later. WORTH IT!!
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