- File Size: 5621 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Publisher: NineStar Press (February 26, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 26, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079P7WPY6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,845 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In fact, he's just tired, period. Defending his feelings for his former fiancée, his choice of schooling against what his fiancée and father want for him, his choice of expression to his father, himself from being bullied by the douche pack at law school, his intelligence to his father's callous treatment because he's not thriving at law school...there's just too much and he's losing who he is under all the pressure. One night of music and dressing up with his best friend Devon should give him the break he needs to resume the fight when he gets back, right? What he wasn't expecting was the sexy ginger at the bar to rock his world and possibly change his life.
Trenton needs a break. And maybe some anonymous lovin'. After being hurt deeply by his ex he retreats into his work life and short, anonymous encounters that don't require his heart. In fact, that muscle is becoming quite neglected by retreating into his job. He hasn't spent time with his family in longer than he'd care to remember and he has no desire to have another relationship where he invests all his heart only to have it stomped on by someone he can't have an equal partnership with. When his best friend Georgia suggests a night out with some great music he doesn't refuse. But what he didn't see coming was a siren in a goth get-up and a night so hot that he'll be forever changed.
When Oisin finds out who Trenton works for it effective ends their relationship before it has a chance to begin. But fate isn't done with them yet. A move to Vegas for Trenton and an internship for Oisin bring them back together. I'm not sure if I believe that Trenton didn't really recognize Oisin as Sin especially because the last time they saw one another Sin is sans wig and body-squeezing undergarments so the hair, holes from piercings, bone structure, and body type are all pretty recognizable. Aside from that, though, their encounters are tentative until neither can stand it anymore and decide that being together is worth the secrecy.
Keeping secrets when they keep running into mutual acquaintances with Oisin's father certainly doesn't spell success for a clandestine relationship though. Things finally pile up too high for Oisin and when he has to decide between a future together with Trenton or dream fulfillment he unilaterally decides that their tentative relationship isn't worth destroying their dreams. So he breaks both of their hearts and pulls a runner. They'll both have to decide if they want to fight for a future with one another with so many things against them.
There were a lot of feels in this story and I truly enjoyed getting to know both of these men. I felt so much more for Oisin because he was continually conflicted and struggled between growing up and remaining immature and reactionary. The passion between them was palpable and very hot but with the deeper things that could provide a foundation for them felt a bit lacking. I wished there were more depth between them, something they could really build something on. There were notions of it but I hoped for more. I also hoped for more of an ending. The end felt a little rushed. Where there was a lot of thought put into the push and pull between them up to this point, the conclusion seemed basic. Other than that I fully enjoyed the story and would love to have more from them either as a short companion story or on the periphery of someone else's story in their world.
I really liked this story. It is insta-lust, which is always difficult to handle, but this author did it rather well. When Oisin (I love the name btw) meets Trent, he is dressed as a girl, but Trent is immediately attracted to Oison. Not that he wants a girl, but he sees the man beneath the makeup. And the attraction is mutual.
It is not a one-time hookup because life has its ways to get them together. First, through his father’s intervention to assign Trent as Oisin’s mentor. Then Trent’s sister sets him up with a blind date with the cute volunteer at the animal shelter, who happens to be Oisin.
Trent and Oisin are likable characters, but I didn’t see much character development. At least with Oisin. He is twenty-two but seems younger. His relationship with his father is strenuous at best, but Oisin is opting for the easy way out. A bit too often for my liking. I didn’t see much maturing in this, except for the last chapters. In his relationship with Trent, it looks like Trent makes all the decisions. There is an age difference, and Trent has more experience, but I wanted Oisin to man up. His fear of being let down (again) is understandable, but running away is never a solution. One thing I must say about Oisin, he is not afraid to have Girls Night Out (yes, dressed as a girl). In this, he shows guts.
I definitely felt the connection, though. Their chemistry is palpable with some hot scenes as a result.
There is some spanking and bossy behavior involved, but don’t expect a full-on BDSM novel.
Oisin’s best friend, Devon, is an interesting man and plays an important part in this book, and although this book can be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend reading Devon’s book first. I haven’t had the chance yet, but I certainly will. It didn’t diminish my pleasure of reading Waking Oisin, though.
This story has a lot going for it: good writing, promising ideas plot-wise, likable characters, hot sex, interesting secondary cast. But in my opinion, there are also a few things missing. I already mentioned character development. I don’t know the author’s intention with Oisin’s cross-dressing. I would have loved seeing more of this as part of Oisin’s persona, but the author didn’t really follow through with this (apart from the lacy underwear). The same goes for the BDSM elements. Trent is supposed to be a trained Dom, and it is evident that Oisin likes it that way. But again, it seemed as if the author didn’t know which way to go.
All in all, I enjoyed this story, and I will definitely read more books by this author.
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i actually think the beginning was the most interesting, I loved Oisin and Devon so much!Read more