- File Size: 292 KB
- Print Length: 54 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Piping Hot Books; 2 edition (January 15, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 15, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HZ3NG74
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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This was such an enjoyable read and I never wanted it to end. I loved both Laurie and Jonah and I was so happy to see them together. It's short but sweet and Piper Vaughn does a great job of packing a lot of story into a short amount of pages.
Jonah has crushed on his older brother's best friend for years so he thinks a simple lie will be ok if it means he can be with Laurie; but Jonah wants more than just a a few nights with Laurie. Laurie isn't sure exactly when he started seeing Jonah as an attractive man but he won't act on anything as long as it could ruin his friendship with Marcus.
WHAT WORKED FOR ME
-- I really enjoyed this one and wish it could have been longer because I loved both these guys. For such a short novella, this was very well developed and felt much longer to read than it actually was.
-- Jonah might be inexperienced but he knows what he wants and he's not afraid to go after it. He's also surprising protective of Laurie and I truly enjoyed the confrontation between Jonah and Travis -- Travis so had that coming.
-- Laurie was so sweet and gentle with Jonah and he really wanted to make sure Jonah's first time was something he could cherish. Jonah was his friend first and he wanted to do right by him but also move into this new phase of their relationship. They were really great together.
-- I also really liked Marcus and he was a great friend to Laurie. I was surprised with how the best friend's sibling issue worked out and I actually liked it more than the usual angry confrontation that occurs in these types of books. Marcus recognized Laurie's worth and how he would be the perfect guy for Jonah.
WHAT DIDN’T WORK FOR ME
On one had we have the premise - "I'll lie to him and emotionally blackmail him to get what I want" - which pisses me off, and on the other we have the execution which is actually pretty good. Granted, the characters could use some more development, but this is a short story, so I'm going to let that slide. However, if this was a novel, I would've taken 1/2 star (although you know I use things other than stars to rate books) because of them.
Anyway, as I said, one of the characters - Jonah, lies, hoping that would help him start a relationship with Laurie. After I got over my desire to jump in the book, grab Jonah by the shoulders and shake him until I gave him a concussion because that was an ass of a move for him to make, I actually had fun with the book.
The writing is simple, but pleasantly so, the thing you'd want to peruse when you've had a long day and just want to chill. There's some drama, but not too much of it, and while Jonah managed to make me angry on one other occasion before the book ended (I'm not going to give you details about this part as that would contain spoilers), I actually kind of like him. Even though he did some very stupid and downright immoral things (again: you want a relationship with someone and you lay down the foundation for that with a lie and emotional blackmail?!).
All in all, Wanting by Piper Vaughn is a pleasant short read to engage in on a Sunday afternoon.
I'd recommend Wanting to people who enjoy "my brother's best friend" and "friends to lovers" type of stories.
Then, Jonah asks Laurie to take his virginity. He says he wants it to be with someone who cares about him, while secretly harboring his own love for Laurie. With Marc's blessing Laurie begins a relationship with Jonah--moving slowly so that they have time to really experience each other, and develop bonds that exceed Jonah's hopes.
It's a touching tale of first love and experience with a couple that is cautious and committed.
Wanting was alright for a novella, but still not good. It didn't have much of a storyline and everything just moved so quickly. When you are not writing very many pages you have to just disregard believability and keep everything moving at lightning speed. That and when you want to have a few sex scenes, but you still want to keep it short so you just breeze right through them also. The whole point of the book was Laurie teaching Jonah about sex, but the sex just felt like it was glazed over or pushed along too quickly. Really I think had the sex scenes been more developed, or the storyline, I would have enjoyed it more. As it was it felt like everything was just glazed over and moved along so we could get to the end that much quicker.
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland
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I have so many questions.