Random Shout-Out to ali_chino: Thank you for the text message! No one ever calls or texts me, so that really made my day! ^__^
Now that my applications are completed, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. That explains all the reading I've been doing this week, I suppose. I'll get back to my work today. I promise. ^_~Pomfret, Scott and Scott Whittier. Nick of Time. Romentics, 2004.Summary
: Brent has returned home to attend his sister's wedding and meets Nick, a giant hunk of a man who lays stones and thinks big thoughts. They'd be perfect for each other, if only Nick would lose the woman he's about to marry (not for love) and his prejudices that color all of his interactions with Brent...which, after a night in Bar Harbor and much blowback, he is able to do. Happily ever after.Comments
: Hmm. Gay boy comes home to visit his family gets it on the with the hired "help." Huh, that sounds awfully familiar... Oh, that's right! *slaps hand against cheek in mock-realization* It was an erotic short story I read--by none other than one of the Scotts himself! Well, suffice to say that this must be a pet fantasy; both stories also include the guys in question getting caught in the rain and getting it on in a summer cabin. I was actually surprised by how, well, little sex in this book there was. Much less than Hot Sauce
or Spare Parts
. In fact, this novel almost reads like slash fiction, the characters angsting and yearning for each other but not, immediately at least, also falling into bed with each other. The characters themselves were all sweet and good-hearted, but perhaps not QUITE as believable as in the other books that I've read. At least the fantasy itself did not turn me off; I don't think I'd mind a craftsman/philosopher myself. ^_~ Brent was also surprisingly girlish, hung up about past romances, bitchy, and a little bit vindictive. I'll bet a lot of yaoistas would enjoy this story, come to think of it. Some ugly typos here and there, as is expected when it comes to self-published work.Notes
: trade paperback, self-published with BookSurgeRating
- A solidly entertaining gay romance of the romance novel sort. Not a classic, to be sure, but fun nonetheless.