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Am I the only one who thinks it feels like Sunday? 
26th-Nov-2005 11:13 am
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 BookSurge
Rating: 6/10 - A solidly entertaining gay romance of the romance novel sort. Not a classic, to be sure, but fun nonetheless.
26th-Nov-2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Today feels like Sunday, yesterday felt like Sunday, and there's still one more Sunday to go! ^_^
26th-Nov-2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
There's always that effect on a long weekend. ^_^
26th-Nov-2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
We just get all confused ^^;;
26th-Nov-2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
So, are you going to do something with your extra Sunday? ^_~
26th-Nov-2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Which one? ^_~

I should make something nice for my dinner tomorrow, I have no idea what though....
26th-Nov-2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Which one? ^_~

Well, either! ^_^

(Trying to live my life vicariously, is all. ^_~ )
26th-Nov-2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Trying to live my life vicariously, is all. ^_~


Well if you're trying to live it vicariously though ME, then you really must be bored! ^_^;;
26th-Nov-2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
Well if you're trying to live it vicariously though ME, then you really must be bored! ^_^;;

Now THAT explains things! XD
26th-Nov-2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
I need a copy XD
26th-Nov-2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think the book would pass the censors. >_<

But, you can buy it in eBook form from the publisher's website. (If that helps at all...? Probably not. *sighs* )
26th-Nov-2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
I need to immigrate^^
26th-Nov-2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
Well. There are tons of things far more worth immigrating for than this particular book! If that's any consolation. ^_~

Though you might bankrupt yourself trying to catch up on all the things you've been missing--which would be bad. ^^;
26th-Nov-2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
I was just kidding^^

you might bankrupt yourself trying to catch up on all the things you've been missing--which would be bad.

I thought I'd borrow them off you^_~
26th-Nov-2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
I thought I'd borrow them off you^_~

If they're available, that is! Even I don't have access to most of my books these days. And it seems that we're likely to be moving into another temporary rental, so anything that's available now will also get packed away. T_T
26th-Nov-2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Today does feel like Sunday...so did yesterday, for that matter. I'm all messed up.
29th-Nov-2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
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