Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: July 2013
Obtained via Publisher
Reviewed by: Marieke
Zane Roscoe and Joshua Norton meet in a bar but from the beginning it is all miscommunication and accidents.
First Zane, the guy sitting next to Joshua, is offering him a drink until the bartender sets him straight.
When they finally come together everything goes wrong. From arguments over a tongue piercing to an almost broken nose, tripping over clothes and ripping them.
But the thing that makes this meeting the most horrible encounter is Zane’s behavior. He’s a selfish prick and after everything he leaves Joshua hanging and falls asleep.
Joshua is studying pharmaceutical chemistry and is a introvert and shy man. He doesn’t believe someone like Zane will ever be interested in him, but after their horrible first ‘date’ he doesn’t really want him anymore.
But Zane goes looking for him to try and win him back, with a little help from his roommates. Those same roommates who lecture him about his behavior and warn him not to hurt Joshua.
This novella was funny as well as frustrating. There were times I wanted to smack Zane in the head for his attitude. But I guess that was what the writer wanted to achieve.
Joshua is such a innocent and honest person that you just want to protect him from the selfishness of Shane. But in the end Shane becomes the person he always had buried deep inside himself, but who was looking for that something he couldn’t name.
I loved the friends/ roommates. They were quirky and funny, but honest and fierce. The perfect friends for Zane, who needed a kick in the butt.
All in all a very funny story with enough romance to satisfy even the most sappy soul.
This is not an endorsement of this book. This is an objective unbiased review.