By The Numbers (2011)
By The Numbers (2011)
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3.59 of 5 Votes: 1
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1610405633 (ISBN13: 9781610405638)
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Torquere Press
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Author: Chris Owen and Tory TemplePublisher: Torquere PressPage Length (ePub): 139Published: 2011I was glad to see this finally published, as I enjoyed the first firefighter story – and I hadn’t really connected the dots until the main character referenced his boss Chance, and then it all came back to me. Anyway, this was a very quick read and had potential to be a great story, but it continually fell short. The premise of this story is a fireman rescues a pregnant dog from a burning apartment complex, the grateful dog owner seeks out his hero to thank him, ends up befriending him, and then they move in together before, start messing around, and then “overcome” struggles with the fireman’s ex-wife. By the end, there is SO MUCH about the ex-wife that isn’t relevant to their story, that I’m not really sure what the driving force was. This joint writing effort was disjointed throughout, and it seemed like the authors weren’t able to get on the same page to tell this story.One of the most noticeable flaws, was that he characters seemed to change their core personalities as the book unfolded. For instance, one of the main characters Deuce, opened the story and came across as socially inept, not quick witted, and a bit “dorky.” All of which could have been interesting, but as you read, he became more dominant, had a ton of work friends, was able to socialize fine, and even brazen. The characters were quite surface-level to begin with, so the shifting in personalities broke my connection with their story over and over again. It was also quite far-fetched from reality, but set-up as to be “real life,” which broke down another connection. And fair warning, there is a random daughter thrown in as part and parcel of the ex-wife.The sex was hot at the beginning, but as soon as the story/characters started falling apart, I found myself wandering through the love scenes. Vanilla with a few over/under tones of Dominance/submission, and there was a varied way in delivering the sex – sometimes the interaction lasted several pages, other times it was briefly mentioned.Out of four…Overall Read: ♥♥Sex Heat: ♥♥Plot: ♥♥A middle-of-the-road m/m read. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a hot sexy fireman, enjoys quick/surface level fun, or is just trying to dip their toes into the m/m action. It is an easy read with nothing offensively wrong with it, just not as tied together for an experienced m/m reader and fan. Sweet, little-conflict story that is nice for a slow, easy read. I had quite a few problems with the abundant details of mundane events that didn't really matter at all, after maybe a few paragraphs to show how slow their relationship is pacing forward and that the beginning of their relationship is all about the little roommate details, but honestly, this could have been cut way down. Otherwise, a good story. I liked the (what I assume would be) realistic look at a modern family and how tough that could be.All in all, a good story, but I could have done with less details and a little more of the external world situations (like the beach/jellyfish scene) to push the plot along.
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carrie
reread: 8/10/12I bumped my rating up by half a star. this was a really great non angst read
oneteam
2.5 starsSweet story but a little bit boring
violantaag
very sweet - a bit too much.
Kelsey262
3.5 stars
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