June 16th, 2011

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Love is Scary by Cheryl Dragon

Love is Scary is a nice and simple novella, but it had one point that made it good for me: the main character, Ryan, is trying to realize his personal dream, to be the owner of his business, and to do that is risking his career as executive in a firm. This is exactly what I did, but Ryan will have more luck than me in his bet.

Ryan wants to open an haunted house in Las Vegas, same thing he saw in Los Angeles and the designer was Wes, another man who dared with his fate, leaving a job in the construction business to be an expert in haunted house all over the country. As soon as Ryan meets Wes in person, the attraction is immediate, but Ryan is more or less in the closet, and Wes was burned on time much from previous relationships. Both of them declare they wanted only sex, but it’s clear to everyone that it’s not where they are leading.

Between the two, the more romantic, even if apparently it seems not, it’s Wes. Wes is the one who seems to play more, the one who puts Ryan in front of his lies when Ryan is lamely trying to refuse Wes’s advances; Wes is the one to assure Ryan he wants only sex, a no strings attached affair. But Wes is also the first to talk about love, and he is also the one to prove to Ryan he has alternative in life, a life that can include also Wes.

As I said the story is simple, the sex good, and the relationship between the two without much bumps. Love is Scary is a good rest and relax piece.

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Publisher: Pink Petal Books (July 13, 2010)

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Constance Holme (October 7, 1880 - June 17, 1955)

Edith Constance Holme (October 7, 1880 - June 17, 1955), married name Punchard, was an English writer and playwright. She was born in Milnthorpe, Westmorland (now in Cumbria), the youngest of fourteen children. Her novels are set in the old county of Westmorland, where except for brief periods at school in Birkenhead and Blackheath, she lived most of her life.

Many of Holme's works explore class relationships; her first two books focus on the three-way relationships between landowners, tenant farmers and land agents (Holme's father and her husband were both land agents). Her 1921 novel The Splendid Fairing won the Prix Femina-Vie Heureuse.

Uniquely among twentieth-century authors, all of Holme's novels and her book of short stories were published in the Oxford World's Classics series. The Lonely Plough was also, in 1936, among the first novels published by Penguin. Despite this, her reputation faded quickly after her death; indeed, it had been questioned even during her own lifetime, with the Saturday Review commenting in 1938, "We are still hunting for someone who has actually read Constance Holme's novels." Some of her books were reprinted during the 1970s; however, her final work, The Jasper Sea, remains unpublished.

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