Aside for the simple fact that I can easily identify with Sam, a romance novel reader who would like to find his Prince Charming in real life too, Too Stupid To Live was romantic, clever and well-paced. For once I didn’t mind at all that the two main characters shared a physical relationship almost from the beginning, it was right for them and it gave them the chance to understand that appearances don’t matter.
Sam maybe is not a twink, model-like gay boy; he is tall, dorky and thin (and no, I don’t mean lean, I mean thin, as it just a level up being underweighted). And of course when he finds the courage to ask for a date to Ian, he is kindly, but firmly turned down. Ian is a former firefighter, tall and muscular, handsome and very dominant; he has always considered his ideal partner to be like him, someone who can take his passion and give it back multiplied. Sam doesn’t seem the type… but he is wrong.
I loved the sweet romance mixed with hot passion; Sam and Ian manage to be tender and cute when outside the bedroom, and hot as hell when inside of it (or even in the parlor, dining room, kitchen…). Both of them are new to be really in love and of course they make big mistakes. Sam is trying to play according to the “romance rules”, but instead his body tells him to forget them and to let Ian conquers him; doesn’t matter if it’s only a no strings attached pursue, at least he will enjoy it. But of course, once Ian has a taste of Sam’s sweetness, he becomes addicted and in no way he will let the boy go.
There are a lot of supporting characters, all of them so nice and well developed that I’m sizzling with the anticipation of reading their stories, because I’m sure the author meant to use this novel to introduce them and this is not where they will end. (PS: Nik and Jurgen's stories, Whitetail Rock and The Fix, are free download from the author's website)
Amazon: Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia) (Volume 1)
Amazon Kindle: Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia) (Volume 1)
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing; first edition (January 3, 2013)
prequel-1) Whitetail Rock
prequel-2) The Fix
1) Too Stupid To Live
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