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The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
Caught by Surprise - L.D. Madison I don't remember where this one was recommended to me from, but in spite of the rating I almost want to thank them... this provided such great comic relief for me this weekend!

So, I only recently heard the phrase "Chicks with Dicks" and it cracks me up, because that's exactly what both of the main characters are in this book. Only, I'd have to go even further and say that they're little squealing teenage girls inside the bodies of these tough FBI guys (one of whom is supposed to be an ex-Army Ranger...)

For example: as the blurb says, they get kidnapped and locked together naked in a house for like 10 hours. After they have sex, the one who's known he's gay for a while, Jason, basically asks Noah for a relationship. Noah (after his very first experience with gay sex, he's understandably a bit overwhelmed) pretty much says no. So Jason proceeds (after he drives to the house of his friend who planned the "kidnapping" to punch him in the face (oh, and the punching happens only after Jason pats himself on the back for how well he always keeps his temper)) to ignore Noah for the whole next week, only acknowledging him while they're at work and then only if it's work-related.

Meanwhile, Noah, instead of telling Jason to stop being a drama queen, tiptoes around him all week while driving to his house every night and sitting in his car in Jason's driveway. Jason, however, is apparently very rich, so he's got driveway sensors, so he knows Noah's been stalking him all week. Jason finally gives in and invites Noah into his house... where they make a HUGE deal about how he NEVER has people over. But then he's got spare toothbrushes under the sink and (how icky is this!) a bowl of condoms next to his jacuzzi tub.

The author kept telling me what big tough guys these are, but then they do things like elbow coworkers during meetings after making a joke and teasing them. Or, my absolute favorite, Jason and Noah are out at lunch and one is teasing the other (I don't remember who, they both act equally ridiculously) and the one being teased honestly says "I'm not listening" and starts to hum. I'm not making this up.

At some points this weekend, I was tempted to give this a higher rating just because it was so unintentionally funny. But the unintentional part is what makes me unable to give this any more than just one star.