Tuesday, May 12, 2015
THIS CHARMING MAN REVIEW!
HI THERE FRIENDS, I HAVE A GREAT ONE FOR YOU THIS EVENING: THIS CHARMING MAN BY AJAX BELL IS AWESOME, AND I HAVE MY REVIEW, BUY LINKS, AND EVEN AN EXCERPT, SO LET'S GET STARTED!
THIS QUOTE IS PERFECT FOR THIS BOOK! HERE IS MY REVIEW:
This Charming Man (Queen City Boys #1) by Ajax Bell
reviewed by: Becky
WILL SEATTLE MAKE A MAN OF HIM YET?
It’s 1991 and Steven Frazier has danced away half a decade in the Seattle club scene with his beautiful-but-poisonous best friend, Adrian. Two glittering princes against the world, too high above life to care about what they might be missing.
But everything changes when a chance meeting with older—not to mention handsome—businessman John Pieters, reveals a cosmopolitan world and possible futures Steven’s never considered.
Flashy club clothes won’t impress John, this charming man who knows so much about many things. Motivated by fantasies inspired by his crush on John, can Steven finally fight Adrian’s sick hold?
As he steps out into the larger world, supported by new friends, Steven must prove to John—and to himself—that he’s not a hedonistic rhinestone club kid, but a true diamond in the rough.
I just love a book that grabs you from the start, and the way this book starts, holy crap, you can't help but know it is gonna be a hell of a ride! My first impression of Steven was that he was more than the club scene, and more than his best friend Adrian made him out to be. It is an author with real talent that can make you know that about a man in just a few chapters!
Steven and Adrian are friends on the Seattle club scene in the early '90s, and right away you can see that Steven is bound for better things, and in a way Adrian knows this and holds him back on purpose. I feel bad for Steven and really want more for him, this is why I was so excited when he met John.
John is so different from Steven and his friends that he might as well be on another planet, he is older, and stable in his job and life, and this looks so appealing to Steven, I think my favorite thing about this book is when Steven becomes determined to live up to the potential John sees in him!
You will love this book friends, it is a story of one man's determination to be more and better to prove to the man he is enthralled with that he is worth it! Thanks Ajax, for giving us a book that proves we can be who we want with a little effort and love!
the 5 tropical fruit lifesavers rating
I DID THIS RATING IN HONOR OF A CUTE LITTLE METAPHOR IN THE BOOK (BUT IT BACKFIRED CAUSE NOW I WANT THEM ;P) HERE ARE THE BUY LINKS AND THE GOODREADS LINK:
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ALRIGHTY FRIENDS YOU GOTTA GET THIS ONE! HERE IS AN EXCERPT FOR YA!
There was much to be said about friends good enough to know when to change the subject. Steven listened to the song, remembering time spent watching the video during his high school years, wishing he had “candy” like the guy in the video. Candy. “Leese!” Inspired, elbows on the table, Steven pushed as close to Lisa as he could. “This song is a sign.” “How dumb is this going to be?” “Hear me out. I’ll bring him some candy for the play. Like Skittles or Tootsie Pops. You know, instead of first-date flowers. Right? Is it good, or is it dumb?” “Dumb on what scale? Like against average humans, or against other things you’ve said tonight?” “Fuck you. I’m serious.” Stevenimagined pulling a roll of Lifesavers out of his pocket, the tropical fruit ones that taste weird, and giving it to John while they waited for the curtain to open. You remembered, John would say, and he’d look at Steven like he was truly considering him as a partner. Okay, yeah, it was dumb. But Steven didn’t want to back down now that he’d asked. “Why would you bring him candy? I mean if you want to do that, at least go to Dilettante. Get something good.” “Oh god, he does keep it secret.” Steven paused. If Lisa, his employee, didn’t know that about John, it was gossip. And he only wanted to gossip about John if it was to tell about their first kiss.
HAHA, I LOVE THE TROPICAL ONES! (STILL WANT SOME ;P) THANKS GUYS FOR JOINING ME FOR MY REVIEW OF THIS CHARMING MAN! YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!