Hard Candy – Bend or Break #7
Bookreview / March 22, 2016

Hard Candy is part 7 in the Bend or Break series and tells us the story of Vincent (Vinnie) Lim. As we learned in part 6 he has an occasional hook up thing with his best friend Austin and he assumed Austin would always be there waiting for him. But then Austin fell in love with Sean and is no longer available. And now Vinnie is lost and doesn’t know what to do anymore. So one night he goes out dancing and picks up Bryan, a dance major. Vinnie is drunk and the one night stand turns out to be one of the worst he has ever had. He totally blew it and does what he always does. Pretend it never happened and he doesn’t know Bryan. But Bryan is the one person he cannot forget. Bryan is the totally out and totally posterboy for gay. He knows he wants Vinnie to pay attention to him but he knows he has to fight for it. Vinnie has a one tracked mind, always living up to someone else’s expectations. But Bryan won’t accept being left out and he demands to have attention. Will Vinnie be able to deal with that and…

Love Me Like a Rock – Bend or Break #6
Bookreview / March 22, 2016

Now as we all know I am a long time fan of the Bend or Break series, ever since part 1. And the more we get, the better they get. Love Me Like a Rock is part 6 in the series and tells the story of Austin (and a little Vinnie) who we already met in Level Hands). Amy Jo Cousins just keeps on writing one perfect story after another and it makes me fall more and more in love with these books and characters. So when I had the chance of reading parts 6 and 7 as an ARC I jumped at the chance and promised to write a review about them. So here they are….. Austin is an artist and always has been. Whatever his eyes see, his hands create. But there is one thing that keeps bothering him. He has a thing for his best friend Vinnie, who he occasionally hooks up with. He is hoping it will turn out into more, but Vinnie doesn’t seem to be interested in anything more. Austin gets more and more frustrated, but what can he do? At an evening drawing class he meets Sean, the naked male model in front…

Vincent’s Thanksgiving Date
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

Vincent lives alone in his apartment and is very shy. In his own words “I’m not very good with people” All he wants is to spend Thanksgiving alone with the parade on tv, a pie and a bottle of wine. But that is not what his handsome neighbor Cory wants. Cory has had a secret crush on Vincent forever and this year he will make sure he gets what he wants. Knocking on Vincent’s door, pretending there is some holiday crisis, will be the perfect excuse to get to know the shy guy in the next door apartment. Vincent really wants Cory, but he is afraid that as soon Cory gets to know the real him, he will run away. After all, he is a shy and slightly overweight guy, what kind of a catch would that be. Slowly but surely Cory gets Vincent to open up and show him the man he can be and wants to be. Cory even gets his best friends to help him and show Vincent that Thanksgiving should be spend with friends and family and not alone. Even though Thanksgiving is a holiday that doesn’t exist in my part of the world, I could…