The Review Where My Inner Voice Makes A Reappearance
been unable to sit down and read a book for a couple of weeks now but
early this morning my Inner Voice (I.V.) had a little something to
I.V.: It's been too long since we've visited Gay
Romancelandia. I'm going through withdrawals. I need a cock & balls
How could I ignore that? So, after wandering
around GR I saw that a friend had commented on my thread for Take My
Picture. My friends were all "Read this! Read this nooooooowwwwwwww!"
and I decided to jump in with both feet after putting this book off for
At 3% I stopped reading and said "I CAN'T BELIEVE I WAITED THIS LONG!!"
I.V. was like "You put off reading this? Did you forget that you like the funny?"
this book, the story of Aaron and Jake, starts off in a sinfully funny
way with the banter. Who likes the clever banter? Oh, that would be me.
is broke as a joke, living in a shitty Manhattan studio after leaving
London, and looking for work. He goes to audition to be a model for
Jake, a well known photographer, and somehow ends up working for the
man. The very cranky man with more than a few idiosyncrasies. Right from
the beginning Jake and Aaron's banter is super snappy and hellishly
There's something else that starts to happen as
Aaron and Jake spend every day together. They get to know each other and
care about each other in the most meaningful of ways. Things like how
they come to keep Harry the dog, their nighttime phone calls, the blue
pots and the pottery wheel all show how much these two men are seriously
made for each other.
Jake and Aaron's connection actually made me misty-eyed.
will admit that I was scared of the angst that I'd heard about. I did
have to make myself keep reading at one point when it got really
poignant and was making my chest hurt. Keep reading I did though. I'm
glad I did because the last part of the book was like the sweetest and
most satisfying pay off ever. When these two men came together it was
like dynamite and I was all too happy to watch the explosion.
am so, so glad that I let everyone convince me to read this book. It
made my night with its awesomesauciness and y'all know me; it takes a
lot to make me give a book the awsomesauciness medal.
And I.V.? I.V. is happy but now I need a new amazing book because that inner voice is just a greedy bitch.