Book Reviews

Smartass by Lynn Lorenz at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-July-2013

Book Blurb

Dear Author,

I’m screwed! I never should have done that, but it’s not like he didn’t deserve it. Please help me get out of this mess I’ve made!

Photo Description:
The photo is of a young man wearing a T-shirt with the caption “Life is short & so is your penis.”

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.


Book Review

This is a great story, with a lot of humor, some wonderful vibes between the characters, and perfect pacing and energy. Ricky and Dirk jumped off the pages and became real in my mind as I read about their meeting and being drawn together. They’re very different, but like magnets of opposite poles, they are inexorably pulled together.
Ricky is a brat. He lives to antagonize people, start fights, and get in trouble. Somehow he always escapes, until this one time when it looks really bad for him. He has no home to speak of (Dirk calls his "apartment" a crack hole, and that's certainly what it sounds like), and nobody who cares about him. On the streets since he was sixteen, eight years of loneliness have taught him how to defend himself, but the one thing he wants most is missing: someone to care about him.
Dirk is an ex-Marine who is trying to adapt to civilian life. He is fierce, protects what is his, and runs into Ricky by sheer coincidence. Something calls to him, but he doesn’t do relationships or vulnerable. What he does do is protect those who need it, and, from the looks of it, Ricky definitely needs some help. Dirk also wants more, but he wants Ricky to be the one to ask.

If you like stories about a white knight riding in to save a guy in trouble, if you enjoy stories about men who are at opposite ends of the spectrum and make you wonder what could possibly make them stay together, and if you're looking for a read that will pull you your heartstrings as it delivers a great mix of hot passion and hope there is someone out there for everyone, then you will probably like this free short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story. 39 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-June-2013
Price FREE
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