Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hard Tail by JL Merrow
Finding love can be a bumpy ride.
His job: downsized out of existence. His marriage: dead in the water. It doesn’t take a lot of arm twisting for Tim Knight to agree to get out of London and take over his injured brother’s mountain bike shop for a while. A few weeks in Southampton is a welcome break from the wreck his life has become, even though he feels like a fish out of water in this brave new world of outdoor sports and unfamiliar technical jargon.
The young man who falls—literally—through the door of the shop brings everything into sharp, unexpected focus. Tim barely accepts he’s even in the closet until his attraction to Matt Berridge pulls him close enough to touch the doorknob.
There’s only one problem with the loveable klutz: his bullying boyfriend. Tim is convinced Steve is the cause of the bruises that Matt blows off as part of his risky sport. But rising to the defense of the man he’s beginning to love means coming to terms with who he is—in public—in a battle not even his black belt prepared him to fight. Until now.
I gotta say I laughed my ass off with this book, I loved it. Sarcasm is my middle name so I totally enjoyed this story. I mean it has some serious issues that it deals with but I found it to be an incredibly entertaining story right from the start. Tim is so funny and absolutely clueless that I just couldn't help loving him, the way his family interacts with him is just too funny, even the way his marriage ends was hilarious. Matt I just wanted to wrap him in bubble wrap and take him home with me, he's soo cute I really wanted to kick his bullying boyfriend's ass how could he be so mean to such an adorable character like Matt. The friendship to lovers between these two was cute and fun. And lets not forget Wolverine (poor Adam). Seriously though I really enjoyed reading this story I recommend.