(Chiaroscuro) [Kindle] ¿ Jenna Jones
On Alchemy kBeautiful A sweet romance that includes carefully well developed characters and touches several important topics without ever making them the central idea of the story but delivering the message anyway Jaime is such a sweet soul and you get tonow him and understand the whys of his decisions and heartaches Dune is lovely I am a little disappointed that the story did not include even an HFN for him And then there s Benoh Ben with his commitment issues and direct manner so scared but so perfect for Jaime This is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading of her work She is very talented the writing is tight and coherent a rarity in this genre But her main skill is creating characters that are true to life and remain with you well after the last word is read This was a delightful read Oh to be Jamie and have all these hunks lusting after you I loved Jamie s journey through finding true love All the characters were endearing The pace was wonderful and I enjoyed the characters developmentThe only thing that I could have done without is the ex wife turn BFF plot This seems to be a trend in gay romance books I am yet to buy it Maybe bc I have never in my life met any exes that had been married stayed in a relationship this close I don t buy that bc one of them is gay it will make the relationship after the fallout a pleasant one Regardless Tristan is a pretty easy to skim over characterWorth re reading for sure BoringCharacters written too femininelyDryincluding the lube less sexNo tension no passion no arc too many mundane details and conversationsNot enough character developmentToo much casualness too little real communicationToo unreal too ridiculousToo much over sentimentality Too little awkwardness in transitioning between charactersNot enough editing Not enough proofreading Just blah I started the book a couple of months ago but stopped after 30 pages Back then I thought who so many character names to remember for the first time and I couldn t got my head wrapped to it uickly Then I thought to start again Boy once I started I couldn t stop This story is very character driven it is easy to grasp the names after all and they are not two dimensional characters Jamie meets Ben in a wedding part where as strangers they Civil Rights and the Environment in African American Literature 1895 1941 kissed inside a closet but Jamie has a crush on nineteen year old Micah and Jamie is a romantic he believes in relationship and monogamy So he only can accept Ben as friend Until Micah breaks his heart and Ben is there to help mending his broken heart Unfortunately Ben doesn t believe in love and commitment The story flows smoothly and it is sweet and it is engaging and I fall for the characters especially Jamie and Ben sigh and few of hours later I close the book with a deep sigh and smile on my face 35 Stars giving it 4 stars though since its much closer to that for me A non traditional romance setup but a very good read At first I wasn t really sure who to like and want for Jamie or who he was going to be with Then I started thinking of this like a TV series with each chapter being an episode of sorts telling an unfolding story and I found that a much better way to like this book Hearing Jamie so in love with Micah is a lot in a typical romance novel context but not so much in a TV context if months down the line we see Jamie fall in love with Ben andnow he s the right one for him It also helps with trying to forgive Micah which appears necessary since he s featured in the next book in this series All in all a really great read Loved Jamie loved Ben even if he was clueless for a bit loved Tristan and their friendship loved Dune for the most part as well I ve enjoyed other books by the author this was no different I like her writing style The approach to this one is definitely different hearing in detail about a relationship that one of the main characters is in and happy with that is not the final HEA is different but she was able to make it work I think
I m looking forward to the next book I really liked Dune and I m m looking forward to next book I really liked Dune and though I m head over heels for Micah I don t dislike him as much as I did at the halfway point in this book so I ll look forward to reading about them This is a choral book It s a very long and full of characters book so take a good handful of patience get comfort and start reading And be aware to have plenty of time ahead of you cause I think you will not want to drop it off until you finish itJamie is a good guy Englishman in San Francisco and gay Perfect He has plenty of choice when he needs to get laid Dune for example the ever present and naked friend he can always rely when needs a date Dune is a modern son he has two fathers Leo the biological one and his partner Adam and two mothers Frances the biological one and her partner Ocean And Leo lives in a uite and happy building with nice neighboorhood like Ben a cake decorator who works in the one hundred and fifty years old family s bakery Jamie and Ben even meet during a wedding and almost make out in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens kitchen during the partyBut Jamie has a crush for Micah a nineteen years old colleague little engineering genius who is like a bud starting to blossom and Jamie wants to be the sun for him And everyone around him tries to convince him that Micah is too young that Micah is not out with his family and his friends and he Jamie deserves better he deserves someone like Ben And the readernows well and he nows that Micah will fail and then Ben will be there for Jamie and you will have an happily ever after but what happens if Ben doesn t want to love again what happens if he maybe will be a lot pain for Jamie than MicahChiaroscuro is a novel who flows like a river sometime peaceful sometime with rapids Jamie is the center of love for all the men around Dune Micah e Ben and he loves them all He is the sunshine of the story Ben instead is a bit of shadows and rain I like the rain when you lie in bed and listen to the rain outside it could be peaceful but rain could be also a storm rain waters the gardens but can also destroy the buds And so Ben can take care of Jamie but can also choke the fragile love he has inspiredChiaroscuro decipts a community and a way of life that maybe only in San Francisco you can find Every page I turn I will find a new maybe couple Dune Jamie Jamie Micah Micah Ryan Dune Daniel Daniel Jamie Jamie Ben Ben Ian Ian Micah Jamie Stuart It s like a domino play what will be the latest piece to be play I really really liked this book or let s say I really really liked Jamie Sweet loving artistic Jamie This is a romance although it is not set up as a typical romance The main #ROMANCE IS ABOUT JAMIE AND BEN BEN IS A #is about Jamie and Ben Ben is a guy who is always there for his friends but has convinced himself that he does not do love He cannot and will not be Relationship Guy The story about Jamie and Ben is a typical romance but their real story doesn t really start until the second half of the book The first half of the book is about the start middle and end of Jamie and Micah s relationship Sure Micah makes a mistake but while they are seriously in the relationship they are very much in love and you like both characters I am a bit torn about this setup I got invested in the two characters and their relationship but still I new that they are not ment to be so it was a little hard reading so much about their relationship I do want to point out that I still loved this book and it actually worked and that is probably why I am a bit fascinated about it and decided to spend so much. This edition is out of print Jamie Makepeace isn't sure what to do with his work or his love life Laid off at his job and at odds with his ultra conservative boyfriend Micah he's searching for something to fill the empty spots. .
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H but gah this is bullshit Gah and I Unleashed (Devil's Reach Book 3) know what it is too It s that stupid fucking blurb Also the fact that I ve already read Absolutely Eric but I feel like even having done that if the stupid blurb hadn t lead me to believe I was going to read something entirely different or at least have to sit through something entirely different before finally getting to the blurb part I would have been okay with itGah younow what I can t do this I don t care enough about these characters to want to sit through pages and pages and pages of agonizing farce for such low projected payoffMission abort 25%Seriously wow Killed by its blurb I m dumbfounded Ever read a book that you just WISH were turned into a movie That s exactly how I felt about this book that L'art d'aimer kept me up for several nights and made me fall in love with a group of gay boys I d love to have as friends any day Summary Gay romance eroticaJamie Makepeace isn t sure what to do with his work or his love life Laid off at his job and at odds with his ultra conservative boyfriend Micah he s searching for something to fill the empty spotsWhen he meets Ben Gallagher a cake decorator Jamienows he s found a friend Taking a chance Jamie turns to art for his new career and Ben becomes his muse He creates an entire show based on the man who is always there for him The problem with Ben is that he s been hurt by love in the past and might not be willing to risk his friendship with Jamie for something Can Ben get past his fear and see that all that Jamie has to offer before it s too late What I liked about this book Wow What DIDN T I like about this story um nothing It s a complete year in the life of this group of friends who remind me of ueer as Folk with happy endings and sizzling sexual energy that oozes off the page without overwhelming the plot and and conflict within the journeyThe journey that s what this book is about The journey to self discovery isn t always about your sexual preference your career choices or your path it s about finding your place in this world and being open to love in its many factions Jenna Jones vividly sets the stage for the reader and takes them through the highs and lows of being in a relationship Sometimes it s bliss other times it s heart rending gut punching pain but always it s a journey best traversed with friends than aloneExcerpt High school A few times before Tris and I got married And then not again until after the annulment and I ve never looked back Jamie nodded against his chest fingers entwinedbetween Ben s Ben stroked his hair How old were youFifteenJust a baby Ben teasedOld enough A little bundle of hormones that was me at fifteen Every time somebody I found attractive touched me I thought I d combustEverybody s like that as a teenagerTrue Me and my best friend Rupert that was his name Rupert He uietly laughed English peopleRupert It s a perfectly good name Anyway we d sneak off to snog behind the euipment shed between classes or go to my flat to fool around because my parents were always gone He was the first bloke to Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 3 kiss me he added his expression nostalgic The first bloke to do a lot of things to meWhat happenedHis mum caught us We weren t actually fucking but we were in bed together and just in our underpants She came back early from some school thing for one of his sisters and threw open the door and just started screaming that I was a pervert and to get out of her house and never talkto her son again and when I got home she d called my parents to tell themBen stroked his back his expression somberAfter a few minutes Jamie said I haven t seen him since I tried to call a few times but he never answered the phone and his family never let me talk to him So I don tnow what s happened to him I d like to think he s fabulously happy somewhere that s not ManchesterNot easy to be gay there huhNope Not for The Folding Star kids our age anyway I mean it s pretty urban and all but you have tonow how to look after yourself too And in my school if there was even a whiff of difference about you people would set on you like hounds on a rabbit And since I was artsy and small He sighedYou got set onYeah And my father would tell me to fight back and I tried and that just made it worse If I d been into sport instead of drawing or even just taller I was so fucking glad to get out of thereNothing fucks you up like childhood He hugged Jamie closer to him Jamie made a soft sound Thanks
He Kissed Ben Briefly And Lay His Head Down AgainBenkissed Ben briefly and lay his head down againBen with his hair Ran his fingers down Jamie s jaw and along his chin along his throatHe pulled his hand away abruptly and crooked his arm under his head Sorry I My Husbands Under Here Somewhere keep wanting to yeahJamie opened his eyes when Ben moved his hand away and raised his head again at Ben s words Keep wanting to touch meYeah And as youeep reminding me you re in a relationship In love and all thatYeah Jamie whisperedAnd I like youHe smiled and tapped his fingers on Ben s chest a moment You ve mentioned thatAnd I don t fuck my friendsIt took Jamie a moment to realize what he meant and then he said Oh as he moved away from Ben s sideHey Ben sat up too Hey Jamie this is a good thing right We can be friends and the sex thing just gets you now put away We don
t have to think about it any You now We re just friendsIs that really what you wantBen looked at himhave to think about it any You Questions that Islam can't answer - Volume one know We re just friendsIs that really what you wantBen looked at him he was an idiot No But I am trying to respect the fact that you love that guyMicahYeah himI do love him but that hasn t stopped me from wanting youWell Ben said slowly then we ought to set some rules I think For example my rule is I don t fuck my friendsSo you d rather sleep with some bloke you don tnow than somebody you actually likeIt s just sex Jamie It s not supposed to be meaningfulOh Jamie said again But you were marriedUnhappily he reminded him You can love somebody and have terrible sex with them Or no sex at all Who needs all that emotional garbage I don t I don t #Want ItI SeeI Mean #itI seeI mean ve done it too right Cruising one night stands fucking a guy in a back roomOf course I have just not exclusively and not recently I like being in a relationshipBen smoothed a wrinkle in the bedding and said nothingThey re not all like this Jamie said Some of them well I m sure there s people who have good relationships And this will get better Once Micah moves out of his parents place and well We ll figure it outRight said Ben and gave an encouraging nodSo you ve never been in love Jamie said after a momentAside from Tris noThat s too bad Jamie said Ben raised his eyebrows in curiosity and Jamie went on I mean it seems to me like you ve got a lot to give You Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus knowEight and a half inches Ben said and smiled winninglyThat s not what I mean and younow itWell define a lot then Jamie I have good sex I m not going to be coy about that I like sex I enjoy it I m good at it Love is just He shook his head and looked away Love is a complication I don t want to bother withWhy You don t think gay men can fall in loveBen took a deep breath I am not self loathingThen what is it Because I don t want His hand swept out in an all encompassing gesture This Waiting for somebody who s not going to show up wondering where they are what they re doing why they re not with you what s important to them I don t believe in putting my happiness in the hands of other peopleJamie looked at his hands I seeBen leaned over and picked up his shoes I ll goOnly if you want to Jamie said meeting his eyes and Ben dropped his shoes and wrapped himself around Jamie againI don t I don t want to go. M The problem with Ben is that he's been hurt by love in the past and might not be willing to risk his friendship with Jamie for something Can Ben get past his fear and see that all that Jamie has to offer before it's too late. Of my review on pointing it out This was a difficult book to read for me I like a romance where two people meet and fall in love This was definitely not that Ben and Jamie do meet at the start of the book but Jamie is in love with Micah There are 183 pages of Jamie s and Micah s doomed relationship including plenty of sex scenes During this time Dune and Ben undermine the relationship by telling Jamie everything that is wrong with it To uote one of them I say it s time you cut your losses and move on Losing a boyfriend in this city is like losing a watch in Switzerlandthere s a better one on every corner Evidently there is a seuel and Dune ends up with Micahafter telling Jamie what was wrong with Micah so often in this book Ben tries to get Jamie to cheat on Micah Jamie never cheats on Micah but he thinks things like I m in love with Micah he thought We re in love we re going to live together he just couldn t get away today Except Except Ben was here Ben was available and Ben wanted him Yet when the relationship is over Dune and Ben are suddenly great friends of Micah and the boyfriend he cheated on Jamie with Dune invites Micah and his boyfriend to parties without telling Jamie nowing that Jamie will be at the party too I couldn t like any of the characters because of these thingsEven when the relationship with Micah is over we still do not get a story that is about the two main characters relationship Instead we get a sex scene between Jamie and a character that isn t in the story much at allThe ending wasn t very satisfying Jamie has to practically force Ben to say I love you and there is nothing shown of changes that might have been made if they truly committed to each other They were in an open relationship and not living together Readers are not shown how that changed Jamie pushes Ben into committing to a happily ever after and we are not really shown that Ben is agreeing to not sleeping with other people it is just implied Dune who has been a major part of the story is left alone He too had been having sex with Jamie although this was not shown and due to loving Ben Jamie no longer has sex with him but Ben still feels they are in an open relationshipJamie and Ben have an open relationship for the entire story Ben hurts Jamie by bringing a date to Jamie s big art show opening night Ben also does not care if Jamie slept with Stuart and he states this at the end of the book so I feel that he still doesn t really want a committed relationshipI did not find this story to be realistic or romantic 2 fucking stars because of the stupid fucking blurb This book has one of the shittiest blurbs I ve ever read because of a technical issue More belowFinal VerdictIf you ve already read the blurb for this one you might as well just go and read Absolutely Eric The blurb ills any tension that might exist in the story because its clearly taken from the stupid middle of the stupid story instead of where it s supposed to be taken from which is the freaking beginningwhile readingI DUNNO WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT EXACTLY BUT I SAW THE WORD CAKEwhat the fuck am I reading what the hell is going on I feel like a tripped and fell into a wormhole leading into a strange AUOh Oh I seesigh Here we go See the thing about blurbs is you don t tell people where you re taking them You tell them where you re going to begin and maybe give them a hint as to what might come from it but you don t tell them about the middle of the journey and then expect them not to be confused when you backtrack to the way fucking beginning of the whole farce That s just rudeOnce I figured out what the fuck was going on I just ind of rode with it I looked askance at it almost every step but I rode with itBut thenOkay so Micah was hired right out of high school right Cuz he s like not old enough to drink yet And now he needs to apply to college Stanford sure SF State sure ButUCSF the fuck Does he realize that 1 they mostly deal with health sciences and not you now coding and 2 that it s a graduate school Unless the author meant University of San Francisco which is a different thing and NOT a UC Still I feel like if he really wants to Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship keep doing coding stuff he should go to Stanford I mean out of all 3 choices listed Stanford seems like the bestonly viable option cuz my impression aka all I reallynow of SFSU is for its psychology program Which again is NOT codingdoes he suddenly want to go into pre med We were not told about this I mean I don t even think there was explicit fucking if there was then I missed it so it s not like that s taking up pages JFC what the hell is going onOMG WHOOAAA HEY LOOK MICAH S GOT THE MAKINGS FOR AN ABUSIVE ASSHOLE AND JAMIE IS STARTING TO FALL INTO CODEPENDENCY Gah that stupid ass blurb Like wow we already now the end game now clearly Micah really will become an asshole and Jamie will be devastated and eventually get together with Ben sigh Kills any tension if not for the stupid blurb then I 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am it could conceivably go either way with Micah either coming to terms or devolving into totalit could conceivably go either way with Micah either coming to terms or devolving into total Sigh author come on Do you now how jarring it is when you re talking about UC system schools and the cities thereof and throw Palo Alto into the mix First reaction is wtf there s definitely no UCPA and then Oh author is probably referring to Stanford sigh sloppy AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY THE FUCK WOULD HE GO TO UCSF THAT S NOT EVEN AN UNDERGRAD SCHOOL Sure I suppose getting into grad school without an undergrad degree would be uite the coup but again isn t Micah a coder Why the fuck does he want to go to school specializing in health sciencesapprox 20%The thing about this story is I ve read this story model before There were different character archetypes sure but the same story model which means a lot of stuff running along the same lines and really nothing about this story is standing out to me Micah is a sad idiot child and a normal young person which means he s almost a complete sociopath and gdi I still don t uite now what the fucking difference between a sociopath and a psychopath is But that is a different matter altogetherSidebar this seems fairly consistent with what my psychopathology prof was saying so I m using this for referenceSo yeah sociopathic Not entirely his fault can t exactly blame him for his age Still he s clearly on a warpath of destruction and poor Jamie is being sucked inI don t now where I was going with this anyEh Like I was saying before it s #not bad it follows its concept it explores it plays it out but well it s #bad it follows its concept it explores it plays it out but well it s of rote feeling You already Soins naturels pour les cheveux know where it s heading and you alreadynow what sort of unexpected setbacks there ll probably be and you Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 44 : Mon papa n'est pas mon papa know what the end result will be if not the specific permutations thereof A lot of that can be blamed on the blurb I feel like without the blurb there could have been a bit tension in the plot which would have created interestBut the thing is because we alreadynow this great love is in fact just a passing infatuation it makes each declaration of love whichever party doing the declaration all that painful to have to sit through Like GOD YOU STUPID FUCKING IDIOTS JUST SHUT UP ALREADY LIKE I M CRINGING ON YOUR BEHALF AND I FEEL LIKE I M GOING TO KEEP DOING SO FOR THE NEXT LIKE 50% OF THE BOOK OR SO ASJDKFLAJSDFIt makes the UST between Ben and Jamie farcical Like oh come on we already Love Like You've Never Been Hurt Participant's Guide: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart know what the fucking endgame is Yeah you can t force development to happen you gotta just wait it throug. When he meets Ben Gallagher a cake decorator Jamienows he's found a friend Taking a chance Jamie turns to art for his new career and Ben becomes his muse He creates an entire show based on the man who is always there for hi.