Title: The Odd Couple
Author: B.L. Morticia
Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance
Length: 158 pages
Publisher: Triad Literary (May 6, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Opposites really do attract.
Unlike the popular bank, Chase Whittaker has no money. However, living on the northwest side of Chicago in a rundown building with no car, and no savings hasn’t made him totally undesirable. His good looks and charm make up for everything he seems to lack. Still, it’s not enough to stop his landlord from threatening to sell the building where he owns the store his grandfather opened.
Micah Strickland is the child of famous football player Thomas Strickland and a ghostwriter. Though he’s never hurting for money, He can’t seem to find a man who wants the same things he does. Insecurities about being accepted as a gay and black man also prohibit him from being happy. He does everything to prove he fits in and even after all that, Micah hasn’t found anyone who’s interested in a committed relationship.
When Micah visits Chase’s shop, the sparks fly almost immediately. Chase makes Micah feel special and seems to understand Micah’s battle with wanting to be accepted. But the possible relocation of the bookstore is a dark cloud over their budding romance.
As one issue lends itself to another, Micah finds himself battling what he’s feeling for Chase and loyalties to his father.
The question now becomes, will he be able to honor his father without losing the man he’s come to love?
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Review: The first thing that caught my eye on this story was cover. Those two guys just smoke it up and damn they are nice to look at. Then there is the title and I have to say that it was right on spot for this cute story. I enjoyed the serious tone that it had but the humor is what had me going. I loved how the guys seemed a bit tongue-tied around each other in the first part. I also loved the fact that Micah’s best friend was pushing him just a tad in the beginning. It cracked me up.
Chase’s grandfather had owned the store that Chase was now running. It isn’t going as good as it should and he is close to losing the business. He is a sexy Adonis, but the man was broke. He had no car and no savings, so he feared he had no options. He wasn’t so sure if he would even have a good chance at Micah, but damn he was positive.
Micah’s father is the famous football player, so he has some big shoes to fill. He isn’t as sure of himself as he appears and is a bit insecure what with being gay and black. Then he walks into the shop with his best friend and finds himself staring at one sexy man. Each man has some issues that need to be dealt with, one being Chase’s shop. They need to show each other which is more important.
This was quite a bit of fun for me and I was glad to have had a chance to read this amazing story. It rocked and I loved how Chase was with the elderly man who lost his music in the fire. He might be messy as hell but his heart is big.
I loved this book and would definitely recommend it.
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