Title: Where Least Expected
Series: Surprised by Love, #1
Author: D.C. Williams
Length: Novella (95 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (November 9th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5Hearts
Blurb: Blake is totally not still hung up on Jeff, his hot ex-boyfriend. And he’s so not sleeping with Bob, Jeff’s annoying hippie roommate. Except he is. And even though they have absolutely nothing in common, Bob might just show Blake that there’s more to their relationship than just sex.
If Blake can share some of his secrets and let his guard down just a little bit.
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=DCW_WLEX
Review: This was an interesting book to read. I found that it was a realistic feeling college romance saga – let’s face it, romance around that age always seems to be embarrassingly like a saga. Blake is out for his twenty-second birthday when he ends up sharing a drink with his ex-boyfriend’s roommate, Bob.
First off, it is sometimes difficult to find sympathy with Blake because he is shallow, and not only admits to it, he is somewhat proud of it. Then, when we find out about some of the trauma he went through when he was around sixteen/seventeen, it’s hard not to sympathise with him. The best way to describe him is that he damaged but sweet.
Bob is a fantastic character. He’s a purple-haired hippie-type who also sports dreadlocks, and funnily enough, he wants to get into law school. Bob’s only just starting to discover himself. It was difficult not to feel sympathy him because of this, it felt like Blake was just being an arsehole at times. Bob just seems so cute, naive and confused I don’t think anyone who enjoys this book would find it hard not to feel protective of him.
Over a series of months, Blake and Bob are in a strictly sexual relationship. However, at the same time, it was really nice to see them grow and get to know themselves. Particularly Blake, I had my concerns about him but he pulled through well. There were a number of interesting minor characters, including Bob’s family. But it was Jeff, Bob’s roommate/Blake’s ex, that I liked. He had the protective bear vibe going on and I found him likable despite the fact that he dumped Blake.
I have to say, I’m really looking forward to this series after this taste!
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