neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

later Tuesday/early Wednesday

I finished reading Reverb.  Somewhere along the line one of the protagonists asks the other, "How did you make me gay for you?"  No kidding, it was actually in there.  I'll have to look it up, but Nick uses the words "gay for you."  I'd say I have no idea how Jet Mykles made this work for me, but I kind of know, and somehow she did.  It was in the way Nick and Marlowe hooked up in the first place, and then kept thinking about each other.  The way it was written was enough to make me suspend disbelief.  That usually doesn't happen, and I just saw something describing Jet as "The Queen of Gay for You."  She's really got a skill there.  I remain somewhat puzzled by how okay I was about that aspect of the story, but I was able to just go with it.  I got swept up in the romance, or let myself get swept up.

I did a little shopping at Loose Id today.  I got Big Cypress Crossroads by Bren Christopher and Long Tall Drink by L.C. Chase.  I read Big Cypress Crossroads.  I was a little wary when it was described as paranormal, but it was a psychic dreams sort of thing.  I'm getting kind of tapped out when it comes to shapeshifter stories.  Not that I can't enjoy a good one, but I've read so many -- it feels like hundreds.  It probably is hundreds in the last couple of years.

The book was pretty good.  I still have a grudge about participles being used at the beginning of sentences, but at least they weren't dangling participles, and it wasn't that often.  It was kind of an OK Homo book, with most of the characters being fine with Noah and Scott being gay.  Noah lived in a small town, and Scott was a policeman, but there were maybe two characters who weren't okay with the pairing, and one was a villain anyway.  It was somewhat hard to suspend disbelief in how much the police let a civilian work with them, and totally cooperated with him when it didn't seem like they'd have a lot of reason to.  Noah kept lying and lying to Scott and the rest of the police about things, too.  Noah gradually told the truth about one incident or event after another, but it made him harder to like.  I didn't have a problem with the psychic aspects of the book, but it would have been a little better for me if the "real life" happenings had been just a bit more plausible.

Reverb was one of the books I got from Rainbow eBooks, so I especially had reason to be glad I got it, but I enjoyed it.  I'm looking forward to the next Indigo Knights book, too.  I'll probably read part of Long Tall Drink tonight.


Tags: books, m/m, reading

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