Slam!

Slam!

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by JL Merrow
     
 

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Limericks, lies, and puppy-dog eyes…

Jude Biggerstaff is all the way out and loving it—mostly. The Anglo-Japanese university graduate is a carnivore working in a vegan café, an amateur poet with only one man in his life. His dog, Bubbles.

Then there’s “Karate Crumpet”, a man who regularly runs past the

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Limericks, lies, and puppy-dog eyes…

Jude Biggerstaff is all the way out and loving it—mostly. The Anglo-Japanese university graduate is a carnivore working in a vegan café, an amateur poet with only one man in his life. His dog, Bubbles.

Then there’s “Karate Crumpet”, a man who regularly runs past the café with a martial arts class. Jude can only yearn from afar, until the object of his affection rescues him from muggers. And he learns that not only does this calm, competent hunk of muscle have a name—David—but that he’s gay.

Jude should have known the universe wouldn’t simply let love fall into place. First, David has only one foot out of the closet. Then there’s Jude’s mother, who lies about her age to the point Jude could be mistaken for jailbait.

With a maze of stories to keep straight, a potential stepfather in the picture, ex-boyfriends who keep spoiling his dates with David, and a friend with a dangerous secret, Jude is beginning to wonder if his and David’s lives will ever start to rhyme.

Warnings: Contains a tangled web of little white lies, a smorgasbord of cheesy limericks, a violin called Vanessa, some boots that mean business, and the most adorable little dog ever. Poetry, it’s not...

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At 22, Jude is still living at home with his mom, waiting tables at a vegan restaurant, and performing his original poetry. When he is saved from muggers by local karate instructor David, the distant object of his affection, Jude thinks his love life may finally be turning around. However, David is still in the closet. VERDICT Incorporating strong secondary characters, Merrow's comedic tale offers the inevitable tropes of younger/older men who are in/out of the closet but in dynamically humorous ways. [Xpress Reviews, 3/15/13.]—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Memorial Lib., Easthampton, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619214859
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
195,450
File size:
1 MB

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Slam! 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the main character in this book. This is one I'll definitely read again.
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Enjoyable and fun
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Get over yourself
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Whats wrong