The Opposite of Nothing

The Opposite of Nothing

by Shari Slade

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BN ID: 2940149424160
Publisher: Shari Slade
Publication date: 03/18/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 776,316
File size: 286 KB

About the Author

Shari Slade is a snarky optimist. A would-be academic with big dreams and very little means. When she isn’t toiling away in the non-profit sector, she’s writing gritty stories about identity and people who make terrible choices in the name of love (or lust). Somehow, it all works out in the end. If she had a patronus it would be a platypus.

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The Opposite of Nothing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Free copy supplied for an honest review* Such a fun read. I enjoyed reading about Callie and Tayber. Their chemistry was electric. Their dialogue was well written and believable. Callie as Sasha was sexy and you knew she had a little minx in there the whole time. Learning about Tayber's past and meeting his brother Aaron was a nice way to pull you into the story and make you feel more vested in the characters. I certainly wasn't ready for how explicit the book was. Not that I'm complaining, because I'm certainly not. It was very well written in the steamy scenes. I've read quite a bit of books lately with sexy scenes and some just ruined the mood, but Ms. Slade did very well with them. This is the first book I've read in quite some time that was not first person and it was refreshing. I enjoyed the alternating between the main character's POVs even though it wasn't first person. Very interesting way to read things. Of course I feel like several other reviewers and want more! I feel connected to Callie and Tayber and want to know how things are going with them. :)
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
Opposite of Nothing was a terrific read right from the start. The words really transported me back to the college campus of my younger years. I loved Callie and Tayber. Their easy friendship was a delight to read, and I was really intrigued by their secrets and hidden feelings. Add "Sasha" to the mix, and I was hooked and eager to know how things would work out. I really enjoyed this story and can't wait to read more from Shari Slade.
spoiledangelbaby2001 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was shorter then most books, which was okay, although I wouldn't have minded reading more about Callie and Tayber. There is no cliffhanger either, which is another HUGE plus in my book. If you're looking for a short/quick read book, this is a great one! I think it very much shows what can/does happen in today's society. We're all afraid of losing what we have in order to gain more, so we hide behind an electronic front to try and gain more information/knowledge and then find ourselves in too deep to get out easily.
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
*4.5/5 stars, rounded up due to lack of half-stars.* Novellas are normally hit or miss with readers, but for me this novella was one of the better ones that I’ve come across. Most complaints about novellas are that they’re too short; that there’s not enough in them to bring the story out. I didn’t feel that this was the case this time around. Slade used the space wisely and was able to develop her two main characters well, as well as the relationship between them both. I think there were a few points that could have been expanded just a touch more, but it didn’t take much away from my overall enjoyment. There was no fluff to deal with, and I tend to appreciate when an author can tell when a story doesn’t need to be fluffed up to bring something to novel length. I felt I could relate to both Callie and Tayber in their situations, which was also a welcomed bonus. I was able to sympathize with them both, and I think the use of the 3rd person points of view helped that. For a novella, I was left feeling very satisfied as a reader and I think Shari Slade has gained a new fan after having finished this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I really enjoy when a love grows between two friends into something steamin hot. Lol. The chemistry between Callie and Tayber is off the charts hot. Callie is sweet but she deceives Tayber and she hdes her feelings for him. He also has feelins for her but is afraid of ruining their friendship. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
The synopsis of this book made it sound really good,  however it was a really slow read and I found myself always aggravated with the characters
Kacey262 More than 1 year ago
I like novellas if only for the fact that they can be read in one sitting without taking up your whole day. However, most of the novellas I read are part of a series. So you already know the characters and the book will get right down to business. I rarely read novellas that aren’t part of a series but I’m glad I did this time. The Opposite of Nothing is about two friends. One is a man whore who sleeps around to prevent getting close to anyone. The other is a girl who was the outcast in high school and doesn’t trust easily. They became unexpected friends when Tayber was sleeping with Callie’s college roommate one night. After an awkward “can you guys keep it down” moment, he asked to take her out to apologize. They are both attracted to the other but neither has said as much. Callie has a secret. She’s been pretending to someone else online to get to know him better. Sasha, as she is called, is the sex bomb who holds nothing back…except for her voice and her presence. Sasha only talks to Tayber online and never calls. (For obvious reasons.) I’m sure you can see where this is heading. What happens when he finds out that Callie and Sasha are one in the same? I enjoyed this book and kept picking it up throughout the day to read another page. (Instead of working.) It was a good, solid length for a novella, with great character development. I would have liked to see more on their background and why they are the way they are today. It could have been stretched to a full length novel had there been more back story given. However, it was great the way it was. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for other books from Shari Slade.
BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
Callie and Tayber are best friends with a lot of baggage between the two of them. They do everything together. They study, eat, and go to the movies together. And late at night, they chat online. Together? Callie chats with Tayber at night as Sasha. Tayber and Sasha’s are hot and steamy! She gets Tayber to open up about his life and things going thru his head. Something he hides from Callie. What Tayber doesn’t know is that Callie is Sasha. This is how Callie gets her “more than friends” relationship with Tayber that she can only dream about. Will this secret destroy everything between Tayber and Callie when he finds out the truth? Guess it’s time to find out… This was a really sweet, steamy and well written novella. I think this book could have been a bit longer. I would’ve liked to have known a bit more about Tayber and Callie. Why was Callie bullied so much when she was younger? How about Tayber’s home life and his mom? There were glimpses here and there, but I think these areas could have been expanded on a bit more. Were there issues in their relationship from Tayber’s “player” status? There was only Meg that seemed to stir up any questions about them and it seemed there should have been more drama in that dept. Maybe another chapter on how their relationship was going or even an Epilogue to see a year or so down the road. * I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the storyline, but was too short at least a epilogue would of been perfect!h