There's This Guy

There's This Guy

by Rhys Ford

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ISBN-13: 9781635334982
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Rhys Ford is an award-winning author with several long-running LGBT+ mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series and was a 2016 LAMBDA finalist with her novel, Murder and Mayhem. She is published by Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications.

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There's This Guy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading about these two men falling in love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters. Love the story of the protagonists. Couldn't put down
debbiereadsbook More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Jumping straight in, just as the book does. Not writing a blurby bit, because I simply can't. Chapter one. Page one. And I'm crying. I'm thinking that this is gonna be a much darker read for me than of late and I was not disappointed! Ford pulls you, kicking and screaming into Jake's world and you FEEL it, right here, *touches chest, repeatedly* right there, you FEEL for Jake, you really do. And when it is all laid out for you, oh God, more tears!! Come to think of it, I spent much of this book in tears!! But trust me, there are happy ones at the end! Because Dallas does love Jake, right from that meeting of eyes across the street. He knows that Jake needs gentle handling, needs time to process everything. And Dallas will take Jake, as his friend, if that's what Jake needs. Jake doesn't, to be fair, know exactly what he needs but he KNOWS he needs Dallas in his life. And Celeste. Oh she is funny. But she had Jake's number way before Dallas did. And she made Dallas see. not as explicit as some of Ford's books, but that's not what this book is about. Its about seeing that, actually, you are a NOT bad person, and you really do deserve someone to love you. I love Rhys Ford's work, you know I do. I fell in love with The Sinners Gin guys, and for a very long time, they were my favourites. But this book?? Way WAY surpasses those books. I can't express, not properly, how this book affected me today. I read it in one sitting. The cat was pleased I did not more for better part of the morning. I could not find a way to stop reading. I needed to know that Jake and Dallas have their happy ending. Cannot give it anything other than... 5 full and painful, but brilliant stars ** same worded review will appear elsewhere**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
SDMaxwell More than 1 year ago
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for a fair review of the book. I would like to point out that I was super excited for this chance for a number of reasons. Chief among them being that I love Rhys' work and I love this kind of opportunity. This book was hard for me to read. Not because it was badly written or anything of the sort. The writing was great. Rhys excels at telling a compelling story, even when the characters aren't dodging death threats right and left. And no, Jake and Dallas aren't being physically chased by bad guys in this one, which is bit different than Rhys' usual pattern but it makes sense for this book and these characters. The normal high adrenaline, shortened time frame wouldn't have worked well here. No, this book was hard because of the subject matter. It's not just about two people meeting and learning to exist for each other, it's also reaching out and touching on subjects we tend to shy from, especially in the romance section. I imagine because we never want to realize how much work it would be to deal with someone's deeply entrenched mental issues. Depression and suicide attempts aren't easy and relationships with people who suffer require a lot of patience and love. This book does an outstanding job of tackling these issues in a more realistic fashion. Depression is tough to get through and it honestly pulled a sympathetic pang to my heart to experience it with Jake. At the same time, it made Dallas' efforts to bring Jake around slowly build hope. Having someone that patient and caring is what anyone suffering could wish for in their life. I am not, by any means, going to break apart the characters or their motivations or even the plot. Because it was simply as I've stated, love through adversity, even when the hardship is yourself. 4.5 out of 5
amatate More than 1 year ago
--Memorable, emotional story of character growth-- Truthfully, I wasn’t expecting the story I got when I first downloaded the book. There’s This Guy is a heavier story brimming with emotion. At the beginning of the novel, the writing occasionally felt weighed down with the intensity, as if the emotions conveyed were too thick to flow freely. However, that descriptive prose was also what made this story so powerful. Both main characters were well developed. The book is narrated in third person, but includes both men’s views. Dallas and Jake’s different perspectives and ways of seeing their world came through so clearly in the word choices and descriptions that it took on almost a first person, alternating point of view tone. The author reinforces Jake’s artistic way of seeing things in his descriptions of people, movement, and the environment. Similarly, Dallas’s education, compassion, and desire to rescue people and places is undeniable. The romance is slightly slower to develop because of Jake’s circumstances. With so many of their feelings internalized at the beginning, the narration style and vivid descriptions of emotions were essential in developing the characters and chemistry right from the start. There were highs and lows, and the author doesn’t shy away from the troubling scenes. However, there’s an ever present hopeful and healing tone as well. The romance was a steady thrum, built on a spark but with a depth grounded in trust and empathy. The chemistry and evident love between Jake and Dallas made for an absolutely stunning story. Though the book opens with a shocking scene that rattled me, the journey was beautiful. The characters were memorable- broken, yet strong. I loved that the romance wasn’t the hero of the story, but that love and support buoyed Jake’s personal transformation. If you are a fan of emotional stories, specifically the hurt/comfort trope, There’s This Guy won’t disappoint. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*