The bigger they come, the harder they fall ... in love. Cambridge academic Larry Morton takes one, alcohol-glazed look at the huge, tattooed man looming in a dark alley, and assumes he’s done for. Moments later he finds himself disarmed -- literally and figuratively. Next morning, he can’t rest... show more
The bigger they come, the harder they fall ... in love.
Cambridge academic Larry Morton takes one, alcohol-glazed look at the huge, tattooed man looming in a dark alley, and assumes he’s done for. Moments later he finds himself disarmed -- literally and figuratively. Next morning, he can’t rest until he’s apologised to the man who turned out to be more gentle than giant.
Larry’s intrigued to find there’s more to Al Fletcher than meets the eye; he possesses a natural artistic talent that shines through untutored technique. Unfortunately, no one else seems to see the sensitive soul beneath Al’s imposing, scarred, undeniably sexy exterior. Least of all Larry’s class-conscious family, who would like nothing better than to split up this mismatched pair.
It’s deliciously physical, but also much more -- which makes Larry’s next task so daunting. Not just convincing his colleagues, friends, and family that their relationship is more than skin deep. It’s convincing Al.
Publish date: 2011-07-19
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages no: 87
Edition language: English
Sort of brought to you by Reading Project 2015.Felt vaguely bad for being tepid on Slam (not that anyone cares, except me) - so I thought I'd write something about how much I adore this.I think Merrow might be the Queen of short-form fiction. It's just a perfect little jewel of a book. An ideal comf...
Lovely story about Al, who you supposed could call simple, and Larry, the man who saw the real Al and fell in love with him.Very refreshing to be inside the head of Al. Al was so sweet. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body.And how these two met, hilarious.“You should let me take you home,” I said,...
Yes, this story is incredibly adorable! Very heartwarming and Al was such an awesome character. But his simple and naive nature were at times a bit too much like a child and that didn't sit quite well with me.Still this story made me smile and I had a great time with it!
This just got upgraded to 5 stars after another re-read (5th or 6th, I think). A book guaranteed to make me feel good (and shed a few tears in-between).