Pricks and Pragmatism
Easy come, easy go…until the heart gets involved.English student and aspiring journalist Luke Corbin should be studying. Instead he’s facing homelessness, thanks to the lover who’s just kicking him out of their posh digs. It’s not his first rejection—his father tossed him out at age sixteen—but... show more
Easy come, easy go…until the heart gets involved.English student and aspiring journalist Luke Corbin should be studying. Instead he’s facing homelessness, thanks to the lover who’s just kicking him out of their posh digs. It’s not his first rejection—his father tossed him out at age sixteen—but Luke has no problem trading his favors for a home and security. Especially with rich, powerful, handsome men.Except now, with finals bearing down, there’s no time to be choosy. He needs a roof over his head and he needs it now. Even if it means settling temporarily for a geeky, less-than-well-off chemical engineer called Russell.Luke’s fully prepared to put out for the guy—because after all, in this world no one gets something for nothing. But Russell isn’t just a nerd; he’s an honourable nerd who wants to save himself for someone special.At first Luke is annoyed, but the more time he spends with Russell, the closer he comes to a devastating realization. He wants to be that someone special. Except he’s fallen for the one man he can’t seem to charm…Warning: Contains references to domestic unrest, strong language, weakening resistance, and a college student who thinks he knows it all who’s about to learn an unforgettable lesson in love.
Publish date: September 21st 2010
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 60
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Contemporary Romance
, Short Stories
, M M Romance
, M M Contemporary
The blurb sums the story up nicely. This book was a slow burn full of UST. Russell is an introvert and nothing special in the looks department but underneath all that is this wonderful, thoughtful man (who we didn't really get to know well enough). Luke is outwardly confident but he needs someone...
I just re-read this, after reading "Muscling Through" and liked it even better the second time, so upped it a star. Good tight writing, well depicted characters and it moves along nicely.
3.5 starsI started out disliking Luke (not that there was much to like about him in the beginning, mind,) but I gradually warmed up to him and ended up rooting for him and Russel. Russel was the shy, socially challenged geek you love and feel protective of from the get go.I would have liked a bit mo...
Initially I was about to a put 4 for this, but then I got to the part where Luke met with Sebastian again just pages before the story end, then came the closing scene of Luke and Russell, and I went... "That's it!???" I think the end was too rush and wish it could be longer. But that's always the c...
Predictable plot and as usual in this type of story you want to bunch the MC for being so bad at reading people, but the setup was a little different. I really liked that he's getting a degree and wants to be a journalist, not just the typical twink who has nothing of value to give other than himsel...