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... show more
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.
Publish date: 09-04-2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
I refer you to Kat for this one.There's oodles of charm here (and I'm a huge fan of JL Merrow) but somehow it didn't quite come together for me. There are some absolutely lovely scenes and the dialogue is zingy and I appreciated in principle the flamboyance of the narrator (although, in practice, he...
This is a new review due to second read-through!***** 5 I-love-you-book stars *****I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!I love it so much I want to buy a HARDBACK (yes, a hardback) and do this!And maybe do a little happy dance!This book is all kinds of ridiculous, but ridiculously funny, hysterically funny! It's very...
That was really sweet. And really funny. But also of course completely predictable. The MC is excitable, very very fruity and has a great rambling voice throughout the whole book that matches his personality. The cast of characters (his Mum and Keisha!) are great. And it's English! I love it when ...
Where to begin? Probably with the fact that this story was truly cathartic. It has been a long, long time since I laughed this hard. Every single sentence fucked with at least one not very politically correct theme, often more than one, and every time cracking me up so bad I had to look up from my b...
I love JL Merrow's writing style, the Britishisms, the wit, the characters. In this one we have Jude, Anglo-Japanese, 22 years old but can pass for much younger, wonderful mum, and VERY much out. Then there is David, karate instructor, contractor, and VERY in. They meet when David saves Jude from a ...