Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Odd Couple by BL Morticia

Title: The Odd Couple
Author: BL Morticia
Publisher: Triad Literary
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 192
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Opposites really do attract!

Unlike the popular bank, Chase Whittaker has no money. However, living on the northwest side of Chicago in a rundown building with no car, and no savings hasn’t made him totally undesirable. His good looks and charm make up for everything he seems to lack. Still, it’s not enough to stop his landlord from threatening to sell the building where he owns the store his grandfather opened.

Micah Strickland is the child of famous football player Thomas Strickland and a ghostwriter. Though he’s never hurting for money, He can’t seem to find a man who wants the same things he does. Insecurities about being accepted as a gay and black man also prohibit him from being happy. He does everything to prove he fits in and even after all that, Micah hasn’t found anyone who’s interested in a committed relationship.

When Micah visits Chase’s shop, the sparks fly almost immediately. Chase makes Micah feel special and seems to understand Micah’s battle with wanting to be accepted. But the possible relocation of the bookstore is a dark cloud over their budding romance.

As one issue lends itself to another, Micah finds himself battling what he’s feeling for Chase and loyalties to his father. The question now becomes, will he be able to honor his father without losing the man he’s come to love?

The Odd Couple by BL Morticia has the story of two very opposite people finding love.
Chase he is a sweet slobby character who can come of a tad flaky at times. I did find myself at certain points not liking his character. He comes off as really immature and almost childlike. Over all though he has a good heart he just needs to grow up a lot.
Micah he is rich and cultured. He almost comes off too rich and cultured, like a snob you don't like. But he rides that like very well and remains a likeable character just barely at times. I get the author was making these two opposites but I felt it was forced in places. This made me feel both men were just not ready for a love that was a forever kind of love.
Over all pretty good read. Not one I would want to keep, but one that was okay, and interesting.

                                Four Twinkling Stars

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