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Review – Late Bloomer by Bru Baker

Review: Late Bloomer by Bru Baker

Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publish Date: December 10, 2014
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher

23587006“If not for his family and his Christmas tree farm, David Rochester would be a recluse. And Erik Shriver wouldn’t know a quiet moment if it smacked him in the face. But now David’s farm has brought them together. When Erik’s flurry of bad jokes and frenetic energy sets David off kilter, his family notices and begins conspiring. They push David and a very willing Erik together again and again until David stops denying his attraction. But an almost-hermit and a soon-to-be-former club boy each bring baggage into a relationship. They’ll have to take things slowly to find the middle ground between David’s taciturn silence and Erik’s boundless chatter.”

I had a lot of frustration with how David judged Erik’s actions. I didn’t feel that Erik needed to apologize for how he lived his life but David and then later, Quinn, for reasons known only to him felt they should both harangue Erik. Get off the smug train boys. No one is perfect and you have faults as well.

I liked Erik, quite a bit. To me, this is his story so having it be from David’s POV it only held my attention when Erik was on the page. Which sadly, wasn’t as much as I would have liked.

I’m giving Late Bloomer a C+

By Heller

In the United Nations of Book Pushers I represent the Canadian contingent. I've known Has, Lou, E and Minn for a few years now and I've discovered many a new author from them for which I will be forever grateful. New to me often translates to "Where has this book been all my life?" and leads to endless re-reads.

The majority of my childhood was spent with my nose in a book (not that it's any different now) and I always carried at least one with me wherever I went no matter whatever trouble I was up to. My e-reader is something I could never give up now, despite my initial resistance to it. I love my books but carrying around a library in a small electronic device is a thrill that never gets old.

I read anything and everything that strikes my fancy: Regency, Retro-Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Urban Fantasy, Post-Apoc...the list is pretty much endless. I tend to cycle through interests so it really just depends on my mood at the time. I would say that right now M/M books have me firmly in their grasp and they've been the majority of my reads for the past couple of years. I think there's nothing better than headjacking into a story and characters created by an author, I'm always up for a ride to a place I've never been before.

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