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Review – Derek by B.G. Thomas

Review: Derek by B.G. Thomas

Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publish Date: December 26, 2014
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher

DerekLGThe end of his marriage leaves Derek Newton hurt and confused, but it also grants him the opportunity to embrace who he really is: a gay man. While navigating his new life with the help of friends in the local GLBT community, Derek meets Marshall Kenworthy, a man who embodies all his fantasies.

To Derek’s surprise, Marshall is as interested as he is, and they make a date. But a failure to communicate leads to a misunderstanding. The party they attend is not what Derek expected—at all—but Marshall, ever the gentleman, makes sure Derek feels comfortable. As they get to know each other, they see how much they have in common. Derek begins to heal and soon realizes he might thrive in this new chapter of his life—and it just might be with Marshall by his side.

This is a freebie on the Dreamspinner site. Thanks to the author and to the pub for that because this was a gem.

Thomas has created his only little corner of the world in Kansas City where he tells his stories and I’ve gotten to know a few of his characters and locations over many of his books that I’ve read. This story touches base with quite a few of these characters and while we got to see where they’re at they’re firmly in the background, and I didn’t feel that they overwhelmed the main characters who had a lovely story of their own to tell.

The concept talked about here between Derek and Marshall I really found to be a beautiful one. Simple and it seems obvious but it’s really not. I really enjoyed these two men and their developing relationship. I found it funny and sexy but with a sharply emotional undertone. Just a great little read.

I’m giving Derek a B+

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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