Friday, May 25, 2012

Review: Play It Again, Charlie by R. Cooper

Play It Again, CharlieTitle: Play It Again, Charlie
Author: R. Cooper
Genre: Same Sex Contemporary Romance.
Part of a series: Yes.
Length: 370 Pages.
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press.
Release Date: 20 April 2012
This book is from: My own e-book collection
After an accident left him broken in body and spirit, Charlie Howard retired from the police force to teach at a community college. Life has taught him that he’s unlikely to get what he wants, so he’s stopped asking. Instead, he hides from the world in the apartment complex he manages. After all, no one can leave him if he doesn’t let anyone in.

Will, a sexy, classic-film-loving twink, moves into the apartment across from him and—to Charlie’s surprise—makes it clear that he’d like nothing more than to hole up with Charlie and get kinky. Will has no problem expressing what he wants in bed or out of it, but he’s never dated anyone long-term, and Charlie isn’t sure Will’s ready for anything serious.

Charlie is a serious kind of guy. He wants Will and everything a relationship could mean, even if he doesn’t have any experience in that scene—even if that makes him vulnerable. As they grow closer, Charlie realizes that it’s time to start asking for what he wants, and if he wants to be happy, he’ll have to risk everything and ask Will to stay.

My review

This is a gentle story of 2 very different men learning to love, Charlie see's himself as broken and can not see how anyone would find him a good prospect let a lone a good looking younger man.
So Charlie think he can only be interested in something short term and casual. Will has his own issues one of which is feeling that he not good enough to be anything more then a short term thing for Charlie. Both of them have such low self-esteem they have both cut themselves off from other in one way or another. Charlie has kept everyone is at arms length from who he really is and so has Will by making people think he is just a brainless twink. Watching them both try to navigate the minefield of assumption and fear was a times painful, and watching the insecurities being brought to the fore was a dance that was funny and sweet but most of all realistic. I really did enjoy this book and will be look up more of this authors work because the emotional depth and sexual tension in the pages of this book were fantastic.

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