Evelise Archer – No Others Need Apply


Author: Evelise Archer
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Secret Cravings
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:
[xrr rating=2/5] 

Summary:  Jonathon Valient, M/M author, is the owner of www.noothersneedapply.com blog and review site. He is in desperate need of an assistant/reviewer to help him maintain his blog as well as review books. Shelton Richards is an English professor at the bottom of the faculty list and also a big fan of the M/M author and sees the Help Wanted and applies.  

Review: Jonathon, the owner of the blog No Others Need Apply, is also a writer.  He reviews books, writes books and runs his blog.  Now that his writing career is taking off, however, he needs some help with the details as he sees “his world being overrun with post-it notes”. An ad on the blog draws a response from Shelton, an English teacher who loves to read gay romance.   A partnership made in heaven, you would think.  

This book had such a great premise and I was looking forward to it.  I was disappointed, however, when after just a short introduction to them as a couple the story becomes just sex, which is somewhat clinical and awkward.  For example, “Shelton moaned and withered”. I’m not sure what that is supposed to mean.  Phrasing is odd at times, as well.  “…he wiped his hole of lube and chest of seed.”  A chest of seed, it sounds like.  

A cute part is the title to Jonathon’s new book, which has been bothering him through the book.   I wish there had been more to this story but as it is, there just isn’t enough there.


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