Thursday, October 10, 2013
Review: The "L" Bomb by Phoenix Emrys
by Phoenix Emrys
Published September 4th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Formats Available: .epub, .mobi, html, pdf
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Gil Donigan has made a career of treating the word “love” like something from an NFL playbook. Then he meets Devon Drake, and for the first time says “I love you” and really means it. Devon immediately bolts, and that was the last thing Gil expected. But maybe he had it coming; he got as good as he’d ever given. Karma's a bitch, he thinks, but he’ll take the hit like a man. His new game plan? Shake off the heartbreak and move on, but Gil may need to rethink his recovery when Devon turns up on his doorstep with an enigmatic box, begging for a chance to explain.
Talk about different!
The "L" Bomb is all about a conversation between Gil and Gil having a mental diarrhea from his panic and astonishment when for once in his life he really and overwhelmingly means it when he said the words "I Love You." And his boyfriend Devon ups and runs!
The running is literal, leaving Gil to his own world of panic, despair, self-doubt and self-recriminations. The conversation soon turns to a real one with Devon when the guy finally courages up and returns to explain his side of the story. And what a story it was.
This is a fairly short book for me. I read this under an hour. When I first opened this I was kind of put off reading that Gil was just thinking his way through the pages and was actually thinking of dumping the book myself as soon as I found that "boring" and "rolling eyes" part. A few minutes later, around 47%, I was still reading the book, still engrossed in Gil's pathetic ramblings and frustrations and whatever else, finding myself saying: "Gil, you stupid ungentleman you! Servers you right!" And I kept reading and reading until the end.
There, under an hour. Was it interesting? Yes, definitely this was VERY interesting and it came out even more interesting for me as this is a totally different and out-of-the-formula book! Talk about getting in and personal with the ramblings of a man.
This is obviously not a book for everyone, definitely very, very different. However, it is quite a short read (well, for me at least) and highly entertaining. Curious? Pick it up and just read it. Funny as heck.