Friday, May 27, 2011

Accidentally in Love

Title: Accidentally in Love
Author: Jane Davitt & Alexa Snow
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-406-8
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Calvin needs to find a new place to live and fast, but, with his job and all the clubs and pretty boys calling his name, he just can’t find the time. Tom needs a new roommate to help cover costs. All his past roommates have been women but when mutual friends suggest Tom give Cal a try, he decides to call the outgoing young man.

There are many things I enjoyed about Accidentally in Love. It is long enough that the authors are able to flesh out the characters and background story nicely. The premise is one that is sure to be entertaining and the characters are easy to like. Cal is an outgoing player who loves life. His job as a photographer allows him to travel some and of course, there are tons of available men out there just looking for a one night stand. Tom is the total opposite. To start with, at 25 he is still a virgin and he does not do well with people, often coming across as too blunt when, in reality, he is just unsure. Their relationship builds over time, moving from acquaintances to friends and finally lovers. However, their journey is a rocky one and while it would seem as if Cal would be the logical one to have relationship issues it turns out to be Tom, instead. Tom’s feelings of unworthiness lead to some intense problems for the two men. Once the reasons behind his feelings come out, they are completely understandable.

The authors do a wonderful job showcasing the men’s relationship in its various forms. The problems Tom has, as well as Cal’s trying to deal with them, come across realistically. I enjoyed the characters and the background story; however I felt the story moved too slowly. There were times I found myself wanting to skip ahead, hoping the pace would pick up some.

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