Thursday, March 12, 2015

A New Man

Title: A New Man
Author: P. D. Singer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632166449
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

What should be a wonderful time for Chad is anything but.  Instead of enjoying his senior year of college, and making plans for the future, Chad has to deal with headaches and sexual dysfunction.    But then the relationship between Chad and his roommate, Warren, changes and things become clearer.

A New Man is an interesting story by author P.D. Singer.  The story is about two young men, one straight and one gay, who have recently become roommates.  Warren is a grad student, while Chad is an undergrad struggling to finish his final year.   Warren has been crushing on Chad since the younger man moved in, but the fact that Chad is straight keeps him from making any kind of move on him.   Eventually the author finds a way to bring these two together and I loved the chemistry between them. 

The author did a wonderful job having Warren show that there is more than one way to be intimate in a relationship.  The way he sets out to help Chad overcome his sexual issues heats up the pages.  Of course, Chad’s sexual issues and orientation are not the only problems the men face.  Chad suffers from headaches that seem to be getting worse.  The way the reason for them comes out is unusual.   This is when the story really gets started. 

From the moment the men find out what is wrong with Chad, things begin to move fast.  Soon they are facing some major changes in their lives.  It is only natural that these changes, some good and some bad, have an effect on their new relationship.  It is easy to understand the men’s actions during this time, and their behavior lends a realistic air to the story.  

I liked the little twists and turns in this story and could not wait to see how everything would play out.  While I liked the story, I really loved how the author wrapped it up. The epilogue closes the angst ridden story wonderfully, giving the readers an ending they will enjoy.

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