Tuesday, February 19, 2013
SUSAN: BOOK REVIEW - "The Other Guy" by Cary Attwell
Emory James is, by his own admission, not the type of person the adjective exciting would ever deign to touch with a ten-foot pole.Cautious, reserved and staid, however, all crowd around him like best friends. Still, he gets by -- or at least he gets by up until his fiancée dumps him at the altar. Out of spite, he takes a solo honeymoon to Thailand, where he can pretend to be someone better than himself for a little while. In meeting Nate, a fellow traveler, Emory slowly discovers how to stop pretending.
My love letter to this book…
Dear Emory “Archibald” James:
Hello! How are you? What a pleasure to get to know you in “The Other Guy”. Will you be my best friend forever? As I see it, we are kindred spirits and are MEANT to know each other. I love that you are witty, self-deprecating, silly, cracked in places, yet so kind. You’re totally unaware of how awesome you are…which just makes you…MORE AWESOME.
Your man, Nate, is quite possibly one of the swoon-worthiest men around. I so love the story of your travel escapes, your friendship, and your growing relationship. Please do what you can to make sure you’re worthy of his devotion and goodness. He deserves it.
Yes, there are times when your cowardice, your fear, and your insensitivity made me very, very angry. You can be quite dense and clueless, you know.
But, it does not stop me from adoring you.
And to your creator, Cary Attwell…please write MORE!
When do you want to move in? Or I can just come down to Chicago and move in with you. Let me know what works best.
IN A NUTSHELL:
READ THIS BOOK! :) Oh...and a good "cherry-popper" for those who've never read a M/M romance yet.