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The Other Guy ★★★★✩

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Title: The Other GuyAuthor: Cary Attwell

Genre: m/m romance

Print length: 223 pages

Publication date: October 26, 2012

Rating: Four Stars

Blurb: 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. Cautiousreserved 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.

Review:
I actually laughed out loud quite a few times and I never do that. Out of hundreds of m/m romances I’ve read over the years, this one gets the second place in humor. Emory can be frustrating, self-deprecating and sometimes downright sad, but at the same time he is that geek in all of us. The guy who tries hard to be a normal, well adjusted person because no one had ever told him that it’s irrelevant to being happy. Each time he fails, it becomes harder to try again. By the time he meets Nate, we can almost believe that Emory is ready to throw in the towel and accept what comes his way without any of his preconceived notions of normalcy. But that hardly makes a good novel. Instead, Emory does what any other human in his position is likely to do. He sticks his head in the sand. And if you can picture him like that, you will likely be tempted to give him a swift kick in the behind. Because through this entire story, Nate is THAT guy. You know which guy I’m talking about; the one you never find but keep hoping to. That guy we all know exists somewhere but we’re never lucky enough to come across one. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a perfect, hollow statue. He’s as real as Emory despite the fact that we don’t have an access into his head. He’s funny, sweet, sexy and possesses infinite patience, which as it turns out, is quite necessary to get through to someone as stubbornly set in his ways as Emory. All in all, I throughly enjoyed this and I recommend it without a hesitation.
Warnings/spoilers
No sex scenes, piss your pants humor (seriously, wear diapers), a main character you just might wanna throttle, a sexy, SEXY photographer, and an ex girlfriend who should be permanently tied to the crazy train that took her out of the town in the first place

Buy it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Other-Guy-ebook/dp/B009XWXBK2/ref=cm_cr-mr-img

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