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Book Review: Fall Apart – S.E. Culpepper

via Goodreads

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Damon Wright is a regular guy with friends he could always depend on, a creepy insistent ex and a family he feels awfully responsible for. In one of his best friend’s wedding where he is delivering his Best Man speech, he apparently captured the eyes of the wedding’s hot photographer Alarik that leaves him reeling.

Alarik, who’s got all he could ask for is still searching for that wonderful feeling of falling in love. Meeting Damon feels like he’s found a way through it. But when life gets in the way, they both need to stand strong in order to survive it.

I’ve obviously enjoyed reading the series so far and getting to know new characters in this installment was such a welcome delight. I just loved Alarik and Damon and I didn’t think that I’d missed Zane and Mark [Book 2] when they appeared here. Although this story has more perspectives than any book I’ve read in my life [LOL], I find it an extremely good idea because it makes you feel attached with each character, building up excitement for the upcoming books in the series. With regards to the main couple here, I find them both utterly adorable and realistic. The dialogues, even with the secondary characters are dynamic and the story arc was obviously carefully thought of. Writing style-wise, S.E. Culpepper is up there!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Book Review: Question Mark – S.E. Culpepper

13418642Recently dumped by his ex, Mark Newland is struggling to reinvent himself in order to avoid the same situations he’s had with his previous relationships. Heading for a vacation in Bora Bora, he stumbled upon Hollywood’s most eligible gay bachelor Zane Whitlow. Zane had his own trouble of finding love without his fame getting in the way. Meeting Mark feels like a refreshing balm for him that made him abandon his usual approach in dating. Both guys have they own fear and insecurities – things that they have to overcome in order for their budding romance to work.

I read this story non-stop. I love Mark’s character because he’s totally relatable. Zane, though reminds me a bit of the gay version of “Julia Roberts of Notting Hill” came across as this very sincere yet vulnerable character. Hah! They have all the money in the world but they cannot buy happiness and all those blah blah. I know that the characters here are somehow (will be) part of upcoming series but I find the interchanging POV too much at times. Nevertheless, the story has great characters, over the top but convincing enough plot lines and an incredible conclusion. I think I may have to read the rest of the books in the series.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars