Tuesday, November 18, 2014

David's Selfie by Daisy Harris

Title: David's Selfie
Author: Daisy Harris
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Nice Guys #2
Main Characters: David and Craig
Release Date: November 2014
Publisher: Samhain
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Sometimes a guy’s best angle is below the belt.
When David, a single father, vows to get laid just once before the year ends, he doesn’t figure on losing his cell phone—and with it one very revealing picture. Lucky for him, his phone is found by a disarmingly handsome man who might be perfect for the kind of casual Christmas fling David is after.
Go-go dancer Craig never would have guessed that the guy with the cute cock shot would turn out to be a doctor. Or that he’d find himself lying about his night job and worrying David will find out the truth. To complicate matters, each of their hook-ups requires days of planning. Yet before he knows it, Craig has a new boyfriend, and possibly a whole new family.
David’s ready to dive head-first into something new, but if Craig’s going to commit, he’ll need to come clean about his job, his past, and—most of all—the naughty picture that drew him to David in the first place.
Warning: Contains a male exotic dancer and extremely intimate photography. May contain traces of Zumba, bad roommates, and sad childhoods. Call your doctor if after six hours you still can’t get the grin off your face.

My Review:
I liked this one. It was pretty short, but it was fun and entertaining and I really, really enjoyed the story line set-up on it. 

David is bi-sexual. A year ago his wife died leaving him as a single parent to his three year old daughter. The two of them were together for a long time and he loved her. As a result, he hasn't had sex in a long time and although it's been years since he's been with a man, he needs a hook-up that doesn't remind him in any way of his wife. So via some online interactions he has a hook-up planned at a dance club, but when he gets a look at the leather daddy, he quickly changes his mind and in his rush to get out, drops his phone in the bathroom where go-go dancer Craig finds it. 

Craig goes through the phone simply trying to find out who the owner is. He finds a very intriguing cock shot, but then everything else is photos of a precious little 3 year old girl. Craig is intrigued by both. I really liked Craig. He's looking for someone real to date and although he's gorgeous and fit, those are certainly not things that draw him to other guys. David is a dad and works long hours as a doctor...he has the physique that fits that lifestyle. But having been judged by his body alone way too much, Craig sees past all that. But that's also the issue...Craig has been judged by his go-go dancer profession way too much so he doesn't tell David about that. He just tells David about his studying for his Master's and his Zumba teaching/gym dreams...which are all true. They just don't tell everything about how Craig supports himself. 

Craig is one of those characters that you can't help but fall in love with. He's had a hard life. In foster care at the age of five and although he stayed with the same foster family for years, they kicked him out when he told them he was gay. As a result, he spent several years on the street, barely scraping by. He panics when he thinks about being in that position again and he has several people in his life (i.e. his jerk of a roommate) who take advantage of him because of that vulnerability. And he's such a nice guy...it hurts to watch him be taken advantage of especially knowing that if David knew, he'd take care of him. 

Like I said, I liked everything about this one. It was a great read and made me feel happier for having read it. If the story line appeals to you, I think you should grab it. I think you'll fall in love with David and Craig, too.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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