The novella ends rather abruptly and I would have liked to have had a bit more time with this story since it ends without even a HFN. I enjoyed the writing, but felt this was more a vignette than a complete story. Review also posted at Gay Book Reviews - check it out! Sep 17, Lelyana rated it it was ok Shelves: , arc , cheating , dsp , meh , mm. Too many awkward conversation and there's cheating. Not what I expected. Guess I'm disappointed. The blurb is good and promising, but again, blurb can be tricky sometimes. I understand that you'll find or feel the bond when you meet someone who's running away from the past the same as you.
The problem is, you're not done with that, while you want desperately to start a new beginning. This is what happened with Fred and Callum. They're no ready. Shows that Fred cannot move on from his ex husba Strange. Shows that Fred cannot move on from his ex husband, and kissed him with many things appeared in his head, while he's already 'in a relationship' with Callum. And I hate that when your current lover sees that. The story ended abruptly, okay, with a promise. But still. Not a fan. View 2 comments.
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Oct 11, Evette rated it liked it. This story had tons of potential. The execution was so-so. I really shouldn't read short stories, there is never enough character development or plot depth for me.
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Call me greedy! No instalove, but kinda. No relationship, but kinda. No cheating, but kinda. Fred and Callum, quite a odd May-December romance match. This pairing was my favorite part of the book! They bring out an interesting fire in each other, even with the doubt when this story ends.
The sex is all off the page and it works. The st This story had tons of potential. The story is about their connection and the beautiful friendship that develops out of the oddest circumstances. The imbalance is what I worried about, that Fred has had a life full of fear and pain but also an incredible love. Callum is young and it shows. Do they have a future?
Who knows? The abrupt ending is another thing I get angry about in short stories. It snuck up on me, making me sad that the story was left undone Breakfast at Midnight by Kim Dias was equal parts charming and a little bit goofy. There were lines or moments that had me smiling or chuckling quietly to myself, and there wer Wow. There were lines or moments that had me smiling or chuckling quietly to myself, and there were other moments that were quite thought-provoking and emotional. The subject matter tended more toward the serious—divorce, family issues, depression and anxiety, and personal journeys—but Dias approached it all with a pretty light touch.
But, in the end, I felt like it worked. I think she gave just a clear enough picture of what was going on to show how harmful those disorders can be to individuals and families. I loved the premise, and I loved how things progressed in the beginning between Fred and Callum. There were some very sweet and honest moments between them when they were initially getting to know each other.
Those intimate moments that can only be found sometimes in those quiet, late night, exposing-all-your-secrets conversations, where you allow yourself to be truly vulnerable. As good as much of the story was, though, things started to fall apart a bit at the end. For me, it seemed like Dias tried to push their familiarity a bit too far. As close as you can begin to feel to someone in even one intimate, late-night conversation or two, the leap she took with their relationship was a bit much. I felt like the little conflict that arises between them toward the end was a stretch. Although it did get her to where she needed to be in the story, and I very much like what she did with most of the conclusion, the execution was not as smooth as it might have been.
Overall, I really enjoyed Breakfast at Midnight. There was a surprising amount of character development and solid storyline packed into this novella. Callum and Fred were both incredibly sweet, and aside from a very abrupt ending, it left me feeling mostly satisfied. Reviewed by Jules for The Novel Approach I have never wanted to scream and yell and oh, my ever loving GAWD. I am still screaming as I type these words. I do not think I have read a Kim Dias story before. I am now afraid to ever read another one as I do not want to have to be this surprised.
Not that this wasn't good. In such a short space of time, I saw development in characterization, and a need to better ones' self. No, I am beyond irreparable due to that surprise ending. I am never good for that sort of ending, no matter how much I enjoy my characters. I felt as if I had this story all worked out.
A bit happy that this author threw me a curve, but also, what??? An author with writer's block after his divorce and anxiety issues. These also lead to his insomnia and trips to Denny's, having what else? Breakfast at Midnight. And can we talk about the compulsive ketchup usage? Er, no!! Boy band member who wanted to escape for personal reasons. Too young for Fred, but attracted to him. Finds himself in small town Denny's and eventually met Fred. There's should not have been, but the attraction was there despite the large age gap.
This book became a test in growth and development. These two men found a way to draw out something deep inside, while falling slowly for each other. Still shocked, but begging for a book two to appease me. Pretty please. Oct 12, Les Joseph rated it liked it. From the blurb, I was anticipating a really sweet meet cute about an older guy getting over a divorce and a younger famous musician trying to figure out his life. I'm a huge fan of age-gap romances and even the twenty-six year difference between Fred and Callum though a bit more than I usually come across wasn't too much for me to go along with but more the whole tone of the book.
At only 66 pages, there sure isn't a lo From the blurb, I was anticipating a really sweet meet cute about an older guy getting over a divorce and a younger famous musician trying to figure out his life. At only 66 pages, there sure isn't a lot of time for character development but I felt like I missed a whole lot of who these guys are.
I really liked the premise of how Fred and Callum met And it did make sense for how these two got to know one another but unfortunately I just didn't really buy into Fred and Callum as being in a relationship. Things were awkward and Fred is SO hot and cold Throw in a fragile relationship between Fred and his adult daughter on top of some bitterness and unresolved feelings for his ex-husband and Fred was really confusing.
I definitely would have preferred the story to focus solely on Fred and Callum instead. All in all, not a bad story, it just fell a bit short execution wise.
I did enjoy it enough to keep an eye out for more of Kim Dias's work in the future. This might be a case of it's me not the book, so check it out and see what you think! Oct 15, Melanie rated it liked it. A first for me by this author, the story of two men, each having huge difficulties in their lives and professions. They meet and connect at a Denny's, that connection grows into a possibility for the future and while t A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review Rating: 3. They meet and connect at a Denny's, that connection grows into a possibility for the future and while that happens, they set their own lives a little straighter as well Loved It!
A writer who has lost his voice. A member of a boy band who hasn't lived a life. Lisa rated it liked it Oct 11, Pakksi rated it liked it Nov 20, Now, at the turn of the millennium, another redhead has turned up in the morgue, and the fugitive can't get the dead girl's image out of his head. For Blake, it's all a game -- a funhouse where denial is the currency, deceit is the grand prize, and all doors lead to one destination: murder.
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