This year is all about healing the heart, Scorpio. It’s time to leave negative attitudes and stoic facades at the door and let others see the real, more vulnerable you.
Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbors he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again?
Nobody, that’s who.
Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbors. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay.
Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover.
Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging out with his neighbors more than might be considered healthy. Along with juggling new and surprising verbal grenades from Cal, and his burgeoning friendship with Gnomber9, Percy is starting to wonder if selling might have been the grief talking after all . . .
That’s right, Scorpio. With a little patience, heartbreak might be a thing of the past …
The Meta Details:
Length: 245 pages
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Content Level: Adult
Pearl Clutching Content: all the showers and self-abuse.
Trigger Warnings: homophobia and mentions of shitty family
Featuring: (do not list slang for masturbating…)
There’s a dinosaur and grammar loving neighbor boy
Who serves as a nemesis for our beautiful twink boy recovering from loss of family and a broken heart
(stay strong Ginny)
And this amazing cast of characters living in the cul-de-sac
(you can do it…)
all playing the strangest (and most wonderful) game I’ve ever heard of…
PHEW! I DID IT!
and there’s a lot of dancing in the dark…
Recommended for: given our current cluster fuck of a political climate… everyone should read this book. It’ll make you smile. Pinkie promise.
Rating: zomg you must read the thing. read it now.
Ginny Lurcock’s Thoughts: I need you to visualize my basic reaction after finishing this book. There was squealing and I hyper extended all my fingers and toes so I could give all twenty digits a satisfying curl and turn them all into claws.
Much like the Ginnysaurus has… Notably known for being the most spastic of dinosaurs.
I’ve been reading a lot of romance that doesn’t really follow the general structure of romance novels. Some have failed miserably at it, but Scorpio Hates Virgo did not. Instead, we got this wonderful, perfect enemies to lovers story. One that features a dinosaur loving super nerd questioning his sexuality and an out and proud gay massage therapist who is grieving and has been hurt over and over and over and over and…
My god, I needed this to work out so badly between them. I needed them to soothe each other. To complete each other. And they did in such an astounding way.
All with a back drop of totally unique neighbors living in a community I would die for. Like, seriously. The thought that Percy was willing to give up that community hurts me since I barely even know any of my neighbors and they certainly aren’t planning zombie apocalypse parties for my queer ass.
(though if any of my neighbors read this, I am so down for that.)
This book has it all. A great narrative, on point pacing, a solid cast of characters, and a totally plausible yet completely out there setup. It was an enchanting read and I cannot wait to check out more by this author.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review via Netgalley.