Muscling Through

von JL Merrow 
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Muscling Through
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Hinter dem trashigen Cover versteckt sich eine kleine Perle. Großartig geschrieben!

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Very good first person narration from POV of a low-intelligence guy. Very heartwarming, lovely tale about two very different people.

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The bigger they come, the harder they fall ... in love.

Cambridge academic Larry Morton takes one, alcohol-glazed look at the huge, tattooed man looming in a dark alley, and assumes he’s done for. Moments later he finds himself disarmed -- literally and figuratively. Next morning, he can’t rest until he’s apologised to the man who turned out to be more gentle than giant.

Larry’s intrigued to find there’s more to Al Fletcher than meets the eye; he possesses a natural artistic talent that shines through untutored technique. Unfortunately, no one else seems to see the sensitive soul beneath Al’s imposing, scarred, undeniably sexy exterior. Least of all Larry’s class-conscious family, who would like nothing better than to split up this mismatched pair.

It’s deliciously physical, but also much more -- which makes Larry’s next task so daunting. Not just convincing his colleagues, friends, and family that their relationship is more than skin deep. It’s convincing Al.


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Umfang:116 Seiten
Verlag:JMS Books LLC

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    Sakukos avatar
    Sakukovor 8 Monaten
    Kurzmeinung: Very good first person narration from POV of a low-intelligence guy. Very heartwarming, lovely tale about two very different people.
    Heartwarming tale about two very diferernt people

    When Lawrence stumbles upon thuggish-looking Al in an dark alleyway, he thinks he'll get robbed or raped. But Al is simply trying to get the intoxicated man home safely. The next day finds Larry apologizing to Al for the misunderstanding and even though the two men could not be more different from each other, they find they get along rather well.
    But not only Larry's posh parents aren't satisfied with Larry's choice of partner, even Al himself has a hard time seeing that he has more to offer than just his physical attributes.

    This book is just so awesome. I don't think I've ever read such a good first person narration depicting someone low-intelligence, without going into condescending.
    The language is basic and unadorned, more descriptive than anything else, but it's really interesting how much you can do with that.
    We only get Al's POV, and since he's not all that good at understanding peoples motives and facial expressions there's a bit of guesswork involved, what people are feeling, but in contrast Al is actually very profound where his own reactions and feelings are concerned.

    I don't think it's possible not to like Al. He's just simply a very good guy: helpful, kind, honest, guileless. He simply doesn't have a mean bone in his body, even though he looks like a big bruiser and can hold himself in a fight. He's not clever or quick-thinking by a long shot, but he understands more than you might give him credit for and he does listen and learn.
    We only see Larry through Al's eyes, but he's very much the polar opposite: learned, clever, well-bread and physically small. But he genuinely likes Al for who he is, he encourages him, exposes him to new experiences and defends him when people look down on him.

    It's just a really sweet book. Al sometimes says the most guilelessly romantic things, it's so heartwarming. And Larry can be a bit of a prat, even though Al doesn't tend to see it that way. But he's also always really good about reassuring Al, since he guy has quite a few hangups. People don't tend to be serious about him, and he obviously has been hurt before, even though he doesn't really say so.

    The only minor complaint I have is that the sex scenes aren't really all that hot. I still enjoyed them, and I don't think they could have been done differently, because the style just fits the rest of the book, but they are rather simple and descriptive and not high on the feelings.

    Cirillas avatar
    Cirillavor 6 Monaten
    Kurzmeinung: Hinter dem trashigen Cover versteckt sich eine kleine Perle. Großartig geschrieben!

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