R. Cooper

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Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter

Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter

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Erschienen am 26.06.2016
A Boy and His Dragon

A Boy and His Dragon

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Erschienen am 04.01.2013
A Little Familiar

A Little Familiar

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Erschienen am 03.10.2015
Checking Out Love

Checking Out Love

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Erschienen am 04.02.2015
Wicklow's Odyssey

Wicklow's Odyssey

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Erschienen am 07.07.2014

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Rezension zu "A Boy and His Dragon" von R. Cooper

Flirty slow burn romance
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Arthur is a poor college drop out, who's trying to take care of his sister, who's a recovering alcoholic. He finds a job as an assistant to the dragon and author Bertie, organizing his books, cleaning the house, helping him with research.
Arthur is immediately drawn to the guy, and it doesn't help that Bertie apparently can help but flirty outrageously with poor Arthur. But he obviously can't mean anything with that, because Arthur is as plain as they come and dragons like beautiful things, after all.

So, this is a really slow burner. They need about 80% till something happens. It's made interesting by the fact that Bertie flirts quite heavily with Arthur from day one. So Arthur obviously doesn't take it seriously. But it's pretty fun for a good while how Bertie keeps making Arthur all flustered. And I liked Arthur a lot. He seems a bit meek at times, but a liked how protective he got of Bertie, and how he's not afraid to read him the riot act when he does something Arthur objects to.

But actually, their lack of communication got a bit annoying after a while. Arthur tends to assume Bertie can just smell what he's feeling or thinking most of the time, which is kinda weird. And Bertie doesn't really explain much about how Dragons work or what he's feeling for Arthur either. It always seems he's waiting for Arthur to make the first move.
Also, there are often situations where they start explicitly stating things I thought where already common knowledge as of at least one chapter ago.
And in the end, after I thought all is said and clear, Arthur has a silly meltdown for no apparent reason.

So, the romance was pretty cute and the worldbuiling was interesting. I liked the take on dragons, even though it didn't really feel all that new (Seemed quite similar to how dragons are portrait in Fae out of water ). But seriously, the communication issues made if drag a bit and where a bit embarrassing at times.
I'll say 3.5 stars and round it up for pretty hot sexy times. ;)

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Rezension zu "A Little Familiar" von R. Cooper

Cute, but I did not get into the characters.
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Piotr is a powerful, but lonely witch, living alone with just a ghost and a raven as company. He feels this is his fate, powerful witches stay apart, it's just what it is. But there is also Bartleby, the only human familiar born for generations and destined to be Piotrs familiar. But Piotr feels the sparkling young man shouldn't be hindered by a grumpy bear like himself and pushes him away, while Bartleby tries everything to get Piotr to see he wants to help and be his.

I had a slow start into this book.
I know there was some reason Piotr is dead set against being with Bartleby, but I just did not get it, not really. They where so good together, Piotr obviously adoring, Bartleby dropping hints like cement bags, but neither of them seemed to get the other. I just couldn't follow Piotrs motivation and because of that I couldn't relate to him much.
I should like this grumpy but caring bear attitude, it's my usual type, but in this book, it did not work for me. Maybe because he felt more lonely/depressed than really grumpy-"I like it better alone"

I did like the very subtle use of magic and witchcraft, the gardening and cooking and homemaking. I thought that was a nice take on it, though I'd have liked a few more details, a little more explanation given.

The end did get better, when they finally manage to figure it out, and it is a nice, little Halloween themed book, but it just did not grab me the same way Hotty Scotty & Mr. Porter did. I just got the characters better in that one. They stay to distant here, I guess, to foreign to my thinking to get into them.

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Rezension zu "Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter" von R. Cooper

So cute.
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Scott, EMT and firefighter, moved to the small city of Montgomery to help out his sister with her two kids after her divorce.
There is only one other gay man in the city, the widower Cole Porter, who works at the school library. The knitting circle decides it's time for Mr. Porter to date again and thus they compile a list of eligible gay man and try to set him up. They also make a point to tell Scott he is most certainly not on that list.
Because Scott talks like a frat-boy and is fixated on workouts and healthy eating, people think he's just a dumb jock with no brains and no interest in a relationship.
But he's actual been pinning for Cole since that one night stand they had a year ago. But Cole is sophisticated and intellectual and Scott can't believe he might be someone Cole might actually find interesting.

This was just so cute and adorable.
Granted, Scott feels a little younger than 29, with his easily distracted air and frat-boy speech patterns (no one older than a teenager should inject 'like' into sentences), but I though it worked well with Cole, who's controlled and sophisticated, but also emotionally incompetent. They just worked so well together in the end.
I enjoyed the long dialog, character development and the slow burn even though I thought the knitting group was quite a bit over the top in their blatant, uncalled-for disregard for Scotty. They would have made nice Disney villains, though.

Sometimes it felt like it was also a parody of bad romance novels (you know, firefighter with no brains and no interests, way too invested fag hags, etc.), but that's not a bad thing.

I though it was an enjoyable, heart-warming read, overall

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