Novel: The Shop Downstairs
Author: K. Sterling
Released: July 6th 2016
Part of Book Series: N/A
Fate works in mysterious ways. It can bring together two people who are so perfectly matched, they’re made for each other. Or, it can have a twisted sense of humor and put the last person you want to meet in your path and trick you into falling in love.
Cooper Greer has had it with fate and men. He’s content to spend his days running people out of his store and secretly writing books as Brent Shore. The only thing more irritating than the occasional customer is his rival, Thorn Majors.
Liam Kendall lives a charmed life. He’s handsome, smart, funny and wealthy. He’s also Thorn Majors and enjoys touring the country to promote his books. He especially enjoys popping into quaint bookstores and his Twitter feud with his favorite competitor.
A fateful encounter in what just barely qualifies as a bookstore turns Cooper’s world upside down, much to Liam’s surprise and delight. Can love blossom in a dark, dingy bookshop between rival authors? If so, will it be strong enough to overcome a lifetime of fears and secrets?
Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.
What was Good:
– the twitter wars. Truly the best part of the novel for me, I ADORE snarky and sarcastic people.
– one of the main characters’ insecurities. It’s always refreshing to read about imperfect people with imperfect bodies and problems. Not that I could ever relate to that, of course.
– the main characters themselves. Very likable and fun
What was bad:
– sex on every other page. Sex is fun to read about when it’s different, but here it was pretty much the repeat of the same thing over and over again.
It’s a fun book, which I enjoyed reading, but there was too much sex and too little plot.
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