Author: Damon Suede
Page Count: 333
Published: Dreamspinner Press, 2013
Okay, yes, I’ve thought long and hard about this and I’m going to do it. Deciding to read Damon Suede’s book Bad Idea was most definitely not a bad idea. There. I’ve said it. Feel free to leave and never look back but know that I just can’t help with this stuff. I blame my father, it’s his bad pun genes that make me do this.
Joking aside, I loved this book. A good m/m book always excites me just the same as a good historical or paranormal romance because it’s a genre I enjoy, but this book was so much more than just two guys heating up the pages. It was a beautiful romance, a story of a creation by two people who I came to adore.
The book takes us from the very first meeting of its two characters, all the way to their happy ending. We have enough time to get to know them before they meet, and we gradually witness them developing into these wonderful people and giving us not only a sweet romance but also a deep insight into the world of creation. Trip and Silas are both artists, and when they fall in love, the fruit of this love is a new character, a new world, a whole new idea that’s fed from both of them. When people create something together it’s always fun to watch in the movies, with the right music and the right combination of exciting and motivational scenes it’s a feast for me. To read it, however, is a completely different experience. There’s no music to put you in the mood, no carefully selected scenes, it’s just the reader, the author and the words. Damon Suede did a great job with those words and took my hand and walked me through Trip’s creation. I only stumbled the first few chapters while I tried to get comfortable in his storytelling, but once I got into it, it was wonderful, and emotional and funny.
I loved both Trip’s shy character and Silas’ lively demeanor and more than once they almost made me cry, I gotta say. Their romance was just so, well, romantic and beautiful. When they were together I laughed and sighed, and did the whole ‘with a warm smile on my face’ thing. It may have taken more days than I planned to finish this but that’s only because I could only steal the time to read.
A sweet romance of two people who are equally realistic and likable, this book not only did quench my thirst for a good m/m story, but also gave me a peek into the world of comics. I personally cannot wait for my very own superhero to come and save my day! Or my hodgepodge, though with all these delicious titles I read lately, that needs no saving. Mm.
In the meantime I’m adding five big spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.