Kevin Morrison had it all. A house he worked hard for, a loving wife, and three beautiful children. But it wasn’t until his marriage ended that he realized what the void he’d felt almost all his life meant. Coming out as a gay man at thirty-six is not an easy feat, but he is determined to be true to his heart. Meeting a man who shares his values, and is good with his children would be a bonus, but when the guy arrives in a uniquely wrapped package, and has very specific handling instructions, Kevin needs to decide if he’s up for that kind of love.
Obsessed with order and symmetry, and a paralyzing fear of germs, Cedric Haughton-Disley has lived with isolation and loneliness as long as he can remember. Desperate to be normal, he makes some much-needed changes in his life. If he can commit to his treatment, he might very well be able to procure some quality of life… even if that’s all he can get, as finding love and having a relationship are only possible in Cedric’s wildest dreams. But when a chance encounter leaves Cedric wishing for more, he decides to take a leap of faith, and pursue the guy he wants.
Together the two men make an unlikely match. Cedric needs organization, and Kevin represents chaos. In order to stay together they both need to compromise, but will they be able to deal with Cedric’s issues and the potential disaster, or let it break them apart?
4.5 Antibacterial Stars
Lately I have been in such a moody book funk. I’ve been on a journey of looking for a book that would make me feel. I needed a whole lot of feelings. I wanted those feelings to ooze out of me, slowly, methodically, loving. I wanted a book that would eat out my soul.
Nothing was working for me. NOTHING. I was literally starting books and DNFing them within the first 30 pages. I would blow out my breathe really hard and start cursing. HARD. Because I would get so disappointed. My husband asked me:
“Babe, what’s wrong?”
Me: “Frack I can’t find a book to read for the life of me.”
Him: “But babe you have tons.”
Me: ” Yah but I need a book with feelings. I don’t want to read that they are going down on each other and spitting up love vomit on Page 30. Where’s the chemistry? Where’s the build up? The sexual tension? “
Him: Blank stare.
So back to trusty Goodreads to see what my friends were reading and if maybe something different would catch my eye. I see my GR friend Lelyana reading Disasterology and marked it 5 stars.
Ok. She’s a hard critic and we have liked the same books, so I’m going to try it. What do I have to lose except being disappointed AGAIN and DNFing again? Nothing.
Dear Taylor V Donovan:
Thank you. Thank you so freaking much.
First and foremost for giving me back my feels. I thought I was dead inside. I thought my reading days were over.
Second for building chemistry around your 2 MCs. For making them work hard at building what could be believed as a factual relationship.
Third for making the sex scenes, sexy.
Fourth for not making it insta love.
Fifth for the real angst, low angst that our two MCs went through.
Sixth for writing about Cedric. Because truly he was the best. THE BEST. And because I’m partial to a man with corn rolls. I love a good gangster look. Truly. For making him British. For making me think about how sexy his voice probably sounded. For making him vulnerable. For making him who he was.
Seventh for giving Cedric a good man. Who was so right. So right.
So I feel like my reading days aren’t so numbered anymore and that if you keep looking you will find that gem hidden under that rock that will make you swoon and smile, that will make you read instead of work, that will make you fall in love again because you got your damn feels back.