Another Believer

Another Believer➼ [Download] ➹ Another Believer By Stephanie Vaughan ➹ – Jonah Simpson might be an athlete but he's nobody's fool It just so happens he appreciates what's between a guy's ears almost as much as what he's packing elsewhere So when he spots an open seat next Jonah Simpson might be an athlete but he's nobody's fool It just so happens he appreciates what's between a guy's ears almost as much as what he's packing elsewhere So when he spots an open seat next to serious but sexy David the usually boring train ride up the Pacific coast uickly becomes an exercise in speed dating He's only got a few hours to get the nerd with an attitude to take him seriouslyDavid Sato has spent a lifetime being ignored by the hot guys at school It doesn't take a genius I to know that if a jock is being nice to him there must be a test coming up So when the hottest guy David's ever laid eyes on let alone sat next to on a train – starts flirting with him what's a robot loving socially awkward science geek to dooriginally published in Toruere’s Kegs and Dorms anthology. A Hearts On Fire Review 325 HEARTS Another Believer is a new adult novella that takes place in one day on train traveling from California to Oregon College student David Sato is geeky snarky vertically challenged and gay He knows who he is and who he is not So when jock athlete Jonah Simpson sits next to him on the train he can't help but stare and have wicked fantasies in his head It's not like it will go anywhere But what he doesn't expect is that the auburn haired jock sitting next to him is actually gay as well and totally interested in David He's not just a jock and like his men to have something going on upstairs as well as downstairsThe two strangers get to know each other have minor struggles David is insecure and fall into lust all within 24 hours It was light a little sexy and easy to readThe GoodAlternating point of view I do like being in the head of each main character when possibleThe sex scenes were sexy What's not to like about impromptu train sex? I wished some of the acts that David mentioned being done to him were described a little in detail But overall David and Jonah can steam up a roomThe ending the ending made me rate slightly higher than my original 3 Hearts rating It might have been a little cliche but it was romantic and a little realistic at the same time Plus adorbsThe Not as GoodThere weer a few minor editing issues it did not detract from the story I like to get a sense of the main characters whenever I am reading a book Jonah I mostly got he's 24 a basketball college athlete though at 24 I uestioned why he was still in college no info was ever provided and well off Not much depth but enough to keep the story interesting David was geeky slobbered all over Jonah from the moment he met him and was in a state of semi shock Jonah even looked his wayeven after mutual blowjobs David I was on the fence with because his thought process was a little loopy I could just brush it off as he's young though his age was never mentioned and still learning but I wanted to shake him him a bit I'm not totally convinced about David's insecurity disappearingAlso David claimed he was very shy and introvertedhe never came across as shy or socially awkward He had a few bumbling moments here and there but nothing that proved he was as shy as he told the reader he was He slept with a virtual stranger in a few hours Practices of the shy socially inept? Not really So I uestioned his character altogether Jonah didn't have to work that hard to get in David's pants in my opinion I'm not saying all nerds are shy but don't claim to be something you're notThe story is not exactly memorable and is a definitely a member of the tried and true trope' of geek vs jock romance But there was something about the ending the last 5% that just worked nicely and made me smile Was it insta love? YepDid I believe the HFNHEA? EhI can see them as a couple who could spend a couple of years together after their whirlwind one day hook upThe story is cute not overly sweet with a few steamy moments It might have been better if we got to learn about the main characters and see them out of the magical train ride dickmatized atmosphere ‘Another Believer’ is a charming story Two young men meet on a train on their way to college and use the twenty four hours before they arrive to their best advantageDavid Sato is a studious and very intelligent young man with the I of a genius and the nerdy attitude to match it Convinced that his looks are nothing special he is used to other guys only ever pay attention to him when they need something from him; help with their studies and exams In his fantasies these encounters may be romantic and sexy he knows from experience that in real life he is not attractive enough to capture anybody’s attention Especially not the attention of beautiful male specimens like the young man who takes a sit next to David on the trainJonah Simpson is an athlete who appreciates there is to life than sport In fact he likes and enjoys intelligence about as much as he enjoys a soft but firm body When he sees David on the train to college he feels immediate attraction to the serious looking young man and takes advantage of the vacant seat next to him He wants David and is only too aware of the fact that he doesn’t have a lot of time to achieve his goal And David’s stand offish attitude doesn’t make matters any easier Jonah has to apply all his wit patience and seductive techniues in order to convince David that he really is interested in him and doesn’t have a secret agenda Even after a wonderful and mind blowing few hours it will take all of Jonah’s powers of persuasion to convince David that this was not a once off for the journey Jonah wants to continue what he’s started when they arrive at college and he’ll find a way of convincing David of that regardless of what it might takeThis is going to be one of my shorter reviews There really isn’t that much happening in this novella apart from what I’ve described above Not that I’m complaining; like I said this is a charming romance It is also a well written and fun story The banter between David and Jonah is sharp and uick enough to put a semi permanent smile on your face The contrast between the two characters was both vivid and amusing Jonah’s carefree and easygoing manner was the complete opposite of David’s dark and suspicious mind I loved the way these two men sparked off each other And I couldn’t help being touched by David’s constant battle between wanting to believe that maybe Jonah really was interested in him and his conviction that a man like Jonah could never feel attracted to someone like himWith the story taking place over the course of one train journey taking about 24 hours the characters don’t have the time to really get to know each other in depth and neither does the reader While that makes complete sense in this story I couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed We see enough of David and Jonah to become curious about them only for that curiosity to remain unsatisfied by the time the story ends In fact this novella left me curious enough to hope that maybe the author might revisit these characters in the future and give us a glimpse of their relationship after they arrive at their destinationAs it is this was a sweet easy to read and mildly sexy story that kept me entertained but also left me yearning for

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  • ebook
  • 81 pages
  • Another Believer
  • Stephanie Vaughan
  • English
  • 14 May 2015
  • 9781610406666