Title: Love on the Web
Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages/Word Count: 211 Pages
At a Glance: Love on the Web is a very satisfying read!
Reviewed By: Taz
Blurb: Larry Leavis is too smart and geeky for his family, too gangly and awkward among other gay guys. He’s never felt like he fits anywhere until he meets handsome entrepreneur Julian Argento and agrees to help him build a website for his fledgling web translation company.
Julian isn’t the only guy with his eye on Larry, though. Sexy client Victor Kunin has plans for Larry that go way beyond developing an app for his modeling agency. All this attention has Larry confused. Is Julian using him for his awesome coding skills, or is there something more between them – something that could be destroyed if Julian finds out about some very kinky trysts at Victor’s place?
Review: Whew! This was a book I couldn’t put down. In fact, I woke up this morning with my Kindle resting on my chest after having lost the battle to stay awake late into the wee hours. Of course, I simply picked the book right up and continued on the journey. What I enjoyed about the book was how all the elements I love about stories were present. The main character had a clear talent for coding of computer apps (well, anything techie really), and the pages were filled with descriptions of the work he needed to do and how his work made him the cream that rose to the top. Along with that, the author included a cadre of weird family members, co-workers and roommates who fleshed out the main character. And, of course, Larry had not one but two extremely hot men who were both pursuing him. One of those men was sweet as sugar, while the other was vile. Don’t you just love when there’s a villain you can hate?
Mostly, this was a story about a guy who didn’t see in himself what everyone else saw in him. He was tall, awkward, and geeky, with a poor self-image. When we first meet Victor and Julian (the two successful and handsome men who pursue Larry), he thinks they are way out of his league. And that was the storyline I loved the most. As the events unfold, we watch Larry learn to see himself the way others see him. As one man treats Larry like scum, he learns to stand up for himself and prioritize what’s important to him. While he’d been afraid to come out to his family at the beginning of the book, we watch him own himself unapologetically. And, best of all, we get to enjoy the slow and awkward romance of two sweet men who complement each other in wonderful ways.
All in all, Love on the Web is a very satisfying read!
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