Thursday, April 26, 2018

Random Review: Ginger Snaps by John Inman #Review #Giveaway

Author: John Inman
Title: Ginger Snaps
Series: The Belladonna Arms #5
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Length: 240 pages

Reviewed by Truus


Even with a string of earthquakes jarring the tenants of the Belladonna Arms, rattling nerves and smashing dishes, life still manages to plod along as usual. Love pollen continues to fall, romances continue to flourish, and Arthur, the grand Pooh-bah in residence, continues to plan his upcoming wedding extravaganza.

In the midst of all this drama fall Gideon Chase and Reed Kelly, two redheaded losers at love who find themselves regrouping under the auspices of the most incorrigible matchmaker in heels.

Arthur sees hope for the two right away. He leases them adjoining apartments, then continually tweaks their budding friendship in the hope it will slip into love. Just as Arthur’s plans are coming along nicely, Reed’s past shows up to toss a monkey wrench into his and Gideon’s blossoming romance.

With Arthur’s wedding ceremony nigh, and Reed and Gideon on the verge of heartache yet again, Arthur faces one inescapable conclusion.

It will take more than love pollen to sort this mess out.



What a funny and honest read this was. It was written in a natural way as if they were my own neighbors and I was living next door. It was delightful to read their story. Where it could be awkward for some, because of the sometimes exceptional and exuberant circumstances, I thought it was just so deliciously honest, I was in all the way.

Gideon, a redhead, hurt by his ex-boyfriend and left behind with nothing, is given the opportunity to live in an apartment on the sixth floor. The owner is Arthur, the most colorful person I've ever met, a real matchmaker.
This complex is filled with apartments and all the tenants are queer each one is sweet and kind. Next door lives another redhead... Reed, Reed is newly divorced from his wife and ready to live his life truly as an inexperienced gay man.
At first sight, they like each other even though neither likes other redheads at all.
There is something very appealing blooming and it’s halted when something ugly occurs. 
The way all the surroundings were painted was as absorbing as the story itself. I could smell the fresh breeze at the open window, I even felt the earthquakes!
The hurt was real and honest. Gideon and Reed both had kind personalities. I will not open up about all the others characters because you need to experience it yourself.
This was, of course, pleasurable to consume and wonderfully written.
It was a gentle, sweet, funny, and charming.

 I loved Arthur "under my roof, nobody is alone"

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1 comment:

  1. Some MM Books read in March that I really liked were Color Me In by Riley Hart, Rescue Me (Heathens Inks Series) by K.M. Neuhold which lead me read the entire series.