Monday 26 November 2012

REVIEW, And Call Me in the Morning by Willa Okati

Take two, and call me in the morning

And Call Me in the Morning
Series: --
Pub:  2010 by Loose ID
Author: Willa Okati
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Erotica
Format: iBook; 223p w/ 24 chapters
Whose: Eli & Zane
Age Range: adult

Eli and Zane. Colleagues at work and close friends, though on the surface it's an unexpected friendship between an odd couple. While Zane took the "high school to college to med school" track, medicine is Eli's second career and the best choice he ever made. He has work that he loves, an extended second family of colleagues and friends, and Zane.
So why does everyone make such a big deal about the pair of them?
Yes, they spend a lot of time together. It doesn't mean they're a real couple. When teased about it one too many times by their colleagues, Zane challenges Eli to set the record straight with a kiss to prove there's absolutely no chemistry between them.
Neither expected a spark to ignite between them. More than a spark. Desire. Passion.
Zane wants to try getting up close and personal again to see if it was a one-time fluke or something more. Eli thinks he's too old to jump the fence now, but he can't say no to Zane and he doesn't want to.
Truth be told, Eli's not so sure they can set the record straight after all.

This is a straight—well, not, actually, it’s a friends to lovers book. And basically the same as every one that I have ever read (in contemporary) which isn’t a bad thing, I really enjoyed it, stayed up way to late having to finish, but….it’s just the same.

All their relationship people have been telling Zane and Eli what a great couple they make. That they look at each other like loves, and ones that are madly in love. Even as Eli sits there, at the table, and has a conversation with Zane, you can understand where there coming from. And later on it makes even more sense.

But that’s it, Zane proposition Eli to find out if there really is something between then, or are they just best mates? Seeing the reasoning behind it, though still held back they kiss, and wow.
This then pushes Eli (by the by, he’s the POV of this book) into seeing Zane in a different light and thus the couple become a couple.
Though like all newly gay men, Eli has to work out a lot of things, mainly, is he gay, or just gay for Zane? Along with his one PDF’s in public and the idea that he’s different and isn’t sure how to deal with it.

The downers of this book, was, well, to be honest, Zane’s lack of POV, but it wasn’t really needed, I would have just liked to get in that head. It seemed more interesting, to be honest, and there were some parts.

The middle, was Eli’s personality, that he didn’t see himself as anything good. He always called on his own personality as something different, and I felt a little lacking. Which was not.

And though it gave some good points, I felt like the was contently repeating himself and getting nowhere. It wasn’t so much a bad thing, and he doesn’t go nowhere, he’s courage in the face of something so different from what he normally thought of himself is admiring.

The relationship went the way you would expect at the age of forty. And as it stood, a lot of it seemed as if Zane was heading, and heading hard, into his mid-life-crises, though it wasn’t pointed out. So with everything changing between the two of them, along with his own self-worth came into everything and helped pushed Eli into the man he should be for Zane (his words not mine).

There are some really good and touching moments threw out the book, and I’m glad that I read it. even grateful that it wasn’t so full of anguish as it could have been. There was nothing heavy about it. a read, that I’ve read so many times before, yet different in a way that was enjoyable.

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