3 Stars for Bad Idea (Itch #1) by Damon Suede #MM #Romance @dreamspinners @damonsuede


Title: Bad Idea (Itch #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Damon Suede (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 21, 2013 – 333 pgs


Some mistakes are worth making.

Reclusive comic book artist Trip Spector spends his life doodling super-square, straitlaced superheroes, hiding from his fans, and crushing on his unattainable boss until he meets the dork of his dreams. Silas Goolsby is a rowdy FX makeup creator with a loveless love life and a secret streak of geek who yearns for unlikely rescues and a truly creative partnership.

Against their better judgment, they fall victim to chemistry, and what starts as infatuation quickly grows tender and terrifying. With Silas’s help, Trip gambles his heart and his art on a rotten plan: sketching out Scratch, a “very graphic novel” that will either make his name or wreck his career. But even a smash can’t save their world if Trip retreats into his mild-mannered rut, leaving Silas to grapple with betrayal and emotions he can’t escape.

What will it take for this dynamic duo to discover that heroes never play it safe?

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Okay while I liked this book.. I just did not love it…
I think it was all the comic book references.  I will admit I was so lost with everything they were talking about.  Now Trip and Silas together I am indecisive on how I felt about them also.  Their sexy times were very hot!! But them together as a couple I am not sure how I felt about that.  I just did not get those vibes off them you know.  It is hard to explain but for some reason I just do not know how I felt about them.
I really liked Trip’s character because I can relate to the not being a fan of social situations where you need to be around a lot of people, the awkwardness he felt.
Silas was funny but came a across as a player a little bit.  So this is another one of those times where I am not really sure how I feel about his character.
I did really enjoy parts of this book.  There was just so many times I felt lost on what they were talking about.  You get you jerk boss with this one and your player friend who tries to talk you out of relationship due to his commitment phobia. Then you get a lot of comic book references in this book which made me sad because I wish I knew more about that now.  You get your misunderstandings and some angst also.
So all together it was not a bad book. I did like it, I was just a lost mess through some of it..


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Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. He has lived all over and along the way, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director… but writing has ever been his bread and butter. He has been happily partnered for over a decade with the most loving, handsome, shrewd, hilarious, noble man to walk this planet.

Though new to gay romance, Damon is an award-winning author who has been writing for print, stage, and screen for two decades, which is both more and less glamorous than you might imagine. He’s won some awards, but he counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year.

Damon is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and the Rainbow Romance Writers. He would love to hear from you…


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