5 Stars for Tell Me It’s Real (Tell Me It’s Real #1) by T.J. Klune #MM #Romance


Title: Tell Me It’s Real (Tell Me It’s Real #1)
Author Name & Publisher: T.J. Klune (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 15, 2013 – 350 pgs


Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn’t. Paul doesn’t believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother’s homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it’d-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he’s forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince’s family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he’s perfect the way he is.

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This book had me laughing so much! The way he writes his characters and their interaction with each other is hilarious.  You get your serious moments in this book also.
This book was refreshing because the MC in this book is not muscle bound, he is your everyday normal man.
Paul he was such a sweetheart and so funny!  Some of the stuff he would say had me laughing so hard there were tears in my eyes.
Vince yes he was a hot man who had a lot of muscles and could probably have anyone he wanted but too see his love for Paul no matter what he looked like  was so sweet.  You could feel how much he cared for him.
I loved Helena/ Sandy’s character!  He was such a good friend to Paul and the banter between those two was hilarious.
All together I loved this book!  I would definitely recommend it!


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When TJ Klune was eight, he picked up a pen and paper and began to write his first story (which turned out to be his own sweeping epic version of the video game Super Metroid—he didn’t think the game ended very well and wanted to offer his own take on it. He never heard back from the video game company, much to his chagrin). Now, two decades later, the cast of characters in his head have only gotten louder, wondering why he has to go to work as a claims examiner for an insurance company during the day when he could just stay home and write.

He lives with a neurotic cat in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. It’s hot there, but he doesn’t mind. He dreams about one day standing at Stonehenge, just so he can say he did.


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