Title: Pride Weekend (Buchanan House #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Charley Descoteaux (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 22, 2016 – 50 pgs
Overworked cubicle jockey Adam Byron wants to attend Oregon Coast Pride in style but the price of a room at Buchanan House, a popular gay retreat on the central coast, is beyond his budget. So he won’t miss out, he advertises online for someone to share expenses. Corporate drone Silas Grant responds to Adam’s ad, and the two get to know each other via texts before meeting at the coast. They agree on a no-pressure roommate arrangement, yet once they meet face-to-face, their attraction is undeniable. Desire might simmer well beyond Pride weekend, no matter how hard Adam and Silas try to live up to their noncommitment pact.
This is a short story compared to book 1 in this series but it was such a good read.
Adam has been wanting to go to Buchanan house for pride weekend but did not have the money to do it on his own so he met Silas online and they agreed to split the room with no strings attached or any preconceived notions of hooking up. They did not realize that upon meeting each other face to face that it would change both their lives forever.
This is a book about no expectations other then meeting and having a good time. But it is also a book about how upon meeting face to face the first time how quickly lust for one another can turn into love.
Even though this is a short story, Charley was able to make the intensity of the situation between these two gentlemen fly off the pages. The attraction they felt for one another and the jealousy they both experienced about the other getting attention from someone other then them was very intense from the moment they laid eyes on one another. Charley was able to portray a lot of emotions in this short story without over playing it and turning it into smut.
It was a very enjoyable read and cannot wait for the next book in the series.
This is a very short companion to Buchanan House. It’s a very quick read, and the main characters from the other books in the series only appear in the background. I found the story to be a nice compromise between a slow-bloom romance and instant love, not really fitting neatly in either category.
Adam and Silas are both likable. They’re both insecure about the potential relationship, for different reasons. On the surface, they’ve simply agreed to room-share so they can enjoy their Pride weekend vacation. It’s clear, though, that both of them are hoping for a hook-up. Naturally, that’s exactly what happens, and it’s lovely and steamy.
I’m not usually a huge fan of “that was so hot I think I’m in love” stories, but I didn’t see Adam and Silas that way. It sounded at the beginning like they were already getting to know each other because of their agreement to share the room, and I liked the way the happy-for-now end had the right blend of hope and realism. These are guys who are infatuated but want to see where it goes.
This is technically a stand-alone, since it’s not really necessary to have read the first book, but I found it helped make sense of the context to have read it. I’m not sure I’d have loved it as much if I didn’t understand the rest of the world in this series. For me, it was like a nice trip back to a favorite vacation spot, and I enjoyed it a lot.
This was a quick short read and I really got into it more than book one. This book was about two men who meat online and decided to share a room at the Buchanan House as neither could afford it alone. I love how the author brought them together and loved how it ended. We didn’t really get to spend time with Nathan and Eric (in fact there was one brief scene with Nathan when Adan checks in). I loved the descriptions of the house and it was clear that Eric and Nathan did a really great job renovating. I’m not sure where either Adan or Silas lives as the author does not tell us but she did say they end up together in the end. I immediately fell in love with Adam and when Silas come into the picture it was clear to me that both these men wanted more than they thought.
Charley Descoteaux has always heard voices. She was relieved to learn they were fictional characters, and started writing when they insisted daydreaming just wasn’t good enough. In exchange, they’ve agreed to let her sleep once in a while. Charley grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during a drought, and found her true home in the soggy Pacific Northwest. She has survived earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods, but couldn’t make it through one day without stories.