Since the day Josh met Laurence, he was positive the man was a preening peacock escaped from the Exotic Bird Exhibit. There was something raw and bright, eye-catching and absolutely, unashamedly gay about Laurence. He was outrageous, outgoing, and wild enough to drive Josh up a figurative wall. Josh didn?t expect Laurence to be anything other than who he was, so long as he Since the day Josh met Laurence, he was positive the man was a preening peacock escaped from the Exotic Bird Exhibit. T...

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Author:Diana DeRicci
ISBN:Beach Duo .5
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:150 pages pages

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  • Ami
    Apr 11, 2012
    3.5 stars When we first met Josh and Laurence in The Charlie Factor, they were getting married. This is their story -- when the relationship starts. I agree with Arthur's review regarding Josh's 'homophobic' behavior, which I can't really believe since it's only being told not sho...
  • Sadonna
    Apr 14, 2012
    3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this story about Josh and Laurence. Josh and Greg and RJ and Laurence are four friends in college in California. Josh is a rancher's son from Colorado, so Cali is really a culture shock for him. He is uncomfortable around Laurence - especially that first yea...
  • leigh
    Apr 23, 2012
    An adorable, sweet, and sexy romp. It stars two background characters from its sequel, The Charlie Factor, but the books can be read in either order. Laurence is flamboyant and sassy, with healthy self-esteem and dignity. He shares his body and his affection generously, while carefully...
  • Candice
    Apr 12, 2012
    3.5 stars - Such a sweet story and I loved all the characters. I really enjoy reading a book that when I finish it has made me smile. ...
  • Rachel Emily
    Apr 12, 2012
    I absolutely loved this! Great writing and I loved getting to read about Josh and Laurence. I thought it was a well done gay for you type of plot and really liked that there was conflict for both of them and not a "now I'm gay let's jump into bed. The end" type of story. Very good...
  • Cindi
    May 14, 2012
    I guess I'm late to the party because I haven't read the others in the series... the stories in which this is a prequel to. That is probably a good thing as I can start from the very beginning. This was a nice friends to lovers AND enemies to lovers story. Two guys who seem to despi...
  • Simsala
    Apr 11, 2012
    3,5 stars Ami said it all here Cute,easy to read love story,likeable characters,slow build up with tiptoing around each other and fragile-porcelain-treatment in and out of the bedroom...made me smile with just the occasionally raised eyebrow... ...
  • Lauraadriana
    Apr 15, 2012
    Ok so this was cutish...I think this a prequel to some other book that I did not read, so I had no notion of the main characters. Josh is a farm boy from Colorado who is in college in LA he's a nice guy for the most part except he's kind of a douche to his frien Laurence who is gay ...
  • Fairy / Anna
    Jul 10, 2012
    3 stars, almost, but not exactly. It was a likeable and light story about two friends, one gay & one straight, but maybe there is more than just friendship... And maybe the straight guy is not as straight as he was thinking... Nothing original, but I don't need original, if the boo...
  • V
    Apr 11, 2012
    4.5 stars. This is a very nice "prequel" story about Josh and Laurence before they got married. I love the whole series, so I'm not surprise that I love this story also. Laurence and Josh are just adorable. ...
  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    Feb 20, 2013
    3.35* Cute friends to lovers story. Josh was supposed to be at least a bit homophobic in the beginning, we are told, I never really saw it, it was more of a push-pull between the flamboyant and out and proud Lawrence and Josh, who oddly doesn't quite know what it is about Lawrence th...
  • Phaney
    Aug 01, 2016
    This is such a sweet story. And although technically a prequel to this short series, it?s still a full-length book. I hope that re-reading the others will make me feel even half as good as this new one did. <3 ...
  • Arthur
    Apr 11, 2012
    A sweet friends-to-lovers story. Four college friends, Gregg, RJ, Josh and Laurence, always hang out together. In those, Josh--son of a Colorado farmer, and Laurence--a proud, flamboyant gay boy, often fought with each other and traded insults. Laurence assumed they didn't get al...
  • Ery
    Jun 19, 2012
    I was all in until about halfway through, after which I felt like someone threw a handful of darts at the dartboard all at the same time - I felt scattered. DeRicci did a fantastic job in the first part of the book, particularly in building a light GFY (or - "I just figured out I was g...
  • Raevyn
    Jun 06, 2012
    I had not read any of this series but it seems this book was written after some of the others. I am glad I started with this one. Laurence and Josh were frenemies for 4 years before their relationship changed. I liked the fact that the story didn't start with their romance but gave ...
  • Vio
    Apr 12, 2012
    3.5 stars I loved all the characters they were sweet interesting and fun. So cute and adorable I was left feeling all warm and happy. Nice easy read I enjoyed it very much. ...
  • Nikko
    Apr 11, 2012
    It was gd book but not as good as the first two.. The ending was like "Huh, that's it?" But it's still a great book. ...
  • Tracie R
    Feb 08, 2015
    4.5 Stars Glitter I loved reading Glitter it had a great balance between story and romance never losing one to enhance the other and I am excited to read the next instalment of this series. Josh Daily was just a nave kid from Colorado when he headed for school in LA. Laurence...
  • Chancey Knowles
    Jul 07, 2014
    Wow! Really thought the progression of Josh was handled well. The sex scenes were sensual and hot. I'm neither pro or con "Gay 4 You". I think unless someone is staunchly con then it is really worth reading. That's assuming sweet, college, coming into your own, stories are not a con to...
  • Julesmarie
    May 26, 2012
    Okay, so I adore both friends-to-lovers and gay-for-you themes. When you put them together, it's virtually guaranteed that I'm going to love the result. And this book was no exception. I made the mistake of opening this at like 8:30 at night to read for just a few minutes before bed. I...
  • Shannon
    May 28, 2012
    Really loved these guys. I'm a sucker for a gay virgin, so it's no big surprise that I enjoyed this story. I got a great picture of these two in my head and their relationship was completely entertaining. Not to mention the sex, very nice! ...
  • Macky
    Dec 26, 2013
    3.5* Light, sweet romance between flamboyant Laurence and straight ' not so gay friendly ' Josh, but of course in true GFY style the love/hate relationship changes when Josh realises that he might not be as immune to pretty Laurence after all. No surprises but its enjoyable and has i...
  • Camille Adams
    May 04, 2014
    DNF. Am reminded why I DNFed book 1. This writer's prose is stiff and ungainly. It's painful to read. Promptly removed all her books from my TBR. ...
  • Laura Miller
    Jan 06, 2013
    I wasn't sure if I would like this story at first but since I am OCD about finishing series I read it. I am so glad I did. This is a wonderful love story about two men who thought the other one hated him, only to find out that true love can be hiding right in front of you. ...
  • Da'ad
    Aug 06, 2012
    Aw! I loved this! A bit too sappy sometimes, but far too hot and well written for that to be much of an issue. I liked the author. Heh. I wouldn't mind reading RJ and that professor's story either. Especially the professor. Woohoo! Hurrah to gay menage! Anyway, this was wonderful. Tot...
  • Silkeeeeeereads
    Dec 17, 2013
    I love it when a fellow Texan does well. Diana gave us main characters that you can't help but want to snuggle with. With one slow bloomer and a very out and proud twink finally falling into each other after four years of friendship, and you have an endearing coming out story. Swe...
  • Sandy
    Jun 11, 2012
    ***********SPOILERS AHEAD************ Just to be clear, it isn't that I didn't like this book. It was okay. Maybe I would have given a more positive review had I read the book that was a prequel? (maybe sequel?) to it. There were some parts that I really liked and others that I thou...
  • Nic
    Mar 13, 2013
    Given this was a prequel and numbered 0.5, I somehow thought it would be a short story. However I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a longer story. Very much a gay-for-you story, we follow the (supposedly) straight Josh as he realises that he has feelings for Laurence. It was ...
  • Teri
    May 04, 2018
    3 stars This was okay, there were some things that didn't work for me that well. I didn't really like Josh in the very beginning, he came across as just an ignorant fool. I did like Laurence a lot. He was fun and seemed to have a personality. I appreciated the way Josh's crush was han...
  • CB
    Dec 16, 2013
    The start to a very entertaining series. There are 4 books out now and they are all worth the time. (The 4th book "Popping the Question" is a free read on the publisher's website.) Fun characters, sweet stories and entertaining writing. ...