The course of true love doesn’t always run clean. But sometimes getting dirty is half the fun.
Entomology grad student Adam Ellery meets Denver Rogers, a muscle-bound hunk of sexy, when Denver effortlessly dispatches the drunken frat boys harassing Adam at the Tucker Springs laundromat. Thanking him turns into flirting, and then, much to Adam’s delight, hot sex over the laundry table.
Though Denver’s job as a bouncer at a gay bar means he gets his pick of geek-sexy college twinks, he can’t get Adam out of his head. Adam seems to need the same rough play Denver does, and it’s damn hard to say no to such a perfect fit.
Trouble is, Adam isn’t just shy: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and clinical anxiety, conditions which have ruined past relationships. And while Denver might be able to bench-press a pile of grad students, he comes from a history of abuse and is terrified of getting his GED. Neither Denver nor Adam want to face their dirty laundry, but to stay together, they’re going to have to come clean.
Once again, another five stars for Tucker Springs. In Dirty Laundry, we get to know Denver, El’s best friend from book 2. Denver is a bouncer at a local gay club by night, and a body builder by day. When he saves Adam Ellery from a bunch of bullying frat boys, his life of no attachments ends. Adam suffers from OCD and severe anxiety and doesn’t think anything can change that, but every time he’s with Denver, something about this guy shuts up the panic and makes the OCD submit.
I loved this book. From the fact we know there’s some sort of disability Denver has, even though he doesn’t even realize he has it, to the way submission helps Adam deal with his own disabilities.
I do have one complaint about the book, though. It wasn’t big enough for it to knock it out of 5 stars. It’s more of a pet peeve. Cullinan had Denver always wear a condom (which I applaud) until he and Adam were tested. However, she also had him bare mouth rim and orally f*ck Adam without a cover. It seems to me if an author is going to stress the use of condoms (which again, I applaud!) for protection against disease that she should also use dental dams. Because yes, there are tons of things you can get through that kind of oral interaction.