With friends like these . . .
An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easygoing postman Rory Deamer. David doesn’t mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory—just like he doesn’t consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory’s far too nice for him. And far too straight.
Rory finds his new lodger surprisingly fun to be with, and what’s more, David is a hit with Rory’s troubled children. But while Rory’s world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there’s one thing he’s sure of: he’s straight as a die. So he can’t be falling for David . . . can he?
Their friends and family think they know all the answers, and David’s office party hookup has his own plans for romance. Rory and David need to make up their minds and take a stand for what they really want—or their love could be over before it’s even begun.
Spun! by J. L. Merrow is a cute, contemporary male/male romance. After a poor choice at an office party, David Greenlake loses his job and his home. He’s forced to take refuge in Shamwell with Rory Deamer. David and Rory flirt, unintentionally, the reader is made to believe. Rory, a single father with two children, has spent his whole life thinking he’s straight, so he couldn’t possibly be feeling something for his male housemate.
Spun! is an uncomplicated story. The banter between the two characters kept me interested, but there was very little conflict. David amused me. He played the silly character well. I loved the way Rory’s more relaxed personality complemented David’s off-beat one. Though I always struggle to believe the stories about middle aged people who honestly did not realize they may fall on the LGBT spectrum (as opposed to staying the closet), Spun! didn’t require buy-in to be enjoyable. If you’re looking for easy reading and good dialogue, Spun! is the book for you.