Series: Nice Guys,
Also in this series: Full Disclosure, Full Domain
Published by Self-Published on 08 October 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Family, GLBT, Love & Romance, Mystery & Detective, New Adult, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Social Issues
Also by this author: Full Disclosure, Full Domain
Place(s) Traveled To: Austin, Texas (2003, 2012, 2013) // New York, New York (2012) // Kauai, Hawaii (2003, 2013)
First Line(s): Jace gripped the side of the locker, his knuckles turning white as he dropped his head inside the open metal frame.
***Warning: Contains Spoilers…Read at your own risk***
I’m the sort of girl who likes to read a series in order, even if its a companion series. I like to follow a characters journey from their first introduction all the way through their HEA and if we are lucky what happens when their story ends. So when I stumbled on a book that intrigued me called FULL DOMAIN by Kindle Alexander and learned it was a series I knew I had to track down the first book DOUBLE FULL. DOUBLE FULL is a bit like two stories rolled into one. It begins in 2003 and covers much of Colt and Jace’s early years. We learn that Colt was a bit of a stalker of the openly out Jace throughout college until he makes his move at the end of their senior year. They have a quick, whirlwind relationship and fall in love though Colt is adamant to keep things on the DL. Jace is conflicted on this but loves Colt and so agrees. Then some WTFery happens and Colt abandons Jace without a word and they don’t interact again until 10 years later.
In the decade they were apart Colt has fallen into alcoholism and various other poor life choices including acquiring a conniving bitchy fiance who is find having 3-somes and 4-somes and having her future father-in-law watching kiss a girl and have sex with a man not her fiance but is not ok with pictures and newspaper articles of Jace. These she uses to blackmail Colt into doing her bidding and me to want to toss my kindle across the room. But the WTFery of DOUBLE FULL doesn’t end there. There is this random act of violence near the end that lands Colt in the hospital that turns out to be not so random and its just….Como say what now???
Seriously. This book was just now good. It was readable but I seriously thought that my eyes might roll out of my head. Colt was essentially a stalker of Jace but Jace was ok with that as Colt was just so dreamy. And even when Colt showed up without a word on his vacation doorstep Jace forgave so easily. Colt barely got out “I’m sorry I was a dick” before they were both declaring their love once again and saying that this time everything would be different. *insert many heavy sighs of frustration here* DOUBLE FULL is just over the top and full on cheese fest and even with the big mystery that it became I just couldn’t take it very seriously.
And yet, despite all that I disliked there was something addictive about this story. Not to mention that I was intrigued by the character of Mitch who we are introduced to near the end of DOUBLE FULL and who is uber important as he gets his own POV. While I didn’t like that he had his POV randomly thrust into the story I was intrigued by him. Which is why I found myself downloading FULL DISCLOSURE almost immediately after finishing DOUBLE FULL. Sure I could be in for another terrible WTF-ery read but there is always the possibility of something magical to happen.
People Who Liked This Book Better Than I Did
Shh Mom’s Reading – “There were times during this story my heart hurt, literally ached for these men. It was amazing to me that Ms. Alexander was able to make my heart ache for both men at times during this book. The range of emotions she gets the reader to feel in this book truly speaks to what a wonderful talent Ms. Alexnader has for storytelling.”
Scandalicious Book Reviews – “Kindle Alexander does a fantastic job at creating the conflict in this story and again, it didn’t play out how I expected. She does an excellent job of character development that will send you on a rollercoaster of emotions. You can’t help but love Jace and Colt and suffer their heartbreak right along with them.”
Paddylast Inc – “I was also totally hooked with Mitch whom the author introduced in the latter part of the book (whom I supposed will be the main character for the second book of the series. Yay!) without actually swaying too much from Colt and Jace. What an impressive transitioning ability!”