UNLIMITED BOOK ↠ Not Even Close - by Lisa Oliver #2020

  • Title: Not Even Close
  • Author: Lisa Oliver
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 191
  • Format: ebook

  • Not Even Close By Lisa Oliver Dear Author,I turned thirty this year and I have yet to have my first kiss, much less a relationship with someone I have yet to find someone that I connect with enough to be that open I hear terms like gray sexual and demi sexual thrown around and figure I ll just be alone No one wants to take the time to get to know me they just want to hop right in bed.Photo DescriptDear Author,I turned thirty this year and I have yet to have my first kiss, much less a relationship with someone I have yet to find someone that I connect with enough to be that open I hear terms like gray sexual and demi sexual thrown around and figure I ll just be alone No one wants to take the time to get to know me they just want to hop right in bed.Photo Description A black and white photograph just showing two men, who look very similar, their mouths almost joined as they come in for a kiss.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love is an Open Road event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers The M M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.
    Lisa Oliver
    Lisa Oliver had been writing non fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate Lisa will do anything for chocolate.Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers You can friend her on Facebook facebook lisaoliverauthor , or email her directly at yoursintuitively gmail If you want to chat with her on Skype, then email for contact details.

    Not Even Close By Lisa Oliver


    Thank you so much to the author who have participated in this eventDemi sexual from Urban DictionaryAs an asexual myself, I was giddy when I saw the tag demi sexual for this story I thought, wow, we had another asexual spectrum here So, I was expecting a story where the characters were spending time together, to get know one another You know, that EMOTIONAL connection before they finally do the deeds In other words, I was expecting SQUEE, BONDING TIME Well, color me DISAPPOINTED because from wha [...]

    Thanks to the author for participating and offering this freebieEdited DNF at 24% I skimmed read to the endI read demi sexual and expected a story of characters getting to know each other, lots of personality and warmth, but that feel wasn t there for me.Connor is the biggest, strongest man in the pack, yet on meeting his mate runs away like a little kid The focus is on sex, he goes out to try humans, but never tries getting to know anyone.Is it so odd to want to know someone than an hour befor [...]

    I love when I m able to read a story that is outside the norm, and this shifter story is just that Connor identifies himself as demi sexual, and as such feels that he isn t mate material He needs to feel a connection with someone before he can entertain the thought of having sex with them, and in a world where shifters get down first, introduce themselves later, he s dreading the day he meets his mate He no sooner says that out loud, and Fate has him meeting his mate Connor can t run away fast e [...]

    Trisha Harrington
    I liked this story a lot Connor and Leyden made a nice couple and it was nice that Leyden was willing to wait for Connor.I hated Lonnie and I really wished he hand t popped up again when he did Overall, this was nice Though if sex is a must for you, then you should avoid this.

    Warning This review contains trace amounts of soul baring and other forms of emotional striptease Proceed with caution.Right So, I couldn t believe my eyes when I first read the prompt for this story because, you see, change the gender, and it might ve as well been written about me I did get my first kiss before thirty, but it was still at the age most people would consider embarrassingly old And the rest of the prompt yep, that s me all right.Oh, yeah, before any of you start to wear that knowi [...]

    Lila Hunter
    4.5 out of 5I may be biased since I m a Lisa Oliver fan, but I enjoyed this story I was surprised when I saw the no sex tag on the story, but the author did a good job keeping it interesting I loved Connor and would like to know about him I hope she revisits these characters world on a later time Maybe even Davis.The story fitted well with the prompt and it was directly to the point No unnecessary plot twists or long dragging scenes We get to see both MC s individually, as well as a dating coup [...]

    3 StarsA shifter story about apprehensive mates and the importance of building personal connections and emotional intimacy before introducing sex into the mix It was different and I liked it.

    Unique take on shifters I could see both sides, Leyden doing what his mate needed and the pack believing it a sign of weakness Now I want to know what happens after

    Lorraine Lesar
    Sex doesn t have to be all fireworks to feel so dam good and this book proved it Another winner from the Oliver Stable.

    Lori S.
    I will need to reread this, but initial reading response clunky I like that this story features a demisexual, which made for a nice change from the lu er love at first sight trope, especially since Connor does not respond to such stimuli Leyden is surprisingly patient and understanding, but the length of the story does not lend itself to real relationship development for these two men.I think this story would benefit from being expanded and exploration of what it means to be on the asexual spec [...]

    Jeanne 'Divinae'
    Connor is the second in his pack He is big and tall and can be very intimidating His fellow pack members know to leave him alone and clear the way for him Unlike when he is younger, he has a powerful presence and they accept him especially his best friend and Alpha , for being different Though being a wolf shifter, he has doesn t feel sexually attracted to anyone He finds people pleasing to the eye and he does get aroused, just no one in particular does it for him He is about the emotional conn [...]

    I wanted to like this I love shifter stories , but it seemed too clinical At times it was like a psychology primer about asexual It, also had, too many, commas.

    Eran O'Donnal
    PS LisaAsexuals do masterbate and some even enjoy sex because being asexual really only means you aren t sexual attracted to anyone we need emotional connections

    I ve got lots of mixed feelings on this one The best way I can think of to describe them is to break my rating down into three categories, as if I have a rubric in high school or somethingLLOWING THE PROMPT1 5 The story was still focussed around sex, even if the main character identified as demi sexual It also seems part of the prompt was to tell a story that might give a person on the asexual spectrum hope but while this story has a decent ending, it s in spite of the main character s lack of [...]

    I liked the story but all pack members were so unidimensional

    I really like how Lisa Oliver wrote about a different point of view in the mating of wolves All you ever see in M M shifter books is about how fast the mating is happening, and although you sometimes see a character wonder if do you love me because of me or because we re Fated Mates , it s just mentioned as if in passing and they go over that pretty quickly Well, Connor and Leyden s story is a bit different And I liked it Complain whining Why wasn t is longer what happens next Are you going to m [...]

    More 3.5 starsI didn t expect a shifterstory to that prompt I have to admit I would have loved to read an contemporary story But I still really liked the take on that prompt I think being a demi sexual werewolf isn t like being s demi sexual human The shifterworld works different and sex and the mating follow different rules than the normal world The mating call is powerful and overrules a lot Still Connor doesn t change when he meets his mate He isn t healed or anything He is scared but unable [...]

    Tori Thompson
    Wow I really liked this story It s small and quick, a brief look at the start of a relationship I liked the explanation of Connor s sexuality, and I loved Leyden s acceptance I liked the drama of the pack situation, and Leyden s reaction The best part NO OBVIOUS EDITING ISSUES I have liked Lisa s books and writing, but so often the editing has problems This book didn t have anything that bothered me Yeah This is just a great little shifter story, minimal fuss, just a hint of sex, and I d love to [...]

    I liked this different take on shifter stories, with a wolf shifter who wanted to have a deeper connection to his fated mate It could have used some details, and I definitely didn t think there was enough time for the connection to form, but overall it was interesting and different.Thanks to the author for participating in the LOR event.

    A very enjoyable story about a wolf shifter on a demisexual spectrum struggling with his doubts over a mating because of how oversexualized the shifter society is, how much emphasis is put on sexual attraction, availability and performance which explains nicely all the over the top for human standards reactions on both sides.

    Judy Stone
    Superb character development and world building Lisa, please tell me this is the start of a new series Loved the emphasis on getting to know your mate, rather than the typical wham bam scenario Loved Conner and Leyden and hope to see of them in the near future pressure D

    A.R. Jarvis
    Read much like Connor had made a moral choice to stay virgin until marriage commitment in a sex crazed society, than a story about a person who feels no sexual attraction until a strong emotional connection is made DNF, due to the discord caused thereby.

    3.5 I am always interested in a wolfie story when it is not sex 24 7 This one strikes a really nice balance between that wolf possessiveness that you must have in a wolfie book and also throws in some sweetness I liked it.

    Tamara (緑)
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    2.5 stars

    Adorable I ve not read anything previously by this author although the Cloverleah series has been on my tbr for some time I shall definitely be shifting it closer to the top.

    Livia Frost
    Wow That was hot Especially the ending

    3.5 Stars

    Nice interpretation of the photo and the story letter I would love to read about these two and their world Thank you Lisa Oliver for donating your story, your time and your talent.

    Katy Beth Mckee
    Conner is feeling different but Leyden is willing to go the extra mile to claim his mate Sometimes it takes strength to wait.

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