The Idiots' Tango

The Idiots Tango Dear Author My two men can t STAND each other It s not a general dislike and it s not a case where they can avoid each other Unfortunately they share a circle of friends and family They met when they

  • Title: The Idiots' Tango
  • Author: B. Snow
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 284
  • Format: ebook
  • Dear Author,My two men can t STAND each other It s not a general dislike and it s not a case where they can avoid each other Unfortunately, they share a circle of friends and family They met when they were in high school and there seemed to be a bit of attraction despite their vast differences, but something happened and they are at each other s throats Verbal throw dowDear Author,My two men can t STAND each other It s not a general dislike and it s not a case where they can avoid each other Unfortunately, they share a circle of friends and family They met when they were in high school and there seemed to be a bit of attraction despite their vast differences, but something happened and they are at each other s throats Verbal throw downs, the occasional thrown punch has happened at than a few shared get togethers Dear Author, how can two men who can t stand each other come to realize that the other man is the one person they can t and don t want to live without Photo Description 1 At the beach, a man with close cropped hair and the physique of a Greek god hefts a rugby ball Dark hair dusts his arms, legs, and chest Another smattering of hair dips from his navel into the waistband of a very small pair of shorts.2 Two men grapple as they brawl, anger and adrenaline spurring them on Neither will be the first to give in.3 A young man with beautiful eyes and a two day scruff of beard stands on a train platform His jeans are worn, and his linen shirt is wrinkled but clean He has a backpack slung over one shoulder, beaded bracelets on his left wrist and a fedora covering his dark hairThis story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love Has No Boundaries 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.

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    1. I love it when a story leaves me with a big cheesy smile on my face. I’m just going to sit here and list all the things I love about this story. I love Josh. I liked being inside his POV. I wanted to crawl in there and roll around. He’s amusing, adorable, and a rugby player. Yum. Basically, I picture him as a cheeky, well built, Teddy Bear that tackles people for fun. I both love and hate Stu. He is, without a doubt, a dick for most of the story. He pretty much comes off as an abrasive prude [...]

    2. I loved this story! It was a wonderful journey, spanning many years, from Josh and Stu's first meeting and kiss that triggers it all. Josh and Stu don't see a lot of each other during this time but when they do, sparks fly - usually as they are annoying each other or fighting. Things never end well!We follow Josh through his career as a professional rugby player and experience all the joys and sorrows of his family life from funerals to weddings, all of which seem to be intertwined with Stu's fa [...]

    3. Oh, I just loved that! Thank you, B.Snow!I liked the interplay of family relationships, and that the women characters were three-dimensional. I liked that there was rugby :)I thought the pacing was great: the spaces between the scenes were enough to feel like the MCs were actually growing older (and wiser?) but not so large that it seemed jerky.I really enjoyed the dialogue. Josh was foot-in-mouth enough to be believable without making him a buffoon.I also really liked the small side-characters [...]

    4. 4.5 stars. I think this might be my favourite so far of the LHNB event. I love the enemies-to-lovers trope and this is a great example. They don't get together till the end but the fighting was just like foreplay!

    5. 2.5 starsThis was very disappointing because it took until the end of the book before it became any kind of romance. The supposed main couple Josh & Stu do not even have a meaningful conversation until 88% on my Kindle. That's way, way too late if you're writing a romance story.Other problems: The story is from Josh's point of view so we get his story only. He meets up with Sid maybe 4 times over the course of about 10 years, at weddings, funerals & vacations. Each time they say stupid t [...]

    6. It's pretty hard to keep two men hating each other, but one way to achieve this is to only let them spend a couple of hours in each other's company every 3 years or so.This short (long) story spans 15 or so years, from 16 yr old Josh's first bumbling attempt at kissing Stu Edelstein through to him at 29, body worn out from 8 years of professional rubgy playing.It's occasions such as weddings (yay happy) and funerals (hiss sad) that bring these boys together and they just can't be in the same roo [...]

    7. This story put a smile on my face. There's a very, very, very slow buildup to the romance between Josh and Stu. It picks up a lot more towards the end and it works for me.Apparently, it's obvious to everyone around them but not Josh (and really not that obvious to the reader) that there's some kind of chemistry between the two guys. We see the whole story from Josh's POV which lessens the reader's omniscience about what's really happening (but pfft, it's a romance novel. We KNOW anyway!)I love h [...]

    8. 4.5This year's LHNB event sure has some great stories to offer and this one is one of the best. It's the enemies-to-lover theme revisited (oh, how I love that ;-D) and it's well done. If you look for an easy resolution of the conflict and then lots of sex, you should go somewhere else - Josh and Stu really are enemies almost throughout the whole story. Things between them start off slightly ambivalent and then only get worse, showing perfectly how preconceived notions and a misattribution of emo [...]

    9. LHNB Story released 30.6.13A little over 3 starsThis extended family drama tells the story of two very different young men from the ages of around 15 to 30 as they meet and misunderstand each other over the years. There is a strong supporting cast in the background, but an awful lot of misunderstanding and lack of communication. I liked Josh, whose voice narrated the story, but couldn't warm to Stuart at all.

    10. 3.5 stars. There was not enough of the relationship to round it up. I really liked the enemy part. Nice twist about Stu in the end. I liked the easy play with bi, gay, straight Josh is such an interesting character. To just name him a prick wouldn't do him justice. There's much more. I'd loved to read from Stu's POV in that case too. A lot actually.

    11. I just loved this! I loved how much time this story spanned, from them being high school kids to 30 year old men. Great characters, and just excellent writingis was very enjoyable. A few times I was frustrated with Stu haha, but I'm glad they worked it all out and both guys got their HEA. Thanks for writing such a complex, wonderful story!

    12. What have you done to me, B Snow? Suffice to say there are many aspects to this story that are usually deal-breakers for me and I admit, I avoided reading this one for just that reason. BUT I loved this! LOVED it! Eloquent, real, balanced every character had depth and added to the story. A true love story, a story of love.

    13. This could have been so good. I've always loved an enemies to lovers story. But when you have a book like this, for me, it's hard to connect. The MC's did not become a couple until the story was almost over Not something you want to be able to say

    14. Funny and charming family tableau that takes a few twists and turns. Nice job of handling the awkward decade + timeline. But seriously, who can fill up on matzah?Favorite quote:‘Rubgy teams are like boy bands. At least one bloke’s got to be gay.’

    15. Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Has No Boundaries Anthology: Volume 10. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!3.5 stars I was so torn between rounding up or rounding down. I liked this a lot, the secondary characters were very well developed and a lot happened. There was a bit of humor as you can see in my updates. But there were about three too many miscommunications/missed years. This went on a long time, over a decade with large gaps in between. Which is OK [...]

    16. I LOVE stories where the heroes cannot stand each other at all, especially when the dialogue between them is good, hot, charged. It's one of the reasons why I like Prisoner, another enemies to lovers story.The only thing I regret in this story is the abrupt conflict resolution. They have been at each other's throat for so long that they need more time than the average couple to settle in a constructive relationship. I hope there is a sequel. When they are in the same room, sparks fly CRAZY. Love [...]

    17. I love a good enemies to lovers story, and this one really delivered. I loved the UST and slow burn. I'm usually not a fan of stories that span years and years, but in this case it really worked. They were so in love with each other but didn't even realize it. Rather, they just poured all of their misdirected emotion into a feud fueled by their own misperceptions of each other. Great fun.

    18. I like the title. That's perhaps pretty much it. There are really some funny or amusing bits, but it's all so juvenile. The story contains too many clichés, none of the characters feel like actual people (enough with the supportiveness, already!) and they are mean towards alcohol. I can't support anything that mistreats alcohol.

    19. I really enjoyed this free LHNB story. The author did a great job building the tension between the two main characters. My only little niggle was that I wish we could have seen more of them together after so long fighting each other. Still, I look forward to more by this author.

    20. A fun enemies-to-lovers contemporary. I loved the characters, particularly the big, awkward Josh. The families and the pace of the interactions over the years (mostly hostile) was very well done. A smooth, easy read with a nice pay off. Thank you!

    21. I really enjoyed this friends to lovers story. I couldn't see an HEA or HFN happening, since Stu was a douche through pretty much the whole story. Nice interpretation of the photo and the story letter. Thank you B. Snow for donating your story, your time and your talent.

    22. The Idiots' Tango is an enemies-to-lovers story that spans through time from when the guys were in their teens to their thirties. Josh is an awkward and slightly too big and chubby a boy who ends up kissing their family friends' boy Stu. This incident evolves into a war in between them and they are like oil and water, always fighting until in the end they understand how that fighting might have been something more already from the beginning. I do like stories like this that make their characters [...]

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