Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia #1)
by Anne Tenino (Goodreads Author)
Sam’s a new man. Yes, he’s still too tall, too skinny, too dorky, too gay, and has that unfortunate addiction to romance novels, but he’s wised up. His One True Love is certainly still out there, but he knows now that real life is nothing like fiction. He’s cultivated the necessary fortitude to say “no” to the next Mr. Wrong, no matter how hot, exciting, and/or erotic-novel-worthy he may be.
Until he meets Ian.
Ian’s a new man. He’s pain-free, has escaped the job he hated and the family who stifled him, and is now—possibly—ready to dip his toe into the sea of relationships. He’s going to be cautious, though, maybe start with someone who knows the score and isn’t looking for anything too complicated. Someone with experience and simple needs that largely revolve around the bedroom.
Until he meets Sam.
Sam’s convinced that Ian is no one’s Mr. Right. Ian’s sure that Sam isn’t his type. They can’t both be wrong . . . can they?
I have only read one other book by Anne Tenino - Frat boy and Toppy which I adored so I didn't know what to expect with this one but I liked it a lot.
Right away you love Sam and your heart goes out to him with his awkwardness and him filling out of place in life. You want nothing but the best for him. When he first meets Ian your heart falls a bit because Ian starts off a bit of a douche but he totally makes up for it later.
When doing this review I found out that the side characters of Nic and Jurgen are from Whitetail Rock 1 & 2 and this book falls into the # 3 category. I never read the first two but they were a great addition to this book and finding out more about the depth of Ian and Sam.
I loved Ian and Sam together and felt their love and chemistry right away. It also cracked me up with Sam's addiction to romance novels and his running parallelisms with his real life.
I know m/m is not for all but if you like the genre than this love story is a sweet book about finding love when you least expect it.
4 quirky thumbs up!