Today I am sharing a review of Say It With Ink by C.C. Dado. This is a short but sweet gay for you romance about finding true love, even if it takes a little while! Keep reading to learn more about the book and to meet Jamie and Levi, two great guys who really deserve their happily ever after!
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Say It With Ink by C.C. Dado
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Title: Say It With Ink
Series: The Seattle Chronicles
Author: C.C Dado
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 2, 2015)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary,
Length/Format: 1123 KB/67 pages
Heat Rating: 1
Star Rating: 3 1/2
About the Author: Learn more about C.C Dado by following on Twitter.
Levi can remember the exact moment the projection of his life changed entirely, from homeless dropout to college graduate. It was the day he found Jamie Donovan standing on his front porch—the boy Levi had secretly drooled over from afar would become the best friend he secretly drooled over up close.
When Levi gets a full ride scholarship but Jamie doesn’t, Jamie becomes an exotic dancer to help pay his tuition. Watching Jamie perform is pure torture for Levi, and hiding how he really feels starts to take its toll. And when the hot new guy from his Econ class hits on him, Levi has to decide just how long he’s going to stay devoted to his straight best friend.
Levi comes from the wrong side of the tracks. When he is paired up with Jamie for a history project, his life changes for the better. The friendship these two forge over the following years is an amazing bond. They are closer than brothers. But, Levi has secretly fallen in love with his best friend.
Jamie never considers that Levi is anything more than his best friend. They do everything together, even go off to college and room together. But, there is only so much Levi can take.
Levi reaches a breaking point and snaps, telling Jamie how he feels. Jamie is freaked out and Levi moves out temporarily. Seeing Jamie is just too hard.
Losing Levi is just what Jamie needed to make him realize that what he thought was friendship is actually so much more. He is honestly so clueless it is both sweet and frustrating. How he doesn’t see how Levi feels so much earlier is honestly beyond comprehension. But, he is just happy go lucky and never sees what is right in front of him.
Levi tugs at my heart. He has a rough childhood but grows so close to Jamie and his family over the years. I love that he had the support of Jamie’s family. It always makes me feel good to see someone get a second chance at a loving family life.
Theses characters are very well developed and I loved them both. The author also does a great job creating the secondary characters and I am definitely looking out for Nathan’s story. And I want more of Sy as well!
This is a short story and I thought it ended far too quickly. Just when Jamie and Levi finally kiss and want to start dating the book is over. I really needed more of these two! I loved seeing the development of the friendship and the realization of romantic feelings but there should have been a least a few more chapters where they figure out how to be a couple. Overall, though, a wonderful story.