Review: Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan

 Series: Special Delivery (book 1)

Genre: LGBT (m/m, m/m/m), Romance

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

Cover: I like the colours.

Goodreads: add

Trigger warnings: child abuse

Description: When your deepest, darkest fantasy shows up, get on board.

Sam Keller knows he’ll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa—not while he’s busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent, long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting quickly leads to a fling, and when Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance for adventure. Mitch is sexy, funny and friendly, but once they embark on their journey, something changes. One minute he’s the star of Sam’s every x-rated fantasy, the next he’s almost too much a perfect gentleman. And when they hit the Las Vegas city limit, Sam has a name to pin on Mitch’s malady: Randy.

For better or for worse, Sam grapples with the meaning of friendship, letting go, growing up—even the meaning of love—because no matter how far he travels, eventually all roads lead home.

Review: This is a difficult review for me, because I was very excited to be finally able to read Special Delivery and then my excitement didn’t survive this novel. So I dreaded writing it and it’s been now some months that I have read it.

I found Sam and Mitch to be interesting characters, but I wasn’t able to like their relationship. Frankly I just didn’t get it. It’s like ‘bam!’ attraction! This doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy their non-sexual interactions, but they read to me more like friends and nothing else.

Anyway, sex is a big theme in this book, because Sam has a thing about being a slut and behaving slutty. I’m using these words, because he does. It’s always slut this and slutty that. If I would have drank a shot each time slut or slutty is mentioned, I would have not survived this book.

Sometimes the ending is able to turn around my enjoyment of a book. In this case it just showed me how happy I was, that I was through with it. Very clichéd and unbelievable to me.


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