Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: The Other Five Percent
AUTHOR: Quinn Anderson
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 158 Pages
RELEASE DATE: July 10th, 2017
Logan Vanderveer has a joke he’s been telling since college: he’s ninety-five percent straight. He did some experimenting in school, but none of the men he fooled around with inspired him to abandon “the plan”: meet a nice girl, get married, and settle down, just like his parents always said.
None of them except Ellis Floyd, who aroused desires and feelings that scared Logan. So much so that he abandoned their burgeoning relationship just as it might have become something. But four years later, Ellis is back, and Logan finds himself questioning his sexuality in a big way.
Ellis doesn’t fit into Logan’s plan. He’s happy being a starving artist, whereas Logan has sold his soul to corporate America. Ellis is ripped jeans, and Logan is tailored suits. And, most notably, Ellis is out. But seeing him again is dredging up memories—like how it feels to kiss Ellis, and that time they almost went all the way. With chemistry like theirs, Logan isn’t sure he can—or should—keep ignoring the other five percent.
It needs to be said that I really love this author. Her Murmur Inc. series sucks me in with every book I’ve read. So I’ve gotten to a point where I’ll snatch up her books whenever I see them being released because I love them so much. Immediately when I read the blurb for this story I was intrigued. I love reunited lovers stories…so much. The writing was great, definitely on par with what I’ve come to expect with a Quinn Anderson…great pacing and plot. There was never a time where I wasn’t interested in where this story was going and I consider that a reflection on how great an author Quinn Anederson is. But, I didn’t love this story. I liked certain parts but I didn’t like them all the time so this story was a little off for me.
Logan and Ellis were college friends and first loves, sort of. They got close and feelings within both men intensified. Ellis out and proud embraced the feelings. Logan, confused and lacking self esteem ran from the feelings and eventually forgot all about “Ellis.”
Flash-forward a few years both men are out of college and run into each other. All the old feelings come to the surface but Ellis is battling through walls of hurt and anger while Logan battles through years of suppression and denial.
There were times in the story where I was intrigued by Logan and times where he annoyed the heck out of me. I liked Ellis, a lot and Logan’s relationship with his sisters was awesome. Logan’s personality was off-putting so it continually took me out of the story when he was interacting with Ellis.
Like I mentioned there were things I liked and things I didn’t. This unfortunately just wasn’t one of my favorites by this author.