Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Ordinary People
Author: E.E. Montgomery
Heroes: James Laramee/Vinnie Canterbury
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 90 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 14, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: When Queensland Police Force Constable James Laramee raids a hotel room, he finds Vinnie Canterbury on top of a naked, dead man, covered in blood. Vinnie promptly vomits all over James’s shoes.
Thanks to a cocktail of horse sedatives and Hendra vaccine, Vinnie’s memories of his ordeal are fractured. Finding the culprits and the reasons behind his abduction will be a challenge. With his apartment trashed, his building set on fire, and his clothes, phone and wallet gone, Vinnie needs a place to stay. To his surprise, James not only takes him in, but also lets him cry on his shoulder. It must be true love. Vinnie has plans for his future with James all mapped out, and he hopes he can get James on the same page.
Review: This was so strange, and convoluted, but…cute. Vinnie wakes up on top of a dead guy without any memory of how he got there, or what happened previous. James is one of the cops on the scene. The two are the most unlikely couple, but Vinnie is just goofy enough to win him over.
I think I spent a good portion of the story shaking my head at the inner thoughts and the actual words that came flying out of Vinnie’s mouth…the top thing being “This must be true love” whenever James did anything remotely nice for him. For a smart man, he comes across as a bit touched in the head. But James, apparently, thought he was adorable.
This story, I think, was meant to be funny; a romance-slash-mystery comedy involving a dead guy, a goofball with amnesia, and the unlikely courtship with the cop. This was not a heart to heart, and it didn’t come with a lot of feels, but it was short, relatively cute, and pleasant diversion for an afternoon.
Overall Impression: I Liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*