Book Review: Roses Are Red and Thorny…Ouch! by Jackie Nacht

Reviewed by Nikyta

20701131Title: Roses Are Red and Thorny…Ouch!
Author: Jackie Nacht
Series: Holiday Jobs that Don’t Suck #11
Heroes: Shaun & Ian
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 57 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books
Release Date: February 1, 2014
Available at: Extasy Books & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Asking someone out for Valentine’s Day is simple, getting them there without a vehicle? Not so easy.

Shaun works at the local flower shop while going to college full time. As Valentine’s Day approaches, he has to watch all the people come in and get flowers for their significant other. Wishing he had a Valentine, he didn’t expect a sexy man to walk right in the shop and ask him out.

Ian has watched his friends find their partners all year, and when one forces him to go to the flower shop, he spots the sexiest geek he’s ever laid eyes on. Asking him out is easy, going on a date without a car…oh crap!



With Valentine’s Day approaching, Ian’s resigned himself to being alone but when his friend drags him to a flower shop, he sets his eyes on Shaun and is determined to ask him out. Unfortunately, with Ian not having a car…. how’s he supposed to take his sexy geek out on a date?

I liked this one but for some reason I couldn’t really connect with either character and I’m not quite sure why. I would have loved for this one to be longer, though, so we could have gotten to know Ian and Shaun more. I did love that Shaun was a geek while Ian was more the jock type. I’ve always been a sucker for that dynamic and seeing Ian try so hard to get Shaun’s affection was just adorable.

In the end, another cute story in the series. I might not have been able to connect with the characters like I’ve been able to with the others in this series but this one still left me with a sweet little smile 🙂

Overall Impression: It was good!

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

Categories: 3 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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