on January 10, 2017
Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.
Example: You're chatting with a guy you're interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.
That's my life except it's worse. My friend who keeps jamming me is my gay roommate, and if that isn't a W.T.F. moment, I'm not sure what is.
Fact: He went home with three yes, three of the guys I had been so sure were into me.
Fact: He's really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I'm trying to get back in the saddle, but I'll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren't gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.
The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met the girl, except there was one small problem: she didn't want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She'd been burned badly and didn't want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could've turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there with her.
So I had to go undercover.
Fact: I'm in love with my roommate.
Fact: I'm a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I've had for the past year has been my hand.
Fact: She's going to hate me if I come clean now.
Fact: I'm not giving up. Which means I'll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the real me.
The me that loves her.
The me that would never do her wrong.
Until then, I'll keep running off every guy who shows any interest.
Until then, I'll continue to Clam Jam.
To be quite honest, I was totally sold on this book just on the synopsis alone. I completely envisioned a romantic comedy that had me laughing and swooning the entire time. I have to say, I was really surprised that I ended up liking this one as much as I did.
Maggie has just been dealt a low blow…she catches her fiancée with another woman. In her bed. Double yikes!! So now to help pay the rent, she is in desperate need of a roommate. After interviewing Ry she decides he’s going to be the perfect roommate and he’s gay and in a relationship to boot…so no temptation there-even though he’s pretty hot.
The thing is that Ry is actually not gay and has been secretly wanting her for a while. His partner? Yep, that’s his best friend Jack. As their friendship progresses, Maggie finds herself falling a bit for her gay roomie which is wrong, right? Maybe he’s just bi-sexual?
“I’ve always wanted to be the one who ends up with you.”
This story packs a lot of laughs while Ry and Maggie go out and become pretty close. When Maggie announces that she is ready to start dating again Ry finds himself “clam jamming” as he knows that Maggie is it for him. The interactions he has with Maggie’s suitors are pretty funny. How will he break the news to her that he’s actually not gay and in love with her? How will she take it?
I really enjoyed this one. BUT I really wish that Maggie would’ve figured out sooner on her own that Ry was really not into men and only had eyes for her. I’m not really sure how she couldn’t? All the signs were there!! There’s only so many times that Ry can take home the guy she’s after. If I was her best friend, I would’ve pointed it out a long time ago. Okay, rant over.
Like I said above, this book was fun, sweet, and a bit scorching (Ry and Maggie had fabulous chemistry). This was my first read by RC Boldt and I will definitely be checking out more of her works!