- Title: Detour
- Author: Talia Carmichael
- ISBN: 9781615818655
- Page: 462
- Format: ebook
Robert Berkus s steady academic life seemed to be an open road until the day he took a detour right into Officer Miguel Rodriguez s path When Miguel helps the sexy professor change a flat tire, Robert is absolutely oblivious to Miguel s interest That suits Miguel just fine, though He s used to being the aggressor although it sure would be nice to get this sweet and sRobert Berkus s steady academic life seemed to be an open road until the day he took a detour right into Officer Miguel Rodriguez s path When Miguel helps the sexy professor change a flat tire, Robert is absolutely oblivious to Miguel s interest That suits Miguel just fine, though He s used to being the aggressor although it sure would be nice to get this sweet and staid college professor to make the first move.When Robert gets his act in gear, the results prove explosive Miguel wants Robert in his bed and in his life permanently, and Robert enthusiastically agrees but they ve already learned that life makes detours Sometimes it takes love a little courage to arrive at its chosen destination.
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I'm going not even going to try to play nice with this one. There is no getting around it, this book was horrible. I read this book as part of my RT reading challenge, my quest to read new-to-me authors before the convention (rtconvention). Whenever I read a new author I'm hoping for the best but anticipating some rotten eggs. This one was rotten, unfortunately. I knew from the first few pages that it was going to be a rough read. Style-wise, it was choppy, tell-y, and very amateur-ish. Lots of [...]
Okay, so if you get annoyed by sappyness (Hi Mel!) this book is not for you.That being said there were some very sweet parts, and I kinda cried at one point. Robert is college professor, on his way to meet friend he gets a flat tire and officer Miguel Rodriguez comes to his rescueThere is instant attraction but they let things go. They run into each other again, and things take their coursery very fast. This books had a few funny thingsIt was almost a view at the world like it should beAn accept [...]
was pretty simple and cute but the name bombs made it very confusing and with so many names being dropped all the time i never knew who anyone was Robin and Alex were the only two i could keep track of, even the MC and a name so similar to at least two other characters I kept getting them confused. (view spoiler)[When the one guy got shot and died I knew I had read the name before but couldn’t remember who he was or feel anything for the scene since it was just a name… and then his partner, [...]
This story kind of made me think of a gay version of an m/f romance novel. Not in a bad way or a chick-with-a-dick way either, but simply because it was a tale of two people who meet, learn about each other and fall in love in the process without all the bed-hopping and drama I find so much of in m/m books these days. Personally I thought it was great, I don’t understand the low ratings at all. The only issue I had with this book was the awful Spanish that was used. The endearments were totall [...]
I got pulled out of the story right at the beginning, when descriptions of Robert, his TA/RA, the dept, and the mentor made me go huh? While I realize different departments and different schools do things very differently, there were so many oddities within the first few pages, I sat there for a few minutes trying to make sense of it all. When I couldn't, I shrugged and decided I'd just have to work that much harder to suspend my disbelief.But then I got annoyed by Miguel's little game to let Ro [...]
There are some friends that should stay far far away from this book (Mel, Kate). It has an over load of sugar - insta-love, moving in within 3 weeks, melding of worlds without strife.c. It also has horrible Spanish and I am not even good at the language. I liked it because it does make you want a perfect world where things are like this book. Don't get me wrong, there is a point where I shed a tear and another towards the end where wellI will let you read. This book was set up with a series in m [...]
2,5 starsWhy does Robert need a laboratory at home if he has one in the university is it even legal? I've never heard "amante" used as an endearment. "Amante" usually means a paramour. Also, don't you think that "querido mio" sounds much better than "mi querido"? And when used as an edearment usually it's only "querido" without the "mi". "Papá de miel"? Really? That means "honey dad", and it's a really, really weird and ridiculous thing to say. I don't understand why some authors insist in usin [...]
This was much too sweet for my liking. I also didn't find the humor funny, let alone grown men rolling on the floor laughing because of some lines. Insta-love, insta-move-in, both mothers are pint size, most brothers are gay. I'm sorry to say, this book just wasn't for me.
2,5 stars,Likeable characters in a mediocre and too-long(!)story with sometimes silly dialogue.
I just didn't take to this book. I thought the writing was poor, and the lack of editing was obvious (something that I've learned to take for granted when reading Dreamspinner releases). The story seemed to ramble about without any purpose. The characterisation didn't work for me. Robert the scientist acted like a twink most of the time.Also was the naming of Miguel's boss and boss's wife (Gibbs and Abby) a coincidence or a strange homage to NCIS? I just laughed out loud (and not in a good way) [...]
I read a few pages and gave up. The writing was dull and choppy, and I just couldn't stick with it long enough to get interested in the characters.
Grocery list writing. No plot. No conflict. 400 characters without purpose or dimension.
Detour, by Talia Charmichael was a book that was funny, sweet and sappy. So be warned if you do not like sappy books then do not read this. I love sappy romances so this was my kind of book. I have to say this is one of those books you will either love or hate. To be honest I cannot remember reading a book like this before, some of it has aspects of other books. But the multiple gay characters is a first for me in a book.Robert, was a character I loved and found quite adorable at times. He was s [...]
I blame Aleksandr Voinov, Josh Lanyon, Jordan Castillo Price, Amy Lane, J.L. Langley, Tere Michaels, Kaje Harper, Z.A. Maxfield, Heidi Cullinan, Abigail Roux, Marie Sexton, Megan Derr, Anne Tenino, M.L. Rhodes, Cardeno C J.P. Barnaby (who I can barely read without feeling so emotionally drained that I need a week vacation from everything), K.A. Mitchell, Ally Blue, T.C. Blue, Chris Owen.d so many many more. They all have style, amazing stories and distinctive prose.They've spoiled me. Why all th [...]
Fun read and a great start to a series. We get to meet what I'm assuming are some of the MCs from future stories as well as fall in love with Robert and Miguel. And Miguel has the best family ever! I can't wait to read about the brothers. Yum!
It was a lovely story, and I enjoyed.I have just a little complain, authors who don't speak Spanish, should do a proper research, that way some translations will make more sense.My English is appalling, although, my Spanish is great.
This novel didn't work for me, the plot line felt forced. We enter a universe where everyone was gay and the drama is over-exaggerated.
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked ReadsDNF @37% = automatic 3 stars Read as part of the Something in Common bundle.This is a case of the writing style not for me. I won't go in depth, but the lower rated reviews pretty much voice exactly what my issues are. Sappy, when I need a hefty dose of realism in my books. The dialogue doesn't sound as real people would speak- wooden and stilted. Telling and more telling, instead of showing. Insta-love/lust/HEA. Miscommunication [...]
In her author bio, you can read: “Talia Carmichael is a romantic who believes that family, no matter if it is by blood or those you choose as family, is integral to who you are”. I think that from these words you can understand, and appreciate, most of this debut novel, Detour. It’s basically a very positive intake on what the life of a gay man could be, when you don’t loose the support of your own family, a support that gives you the strength, and hope, to believe you will find a loving [...]
3.5 stars (give me a half-star people. Is that so much to ask?)Robert is a chemistry professor and rushing to meet his friend for lunch he gets pulled over for running a red light, and as well has a flat tire. The cop helps him with the tire and gives him a warning and then lo and behold he runs into the cop at the restaurant later, but he's sure the guy is straight. They run into each other again when a lab is vandalized at the university, and Miguel invites him to a poker game. He's still sure [...]
I've had a hard time trying to figure out how to explain why this book didn't work for me. The best I can come up with is that it felt rushed. A lot of time was skipped over and I felt like you missed the deeper connection between the characters because there wasn't a lot of talk of family or values or their jobs or the future. They did go through a couple of trials throughout the book but I felt like once again they were skipped over with just some passing of time. It wasn't for me and despite [...]
Good fun to read! Light fluff that makes you smile.Lets mention the ticks:Romance - TickHot Sex - TickCute factor - TickFunny Factor - TickBit of Angst - Tick Enjoyable Plot - TickGreat Characters - TickNow lets mention the crosses:3-4 Gay brothers in one family - Cross3-4 Gay policeman out and proud - CrossEntire police precinct gay friendly - CrossOne main character getting injured un-necessarily - CrossFor me I enjoyed the light heartedness and the fun of the plot. However by having SOOOO man [...]
This book and I have a history. It was in my Wishlist at fictionwise for weeks and then I took it out because I'd ummed and ahhhed too long over it. Then it kept reappearing and taunting me. After deleting it from my Wishlist about 20 times, it stopped showing up. Then it started showing up in my cart. I give up, universe! I read the book! And, dammit, I enjoyed it too!! It was a lovely book. I loved the family and thhe characters. It was exactly what I needed A nice, simple romance with charact [...]
Nothing terribly wrong with this onejust nothing all that great either. It skirted the surface for pretty much the entire book, and I never really felt anything from any of the characters. Plus it really felt like the ending (view spoiler)[where Robert gets shot (hide spoiler)] is just kinda thrown in there for some type of climax so the book can end. For such a quick read, it was pretty hum-drum. 2.5 stars
This book has me in two minds regarding what to think about it. On the one hand, it's a very sweet story, funny in places, and with two very lovable characters. On the other hand, there is no real conflict, everything is easy and there are a ton of confusing characters who add nothing (other than confusion). On the whole, I did like reading it, though, it just didn't particularly grip me.If you're looking for a light, entertaining read with nice characters, you will like this book.
1.5/5I didn't like it. There were too many people and way too many names being thrown around. At one point a guy died and everyone was upset. I had trouble figuring out who the guy was and how he even fit into the story. I didn't connect with Miguel or Robert. It just never felt even remotely plausible and was very predictable.
Loved it. Can't wait for the other books in this series.
Really enjoyed this story!i cried and laughed and cant wait to read the rest of the series
This is a sappy story, but it's a nice one. The MCs are a policeman and a scientist, an interesting combination. A little twist on occupational hazard makes this novella a bit different.
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