on September 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M
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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The one time geeky high school teacher, Rupert ‘Rip’ Martinez, tries to play the hero, it almost costs him his life. Maybe he should leave the rescuing to the tough guys, like the man who saved him, Otto Shriver. Tattoos, dog tags, and a heart of gold, Otto is exactly the type of man Rip would go for.
In his dreams.
When socially awkward meets carefree and confident, it’s probably best they go their separate ways. Their only excuse to ever see one another again is an adorable pup in need of a good home.
Unless they really don’t need any excuses at all.
As most of you know, I am a die hard fan of M/M romances, and Bianca Sommerland writes some of the best M/M out there. Street Smarts is no different.
This is the story of Rupert “Rip” Martinez and Otto Shriver. Otto is the classic bad boy with a military background and a love for dogs. Rip is the sheltered, rich kid, whose most intimate friendships exist online. But all that changes when Otto literally saves his life because Rip tried to save the life of an abandoned dog.
The story between these guys is an easy read. The relationship takes of rather fast and that’s okay. As the experienced partner in the relationship, Otto tries to take things slow, but the awkward (but incredibly) cute Rip wants more. The fact that Rip keeps pushing for more (physically) and Otto tries to slow things down between them, because he want to make sure the relationship lasts, makes this build up very light-hearted. Especially with Rip being so honest and inexperienced, he keeps questioning everything.
Though they both have some baggage that I would have loved to have explored further, overall, the book left me with a satisfied feeling, and a longing for more. This is something I always consider evidence of great writing.
All in all, I enjoyed spending my Sunday with this great, but quick read, which is a solid 4 star in my world.