on December 1, 2016
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One perfect frame.
That's all it takes to capture an eternal moment; although most people let them pass by without acknowledgement.
I don't waste any.
Not a single one.
If I see something of beauty, I want to experience it, feel it and immortalise it.
If I see someone of beauty, I want to taste them, worship them and memorise them.
I don't have a type, if I like you, I like you.
I don't have a preference.
My bisexuality is a gift, not a defect.
It's the freedom to see beyond gender.
Life is filled with so many ones.
One chance to get things right.
One life to live as you choose.
One decision that gives you acceptance.
One person to fill the emptiness.
Nah, like I said, life is full of ones.
My camera lets me focus on the good times; I develop from life's negatives and if things don't work out, I just take another shot.
Who needs just one?
Book #5 in the 'Love by Numbers' series.
Can be read as a standalone.
I love British authors! I love U.K. English euphemisms and slang words, and this book has plenty of them. I’m one of those strange readers that can hear the dialogue in my head as I’m reading. Usually, the H’s voice is Hugh Grant (‘cause, duh! Hugh Grant!) and the h is someone who sounds just like Keira Knightley. I have quite a few favorite Brit authors and I can say that Ms. Carter has moved to the top of the list. One can be read as a standalone. It really should be read as book five, in a series of books all containing numbers in the titles. With the exception of Thirteen, they all feature the Fox brothers. Isaac is the youngest one, and this is his story.
“Acceptance is Serenity”
Isaac is a young, handsome photographer who’s very in demand. He’s also very sure of his sexuality, and has no problem hooking up with either men or women, sometimes with both at the same time; he just accepts who he is. Iz, as he’s affectionately called, doesn’t do relationships.
“Gay men think I want to hide behind my attraction to women like I’m in some kind of fictional closet. Straight men believe that it’s a load of bollocks and that being bi is a more aceptable version of being gay. And then we have women; well, they are intrigued mostly, but that wears off when they decide I’m an unworthy partner because not only may I stray with another woman, but I may also leave them for another man.”
On a photo shoot for a sexy ad, he’s using both a female and a male model. To his surprise, Flynn Phillips shows up as his male model. Flynn’s known to his million Instagram followers as a health and fitness guru, very much in demand. Isaac knows him, intimately. A year ago, they hooked up one night with a female model, and Isaac felt like the odd man in the trio; very unwelcomed and not reciprocated, at all. Isaac hadn’t seen Flynn since that very memorable night. Now, back to the shoot. Flynn and Celine (the other model) invite Iz to join them at a bar. Things progress and they go back to Celine’s apartment, where again, Flynn makes it clear to Iz, despite the obvious attraction, that he’s not interested in him at all. Liar, liar.
Flynn has his reasons to not accept any attraction he might feel for Iz. He’s gone through the tragic loss of a family member, years ago, and it affected him very profoundly. He decides he needs to do something about it. He’s not attracted to men, he’s attracted to Iz. Again, time passes before these two see each other again. In that time, Isaac has had to put his life and career on hold, for personal family reasons. He too has had a tragic loss, and it only confirms his belief that relationships are not for him. These two are thrown together, almost a year later, as if by fate. So much has happened to both of them in the year apart, painful realizations and acceptance. This time, they can’t deny their explosive chemistry. They couldn’t, even if they wanted to.
“I need to remember everything about the first time we’re together. Every lick, Every touch, Every moan, Every thrust.”
I loved One! If, for some reason, you’re offended by M/M stories, please don’t read it. The sex is off the charts hot and it would be unfair for someone who is not a fan to read it and leave a bad review because it offened your delicate sensibilities. However, if you’re a fan (like me!!!) this book will have you highlighting pages to go back and re-read. Isaac and Flynn have some very angsty moments. I love when I experience stomach-clenching, chest-tightening, moments in a book, over the characters and what they’re going through. This book does not disappoint. I’ve loved the previous books and I think that One might be my favorite. Yep, pretty sure!