Living With The Tight End

I really wanted to like this novel but Darren s inner monologue was driving me crazy It only had settings perving on Garrett and being an ass I think it was meant to be funny or witty The idea

I really wanted to like this novel, but Darren's inner monologue was driving me crazy. It only had 2 settings perving on Garrett and being an ass. I think it was meant to be funny or witty...The idea for the novel was great though not original. But really I love professional sportman. What bothered me also was the title, "tight end" is a football position, "tight head prop" is rugby. Also I have read other novels with Irish characters and love how those authors bring the dialect out in their work. However this was just plain.At the end I hate Darren, (view spoiler)[He says Garrett broke his heart, yet all I've seen is him snooping in Garrett's room. taking advantage of Garrett while drunk. Later when Garrett stops, Darren feels like he was owed by Garrett. I would have run as well.<\spoiler>There is a reason why most Gay groups and alliances tell everyone that the person has to come out in their own time and place. Darren demeaning Garrett for this makes him just as bad as most homophobic bigots. (hide spoiler)]The best Living With The Tight End By Ken Mooney K.D. Westin go inside Books Garrett O Mahony would like to be your friend on Facebook This is new This is something I never expected to happen Garrett has ignored me for the best part of a decade, ever since we lived together, ever since he snuck out of my life, too afraid to admit who he was and how he felt Now, Garrett O Mahony is one of the best rugby players Ireland has seen in years Back Garrett O Mahony would like to be your friend on Facebook This is new This is something I never expected to happen Garrett has ignored me for the best part of a decade, ever since we lived together, ever since he snuck out of my life, too afraid to admit who he was and how he felt Now, Garrett O Mahony is one of the best rugby players Ireland has seen in years Back then, he was my roommate back then, he was just another Irish man desperately trying to convince himself that he wasn t gay I ve changed since then Ireland has changed since then I don t know if Garrett has changed too But I guess there s only one way to find out. Ken Mooney was born in Dublin in the middle of the 1980s he still lives there He holds an MA in English Studies from TCD, which he totally uses every day during his day jobtally.He s always been obsessed with stories, reading, writing and playing them that explains the massive collection of books, comics, video games and discarded Word documents His writing is a combination of all the things that he s passionate about, all the way through high and low brow Note from Ken I don t log into often, so best way to get in touch is via my website or Twitter.. Popular Kindle Living With The Tight End I work with the public. If you are out there with me, working with the public, you are well aware that the world has its fair share of assholes. When I open my kindle I want to escape. I yearn to shut out the crabby, grumpy, angry people. I don’t want to read about them. Unless by chance this asshole redeems themselves…well, that’s a different story altogether. But if the angry jerk is still an angry jerk at the end? I’m probably not going to be a happy camper.Darren is a bitchy, whiny, bitter guy. He may have his reasons, but nevertheless, he’s not a joy to be around. And it’s even worse in his head. Sadly, this is where I was stuck for 98 pages. Before we get too far, I have another bone to pick. Overuse of words drive me crazy. Especially when it’s fuck. I’ve complained about this before, but here it is again. It’s a personal peeve, and I swear I’m not a total prude, but the repetition of fuck is a sure way to lose me as a reader. There are a lot of solid reasons to use incorporate fuck into a story but it can also be used a lazy filler. 312 times in 98 pages. That’s overkill and annoying in my reading preference list.Back to Darren and his sour attitude.Things begin in the present and then we alternate with flashbacks to the past. Darren is shocked when Garrett reaches out to him after several years of complete radio silence. They were roommates for a short period in college and the flashbacks return us to this time in the past. Garrett is a rugby player and a damn good one at that. During college Garrett is on the hunt for a new roomie and Darren is the lucky winner. Darren is gay. Garrett is not. Or maybe not. Errr, perhaps? They share a few moments of incomplete passion and everything shatters. I didn’t buy it. I didn’t buy the romance, the broken heart, or Garrett running off.Things were also really inconsistent. First his dick is kinda small and then it’s the biggest dick he’s ever seen. Okay? Next Darren’s tending the wounds of his broken heart (for years!) and then he tells us that maybe Garrett broke his heart. What? There was a great deal of contradictory information that left my face puzzled with confusion.Since I’m dishing it all out, I’ll also admit the sex was not my cuppa. Fuzzy bears don’t bother me, but licking sweat and diving nose first into a hairy armpit did not start any sexy fires for me. Totally cool if that’s your thing, it’s just not mine.When it boils down to it, we are only given a few days, which span over eight years. It wasn’t enough. I’m sorry to say, I felt nothing but frustration with this Irishman and his 'tight end’.I DID love the ‘Code’ at the intro…it was by far my favorite part of the book.*2 bitchy-bitch-bitching stars*

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  1. Ken Mooney was born in Dublin in the middle of the 1980s he still lives there He holds an MA in English Studies from TCD, which he totally uses every day during his day jobtally.He s always been obsessed with stories, reading, writing and playing them that explains the massive collection of books, comics, video games and discarded Word documents His writing is a combination of all the things that he s passionate about, all the way through high and low brow Note from Ken I don t log into often, so best way to get in touch is via my website or Twitter.

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  1. I work with the public If you are out there with me, working with the public, you are well aware that the world has its fair share of assholes When I open my kindle I want to escape I yearn to shut out the crabby, grumpy, angry people I don t want to read about them Unless by chance this asshole redeems themselves well, that s a different story altogether But if the angry jerk is still an angry jerk at the end I m probably not going to be a happy camper.Darren is a bitchy, whiny, bitter guy He m [...]


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  3. I really wanted to like this novel, but Darren s inner monologue was driving me crazy It only had 2 settings perving on Garrett and being an ass I think it was meant to be funny or wittyThe idea for the novel was great though not original But really I love professional sportman What bothered me also was the title, tight end is a football position, tight head prop is rugby Also I have read other novels with Irish characters and love how those authors bring the dialect out in their work However th [...]


  4. A Joyfully Jay review 3.75 starsThis is a novella, set in Dublin, Ireland I really wanted to know about the city and country, but that wasn t really the experience I got Instead, the book is really focused on Darren s mindset, his fears, and expectations His history with Garrett is related via flashbacks, while his frustration with the lingering homophobia within Irish society is in real time Darren often comes off sounding bitter, and I was engaged in his beliefs that passing a referendum allo [...]




  5. Eh Not sure it deserves than that Huge lead up to some long overdue sex Maybe friends to lovers, but they weren t really friends to start with The worst part, the story is set in Ireland, but written in American English with nary an accent to behold Totally hate that.



  6. 2.5 stars It started out promising, but really didn t deliver Darren is a university student looking for a cheap place to stay when he finds a nicely situated apartment with a hot rugby playing roommate, Garrett Though they are different in personality and lifestyle, they develop a tentative friendship Then there s an incident that severs that bond with bitter feelings, especially on Darren s side Years later, Garrett contacts Darren via Facebook My issues with the book include that I just didn [...]





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