Pisces: From Behind That Locked Door

Pisces: From Behind That Locked Door Pepper Espinoza
  • Title: Pisces: From Behind That Locked Door
  • Author: Pepper Espinoza
  • ISBN: 9781611240719
  • Page: 189
  • Format: ebook
  • Pisces: From Behind That Locked Door Pepper Espinoza Pisces From Behind That Locked Door It s not easy being a gay man in Utah but it s even difficult when you re young and overweight Jay has never fit in with the general club culture and he knows he d never be attractive enough to catch
    It s not easy being a gay man in Utah, but it s even difficult when you re young and overweight Jay has never fit in with the general club culture and he knows he d never be attractive enough to catch a one night stand, much less a boyfriend Losing himself in books and school alleviates his loneliness, and he doesn t waste time dreaming about what he can t have UIt s not easy being a gay man in Utah, but it s even difficult when you re young and overweight Jay has never fit in with the general club culture and he knows he d never be attractive enough to catch a one night stand, much less a boyfriend Losing himself in books and school alleviates his loneliness, and he doesn t waste time dreaming about what he can t have Until he meets the new director of the GLBT Center on campus and promptly falls in love against all common sense and logic Hoping to catch a few glimpses of Stephen outside of the Center, Jay decides to start working out at the university gym The plan turns out to be too successful as Stephen volunteers to be his workout buddy, then invites Jay out to lunch, and finally, kisses him Jay wants Stephen than anything, but he can t bring himself to trust Stephen s intentions Not when he knows he s disgusting and Stephen is so perfect
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      Pepper Espinoza

    About Pepper Espinoza


    1. Pepper Espinoza has published several books with Liquid Silver Books, including The Zebra Wore Fishnets and The Zebra Wore Red Stockings, Amber Quill Press, Whiskey Creek Press, and Samhain Publishing She currently lives in Utah with her husband and two cats She hopes to complete her Masters degree in Literature in May, 2008.Ms Espinoza also collaborates with Vivien Dean, and they publish as Jamie Craig Together they have Amber Quill Press bestseller The Master Chronicles, and The Silver Series with Juno Books author show


    360 Comments


    1. If you like the insecure guy gets with the hot guy, and you like the evil bitchy female then you should enjoy this one.I enjoyed hearing Jay s voice and could totally feel his pain every time Jeni made an appearance Jeni is the bitch you really want to see ruined, but this story, like life, kinda lets her off the hook to easily for me This was a sweet read but nothing outstanding.

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    2. I debated giving this five stars I really did love this book I don t think it quite took over my life though, which is what I m usually looking for from a 5 star book.But this was great I soooo related I felt like this book was about me Even down to the location I like reading books set in Salt Lake because I m always like I know that place Great romance, great characters, very refreshing.

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    3. I liked this a lot I was in the mood for something light and cute with a little angst, so I m glad I picked it Also a bonus, the main character, Jay, isn t your typical white adonis you see in every other M M novel He s overweight, insecure, and shy I related to him a lot, which is probably why I loved this book.Normally, I d complain about coming into the middle of the story, but I felt that the backstory was set up well for our characters and it wasn t necessary for me as the reader to see the [...]

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    4. I have never read any of the Boys of the Zodiac novels before, but I have enjoyed other Pepper Espinoza s books, so I was looking forward to Pisces From Behind That Locked Door and it did not disappoint From beginning to end, the 161 page novel was a fascinating look into Jay s life as a gay man who doesn t fit the stereotypical hot, hung, and confidant character we normally see in m m romances I found him to be utterly delightful and realistic Not everyone can be Brian from Queer as Folk, right [...]

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    5. 3.5 stars.I m overjoyed that an m m author has finally finally created a gay man who is fat AND the star of the book It s funny that fat is not in the desirable lists of struggle worthy conflicts blind, deaf, disabled, anything else is better The word fat is gasp worthy And, understandably, Jay, the MC, has major self esteem issues But Espinoza never takes his character too deep into suicidal lows The book remains what I would call a light read Jay may be riddled with doubt and insecurities abou [...]

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    6. This was a truly stunning book So simple, yet so powerful Jay is in so much pain, thinks so little of himself and is so willing to take scraps that it broke my heart And Steven is just so perfect for him He s kind and sweet and patient and just plain wonderful Jay s path to healing was so satisfying I have no complaints except maybe about Ami and Jeni, Jay s best friend and her BITCH yes, capital letters of a girlfriend view spoiler Neither one deserved forgiveness as far as I m concerned and th [...]

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    7. This book was amazing I cried and connected so well with the hero Jay To not fit within the mould and to be so concerned with body image that one can t even imagine another finding them attractive hit chords within me I didn t even know we there Congratulations to Espinoza for tackling this and managing to write a wonderful story with a strong male character who didn t slim down in order to capture his man, but rather had to learn to appreciate himself and his own body.

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    8. Now this story was different from all other stories, I read in a while It was really interesting to step into Jay mind and thoughts He was awesome character and really real I Loved how he was and I m sure doubts and self esteems are huge problem of young people and even people in general I really liked how this story was written and step up I liked the plot and how it turned out THIS one is DEFINITELY ONE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED STORY

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    9. Really enjoyed this but I never quite grasped what Jay looked like I get that he didn t see himself clearly but I was hoping that we would get Stephen s take on what Jay looked like but it never really happened.

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    10. 3.5 stars I thought this was an enjoyable read The characters were fleshed out well and I thought they author did a good job of getting the reader to connect with them I can t put my finger on exactly what about this book I was feeling a little ehhh about at the end but overall, a solid read.

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    11. This was surprisingly good and exactly what I was looking for when I started reading Perfect plot progression, interesting characters, and kept my attention until the very last page Really enjoyed it

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    12. I wish I can find M M books like this one Too many tall dark and handsome characters are a little bit boring.This is just want I need, a perfect overweight, smart with some normal and realistic issues that he needs to overcome Perfect

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    13. This was a quick read Jay and Stephen were extremely sweet No angst.

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    14. I really liked that the MC was not some perfect underwear model

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    15. This was such a sweet read, the book was very well written, the characters were wonderful Jeni is strangle worthy though grits teeth I loved Jay from the get go He s my favorite I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood for a light but sweet read with a wonderful love story.

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    16. I really liked reading about a character who s not the epitome of fitness with bulging this and that and at the very least sporting a six pack Not only that but he actually had to battle with low self esteem and slowly learn that just because he isn t perfect that doesn t mean he s not lovable For that reason Jay really stood out as a character for me and the ending was all the precious because of that.But I have to say that the rest of the characters were a bit iffy for me Seeing as we only le [...]

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    17. SPOILERS 3.5This was not bad by any means, but the amount of angst within was easily resolved Years of torment and distress, resolved with one sentence and a magical change within Again, with one sentence I found it too quick, and I also was shocked at the Jay s best friends role in this I thought it was a pretty cruddy bf to be cozying up to his bully I thought it was pretty gross actually And then she laughs at Jeni s really unfunny jokes too In front of Jay And Stephen Gah Also I thought thes [...]

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    18. This was a very sweet, emotional story Jay is an average guy An average, overweight guy who carries some very serious low self esteem issues Many of his issues are a direct result of being teased and bullied for his weight In grad school, through his volunteer work, Jay meets Stephen and falls in love First with Stephen s looks and later with who he is underneath the hotness Stephen is the stereotypical hot guy except he is not an arrogant prick In fact, he is the opposite Stephen and Jay form a [...]

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    19. This book was amazing I think it may have displaced my previous favourite within the series I cried and connected so well with the hero Jay To not fit within the mould and to be so concerned with body image that one can t even imagine another finding them attractive hit chords within me I didn t even know we there Congratulations to Espinoza for tackling this and managing to write a wonderful story with a strong male character who didn t slim down in order to capture his man, but rather had to l [...]

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    20. It s nice to read a story that isn t about two perfectly chiseled men I could really understand where Jay was coming from It was nice that Stephen saw then just the outside People get bullied everyday for being different Gay, Lesbian, Overweight, Special Needs No one deserves to be bullied.

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    21. I am a sucker for slighty sappy love novels where the main character in NOT perfect I love a main character whose may be a bit ugly or overweight, or maybe one that has health problems or suffers from depression or is emotionally stunted When a great man can pull these misfits from their stupor it just makes my day.

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    22. Being gay, struggling with weight and low self esteem about my physical appearance, and having my share of Jeni s most of my life I cannot begin to tell you what this book meant to me Every Jay should have a Stephen.

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    23. 3.5This was such a sweet story It is rare that you see stories in m m that show an overweight bookish guy getting such a wonderful awareness about happiness with himself The friendship and love that develops is so nice and moves forward so easily Enjoyed the MCs.

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    24. Fantastic book with real non perfect characters

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    25. 3.5 would be a better rating.

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    26. 3.5 stars Read for m m team bingo challenge My review is here.

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    27. Lovely book I really felt i was Jay but for slightly different reasons It was so good too read a book about someone who didnt have a perfect body.

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    28. I actually thought Amy was a bad friend, knowing what Jeni has done to Jay in the past Then I seesawed, but I liked Stephen and Jay together and definitely thought they were good together.

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