Title and Link: Tomfoolery
Author/Artist: Lou Harper
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
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Length: 26 pages/9K
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
A guest review by Lasha
Summary Review: A sweet (free) short story that made me smile.
Ben Hammond is a nerdy computer programmer with a yen for anime, comic books, and the handsome stranger he keeps seeing at the coffee shop. As he’s working up the nerve to ask the guy out, he has no idea that getting his man is only half the story.
In this time of economic woes in the U.S., it is always nice to find something for free. However, as some of you might know, free reads aren’t always the best quality writing and editing-wise; but I am happy to say that Tomfoolery bucks that stereotype. With a quirky protagonist, a cute cat, and a sexy love interest, this short story was a delight.
Ben designs gaming software for a rather large company (think Disney) and between work and the stray cat, Rupert he feeds, he doesn’t seem to have time for a love life. Enter the sexy, smart and mysterious Tom…and it seems Ben’s luck has changed. As the two grow closer, will Tom’s secrets will be revealed, and when Ben finds them out will he still want Tom?
While the twist in the plot may have been obvious to this reader — no, I am not spoiling it — I still couldn’t help but enjoy this book as shy, nerdy, workaholic Ben finds love. Filled with funny dialogue, sweet characters (including the cat) and an extra special plot point, I was entranced from beginning to end.
It’s rare to find a gem in the free reads section of Amazon, but Tomfoolery is just that. At 26 pages, with great writing, editing and a cool cover by the author, I highly recommend you grab this one!
If you like Tomfoolery, Lou Harper has a new book coming out in June, Last Stop.