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    REVIEW: There’s Always Something Collection by Schuyler L’Roux

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    There’s Always Something Collection – Schuyler L’Roux

    There’s Something about a Kilt

    It’s a hellaciously hot day in Minneapolis and all Thom wants to do is enjoy his ice cream and forget about the stacks of essays waiting for him back in his stifling apartment. Until he meets Gerry, a kilted, tattooed Welshman. The conversation is smooth and the attraction immediate, but Gerry is only in town for the night and isn’t down for anything quick and forgettable. When they meet again, hours later, Gerry knows there’s something in the air and all bets are off. Including his kilt.

    There’s Something about Pain

    Still devastated that Gerry never called him back after an epic night of passionate connection, Thom has been taken to Los Angeles by his best friends for a weekend of debauchery and forgetting. Yet when a drunken decision leads them to Gerry, Thom has a choice to make. Does he take Gerry’s invitation to reenter the world of BDSM, with a proper guide this time, and reclaim power he lost years ago? Or does Thom take his revenge?

    There’s Something about Flying

    After walking away from Gerry, Thom is back home in Minnesota living his best life. He’s flying through the air, embracing the sexual power he reclaimed in a lonely dungeon with Gerry. Yet when Gerry arrives unannounced and full of inexplicable hope, Thom has another choice to make. Does he let Gerry go and finally close the book on their tryst? Or does Thom open up his heart to the reality of their past and the potential of their future? The third and final chapter of the There’s Always Something trilogy stays true to form: there’s always an ending.

    After the initial meet cute magic over ice-cream and kilts, wherein Gerry and Thom acknowledge that it might be destiny or some such act of fate and I was all but ready to cheer them wholeheartedly, Gerry vanished into the night, never to be heard from again and the story’s charm faded away along with his disappearance.

    We are left with Thom moping and pining, which one day brought him and his friends to a bar in L.A in an effort to cheer him up. The bartender, who said he knew Gerry, led them to another bar where Gerry moonlights as a dancer. Gerry meets him in the bathroom, says sorry, mentions some excuses, then gives him a blowjob. Promises to meet again. At this point, I stopped caring. Thom was too easily swayed and Gerry was all cock and blather.

    The best part for me were Thom’s friends, Abram, Carlos, Teddy and James, who were loyal, ready to protect his virtue and find him happiness. They knew Thom had it bad for Gerry and were (probably) also dazzled by the guy’s good looks so they tried to help the romance along.

    Meanwhile, I am that one friend who’s not convinced with Gerry’s lame excuses for not calling. How hard is it to google an American-Italian writer with the name THOM? The man simply didn’t make an effort. Also, I failed to see the chemistry. Their conversations felt flat and Thom wasn’t that interesting too. Overall, I just wasn’t feeling the story and I’m not connecting with the MCs.

    If you are looking for steam, There’s Always Something Collection packs a lot of heat but if you’re looking for something more solid, believable and genuinely charming, it’s best to look elsewhere.


    Thank you to IndiGo for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

    2 Stars – it’s a struggle to finish the damn book

    Soundtrack: Call Me Back
    Artist: The Strokes
    Album: Angles