This Charming Man

[PDF] This Charming Man | by ↠ Ajax Bell - This Charming Man, This Charming Man Will Seattle Make a Man of Him Yet On a night out in Seattle s gay club scene a chance encounter with an intriguing older man inspires Steven Frazier with visions of a rewarding life But when Steven [PDF] This Charming Man | by ↠ Ajax Bell - This Charming Man, This Charming Man Will Seattle Make a Man of Him Yet On a night out in Seattle s gay club scene a chance encounter with an intriguing older man inspires Steven Frazier with visions of a rewarding life But when Steven

  • Title: This Charming Man
  • Author: Ajax Bell
  • ISBN: 9781939423252
  • Page: 281
  • Format: ebook
This Charming Man

[PDF] This Charming Man | by ↠ Ajax Bell, This Charming Man, Ajax Bell, This Charming Man Will Seattle Make a Man of Him Yet On a night out in Seattle s gay club scene a chance encounter with an intriguing older man inspires Steven Frazier with visions of a rewarding life But when Steven abandons drugs and one night stands his loyal but venomous best friend won t set him free without a fight Must Steven sacrifice friendship and forsake an unrequited lWill Seattle Ma [PDF] This Charming Man | by ↠ Ajax Bell - This Charming Man, This Charming Man Will Seattle Make a Man of Him Yet On a night out in Seattle s gay club scene a chance encounter with an intriguing older man inspires Steven Frazier with visions of a rewarding life But when Steven

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This Charming Man

About “Ajax Bell

  • Ajax Bell

    A SEATTLE NATIVE, AJAX BELL thinks the best things in life are loud music and bourbon No matter the task, Ajax always has the right pair of shoes for it Never a sea captain, but a background in library sciences and a lifetime of pencil pushing together left Ajax with a rich fantasy life and a compulsive need to write it down One day Ajax hopes to own a genetically altered hippopotamus the size of a small dog.



298 thoughts on “This Charming Man

  • the first 30 percent of this was spectacularly good honestly, some of the most lovely and balanced and sensitive writing i ve read in motherfucking ages good i went into raptures on twitter for a couple hoursd if the book had continued on in that way, i d have rated it a five star stunneras things kinda got out of hande hero basically spends the rest of the book explaining the story to date to a friend, asking the friend s advice, and then promptly ignoring itd then he d do it all over again, th [...]


  • I was in the middle of writing a review about how much I loved this book and then lost it while looking for a gif Needless to say, I m a bit annoyed Anyway, I LOVED THIS BOOK Read it ASAP You won t regret it Warnings this is LGBTQ lit than your typical m m There s quite a bit of drug use and casual sex not between the main love interests in the beginning, and a long wait for the love interests to get together aka farrrr from insta love so if that bothers you I d skip this one I ll write a bette [...]


  • This was a really interesting book, and one I enjoyed for its rich sense of setting Though I ve never been to Seattle, I was coming of age and discovering my own sense of self in the nineties, and there is a certain nostalgia to this story that really spoke to me You can tell the author has a deep affection for both the city and the time in which the story was set It s appealing, even charming.There is also a definite sense of queerness this is not a heteronormative story, this is not a story yo [...]


  • Bueno, esta valoraci n me resulta muy dif cil, porque me ha gustado mucho el estilo de la escritora, pero me he quedado con la sensaci n de que ha sido muy largo el viaje s lo para ver c mo Steven agarra coraje y hace lo que tiene que hacer P rdida de tiempo Para nada, se lee muy fluido y mi atenci n ha conseguido mantenerla, pero siento que se ha desperdiciado una buena oportunidad de hacer algo interesante, la primera parte con Steven y Adrian ha estado muy bien, su estilo de vida, sus relacio [...]


  • Delightful charming It s than a romance This Charming Man is mostly about Steven and his journey to better himself He finally realizes that the person who is most important to him is also the most hurtful He tries to break his bad habits and break away from the toxic person that used to mean the most to him.The book is split into three parts, all different stages of the road Steven is taking to become a person he can be proud of In the first part, we meet him and his best friend, Adrian I had a [...]


  • A lovely, very slow burn romance that is all about growth and character, full of the flavor of gay life in Seattle in the 1990s Steven begins the book as a student who has found a course of study he enjoys, but still spends time out partying, hooking up and doing drugs than homework He has a fairly toxic relationship with his narcissistic best friend Adrian Steven s the kind of guy who yearns for connection, a lover not just a fuck buddy, but he s been willing to settle for whatever he can get [...]


  • This Charming Man is about Steven s battle against self sabotage He decides to stay away from drugs and destructive people not only to achieve something in life, but also to impress John Don t let the blurb fool you this is not a romance And the lack of chemistry between the MCs is proof of that.This story could have been told in less than 300 pages I was tempted to skip whole chapters because nothing ever happens Steven s life is uneventful His friends are boring John flirts with Steven sometim [...]


  • This charming book is chock full of interesting, lovable, and, at times, hate able characters First is Steven, the narrator and main protag, who has come to adulthood but hasn t really found his footing as an adult For the past five years he s been happily lost in that place familiar to most readers somewhere between dependant adolescence and independent adulthood Sure, he s not living at home with his parents, but he s holding a retail job during the day and clubbing the night away with his fas [...]


  • 4.5 starsFantastic read to start the New Year This didn t read like a typical book romance, but like a real life romance of a guy in his 20s Steven and John just meet in brief spurts over a one year period but this is a good thing as Steven needed time to develop on his own before starting a relationship with the older, successful man Steven was a wonderful, believable character He was passionate about his school work and computers in general, but also loved languages He also spent the year de [...]


  • DNF d at 81% I tried, I really did But by 40% I knew it wasn t for me, at 60% I rationalized I had come this far by 80% I just wasn t interested enough to see it through.


  • This Charming Man, Queen City Boys, Book One, Ajax BellReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre Gay and Lesbian, RomanceThis isn t a typical romance, the A meets B type, where they fall in love, something bad happens, cue sadness and then hurrah, all s resolved No, its a voyage of self discovery, with a possible romance emerging along the way Its set back in 1991 where the world was a different place Steven is a likeable boy man I m not sure how old he is, he s a student but has taken time o [...]


  • A Joyfully Jay review 4.75 starsWhat a really captivating book with many captivating characters The book is broken into three parts and at times reads almost as three connecting stories as Steven changes and grows throughout his journey And, that s what this is, Steven s journey We first meet him high and taking drugs from strangers in a club restroom I will easily admit that public restroom sex is one of my least favorite venues to read about But, Bell sets the scene of the relationship between [...]


  • Well this was delightful I loved Steven and his journey into adulthood The angst wasn t over the top and didn t feel contrived and while this is the slowest burn to ever burn, I loved it because it allowed Steven to become a better, whole person while standing on his own two feet Can t wait for the next book I m hoping for Adrian but would love Ryan just as much.


  • To say this was a slow burn was an understatement It was the slowest of the slow but by god was it good The passion and tension built up perfectly throughout the book It wasn t what I expected, much about self discovery and building a solid foundation for yourself in love Really enjoyed it full of slow burn satisfaction


  • Fantastic I loved the slow burn on this one Anticipation is everything, just like my review, which I will write once I have a spare moment But seriously, fantastic I can t wait to read Like, maybe Marcus needs his story Or


  • 1.5 starsI just can t Honestly, I already wanted to put this down at 15% and go on with another book But since I requested this title on netgalley and the publisher approved it I don t wanna be rude by not finishing it and I can t just review it as it is Because I never rate and review DNFed books Do you believe in love at first sight Why Did you fall in love with John when you first saw him Or did you wait until you heard him speak French What No Ridiculous I m wondering if he fell in love with [...]


  • I loved this book Steven is adrift, at a pivotal point in his life, and he seems on the verge of making wrong decisions His best friend Adrian horrible I love him uses and subtly abuses him and diverts him from his studies with decadent nightlife adventures It s on one such clubbing night that Steven first sees John, handsome and much older Steven is interested, John politely friendly Steven meets John again, as the friend of a friend, and he s still interestedbut he doesn t know how to read Joh [...]


  • Do I love reading because I savor the craft, the artful construction of sentences, the poetic beauty, the cadence, the mastery of vocabulary If so, I have to say this book is a very solid five star read But my appreciation for those writing craft skills is not the primary reason I read I enjoy reading because I love stories I love being entertained, swept away, moved emotionally If you re a fan of stories that dive into the mind of the main character and reveal every minuscule detail of their th [...]


  • 72 of 75 for 2015 Let me state right off the bat that there is graphic male on male sex in this novel In fact, some of the hottest sex I ve read outside of outright pornography is included in the narrative I must also say that the opening of this novel is so outside my comfort zone, that I almost closed the book and moved on There is way too much drug and alcohol abuse in the gay community without reading books that seem to glorify that self destructive activity All that said, I am so glad I con [...]


  • This book was a delightfully quick read I honestly couldn t put it down and actually became annoyed when real life got in the way.This book was a flashback to my early teens during the nineties in the PNW Steven is an appealing protagonist, young, vulnerable and desperately trying to find himself in a sea of drugs, flashy clubs and his manipulative best friend, Adrian When Steven meets John, an older, attractive and responsible man, he develops an instant crush When Adrian becomes jealous, you [...]


  • 3.5 stars.My thoughts in short Really, really enjoyed this one I decided to deduce a star because the book also feature intimate relationships with men other than the real love interest I was very much invested in.My thoughts in than two sentences can be found HERE.



  • For the first two thirds of This Charming Man, I was certain it would be a five star read for me, but then the forward momentum of the drama ground to a halt and I wanted to throw my kindle against the wall Fortunately, the very end waaaay too close to the end things were so wobbly kneed amazing that I can still say I m mostly satisfied with this book.This story is set in the Seattle of the early nineties and focuses on one twenty five year old college student, Steven, who s still caught up in t [...]


  • Steven Frazier is an openly gay college student in probably the most open minded city there is He attends class during the day then parties with his friend Adrian at night Their volatile relationship is the center of Steven s world in the beginning You see, Steven is convinced that he s in love with Adrian, and Adrian uses those feelings as a way to hold sway over Steven There is an occasional flirtatious smile that leads to something , but most of the time Adrian is cruel and almost vindictive [...]


  • Blog Post gaymediareviews.weebly bloThis Charming Man Queen City Boys Book 1 by Ajax Bell In 1991 we find Steven deep in the Seattle club scene with his hot but destructive friend Adrian They are the envy of everyone who knows them as they live the high club life like no one ever has Now things will start to change for the guys as Steven meets the older businessman John He introduces Steven to the future of huge possibilities and importantly he becomes a motivation for Steven to leave the club [...]


  • Ajax Bell is an exciting new voice in the world of m m literature, with her debut novel This Charming Man a delightful blend of coming of age, nostalgia and romance Set in early 90s Seattle, this book is one that isn t afraid to create flawed characters, and as such the journey they take is much rewarding.Full review here imwithgeek books revie


  • The start of this book annoyed me so much I considered DNF ing it by Chapter 3 I stuck with it though and am glad I did It s the start of a series but honestly I think I ll leave this one as a stand alone even though I really did like it.




  • Wonderful Slow build love story with likable characters that are real enough to have faults I was sad when the book was over


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