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Wrong Room, Right Guy
Is all fair in love - even a lie that grows out of control - if you’re giving Fate a hand to meet your ideal man?
Simon’s trying to teach English to kids who couldn’t care less, he’d really rather be a writer – but when his best friend bullies him into it, he joins his local writing group. Accidentally walking into the wrong room at the Village Hall where the writers group meets, Simon finds himself in a Cocaine Anonymous meeting; there, Blowjob Lips Retro Tracksuit Man, catches his eye.
Told to write about something more interesting, and keen to find out more about Tracksuit Man Darren, Simon makes up an identity from a cocaine-shame-celebrity-memoir and returns to the Cocaine Anonymous meeting. It’s the start of a double life, making him tell more and more lies, and leading him to the strongest love he’s ever felt for another man.
Simon knows he can’t be a teacher any more, but the writer he’s become isn’t the man Darren has fallen love with, so who is Simon now?
How long can Simon continue with his double life?
Can Simon face up to the lie he told to Darren?
Will the love Simon feels for Darren justify the means by which he met him?
What Others Think about Wrong Room, Right Guy, by Liam Livings
A delightful tale, full of hilarious situational comedy that makes me laugh out loud while at the same time squirming with the recognition that the scrapes that Livings' characters get into happen all too often in real life - it's just that we don't like to own up to them. (Bruin Fisher, Good Reads review)
Liam Livings has a writing style all his own, which is wonderfully easy to read. He writes like he's not so much writing a story as telling it. I could believe he and I among a group of friends are in a bar somewhere with pints in our hands and he's being an entertaining raconteur for the rapt table. I wish I could write like that.
Simon's awkwardness sometimes made me cringe, but I really enjoyed the story. Darren was an interesting character. Great story. (Susinok, Good Reads review)
The author brought his characters to life, exposing different sides to their personalities that made their decisions, reactions, and the dialogue understandable- even when some actions were questionable...The story left me satisfied, and I'm certain the plot will stick with me for a long while. (Annie Good Reads review)
I liked Darren well enough to keep me interested in what would happen to him. Overall, the reading experience was enjoyable. (JJ Good Reads review)
There were real life mistakes in this story and struggles for both characters. Yes, there were moments I didn’t like, but it made the story real and more touching. I was happy in the end and had a smile on my face! (Jenn Good Reads review)
Liam Livings’ unadorned, realistic style makes his stories feel factual, true-to-life. Livings stays close to what he knows, both as a Brit and as a gay man. That’s good, because his romances feel authentic, in voice and in the details of daily life. (Ulysses, Amazon Review)
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