Rating: 4.0 stars
Ethan Daniels, host of a popular conservative cable news program, has never thought of his bisexuality as a problem, even though he has never acted on his attraction to men. Since his divorce, his desire has become more acute. When he meets Charlie Woods, his daughter’s first grade teacher, they have an instant spark, but Ethan hesitates to act. His contract is up for renewal, there are already rumors swirling about him because of a brief encounter from his past, and the last thing his employers want is for one of their stars to come out publicly.
Charlie avoids romantic entanglements because he prefers living on his own terms. He keeps love and sex completely separate, never seeing anyone more than a few times. Hooking up with a closeted celebrity like Ethan seems safe from emotional involvement, even if they have to keep their fledgling relationship secret.
The last thing they expect is to fall in love, but their strong mutual attraction moves them both to make changes neither of them thought they wanted or needed.
When Ms. Ellis offered me a copy of Misinformation in return for my honest review I was immediately taken in by the beautiful cover, and then I read the blurb and was reeled in. The topical subject of this book is fantastic for the times we live in and I was really interested in how this author would handle this particular subject. Well, let me tell you, it’s well worth your reading. I really recommend this book for a good, contemporary, enjoyable read, so enjoy!
He really was hotter in person, but a little unusual-looking for a television news guy. His eyes were slightly wide set and a very warm brown. He had a square jaw and a lean face. He was almost conventionally handsome, but there was an almost wolfish quality to his toothy smile. It was hard to tell how old he was.
At the front of the room stood a tall, lanky, bearded man of about thirty, holding an iPad. He was dressed in slim pants, a V-neck sweater, and ankle boots Ethan could tell from halfway across the room must have cost at least a week of a teacher’s salary. Gay, Ethan thought. Also, before he could stop himself, his mind whispered, cute.
This is a solid, good, contemporary story, and a very enjoyable one. Ethan Daniels, who is a true bisexual, follows his ex-wife to Manhattan so he can stay involved in his daughter’s life. He’s started to notice men again after years of being faithful to his wife, but a year after their divorce, in good terms with each other, he’s needing someone in his life. Too bad he works for an extreme right wing cable network, ECHO, that is extremely homophobic just as he starts to fall for Charlie Woods. One small, little complication: Charlie is his daughter’s new school teacher.
To complicate matters even further, Ethan is in the midst of contract negotiations with the network for his renewal and there are rumors from his college days of a three way with a guy and a girl. Charlie is the surprise character here, afraid of commitment and yet so very attracted to Ethan. Charlie steals the show, in my humble opinion.
The writing is solidly good with well developed, rich characters. It flows smoothly, enjoyably and the secondary characters are written just right. Charlie’s best friend, Josh, is an excellent secondary character, richly written who develops his own love interest in the story. Ethan’s wife, Deirdre, is an integral part of this story and so well done. I must say that the whole story flowed smoothly, drawing me in and keeping my interest throughout. It doesn’t hurt that the editing is also very well. This is an excellent summer read and highly recommended.
I would like to thank Keelan Ellis and Dreamspninner Press with providing OJ He Say! with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
KEELAN ELLIS is a true crime enthusiast, a political junkie, and a comedy fan. Despite a compulsion to sometimes wallow in the depths of humanity’s corruption and sadness, she considers herself a romantic at heart. The stories she really connects with are about love that’s been twisted into hatred, and she believes that with honesty and forgiveness, love can overcome. Keelan loves good bourbon and classic country music, great television, and well-prepared food, especially shared with like-minded people. She’s not a fan of parties and large groups of people, but there’s nothing she loves more than a long conversation with friends. Her favorite part of the writing process is the collaborative stage, hashing out plot and characters with smart and talented friends. It’s where she truly comes to understand the people she’s writing about, and often falls in love with them. With the support and encouragement— as well as some serious editing help— Keelan has found the writing niche she’s always searched for. Sometimes she gets blocked, and when that happens, there’s only one thing she knows to do. Just like Inigo Montoya, she goes back to the beginning, writing about the characters who inspired her so much in the past.
Misinformation © 2016 Keelan Ellis.
Cover Art © 2016 Aaron Anderson. aaronbydesign55@ gmail.com
Published by DREAMSPINNER PRESS
5032 Capital Circle SW, Suite 2, PMB# 279
Tallahassee, FL 32305-7886 USA
Digital ISBN: 978-1-63477-340-9
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016902329
Published June 2016