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  • Title: On The Rocks
  • Author: Ari McKay
  • ISBN: 9781623802066
  • Page: 227
  • Format: ebook

  • On The Rocks By Ari McKay A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar collection Evergreen.For years, Mal has given Aidan a little piece of the world for special occasions in the form of unique rocks and fossils until the year he gives Aidan a piece of the moon instead Aidan has treasured every gift in a world of impersonal relationships, they re the one reminder he has that somebodyA story from the Dreamspinner Press 2012 Advent Calendar collection Evergreen.For years, Mal has given Aidan a little piece of the world for special occasions in the form of unique rocks and fossils until the year he gives Aidan a piece of the moon instead Aidan has treasured every gift in a world of impersonal relationships, they re the one reminder he has that somebody out there cares about him for who he really is Then through a twist of fate, their relationship goes beyond personal and into intimate, leaving Aidan shocked and set to run the other way Despite his feelings for Mal, past experiences have convinced Aidan that he s a failure at relationships, and he s afraid to trust his heart It just might take a Christmas miracle for Aidan to find the courage to love.
    Ari McKay
    Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who collaborate on original m m fiction They began writing together in 2004 and finished their first original full length novel in 2011 Recently, they ve begun collaborating on designing and creating costumes to wear and compete in at Sci Fi conventions, and they share a love of yarn and cake.Arionrhod is an avid costumer, knitter, and all around craft fiend, as well as a professional systems engineer Mother of two human children and two dachshunds who think they are human, she is a voracious reader with wildly eclectic tastes, devouring romance novels, military science fiction, horror stories and Shakespeare with equal glee She is currently preparing for the zombie apocalypse.McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games She has been known to knit in public Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.

    On The Rocks By Ari McKay


    3.5ish stars I have to tell you, this rating is NOT based on the quality of the writing It s based purely on my enjoyment of the story If I rated it on quality alone, it would probably be around a 2.5 to 3 stars The dialogue is outrageously cheesy The plot is super predictable Aidan committed one of my 1 pet peeves by view spoiler breaking Mal s heart intentionally to push him away hide spoiler Not to mention the need to suspend disbelief over the failure to view spoiler identify each other in c [...]

    I keep wishing that these authors new releases to give me the satisfaction I got from their first debut Alas, it didn t happen yet I loved the idea of two best friends, and the precious rocks as birthday Christmas presents But I got turned off fast with the sex scenes Probably because the previous 4 stories I bought for this year s DSP s Advent Calendar didn t have them or fade to black , I was not in the mood for them Yes, there was still enough stories outside the bedroom But I wanted the trig [...]

    2.5 starsI liked the premise of the book and I thought it had potential, but the author ruined it for me with horribly cheesy dialogue and over the top sugary sweetness This isn t a bad book if you like that sort of thing, except I didn t think that the writing really stood out either Plus, I don t believe for one second that two people who have known each other for 12 years wouldn t view spoiler recognize one another at a costume party, even while wearing masks, if only just each other s voices [...]

    Safe treasured Crossroads impasse Short sweet.Aidan has one person he trusts and loves, his best friend Mal Mal returns this love with fervor, and becomes Aidan s rock in way than one.A masked encounter breaches their safety zone, and forces them to a crossing that Aidan never wanted to face Trust, friendship and love are on the line Unrealistic and predictable yet, I enjoyed it nevertheless.I adored everything about Mal, his secret ink was tender and sweet Aidan had his secrets too, and I was [...]

    Serena Yates
    Great friendships are not a guarantee for easy communication, and this story proves that beyond the shadow of a doubt Mal and Aidan may think they know each other after 12 years of being very close friends, but the truth is that there are parts of Aidan he has kept hidden, and parts of Mal that he s never wanted to show Denial of the things they each don t want to see about the other does the rest, and you end up with a situation where each knows exactly how to hurt the other, but not necessaril [...]

    3.5 I loved the beginning of this Mal and Aidan are best friends Aidan is a rich man who people glom onto for his connections or money Mal doesn t care about that stuff and every year on Aidan s birthday and Christmas Mal gives Aidan a rock, sometimes precious, sometimes ordinary, but always with a story Aidan appreciates this than he ever lets Mal know Mal puts up with Aidan s crap like showing up late and is always there for Aidan On this momentous birthday, Mal gives Aidan the moon Well, a p [...]

    4.5 starsA sweet, nice Christmas story with a bit of angst, and a lot of rocks.What I liked Mal didn t give in right away Aidan had to go through self discovery and rough paths before Mal accepted him back Reference to It s a Wonderful Life Little fire tattooWhat I never understand is the Clark Kent Lois Lane problem You know, a pair of glasses and hair style are enough to throw off Lois about Superman Now, if you re close to a person for years, wouldn t you know their body gesture, their voice, [...]


    Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
    I can say with complete honesty that I probably would not have finished this if not for Michael Stellman This book was so freaking unbelievable It started out promising Best friends falling in love What s not to like But how in the hell do you have best friends that don t recognize each other at a masquerade ball If nothing else, they should have recognized each others voices I mean seriously If you have talked to a person daily, you should know their voice if you didn t know anything else That [...]

    H Beeyit
    Ehh, can I give this two stars for the sex scenes and four stars for the rest of it I liked the leads a lot, liked the build up, but the sex scenes were littered with things that make me roll my eyes If only there were a drinking game for this sort of thing Unironic use of the term lover the second the action heads toward the bedroom DRINK But if I had been playing a drinking game, I would have been unconscious long before the end of this story Farewell, liver.This had the bones of a good story, [...]

    Awilk -never sleeps-
    too short for my usual tastes, but I enjoyed this very much.

    A lovely read Enjoyable Quick Read.

    T.M. Smith
    Mal and Aidan have been best friends for many years They have shared the highs and lows life has thrown at them and they have no secrets Well, aside from the little detail that Mal is in love with Aidan Every year for birthdays and holidays, Mal brings Aidan a rock from wherever he happens to be on his latest trip for work, but this year he brings Aidan something a little bit different, something special Everything changes the night Mal and Aidan attend a Halloween themed Masquerade party and th [...]

    Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
    3 1 2 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress Mal and Aidan have been best friends for years, and Mal always gifts Aidan rocks and fossils with a story behind them, Aidan loves these gifts than anything in the world and he cherishes his friendship with Mal too much to ever change it A Halloween party changes all that though when their relationship crosses the invisible lines and Aidan severs all contact, pushing Mal away before he completely destroys any feeling [...]

    Title On the RocksAuthor Ari McKayPublisher Dreamspinner PressISBN 978 1 62380 206 6Buy Link dreamspinnerpress storReviewer Teresa Fallen AngelBlurb Description For years, Mal has given Aidan a little piece of the world for special occasions in the form of unique rocks and fossils until the year he gives Aidan a piece of the moon instead Aidan has treasured every gift in a world of impersonal relationships, they re the one reminder he has that somebody out there cares about him for who he really [...]

    3.5 starsI appreciated several things about this story I liked that the authors didn t try to keep up the secret identities from the costume party I was afraid that the story would devolve into the type of misunderstanding story line that just frustrates me, so I was delighted that Mal and Aiden were revealed to each other so early.I also appreciated that Aiden was the one who made the decision that he needed help, that it wasn t forced on him or pressured onto him I liked that he decided to tak [...]

    Book This is a fairly predictable, but sweet love story of two friends who have loved each other but have not acted on their impulses for various reasons When they do act on it, Aidan runs and Mal is devastated This forces Aidan to re evaluate his life and luckily Mal takes him back.I liked how the story arc included therapy and though it happened at lightning speed, it was at least a nod that some of life s problems need than the love of a good man to fix.I also liked the symbolism of the rock [...]

    More like 3.5 stars Aidan gets a half star for waking up Very cute story of two guys who have been friends since college The beginning is Aidan s 30th birthday and Mal gives him his usual give a rock of some sort Mal is a geologist He is really Aidan s only true friend who likes him for him, not his family connections or his money Aidan has spent his adult life protecting himself from begin hurt or used again He has an abysmal record when it comes to relationship beginning with his parents and c [...]

    Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    I loved this story so much Even though Aidan starts off a bit stuck up, I warmed up to him fairly easily I hated how much he used Mal but he was so selfish and arrogant that he didn t see it until it was too late I adored Mal so much I really wished he was in the story .The whole rocks aspect of the story was very sweet and cute I loved what Aidan did with them but than that, I loved how much he relied on them I was glad when he finally got help to work through his issues and then turned into t [...]

    Mal and Aidan have been best friends since college and every year Mal has given Aidan pieces of rock for his birthday and Christmas Mal is Aidan s only real friend and he treasures each of the rocks After something unexpected happens at a party, Aidan pulls away from Mal and finds himself alone Eventually he realises what he wants and does his best to make it up to Mal I liked the references to It s a Wonderful Life and was glad that Aidan was able to get the help he needed view spoiler It s nev [...]

    As so many times in life, we don t always see what s right in front of us despite how much we want it, our fears keep us from seeing it Well that is exactly where Aiden finds himself and when he gets what he wants, even if he doesn t recognize it at the time, he still lets those fears tear his world apart On the Rocks is a great little story of friendship, fear, hope, love, and all the elements that comprise a heartfelt Christmas tale.

    This story had me crying, but it was sweet and well written I loved Mal and Aiden and I want with them They have been friends for 12 years and through that time they never slept together That is until one night at a party and it ruins everything But it also brings everything to where it needs to be There were a couple of scenes that were a little on the unbelievable side, but overall it was a great read And it is an HEA.

    To give yourself to someone you are secretly in love with for couple of years, is be the best gift of all Gift of love and happiness, that s exactly what Aidan gave to Mal, his love This novella was interesting and gave us HEA, nice

    I thought it was very well written I love how Mal has given his friend Aidan precious rocks for his birthday What Aidan doesn t know is that Mal has feeling for him that go beyond being friends I recommend this book.

    Vfields Don"t touch my happy!
    On the rocks was an odd, little short story about two friends who never really talk to each other about their true feelings It was a great premise but way too short I actually would take it expanded and make it work .

    Aidan and Mal been best of friends for 12 years one night of pleasure turn friends to be not friends basically things happen without either of them knowing then Aidan breaks the friendship up, but with all that comes second chances and self discovery.

    Katy Beth Mckee
    Mal and Aiden have a special friendship but an accidental hook seems to have ruined everything Aiden s panic seems to end a 12 year friendship I had tears in my eyes reading this one and hoping that they would find a way to repair the damage.

    Miss Kate Reads
    Just my kind of holiday angst, lol The main character is an idiot but he wisens up eventually.

    Rachel Emily
    Loved the whole rocks as gifts thing, but just didn t jive with the story felt too typical and just OK for me.

    Hearts On Fire Reviews
    Reviewed by Lucy Genre M M HolidayRated 3.5 hearts Check out the review at Hearts On Fire Reviews

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