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Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) chapter 1 Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) , meaning Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) , genre Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) , book cover Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) , flies Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) , Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1) 4f2e340cef9d6 Ricky Talbot, Fresh From His First Year At University, Is Looking To Have A Perfect Summer He Gets To Work For The Man He S Had A Crush On For Years And Spend The Rest Of His Days In The Pool, Training For The Swim Team Jack Corson, On The Other Hand, Is A Suburban Hermit With A Tangled Past Jack S A Lot Experienced Than Ricky, Cantankerous And Than A Little Anti Social When An Unexpected One Time Encounter Between The Two Of Them Turns Into , Ricky And Jack Must See If They Have What It Takes For Love To Bloom Despite All Of Their Differences, The Distance Between Them While Ricky S Away School, Jack S Past And Ricky S Parents Can Their Slow Blooming Love Come To Fruition


10 thoughts on “Slow Bloom (Slow Bloom #1)

  1. says:

    MANTIES AND SWIMMERS growls Me prior to reading this and me after I LOVED THIS LOVED IT Like, I want to squirrel it away and make out with it and cuddle it and carry it around with me like Linus and his woobie.I ve been in a minor book rut lately, reading a couple pages here, a couple pages there but nothing was grabbing me, so Baby suggested bears and twinks and I perked up then I thought MANTIES Lo and behold if I didn t get bears, twinks AND MANTIES Plus, Anah Crow.This is a slow burn or bloom, however you want to phrase it It unfolds slowly but surely and these authors show you every bit of their romance They don t hold back even a little bit Sure, it probably could have been edited down and I m so glad it wasn t because I loved even the tedium Ricky is home after his first year of college and his father has arranged for him to work on Jack s lawn in exchange for access to his pool to keep up his training Something as ordinary as a broken lawnmower is the catalyst for this romance Jack notices the golden lawn boy having a meltdown Who could resist Ricky Lithe swimmer s build.Blond curls.Golden tan.Cut offs.Shirtless.Who could blame the man I bet he was kinda sweaty too groans It begins as just an illicit encounter Ricky s had a crush on the eccentric, gay, curmudgeon of a neighbor since he was 15 A blow job is a dream come true Until he gets gay bashed and the only person he can think of to call to pick him up is Jack A connection is formed that night, but they re both just happy to spend the summer together My god, do they make good use of that summer They are so hot for each other, they scorched off the page Oodles of kissing, biting, rimming, begging, dirty talk, needing with some kink mixed in spanking, bondage and MANTIES Now I m going to have to go waste time lying in the hot tub and jerking off while I think about how good it would be to rip those shorts off you and tongue your ass until you come everywhere, then flip you over and suck you hard again so I can fuck my mouth on your dick until my throat is sore for days and you come so hard you can t remember anything but how to worship my cock with your sweet, rosy mouth, looking like you live to get your mouth full of my come, even if you always end up with it dripping down your chin so you look completely debauched and fucked My kindle crackled a little bit a few times I didn t expect anything than a hot, sex filled summer romance How could I with a 30 yr age gap between them Honestly, this can t go anywhere, except it did Somewhere along the way Jack stopped being such a curmudgeon, at least around Ricky He got used to Ricky being there, talking to him, being with him, going shopping with him and just spending time together The last scene between the two of them at the end of that first summer damn near brought me to tears it was so bittersweet.They moved against each other like they could almost soak into one another s skin and then the desperate need to be close would ease.Ricky goes back to school and things sort of go back to normal, but Ricky misses him and turns up for Jack s annual Halloween party with a stunning surprise for him and things just progress from there They call, they email, they buy sentimental things for each other and that evolves into special trips to spend time together which just makes the ache worse when they have to part again Surprisingly, there s very little angst They re both very open and honest with one another and the trust grows exponentially with every rendezvous What I liked best was even though Jack s got his own footpath around the block nothing was the same for him He opens himself up in ways he never has before and he just loves Ricky He wants him to be happy He wants what s best for him and than anything else he just wants Ricky to be Ricky He s old enough and wealthy enough to fit himself into Ricky s life If that s what Ricky wants.And he does He has to battle both his friends and his parents to convince them that he loves Jack for Jack and doesn t care about the age difference and those are some tough battles His friend Jason doesn t pull any punches and his mom says some really hurtful things in the heat of the moment, but love is love and it doesn t do math.Every one of these characters came alive on the page Some added to the subtle telling of Jack s backstory Some added levity Jason actually reminded me a lot of Blake from The Prescott College series only smarter Every conversation felt honest and genuine All of it added to the magic that is Slow Bloom.Maybe it just hit me at the right time Maybe it was the MANTIES Maybe it was the bear twink trope I love, but this is going down as one of the best things I ve read all year I really wish this author would write .


  2. says:

    OMG OMG OMG deep calming breaths The existence of this book and the lack of it s widespread availability is patent proof of our screwed up world I m not being hyperbolic Quite frankly I should t be surprised I ve loved everything I ve read by Anah Crow, Dianne Fox These authors decoded my DNA a while ago, before I knew about them Now I spend my days hunting down as many of their books as I can, digital or paperback, and basking in the goodness of their stories The best way to describe this is as purely and simply a love story A perfect and exquisite love story The details are that Jack Corson, a well known, irascible, and gruff writer, think a modern day gay Hemingway, has been semi rusticating in suburbia after abandoning his past life And here s one of the countless little details that make this book great we find out all we need to know about Jack s past not as an info dump but rather in the normal course of conversations remembrance Here s a snippet of who Jack is and why I love him with the intensity of a thousand burning suns Because I m too old to appreciate the romance of stumbling into having sex at random and not knowing what the other person is thinking or doing, I m going to take all the fun out of this Jack tapped the ash off his cigar and took a pull on it, then exhaled, looking thoughtful Also, I like you too much to make it a game He reaches out and ran his thumb over Ricky s lips I ll tell you if I m not interested, temporarily or indefinitely And trust me, I ll probably tell you at some point, but it ll likely be temporary I work hard People piss me off Even unbelievably pretty people like you Got that What a novel idea Adults behaving like adults Into Jack s life comes Ricky Talbot, the boy from across the street all grown up Ricky is 18 and home after his first year away at college He gets a job mowing Jack s lawn The rest is a beautiful love story perfectly paced, organic, and natural.Jack is 30 years older than Ricky and yet you never doubt the rightness of the relationship There is no insta love Lust sure Delicious and reciprocated Ricky has had a crush on Jack since he was 14 y.o and not even a thought in Jack s mind After a lawn mower mishap and a rough outing at a bar, Jack and Ricky embark on a fling for the summer which naturally evolves during the course of a year, at first reluctantly for Jack, into so much It s beautiful.I love how Jack is with Ricky patient but not weak, kind, giving, and unselfish, while keeping to his outward though guy vibe He wants Ricky to succeed and thrive even if it s without him He s not jealous Not in the obvious ways He s present for Ricky in all the ways that matter And Ricky sigh a sweeter, generous, an open lover would be hard to find He embraces all of Jack unabashedly and wholeheartedly He s brave and adorable and yet still his age Jack Ricky both are kind to each other and try to please each other without ever being syrupy I believe in their HEA and am rooting for long healthy lifespans for both As for the other particulars there are some pretty dresses, lace panties, a lithe swimmer s body, a silver haired bear, a spanking or two, and lots and lots and lots of kissing, petting, and licking in all the right places The summer is idyllic and the rest of the year is all that our romantic hearts can ask for My heart is still a pitter patter My only complaint is that the alluded to sequel hasn t materialized, but this works perfectly well as a whole, contained story The rest of Jack and Ricky s love story we can dream up without too much difficulty I m already re reading.


  3. says:

    I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS Slow Bloom was a real treat it blew away all my expectations and I was expecting summer fling between younger man and older man Lots of sex and a quick HEA, I got so much than that I was surprised, and moved all in one So I think Slow Bloom is an Expression of Sexuality What I mean, is that the characters and the story offer up so many ways to look at love, sex, and relationships Also the discovery of a young boy finding out what his sexuality is, and not just leaving it at I am gay Personally, I have never read an M M erotica like this and I hope to read much like this book in the future.Ricky is a young boy of eighteen who has had a crush on his next door neighbour since he was fifteen The problem is Jack is thirty years older than he is, and secondly he has no idea Ricky even exists Everyone in the neighbourhood knows that Jack Corson is gay, but he is famous and talented so he is pretty much accepted He doesn t flaunt his lifestyle so no one really cares Well Ricky cares, and after landing a job working as Jack s gardener, he decides to make a move A little interlude in the kitchen was supposed to be a one time thing, a little seduction on Ricky s part to experience what it s like just once to be with Jack Then Ricky is assaulted, and he calls the one person he knows he can trust and that is Jack, and it leads to one hawt summer.This summer is about not only sex, but also a discovery of a young boy coming into his manhood All the things he thought he knew about sex, about gay sex is broadened with Jack They go on a journey, a man of forty eight who has seen it all and done about everything, is made to see things in a whole new light because of his young lover Ricky learns about himself, and finds a confidence in Jack s arms, that it was in every sense ok for him to just be Ricky.The book is not without a few obstacles, Jack is afraid that he might inadvertently changing Ricky to please him, its never his intention to corrupt him but to make him reach decisions on his own This plays out sexually, and it becomes clear that this relationship is a lot than sex Jack makes Ricky happy he is one hundred percent himself with the older man Moreover, Ricky is teaching Jack to just love.The sex is freaking awesome in my opinion, it happens quite often but each time I am a little shocked It pushes boundaries, and it was boundaries I appreciated, and a little self discovery I like men who sometimes wear women clothing gasp I thought it was the freaking greatest part of the book, and I thought WHY NOT I like to wear boxers, baggy sweatpants, and baseball caps, and put a little swagger in my walk So why can t a man enjoy wearing a dress now and again and feeling sexy It s not a huge part of the book, but I thought it wonderful.I really loved the book, and some readers might have a problem with the age gap So let me say, its not about an old man taking advantage of a young boy, it might have been about a young boy wanting to land his crush, but it evolves to something greater It is a love story, and it s beautiful and I freaking loved it The characters were awesome, I loved Jack, he is just this grumpy old man, but a compassionate and caring one This book is no boy searching for a daddy cus Ricky already has one I liked Ricky, I loved how he was unsure but he became confident and someone to respect.This book is what I have always thought of sex and sexuality, to each is own I do not think any thing about any form of sex is wrong as long as there is consent, and the person is happy Lets be real, what might float your boat might sink my ship, it s not wrong just not for me This one is a winner people


  4. says:

    Re read September 2015 I feel like there is so much I want to say about this book compared to last time, I ll start off with this, view spoiler these guys are NOT in an exclusive relationship, by mutual decision, so there is on page sex with other people, not heaps, see my updates Who knows if they would have become exclusive after all the love declarations at the end, I like to think so, but I can also see Jack encouraging Ricky to continue having fun with people like Aaron hide spoiler


  5. says:

    3.5 Stars This book took me forever to read even skimming It says it was 278 pages but I don t think that s right 6200 locations And it was mostly sex Now, I m not one to usually complain about sex in my books but there was waaaaaaaay too much here Not much plot You know the sad thing is, this could have been really good Lots of plot holes though Underdeveloped story lines By the end it was pretty corny too Lots of sweethearts and baby s and mooning going on It was sweet in a way but total overkill And the sex was hot, no lie But it was just too much The writing wasn t bad so I would consider other books from these authors Ones of the less porn y variety So read this one when you re in the mood for pure smut But even then just pick a chapter to satisfy you.


  6. says:

    Re read 12 22 2018 I enjoyed this so much I still have the same issues, however they didn t bother me near as much as they did previously Bumping this up to 5 Reread 7 17 2019 still love Jack and Ricky original review This was truly enjoyable I loved the slow build of the relationship I will admit, the prologue was cheesy Thankfully, I had been warned so I kept reading The age difference could have been a big issue if handled incorrectly There was no creepiness or feelings of an older man taking advantage I think that the way Jack dealt with the age difference was the right way to go He didn t try to get Ricky to commit He didn t act jealous if Ricky mentioned other men He was letting Ricky know that he was there, but he was allowing Ricky to enjoy college life unfettered by a commitment to the hot older man at home Over time, their feelings changed It was fun to watch So if I enjoyed this so much, why wasn t it a 5 star read Even though they hadn t talked commitment, I abhor on page sex with other people beyond the MCs That is a limit that I don t normally go beyond It s a testament to how much I enjoyed the book to look beyond that I also didn t like the added drama of how Ricky s mom reacted to the news that he was seeing Jack It just seemed so over the top and out of character for how she had been portrayed I do believe I can and will read this again in the future.


  7. says:

    4.5ish Stars Actual footage of me needing an ice bath repeatedly while reading this little gem It was hot AF.Jack and Ricky together Ricky is home for the summer after his first year at university He s very much in the closet at home and spends most of the time working on his neighbor Jack s ahem yard On one unfortunate day, the lawnmower breaks and Ricky with his tan skin and swimmers body catches the eye of his years long crush, Jack Fortunately, they decide on a different way to work that still produces a sweat.After this rendezvous, they go back to normal until Ricky gets in a bind and turns to Jack for help And sex Lotssss of sex Here s the deal, the sex is hot, happens in copious amounts, and may have forced me to skim around 75% to the end because there had been so much sex up until that point that I got the picture Vividly But, Slow Bloom is really than just sex Ricky is mature for his age and while still in college, he and Jack are realistic with expectations They communicate desires, feelings, and aren t shy with affection Jack is insanely sweet and patient as he shows Ricky how pleasurable sex and intimacy can be when you trust your partner.It isn t all cupcakes and rainbows as Ricky has to come out to his parents and take a stand for being in a relationship with a much older man For those that require monogamy throughout with their MC s, you may struggle with this They aren t exclusive but it worked for their relationship while Ricky is in college They have intimacy and a connection that develops slowly which left no doubt about their relationship They crave each other and work at getting closer against all external or self made obstacles thrown their way.And did I mention there are manties Definitely recommended.


  8. says:

    Pretty good up until about 60% when it became porn than story Yeah, yeah You know I don t usually mind but it was fucking oversaturated with the endearments of Ohhhhh my baby Ohhhhh my sweetheart Baby, my sweetie Ugh My dirty fun times became sappy cheese overload Up until then it would ve been a steady 4 star read It was like the author got bored and just wanted to hurry up and finish the story Lots of plot holes view spoiler I was confused a bit with the spattering of Jack s past and a little peeved with Ricky having sex with others Though it occurred BEFORE they were technically in a relationship and Ricky realized the magnitude of his feelings for Jack, I still don t like random cocks all up in my story Most of it was just kinda mentioned but one time was in vivid detail No new cocks shakes fists hide spoiler


  9. says:

    Jack starts off as a grumpy loner who has been there done that By the end of the novel he has been reenergized by his love for Ricky.Ricky gets a chance to explore sex and a healthy relationship He has had some experience with a selfish lover and a scary gay bashing Jack is there for him to lean on learn from.Jack has had a LOT of experience and a LOT of previous relationships Including a Master slave slave relationship that did not end well Jack is able to redeem himself through his selfless treatment of Ricky BDSM is talked about a lot due to Jack s previous relationships , but not really practiced There are some subtle D s elements, but nothing to scare anyone away DYes, there is a 30 year age difference Jack is described several times as having silver hair all over his body yum Ricky is a young, lithe swimmer who just finished his first year of college Oh yeah, and the sex is hot as hell


  10. says:

    Hell I finished this book and might even write a bit of a review.I noticed Anah Crow s name and was like hell yeah, Uneven Then the basket with flowers on the beheaded stock model caught my eye and my excitement ebbed away Prrrrobably not after all.


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