Just ​a Bit Wicked (Straight Guys 7.) 6 csillagozás

Alessandra Hazard: Just a Bit Wicked

He’s ​sure he’ll never fall for a man…

When it rains, it pours. After losing his prestigious job, Vlad discovers that his girlfriend has cheated on him. Angry and hurt, he’s determined to find her lover and teach him a lesson. When he finds out that her lover is bisexual, it only makes him angrier. Raised by an extremely homophobic family, Vlad is convinced he’s straight and holds nothing but contempt for people who aren’t.
But sometimes contempt and anger can turn into obsession, and then into something else entirely—something Vlad has always considered sick and wrong.

He’s sure he’ll never fall for a homophobic bully…

Sebastian is a successful English model who has always detested bullies. When a man shows up on his doorstep accusing him of sleeping with his girlfriend, Sebastian isn’t interested in being a punching bag. However, provoking a homophobic man is probably not the best idea…or the safest. But then again, Sebastian has never been good at… (tovább)

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Alessandra Hazard: Just a Bit Wicked

Roman és Luke jelenlétéért, már eleve hármasról indulunk. :)
A tréfát félretéve, itt is egy nagyon jó párost ismerhettünk meg, és természetesen körülöttük is csak úgy izzik a levegő.
Talán nem túlzás kijelenteni, hogy az összes eddig megismert karakter közül Vlad teszi meg a legnagyobb utat, ő indul az abszolút nullás (vagy inkább mínusz) szintről. Ennek megfelelően, természetesen az ember azonnal a szívébe zárja, amikor sok küszködés után beismeri, hogy az egész eddig élete, viselkedése egy hazugság volt. Szerintem ez a fajta szembenézés saját magával az egyik legnehezebb dolog.
Sebastian karaktere elsőre felszínesnek tűnik. Magabiztosan viselkedik többnyire, de amikor megismerjük, hogy milyen múltbeli sebeknek köszönhető ez, akkor mindjárt más színben látjuk őt is.
A könyv nagy erőssége, hogy mind a két szereplő múltján és jelenjén keresztül egyaránt nagyon sokat foglalkozik a homofóbiával, bemutatja milyen annak, aki elszenvedi, aki elköveti, és hogy hogyan változik az ember véleménye, ha akár csak egy kicsit is hajlandó a felszín alá nézni.
Roman és Vlad orosz származású szereplők, ezért sok szó esik a téma orosz vonatkozásairól is, DE! Unfortunately, homophobia isn’t limited to Russia


Népszerű idézetek

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“Aren’t you cold?” Sebastian said miserably. Vlad had only a thin jacket on but looked unbothered by the weather.
Vlad shook his head with a little smirk. “This is like a lovely spring day in Siberia.”
Rolling his eyes, Sebastian swatted him on the arm. “Drop the smug look, will you? Yeah, you’re a tough Russian and I’m a delicate English flower, yadda yadda.”

Chapter 27

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Words can have a lot of power and do a lot of damage.

Chapter 6

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Vlad stared at him. There was something he didn’t get. “You’re bi,” he said. “Why didn’t you just date girls? You could have avoided all of that.”
“Even if I dated only girls, it wouldn’t have made me straight,” Sebastian replied. “It doesn’t work like that. Even if I someday meet a wonderful woman, marry her, and stay with her for the rest of my life, it won’t change the fact that I’m bisexual. I actually prefer men to women. Why would I hide who I am and be satisfied with pretending to be something I’m not? It’s the principle of the thing.”
“Principle of the thing,” Vlad repeated. “I don’t know if that’s stupidly idealistic or just stupid.”
Sebastian’s lips twitched. “Thank you.”
“That wasn’t a compliment.”
“It’s the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me.”
Vlad shook his head. “If you were in Russia, that would have gotten you beaten up or arrested; maybe worse if you were unlucky.”
Sebastian gave a crooked smile. “Unfortunately, homophobia isn’t limited to Russia."

Chapter 12

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“Come on, you like him, admit it!”
“I don’t,” Vlad said tightly. “I don’t like him the way you’re implying. He pisses me off most of the time.”
“Which way do you like him, then?” Luke said, unwilling to drop the subject while Vlad seemed uncharacteristically talkative.
Vlad glared at him. “I said I didn’t like him.”
“You said you didn’t like him the way I was implying,” Luke said, smiling. “Which means you like him in some way.”
“That’s not what I meant,” Vlad gritted out, his accent suddenly much thicker. “I’m not a native speaker, you misunderstood me.”
Luke raised his eyebrows. “That’s awfully convenient. You’re forgetting I’m in a relationship with a Russian. Roman plays the foreigner card when it suits him, too.”

Chapter 18

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Unnatural, disgusting freaks, all of them. They should be hunted down and killed like rabid dogs.
The memory of his uncle’s words seemed grotesque and ridiculous as Vlad watched the happy couple share a kiss. There was nothing unnatural or disgusting about it. They were happy, they were in love, they were standing in front of their friends and loved ones, committing to a lifetime together.
His uncle had been wrong. Rationally, Vlad had known that for a long time now, but it was the first time he knew it, felt it with every fiber of his being. Love was love. There was absolutely nothing wrong with loving someone of his own sex.

Epilogue

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Vlad didn’t have low self-esteem. Women liked him. He had stereotypical Slavic looks with his almond-shaped blue eyes, square jaw, and cropped blond hair. He knew he looked pretty good. A man wasn’t supposed to be beautiful anyway. Frankly, beautiful men with refined features always made Vlad uncomfortable for whatever reason.
This guy…he was one of those.

Chapter 1

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“I didn’t fire you because I doubted your professional abilities, Vlad. I fired you because I didn’t. I know how good you are and that’s why I didn’t believe that you had nothing to do with Luke’s disappearance while you were responsible for him.”
Vlad took another sip from his bottle and decided he hated Roman Demidov. Roman knew all too well how to manipulate people into doing what he wanted.

Chapter 2

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The road to hell was paved with good intentions.

Chapter 23


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