Clam Jam by R.C. Boldt
Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.
Example: You're chatting with a guy you're interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.
That's my life except it's worse. My friend who keeps jamming me is my gay roommate, and if that isn't a W.T.F. moment, I'm not sure what is.
Fact: He went home with three yes, three of the guys I had been so sure were into me.
Fact: He's really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I'm trying to get back in the saddle, but I'll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren't gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.
The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met the girl, except there was one small problem: she didn't want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She'd been burned badly and didn't want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could've turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there with her.
So I had to go undercover.
Fact: I'm in love with my roommate.
Fact: I'm a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I've had for the past year has been my hand.
Fact: She's going to hate me if I come clean now.
Fact: I'm not giving up. Which means I'll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the real me.
The me that loves her.
The me that would never do her wrong.
Until then, I'll keep running off every guy who shows any interest.
Until then, I'll continue to Clam Jam.
Clam Jam was so much fun! I loved Maggie and Ry and the crazy situation they get themselves in. Yes, Maggie should have noticed something was up sooner and Ry should have come clean sooner, but I still loved it.
Maggie just got out of a long term relationship (her finace was cheating on her) and now she needs a roommate. Preferably a girl or a gay guy or someone that there can be no feelings for. Because she needs time to get over what happened and move on. Time to heal and she doesn't want some sexy guy living with her distracting her.
Ry knew Maggie was the one for him from the first moment he saw her. In a coffee shop. When she was with her fiance. But now she is single and looking for a roommate and this could work out perfectly for him. He can get to know her better, become friends, and then hopefully when she is ready to get back out there he can throw his hat in the ring and they will live happily ever after. Only he tells Maggie he is gay so she will let him live there...and now he has to try and figure a way out of this mess. But for now he will make sure she doesn't find someone else when she is ready, because they belong together.
Maggie and Ry were perfect for each other right from the start and I loved watching them get close to each other. Yeah, Ry should have let her know what was going on sooner, but Maggie should have figured it out sooner as well. But for some reason I didn't really care while reading the story. Watching Ry run of her dates was a lot of fun. And watching Maggie fall for her "gay" bff was super fun. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from this author. It was lots of silly fun.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★