[Reading] ➷ Not Even Close Author Lisa Oliver – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Not Even Close Dear Author,I Turned Thirty This Year And I Have Yet To Have My First Kiss, Much Less A Relationship With Someone I Have Yet To Find Someone That I Connect With Enough To Be That Open I Hear Terms Like Gray Sexual And Demi Sexual Thrown Around And Figure I Ll Just Be Alone No One Wants To Take The Time To Get To Know Me They Just Want To Hop Right In BedPhoto Description A Black And White Photograph Just Showing Two Men, Who Look Very Similar, Their Mouths Almost Joined As They Come In For A KissThis Story Was Written As A Part Of The M M Romance Group S Love Is An Open Road Event Group Members Were Asked To Write A Story Prompt Inspired By A Photo Of Their Choice Authors Of The Group Selected A Photo And Prompt That Spoke To Them And Wrote A Short Story This Story May Contain Sexually Explicit Content And Is Intended For Adult Readers It May Contain Content That Is Disagreeable Or Distressing To Some Readers The M M Romance Group Strongly Recommends That Each Reader Review The General Information Section Before Each Story For Story Tags As Well As For Content Warnings

  • ebook
  • 50 pages
  • Not Even Close
  • Lisa Oliver
  • English
  • 01 April 2019

About the Author: Lisa Oliver

Lisa Oliver had been writing non fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate Lisa will do anything for chocolate.Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers You can friend her on Facebook , or email her directly at yoursintuitively gmail.com If you want to chat with her on Skype, then email for contact details.


10 thoughts on “Not Even Close

  1. says:

    Thank you so much to the author who have participated in this eventDemi sexual from Urban DictionaryAs an asexual myself, I was giddy when I saw the tag demi sexual for this story I thought, wow, we had another asexual spectrum here So, I was expecting a story where the characters were spending time together, to get know one another You know, that EMOTIONAL connection before they finally do the deeds In other words, I was expecting SQUEE, BONDING TIME Well, color me DISAPPOINTED because f Thank you so much to the author who have participated in this eventDemi sexual from Urban DictionaryAs an asexual myself, I was giddy when I saw the tag demi sexual for this story I thought, wow, we had another asexual spectrum here So, I was expecting a story where the characters were spending time together, to get know one another You know, that EMOTIONAL connection before they finally do the deeds In other words, I was expecting SQUEE, BONDING TIME Well, color me DISAPPOINTED because from what I could gather, the message here was still about SEX That the werewolves pack is SO SEXUAL, everything must be defined by SEX That the idea to claim your mate is so that you can have SEX numerous times a day with one person And because you re an Alpha, and your mate doesn t want to have sex NOW emphasis on NOW, because Connor is a demi sexual and he is supposed to feel that emotional connection first , then you need to be CHALLENGED because that means you re not Alpha enough WTF I am sorry, as an asexual, I felt irritated with this Also quite offended On that note, just because you are asexual it doesn t mean that you cannot masturbate Remember asexual is about sexual attraction An asexual can still enjoy sex, can still masturbate, although the reason might only to release an itch without having to fantasize about someone Because Connor was still seen as a LESSER wolf and he only got a nod of approval because he could fight Then before the story ended, Connor still asked for the bite Where was the bonding and emotional connection time It is my policy not to put a star rating for this year s event if the story doesn t meet my standard of 3 stars okay category But if I can, this will be one of my rare 1.5 stars Yes, I am THAT annoyed.Note Per my own policy, any story from this year s event that I can t give 3 rating to, will be left unrated

  2. says:

    Thanks to the author for participating and offering this freebieEdited DNF at 24%I skimmed read to the endI read demi sexual and expected a story of characters getting to know each other, lots of personality and warmth, but that feel wasn t there for me.Connor is the biggest, strongest man in the pack, yet on meeting his mate runs away like a little kid The focus is on sex, he goes out to try humans, but never tries getting to know anyone.Is it so odd to want to know someonethan an hou Thanks to the author for participating and offering this freebieEdited DNF at 24%I skimmed read to the endI read demi sexual and expected a story of characters getting to know each other, lots of personality and warmth, but that feel wasn t there for me.Connor is the biggest, strongest man in the pack, yet on meeting his mate runs away like a little kid The focus is on sex, he goes out to try humans, but never tries getting to know anyone.Is it so odd to want to know someonethan an hour before sex Though actually speaking to people would be a start To me Conner reads as normal whatever that is it s the pack that are odd In fact the story made me feel I was odd.It all seemed to be about the sex, the wolves are hyper sexual I was expecting the meet and greet to become an orgy, then I thought perhaps that was from Connor s perspective but no The message of the story appears to be it s okay if you don t want to have sex three times a day Well that s great, thank you, because I have a literal headache right now.Don t worry Connor, the pheromone drenched Wolves weren t doing it for me either Their sexual obsession read as bizarre and the concept of the perfect mate was distasteful to me Also the way a strong, popular leader would be challenged by his pack for going a day without sex I need stronger headache tablets Not sure if this is an existing world, though a standalone it feels like an established series verse in which case fans will likely love it Would probably help to have a positive impression of the pack before reading this.Not my cuppa and cake

  3. says:

    I love when I m able to read a story that is outside the norm, and this shifter story is just that Connor identifies himself as demi sexual, and as such feels that he isn t mate material He needs to feel a connection with someone before he can entertain the thought of having sex with them, and in a world where shifters get down first, introduce themselves later, he s dreading the day he meets his mate He no sooner says that out loud, and Fate has him meeting his mate Connor can t run away fa I love when I m able to read a story that is outside the norm, and this shifter story is just that Connor identifies himself as demi sexual, and as such feels that he isn t mate material He needs to feel a connection with someone before he can entertain the thought of having sex with them, and in a world where shifters get down first, introduce themselves later, he s dreading the day he meets his mate He no sooner says that out loud, and Fate has him meeting his mate Connor can t run away fast enough.Leyden will fuck anything that moves, and the moment he sees Connor, it s game on Until he s told that if he wants a shot at Connor, he s going to have to get to know him first Sex is a very important part of life amongst these wolves, and bonding with one s mate is an even bigger deal What s a wolf to do I liked this story It strikes a nice balance between wolfy possessiveness Grrr, MINE and sweet Leyden and Connor s perfect first kiss I think there was too much emphasis on the role of sex in pack dynamics, view spoiler Would one day passing where the Alpha Mates didn t have sex yet constitute a pack revolt Was it really that much of a sign of weakness to not have sex I know sex is big for them, but I didn t really understand it, but then I m not a wolf shifter hide spoiler and a little too much angst over Connor s sexuality I felt that sometimes it sided with the Connor is too different camp and not with the there s nothing wrong with Connor camp.Regardless, a short, unique, entertaining shifter story.Thank you to the author for their participation and effort in the Love is an Open Road event

  4. says:

    Warning This review contains trace amounts of soul baring and other forms of emotional striptease Proceed with caution.Right So, I couldn t believe my eyes when I first read the prompt for this story because, you see, change the gender, and it might ve as well been written about me I did get my first kiss before thirty, but it was still at the age most people would consider embarrassingly old And the rest of the prompt yep, that s me all right.Oh, yeah, before any of you start to wear tha Warning This review contains trace amounts of soul baring and other forms of emotional striptease Proceed with caution.Right So, I couldn t believe my eyes when I first read the prompt for this story because, you see, change the gender, and it might ve as well been written about me I did get my first kiss before thirty, but it was still at the age most people would consider embarrassingly old And the rest of the prompt yep, that s me all right.Oh, yeah, before any of you start to wear that knowing smirk, it s not because of my looks I may not be a beauty, but I basically resemble Charlotte Gainsbourg a lot not a few people dig that And it s not personality I m not a charmer, but I have family andthan a couple of friends who love me More importantly, I know several girls and maybe one guy, but his virgin state is most likely a result of a massive douchebaggery case who are prettier and nicer than me, but still have even less experience So, demisexuals there areof us than you might think.So it was with no small amount of hope and trepidation that I approached this story As you can guess from the rating, my hopes were mostly crushed and trepidation not unfounded.Despite the demisexual theme, there was barely any getting to know you in this story We basically get all your typical mutual salivating over each other s hot bodies from the first sight, punctuated by the thought that Oh yeah, he is not supposed to feel sexual attraction Well, you could have fooled me I mean, when your character is attracted mostly to the emotional side, isn t it reasonable to expect that at first he ll pay attention to things like conversation or body parts that express said emotional side Which tight ass isn t, sorry For instance, me usually I don t even notice shoulders or ass on a guy unless I ve known him for a while The face is another story But overall, admiring beautiful strangers is akin to admiring beautiful sunsets for me you enjoy the view, but you wouldn t want to hump it, right The story is not all bad, I m glad it ended where it did There are good moments here and there that rang true for me, such as being uncomfortable with body contact with people you don t know that well and even that is cured swiftly by the all powerful mate bond , but soon we are back to cardboard dialog.Also, shifters, really Isn t there any other way for a demisexual person to find his partner except by him being ordained from above Well, judging by the way everyone and their grandmother here are all But but what about SEX , the author probably isn t sure of it herself

  5. says:

    I liked this story a lot Connor and Leyden made a nice couple and it was nice that Leyden was willing to wait for Connor.I hated Lonnie and I really wished he hand t popped up again when he did Overall, this was nice Though if sex is a must for you, then you should avoid this.

  6. says:

    4.5 out of 5I may be biased since I m a Lisa Oliver fan, but I enjoyed this story I was surprised when I saw the no sex tag on the story, but the author did a good job keeping it interesting I loved Connor and would like to knowabout him I hope she revisits these characters world on a later time Maybe even Davis.The story fitted well with the prompt and it was directly to the point No unnecessary plot twists or long dragging scenes We get to see both MC s individually, as well as a d 4.5 out of 5I may be biased since I m a Lisa Oliver fan, but I enjoyed this story I was surprised when I saw the no sex tag on the story, but the author did a good job keeping it interesting I loved Connor and would like to knowabout him I hope she revisits these characters world on a later time Maybe even Davis.The story fitted well with the prompt and it was directly to the point No unnecessary plot twists or long dragging scenes We get to see both MC s individually, as well as a dating couple I m glad there was no dark reason behind Connor s demi sexual label My only complaint will be the way the explanations for demi sexual, asexual, etc were presented I think they could be a little smother.Overall, a different, but entertaining take on shifters and mating

  7. says:

    3 StarsA shifter story about apprehensive mates and the importance of building personal connections and emotional intimacy before introducing sex into the mix It was different and I liked it.

  8. says:

    Unique take on shifters I could see both sides, Leyden doing what his mate needed and the pack believing it a sign of weakness Now I want to know what happens after

  9. says:

    Sex doesn t have to be all fireworks to feel so dam good and this book proved it Another winner from the Oliver Stable.

  10. says:

    I will need to reread this, but initial reading response clunky I like that this story features a demisexual, which made for a nice change from the lu er love at first sight trope, especially since Connor does not respond to such stimuli Leyden is surprisingly patient and understanding, but the length of the story does not lend itself to real relationship development for these two men.I think this story would benefit from being expanded andexploration of what it means to be on the asexu I will need to reread this, but initial reading response clunky I like that this story features a demisexual, which made for a nice change from the lu er love at first sight trope, especially since Connor does not respond to such stimuli Leyden is surprisingly patient and understanding, but the length of the story does not lend itself to real relationship development for these two men.I think this story would benefit from being expanded andexploration of what it means to be on the asexual spectrum in a world overloaded with sex at least that s what it looks like to a number of aces Still, what Ms Oliver does write here is a good start I would love to seestories like this and The Alpha and His Ace

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