Not Even Close Kindle ↠ Not Even ePUB ´

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Not Even Close [Reading] ➭ Not Even Close ➵ Lisa Oliver – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Dear AuthorI 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 Dear AuthorI 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 Not Even ePUB ´ 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 MM 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 MM Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings.


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10 thoughts on “Not Even Close

  1. Ami Ami 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 SUEE BONDING TIMEWell 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?WTFI am sorry as an asexual I felt irritated with this Also uite 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 someoneBecause 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 starsokay category But if I can this will be one of my rare 15 stars Yes I am THAT annoyedNotePer my own policy any story from this year's event that I can't give 3 rating to will be left unrated


  2. Meep Meep says:

    Thanks to the author for participating and offering this freebieEdited DNF at 24% I skimmedread 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 meConnor 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 anyoneIs it so odd to want to know someone than 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 oddIt 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 nowDon'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 tabletsNot 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 thisNot my cuppa and cake


  3. Kristan Kristan 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 fast enoughLeyden 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


  4. Kira Kira says:

    Warning This review contains trace amounts of soul baring and other forms of emotional striptease Proceed with cautionRight 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 rightOh 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 and than 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 are of us than you might thinkSo 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 unfoundedDespite 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 dialogAlso 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. Trisha Harrington Trisha Harrington 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 ConnorI 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. Lila Hunter Lila Hunter says:

    45 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 know about him I hope she revisits these charactersworld on a later time Maybe even DavisThe 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 smotherOverall a different but entertaining take on shifters and mating


  7. Meags Meags 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. Ro Ro says:

    Uniue 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. Lorraine Lesar Lorraine Lesar 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. Lori S. Lori S. 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 menI think this story would benefit from being expanded and exploration 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 see stories like this and The Alpha and His Ace


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10 thoughts on “Not Even Close

  1. Ami Ami 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 SUEE BONDING TIMEWell 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?WTFI am sorry as an asexual I felt irritated with this Also uite 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 someoneBecause 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 starsokay category But if I can this will be one of my rare 15 stars Yes I am THAT annoyedNotePer my own policy any story from this year's event that I can't give 3 rating to will be left unrated

  2. Meep Meep says:

    Thanks to the author for participating and offering this freebieEdited DNF at 24% I skimmedread 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 meConnor 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 anyoneIs it so odd to want to know someone than 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 oddIt 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 nowDon'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 tabletsNot 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 thisNot my cuppa and cake

  3. Kristan Kristan 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 fast enoughLeyden 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

  4. Kira Kira says:

    Warning This review contains trace amounts of soul baring and other forms of emotional striptease Proceed with cautionRight 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 rightOh 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 and than 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 are of us than you might thinkSo 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 unfoundedDespite 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 dialogAlso 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. Trisha Harrington Trisha Harrington 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 ConnorI 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. Lila Hunter Lila Hunter says:

    45 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 know about him I hope she revisits these charactersworld on a later time Maybe even DavisThe 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 smotherOverall a different but entertaining take on shifters and mating

  7. Meags Meags 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. Ro Ro says:

    Uniue 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. Lorraine Lesar Lorraine Lesar 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. Lori S. Lori S. 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 menI think this story would benefit from being expanded and exploration 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 see stories like this and The Alpha and His Ace

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