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Monday, August 20, 2018

review: Team phison

TeamPhison2018For 55-year-old Phil Hutton, finding a new boyfriend is tough, especially since he’s still hurting from his ex leaving him for a younger man. Online dating has been a soul-crushing experience for the restaurant owner. Too many meat-haters interested in microbreweries or something called geocaching. His matches in the multiplayer for his favorite video game have been equally sucky too.

One night, he encounters a newbie who is so helpless, Phil can’t help showing him the ropes. It doesn’t take long for Phil to become interested in his enthusiastic teammate. 28-year-old Tyson Falls from Georgia loves working as a server in a rinky pizza joint and sees the best in everything. As Phil’s online dating matches get worse and his in-game matches with Tyson get better, he finds himself wanting to pursue the easygoing chatterbox with a thick, sexy drawl.

But Phil can’t get past the fear that Tyson couldn't possibly want a fossil like him. If his brain doesn’t stop being so damn insecure, it might be game over for his heart. ~

Source: Purchased – only .99 on Kindle right now


This was a short novella at 132 pages so this will be a short review but if you are in need of a super cute, quick read this is it!

*M/M age-gap

*Older, Grumpy with a capitol G - get those hipster millennials off my lawn hero (bonus – he’s hilarious)

* Sweet as pie younger love interest with a sexy southern drawl

*Long distance, slow burn romance

*They are not perfect looking

*Real jobs – Phil is a restaurant owner of a fancy burger & drink pairing establishment while Tyler is a waiter at a greasy spoon – and loves it! and no one tries to *improve* him

*Insecurities that are explored and give heft to this short story yet don’t bog it down.

*Online gaming and geekdom which I completely don’t understand but had fun with anyway

*Funny, sweet, dorky, heartwarming and a little sexy

Basically  - a fast read that gave me ๐Ÿ˜

What do a Black American soldier, invalided out at Yorktown, and a white British officer who deserted his post have in common? Quite a bit, actually.

• They attempted to kill each other the first time they met.
• They're liable to try again at some point in the five-hundred mile journey that they're inexplicably sharing.
• They are not falling in love with each other.
• They are not falling in love with each other.
• They are… Oh, no.

The Pursuit Of… is about a love affair between two men and the Declaration of Independence. It’s a novella of around 38,000 words.
 ~ Goodreads

Source: Purchased


Henry could get a bit rambly but this was such a sweet story that didn't shy away from or ignore the obstacles that stand in Henry and John's way. 

Milan found the perfect balance between humor and pragmatism between a seemingly doomed from the start couple.

This is a super slow burn romance with an incredibly satisfying end!


  1. Team Phison sounds so adorable!! The cover just adds to its appeal. I hope this is still on sale because I'm totally adding this to my eReader.

  2. Team Phision sounds really cute. The Pursuit of sounds like something I should have read already but is now on my radar.

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

    1. The Pursuit was originally published in Hamilton's Battalion - a collection of short stories by 3 different authors but now they are being published individually. I haven't read the other two yet.

  3. The first one sounds so funny. Talk about opposites attract.

    1. it was! ANd yes, tehy are really different - but good for each other.

  4. get those hipster millennials off my lawn hero lol! I love it already

    1. I'm a introvert too so I really loved his humor & grumpiness lol

  5. Thanks for sharing. Both sound like really good novellas, though Team Phison definitely has more of my interest.


    1. I thought you had already read that for some reason. It's SO cute!!! you would lov eit Lauren.

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    1. It was!!! Low angst and just a feel good romance.