Something New

Something New For thirty five year old writer Frank Hudson and his partner of fourteen years the spark is dead and it s time to move on Frank sets his sights on a sleepy town in Vermont where he plans to start o

  • Title: Something New
  • Author: Tia Fielding
  • ISBN: 9781613724071
  • Page: 266
  • Format: ebook
  • For thirty five year old writer Frank Hudson and his partner of fourteen years, the spark is dead, and it s time to move on Frank sets his sights on a sleepy town in Vermont, where he plans to start over in peace and quiet plans that are destroyed when fireman Conner O Malley literally blazes onto the scene To Frank, the tattooed, redheaded twenty three year old and hisFor thirty five year old writer Frank Hudson and his partner of fourteen years, the spark is dead, and it s time to move on Frank sets his sights on a sleepy town in Vermont, where he plans to start over in peace and quiet plans that are destroyed when fireman Conner O Malley literally blazes onto the scene To Frank, the tattooed, redheaded twenty three year old and his bright smile are a flash of light in an otherwise dreary life.But it s a tricky situation right from the beginning Frank s passionless relationship has left him doubting that anyone could ever find him attractive Conner s juggling a demanding job and the unexpected responsibility of playing dad to his little brother and sister Battling their own insecurities, Conner s demanding schedule, and small town homophobia is hard work but sometimes hard work pays off.

    One thought on “Something New”

    1. I liked this book very much. From beginning to end it was well-balanced and a feel-good read. Not heavily on the drama, just the development of the relationship and the growing of a family. I enjoyed the writing very much and will definitely read more by this author.

    2. I bought this the day it came out. After seeing some less than stellar reviews I was thinking I wouldn't like it all that much. I was wrong. This turned out it to be a very enjoyable and sweet read. More happened in the story than I was expecting. I enjoyed both main characters and the secondary characters as well. Very nice way to spend a few hours.

    3. 3.5 stars.Nothing particularly "wow" about it, but it was a sweet and easy read. I liked all the characters and I appreciated how the ex was a great guy and not the cliched asshat one usually sees from that particular role. In fact, I really want to see Robert find his own bit of moving on! Wouldn't mind a follow-up on Dee either. Overall it's worth a reading.

    4. Just kinda meh. It wasn't bad, but I almost put it down several times. It was a shorter read, and things felt a bit rushed. I thought the guys went from meeting to madly in love and raising kids together really quickly, and wish it had been done a bit slower and more detailed.

    5. I'm really surprised that that's a Dreamspinner cover. Usually their covers range from "okay" to "awesome". This one is justzy.

    6. 2.75 starsThe novella, Something New, by Tia Fielding was a hard one for me to rate. It was not so much that it was a bad novella–because it wasn’t. Instead it was remarkably safe.markably predictable and never really grabbed me by the heart in order to be anything more than a “nice” read.Frank Hudson has watched the magic, the passion, drain from his marriage. His husband and he have fallen into that season of married life where the comfortable has become the norm, sex is a rarity and t [...]

    7. Gennie's review posted on Guilty Pleasures4.5 StarsSomething New is a sweet, shorter story told from Frank’s point of view. Frank is an author of young adult LBGTQ fiction and has just ended his fourteen year relationship because they grew apart. I like that Frank and his ex are amicable. Frank is somewhat reserved and has a low self-esteem because he feels like he wasn’t good enough to keep his ex’s interest. But Frank has good friends and family to support and care for him.Because of an [...]

    8. 4.5Something New is a sweet, shorter story told from Frank’s point of view. Frank is an author of young adult LBGTQ fiction and has just ended his fourteen year relationship because they grew apart. I like that Frank and his ex are amicable. Frank is somewhat reserved and has a low self-esteem because he feels like he wasn’t good enough to keep his ex’s interest. But Frank has good friends and family to support and care for him.Because of an unfortunate event, Frank meets a hunky, young fi [...]

    9. Nice easy read and despite what I thought after reading the blurb it is very light on the angst and drama.I appreciate that even the ex was a nice guy.(view spoiler)[ My only issue is that Frank and Robert split so easily and drama free, no problems and Frank moves on easily with Conner. Maybe that was to show there was no real love between them anymore and it was ok, but it just seems after 14 years there should have been more. fighting to save the relationship or more grievingead Robert turns [...]

    10. Regardless the ugly cover I love this bookWTH, why dreamspinner start to do covers ugly as MLR romance book covers? I'm sorry for the honesty here, but hey, when I saw it I keep thinking it was exactly as MLR Romance book covers aka, ugly as hell (not always photoshop can do wonders)

    11. maybe more like 3.75* It took me longer to feel the chemistry between the MCs. Overall a very sweet story

    12. This had the potential to be a 4-5 star read, unfortunately it lost those extra stars because of that dreaded insta-love thing. The slow burn romance would have been perfect for this story instead the author had Frank and Conner in love way, way too quickly! The beginning started out strong. All the characters were great especially the MCs. I loved those two, even their age difference didn't give me pause. I thought the sexual tension between them was really well done and the instant family Conn [...]

    13. Reviewed for heartsonfirereviewsFrank is a writer, and has been with his husband Robert for fourteen years. One night, sitting comfortable and cozy, Frank lets Robert know they need to divorce. I have to admit, the way it was put forth, I started the book not really liking Frank. He admits they are companions, friends and the love is there. What isn’t there is the sex, the passion and the lust. Frank has fallen out of love with Robert, and it seemed a little bit like he blamed Robert (“his t [...]

    14. OK. So books that I find to be just OK or that I didn't really love, I tend to give 3 stars because often it is just my opinion that makes me not like the book, not grammar, editing, or poor writing. For this book, I just REALLY could not stand the MC. He annoyed me to no end. I realize that it is my issue, but I could not get past some of his actions in the beginning of the book. After 14 years, he just decides he wants a divorce. OK that can happen--but there was no real story to it to make me [...]

    15. Reviewed by Ana: Newly divorced Frank decides to move to Vermont for a new start. Little does he know that his new start is firefighter, Conner and his siblings. While that is the gist of the story, it is not quite what I thought it would be. I thought it would more of a midlife crisis type story and what it turned out to be was a story about a man and a small family that found each and made each others lives that much more better for knowing each other. The only problem I think I had was the ag [...]

    16. synopsis:frank and his husband divorce and he moves to another state to a small town that they visited and really liked. one day he sees smoke coming from his neighbour's place and calls 911. while there, he meets firefighter conner and is immediately attracted. conner has younger siblings that he is looking after, though, and isn't sure how that will affect their relationship.what i liked: that conner and frank never hid who they were. i liked that conner was so concerned with his family and st [...]

    17. 3.5  Wasn't sure how to rate this story. Liked the story premise, it was an easy, fairly short read, ideal for a lazy afternoon in the sun, but wanted something a bit more. The story is of Frank, newly single, and Conner, fireman, and their developing relationship. The story is written in first person and it kept bringing to mind those Mike Hammer style movies, where the mc narrates. If you dont like that narrative style, the book isnt for you - once I got into the story, it didnt bother me so [...]

    18. I couldn't finish this one got maybe 60% finished. I thought the premise was great: man finds new love in a new town after long-term relationship dies a slow death. Unfortunately the story suffered due to over-perfection. Frank saw Conner, liked what he saw, and immediately became a cross between Suzy Homemaker and a fairy godfather (in the fae way) waving a wand and making everything wonderful and perfect for Conner and his whole family. I didn't *feel* a whole lot of chemistry between them, ei [...]

    19. I was skeptical because the MC just "fell out of love" with his husband - why wouldn't that happen with the next relationship? However, I put that aside and gave this book a try and I am glad I did. I think the author did a good job of showing that it was not just a matter of falling out of love but not getting what the MC needs, someone (or in the case of the new love, a whole family) to take care of.Sweet characters, lots of drama and HEA - very entertaining.I just re-read this book (11/9/14), [...]

    20. SweetI enjoyed reading this storyIt was a light read.The only thing what I found annoying was in the beginningFrank says he’s married to Robert in every sense of the word but they are really not “officially” married. I’m just nitpicking I know…Frank and Robert “Divorce”All friendly and with no drama/problems.(I liked that though the no conflict/drama!)Frank moves away to his favorite town meets Conner and his siblings.Falls in love with the O’Malley‘s and they have an HEA.

    21. 3 1/2 starsWhile there is some drama in the story this is mainly a character-driven novella. There are a few homophobic people in town but mostly this book is populated with patient, kind, good people. SOMETHING NEW is a quick, sweet read, perfect for a relaxing evening with a book or for a restful story between more intense books. I will be watching for more books by Ms Fielding.Please see my complete review April 22, 2012 at mrsconditreadsbooks/index.

    22. I really enjoyed this story. Both Conner and Frank are very likeable as are the secondary characters. It´s a sweet and easy to read story with little angst.I would love to read a sequel about Frank,Conner and their family, and it would be nice if we got a follow up on Robert (the Ex), Morales and maybe Dee as well.

    23. Guy decides his marriage isn't exciting anymore and walks out without any thought to doing something to make it better or you know, talking to his husband about it. Not a guy I can be bothered reading much more about, tbh. I disliked him from the first page.

    24. I enjoyed it, but never really got into it. It had a sort of narrative style, where I felt like I was being told a story rather than being immersed in one, so I was always at a bit of a remove from the characters.

    25. Enjoyed it. A sweet story. Felt a little more time focused on the getting-to-know stage of narrator and Conner would have deepened the characters a bit more. But that's partly a limitation of the first-person voice.

    26. Enjoyable light romance with warm developed story and happy ending at the end (HEA). I can't say much about the main couple, because there isn't a lot to say. The story is warm and a bit to unrealistic.

    27. Frank and Conner were lovely together. I was shocked at the beginning of how his marriage ended, but realized it was all for the best. Loved that Frank fell in love with not only Conner but his siblings as well. Great book.

    28. A lovely delightful read. I truly enjoyed hunkering down with this book (on my kindle) and devouring each and every word. My only criticism is it's too short. Other than that, I highly recommend.

    29. This one is not going to work for me at this time. It felt rather like being spoon fed all the information at once instead of letting us see it unfold. Too neat and tidy for me.

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