The Rainbow Connection - Volume I

The Rainbow Connection - Volume I

B.J. Sheppard / May 30, 2020

The Rainbow Connection Volume I Living a care free party life style junior journalist and gay lifestyle reporter Liam Adams thought he had it all the money the job the endless supply of men in his bed But when his work causes hi

  • Title: The Rainbow Connection - Volume I
  • Author: B.J. Sheppard
  • ISBN: 9781311591623
  • Page: 396
  • Format: ebook
  • Living a care free party life style, junior journalist and gay lifestyle reporter, Liam Adams thought he had it all the money, the job, the endless supply of men in his bed But when his work causes him to question the very foundation of the life he has built for himself, Liam finds certain areas are glaringly lacking All it takes is one assignment to unravel the very faLiving a care free party life style, junior journalist and gay lifestyle reporter, Liam Adams thought he had it all the money, the job, the endless supply of men in his bed But when his work causes him to question the very foundation of the life he has built for himself, Liam finds certain areas are glaringly lacking All it takes is one assignment to unravel the very fabric of his promiscuous antics, compounded by the arrival of a long forgotten tryst With the rusty screech of the mailroom guy s trolley wheels, Liam lands head first in the arms of something bigger something As the romance burgeons between Liam and the Mail Manny of his dreams, each article he writes proves to uncover something new and never realized about himself, namely that all the one night stands in the world could never give him what he truly wants love In a slapstick commentary through the eyes of the world s most hypersensitive journalist, watch as Liam s story unfolds in the most ridiculous of fashions, leading him straight into the arms of love, via The Rainbow Connection.

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      • B.J. Sheppard

        I m new to this game, so bear with me while I struggle my way blindly through, with only the help of half a road map and a crystal ball that s paper weight than portent This series of short stories is a nice respite from the Shakespearean melodramas I usually produce, and I hope they give you half the laughs they gave me when I wrote them More of the series will be available soon, so drop by and check them out when they find their way our of my brain and onto a page.


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    1. Cross-posted at Outlaw Reviews and at Shelf InflictedOh, what a loathsome character Liam Adams is! It was so hard for me to care about him initially, that I was tempted to set aside the book more than once. But who am I to judge? It’s not as if I’ve never made bad decisions, or had contempt for some of my co-workers, or gotten stinking drunk at lunchtime. So I kept reading, and while I never fell in love with Liam, I grew to appreciate his thought process, his sense of humor, his witty sarca [...]


    2. 'The Rainbow Connection - Vol 1' by BJ Sheppard is, I'm embarrassed to admit, the first book by this incredibly talented young man that I've had the pleasure of reading. It had been recommended so many times, it was inevitable I was going to read it. I'm only sorry it took me so long. This author's voice is one of confidence, and humor, with a cheeky wit. To say the least, I was in love.Liam, at twenty-eight, has lived his life as one never-ending party, filled with alcohol, and one-night stands [...]


    3. I received a copy of this book via ' Don't Buy My Love program in exchange for my honest review.This is a funny M/M contemporary romance. Liam is a party boy writing fluff pieces for an e-zine about gay life. He's an expert in most things, except falling in love. He writes a column about the reasons women like gay romance and it gets him thinkinghe's stunned how the women swoon for the vulnerability of men loving men with the whole hearts. Funny, for an active gay man he's never had that. He's h [...]


    4. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this novel, but that has no bearing on this review. This is very 'raw' writing, unpolished in some respects, (which is no bad thing!) the sort of uncomplicated style that can be painful to read at times. It's 'Marmite' writing, you either love it or loathe it IMHO. In some respects it reminds me of The Cool Part of His Pillow. Its a gutsy, honest portrayal of life, that moves at a steady pace through the highs and lows with rich, detailed descriptions and so [...]


    5. This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.This book kind of blew me away. The starting of this book is on a very reflective and introspective tone which, right in the beginning of the book put me off because, I had no connection with the MC to be interested in his point of view, no matter how poignant. But I persevered and WOWis book was an extremely funny read about 'The Life and Times of the very quirky and eccentric Liam Adams'. Liam's POV was really diffe [...]


    6. I picked this book up and put it aside time after time. read a page or two, shake my head, set it down; read another page and clutch my stomach, set it down; rinse and repeat; over and over again. First and foremost, I didn't like Liam, the main character. Sadly, not a single thing about him was appealing. Not his voice, not his actions, not his sense of humor. The only reaction other than apathy that I had to this was the nausea evoked by some of the numerous descriptions. Time and time again I [...]


    7. Oh dear. Huge sigh! I love this series. I do. It is so rare that a collection of stories can leave me positively teary-eyed and weak from laughter but The Rainbow Connection: Volume 1 by BJ Sheppard does it every time. I can only say that this author’s humor strikes something within me and truly leaves me shaking my head in giddy wonderment at the way he twists a phrase to wring every ounce of hilarity from it. Having reviewed the first three short stories in this collection already (find thos [...]


    8. I . Loved. This. Story. So much. It’s a quick read, full of snark, humor and ends with super hot sexy time. Liam’s voice is pretty much my favorite thing and his inner musings had me chuckling out loud and cringing (in a funny, ha-ha, ewwww) way repeatedly. And while he’s hilarious, he’s also brave enough to tackle the questions about the fans of MM romance. Why are they mostly woman and why does that even work? The author did an AMAZING job of getting the ideas and personalities togethe [...]


    9. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Readers first meet Liam as he's waking, hungover, in bed with two strangers. His dissatisfaction at having these one night stand with strangers and not building an emotional aspect is wearing on him. He's twenty-eight yrs old and may or may not have a drinking problem and is at the point in his life where he's ready to settle down and commit. What he seeks is found in the mail room clerk, Manny. Readers follow along on his adve [...]


    10. I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.So let me start off by saying that I've read a few of BJ Sheppard's works. And those were really, really sweet, emotional kinda stories. The kind where, you know, you sigh a little, and you coo a little and generally go 'aww'.'The Rainbow Connection' is most definitely not a work that will make you go 'aww' (okay maybe it might do that. Occasionally.). But it will most definitely make you laugh. It will also make you sigh with exasperatio [...]


    11. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the M/M Romance Group Don't Buy My Love program.4.5 StarsOk I'm just getting around to writing the review for The Rainbow Connection Volume I but I have a good reasonI've been searching for the next installment in the series. I mean really, what does coming soon mean? I want it now! I'll admit I'm hooked. B.J. Sheppard is a fresh new voice to the m/m genre and oh how sweet it is. This is the second book I've read by [...]


    12. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*It was very hard to figure out how many start to give this book: I couldn’t decide between 1 or 4,5.All in all, I liked this book. Maybe even liked it very much. It was funny, sharp and had a nice pace. But… there are a few very, very big buts here, which made it hard for me.First of all: the alcohol. The MC, Liam, and his boss Lourdes consume vast amounts of alcohol. Huge. Liam even refers to himself as an alcoholic a few [...]


    13. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest reviewThis is such a tough one to review for me. On one hand, I absolutely LOVED it, and on the other hand, I hated some parts.I absolutely loved the humor in this book. It was snarky, funny, outlandish at times, and awesome. I found myself laughing at Liam throughout it and I thought this was very well written.It took me a while to fall in like with the characters (I can't say I am in love yet. I started to, and th [...]


    14. I received a copy of this book in exchange for review as part of Don't Buy My Love program.3.5 starsFirst,this is not your typical romance. This book is about Liam,and his inner musings,how he sees himself in a relationship and how he tries to make it work. Manny is just a guy that Liam is in relationship withhe really is just that in this story. We don't get his POV,we don't know much about him,because,as I said,this is a Liam's story. All we get from Liam about Manny is how their relationship [...]


    15. I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.Hmmm This is difficult. There were some things in this book, that I absolutely adored but other parts that I absolutely hated - so what to do, for an overall score?Liam is a journalist on a gay online magazine, living the life with new men in his bed every night and a side of alcoholism. His addiction is aided an abetted by his boss and friend Lourdes, - a complete clone of Karen from Will & Grace - who excel in long alcoh [...]


    16. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.Rainbow Connection V1 was a solid 1 star for me.There was no sugar or vodka to make this one go down and boy did I need it.Within in the first 20 pages…I had doubts about whether I could finish and those doubts continued on as I kept reading…I can only assume that this just wasn’t my cup of tea. I’m not a huge fan of 1st person POV but I’ve appreciated it a few times when the introspection didn’t go down too many ra [...]


    17. I was provided this book free in exchange for an honest review3 starswould have been 4 if the HEA had been in this book. My first book by this author.At first I was not that enamored with Liam (I have personal issues with alcoholics) but, he kinda grew on me as HE grew throughout the book. In my opinion though the alcohol use in this book was taken WAY to lightly considering the amounts Liam puts away and the aftermath is often quite ugly. Liam has finally met the man he didn't know he was waiti [...]


    18. ***I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***Where foreart thou, Books 5, 6, etc, etc????Okay, this was just shy of 5 stars for me; there were a few editing errors, but not enough to pull me out of the story too much, so I rounded up.I freakin' loved Liam! Loved Manny too, though I really wish I'd gotten to know him better. Told from Liam's POV, this is the humorous story of the adventures of Liam, mirrored in the various articles he is writing for th [...]


    19. I received the book in exchange for a honest reviewThis one was difficult to review and rate. I had problems with Liam, the MC. The story is told from his point of view, and while his very interesting look at life is sometimes amusing to no end, it annoyed me at other times. It also forced me to take breaks from reading the book, since I couldn't stand to hear Liam anymore.All I saw him doing was drinking, having sex, writing or stumbling from one disaster into the next. These disasters are some [...]


    20. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.My rating is really 3 1/2 but rounded down to 3. The Rainbow Connection is about Liam, the king of the one night stand, and how he finds and loses (?) true love with Manny. I find myself torn about this book. The pros: Liam's seriously acerbic inner monologues, the well-developed secondary characters, the emotional leap Liam had to make to surrender to his relationship with Manny. The cons: Liam's seriously acerbic inner monolo [...]


    21. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.At the beginning, Liam was not a likeable character for me. While obviously clever and intelligent, some of the inner monologue was, in all honesty, over my head. Maybe it's a culture thing. Anyway, I'm not opposed to learning, which I certainly did, but stopping in the middle of a witty rant to do research sort of disrupted the overall flow for me. But once I got the hang of it, I couldn't put it down and Liam made me laugh ou [...]


    22. I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the author through the DBML program of the M/M Romance Group at .I found this story to be well written but I wasn't emotionally invested in the characters. The character seemed to be stock characters and had no sense of life to them. Maybe it was how the plot was conveyed. All I know is that I couldn't tell unless they gave clue what month we were in just how many days from the deadline for the e-zine. Even if I was invested in the c [...]


    23. I was given a copy of this book free by the author in return for an unbiased review.First of all let me say I really enjoyed about 90% of this book.Liam's writings were funny, especially his foray into the fetish world and Manny subsequently dressing as a leather daddy.However, for myself and alot of my MM reading friends a HFN as a minimum but preferably a HEA is a must. Sadly, the ending of the story wasn't to my taste. It kind of just ends.The author mentions a part 5 but I dont know if it wa [...]



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