Twelve Tasks

TwelveTasksTitle:  Twelve Tasks

Author:  Therese Woodson

Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press

Length:  210 pages

Rating:  B+

Quad Shot of Love

Quad Shot of Love

Blurb:  Routine makes Eliot Taylor happy. He thinks. He goes to work, goes to school, and lives with his two best friends. Except lately, something’s missing. While he’s hungover from New Year’s Eve, Eliot’s friend Jen coerces him into a New Year’s resolution. They agree to try one new activity per month for an entire year.

Each new experience checked off his list, like singing karaoke and bungee jumping, destroys more of Eliot’s comfortable routine. He meets new people. He falls in love. And despite how much it scares him, he learns to love life a little out of order.

Review:  What a fantastic story. I was pulled in and living this story with these guys. This is the kind of story where you start reading and it feels so real that the next thing you know a couple hours have passed and you’re shocked and saddened that it is over.

Eliot’s clumsiness and tendency to turn even the most basic physical things into a dangerous activity were funny and oddly endearing. His world has been shattered and he’s shut down. The only people that he allows in are his best friends. He follows a boring routine that protects him from having to take any chances or meet any new people. His friends recognize that his small world needs to be shaken up and they help him as best as they can.

I enjoyed the development of Matt in this story. When we first met him I agreed with Eliot that he was a huge jerk and I was skeptical of his worthiness to be a part of Eliot and his friends’ circle. By the time we came to the end of the story I was wondering whether Eliot deserved to have Matt and his circle of friends. Awesome.

Eliot and Matt have amazing friends. They are as much a part of this story as Eliot and Matt, and as Eliot’s world expands and he finds more friends those people are pretty wonderful as well.

The twelve tasks are fun and cute and I enjoyed some of the crazy hilarity that ensued. A great story of love, friendship, loyalty, letting go, hope and the family we make.

Reviewed by Nina

Advertisements

Posted on February 2, 2014, in Nina and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

Charlotte Anderson

Sherlock, Star Trek Fan Fiction. Original Stories Too

Shot out of a cannon...

When can I get off this ride?

leetee2007

review M/M books

Lloyd's World

L.V. Lloyd - LGBT writer

Petra's Paranormal Palace

Petra Lynn: Gay Paranormal Romance Author

EM Lynley

LGBT Literary Love Shack

The Iron-Jawed Author

ramblings of a middle grade author

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

%d bloggers like this: