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Ezra Kellerman flew across country to see if he had another chance with the man he let slip through his fingers He didn't Rico has moved on but he doesn’t just leave his ex high and dry Instead Rico entrusts his family and friends with Ezra’s care Ezra confused hurt and lost clings to Rico’s cousin and his boyfriend as the lifelines the amy wyd? a me him and her review special me ok kids let's do this shit already bcuz i have scones in the oven and a harry potter marathon ueued up in plex and i need to scrape the filth from my spirit with a cleansing shitpost her 11 him 11 whather 11 separate references to poopme amy nohim hello dreamspinner editing i've never met a ghost beforeher these boys would literally pause to remind each other to go take a poop like harassed parentsme i've done that before it's always been well receivedher also where there were than two poop references on a page i counted them as one sohim so it could have been even than 11her like 13 maybe? or 14 in 250 pages so basically once every 18 pages someone talked about poopme i'm having a good time picturing you going through it with a pad and pencil counting angrilyhim it's true tho the last time i saw so many references to shit in a book i was reading 'everyone poops' to my kidme but can we talk about the race stuffher dudehim duuuuuuuuudeme DUDEher the one black character is described as 'slutty' and 'omnisexual'me when he wasn't being compared to jungle animals you mean surely him when she described him she used the word 'dark' three times in the same sentence and then said 'he moved like a jungle cat'me jinx bitch punches you in the dick him his only role in the story is to be the evil slut who hits on ezra and makes miguel jealousher evil bisexual slut thome of coursehim of courseher of course me jinx to both you clowns crouching dark jungle cat hidden dragon dick punch with titty swat combination him and nobody at dreamspinner had the brains to tell amy not to describe a black man like thatme i'm convinced dreamspinner's copy editing bullpen is just 3 surly teenagers who were grounded for posting smutty stereks on tumblrher hahim lollllllher speaking of conveniently evil dark things this orange flavoured dark chocolate is nasty afhim told you to uit it with that dark bisexual jungle cat brand and stick to hershey'sher it may be bisexual but it's definitely a whore trying to eat my husbandme DJCFYhim dafu is thatme mm's hot new subgenre dark jungle cat for youher you are trashhim i'm talking shit about you on twitter me gold i give you comedy goldher why can't i be the evil bisexual slut?her instead of just evil him and everyone seems to comment ad nauseam about how white ezra is bcuz jewishme fuck these scones are still hot keep going i have third degree burnsher so much speechifying about not seeing colorhim and it made me deeply deeply uncomfortable when ezra and miguel took off their pendants and swapped themme deeplyher deeplyme JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNXXXXXXhim go fuck yourselvesher deeply or ?me but no that made me feel nasty alsohim with miguel wearing ezra's star of david and ezra wearing miguel's crucifixher like that's not tokenistichim or disrespectfulme or fatuoushim at allher ezra's judaism wasn't taken seriously or treated with respect at allme yeah neither was miguel's christianity but who takes christians seriously any amiriteme amiriteme can i get an amen ladies if ya feel me help me ouuuuuuut continues to sing beyonce deep catalogue lyrics with scone in mouth her and it wasn't just fucked as a religious thing it was also a fucked racial thinghim yeah because though many jewish people pass for white they are still persecuted on a racial basisher the constant 'white boy' this and 'white boy' that completely erased his ethnicity and cultureme i get crumbs in my chest hair twice a day at leasthim her me at leasthim mmhmm so that's what i thought of the bookher i think this evil dark bisexual jungle chocolate just needs the love of a good ganacheme i mean obviously i'm fucking livid him i'm unhappy and uncomfortableher i'm still hungryme the papi thing him omg wtf even was thatme i need to talk about the papi thingher yeah he calls ezra papi every 30 seconds which is fine whatever but then he also calls his own mother 'my mami' which seems a little weird for a grown ass man but maybe i'm wrong? idkme caribbean latinos use papi and mami for everyone depending on how flirty they are or how affectionate the familial relationship is mexicans tho not really him she's doing the thing wot white people do all the time when they write latino charactersme yeah mixing up different dialects of spanish willy nilly bcuz who cares righther that's what i thought too i thought papi and mami were like mommy and daddy to mexicansme they are in the same way that 'daddy' can be literally daddy and also dick me down up against this dresser daddyhim hehher i luh you papime i luh you luh you luh you luh you mamiher i feel like mexicans are not so into the diminutiveme i'm not sure but i don't think they are either their spanish is cleaner and formal than lazy assed dominicans can be bothered to use we barely trouble to use consonants him wepame cold lookhim wutme that's puerto rican you poxy whore bitchy weave pulling session about people who use textbook castellano spanish in place of whatever locally correct dialect of spanish they should be using when writing shitty booksme but yeah people who learn spanish in school are just so tragichim my spanish is terribleher mine is excellent me lies you foreign white devilhim terrible and i won all these awards and shit back in schoolme textbook spanish is almost always castellano and that's completely useless because nobody except the fucking spaniards speak it everyone else among the geographical third of planet earth that speaks spanish all speak a dialect that has been transformed by whatever native culture that was destroyed by colonial spaniards in a given country they're all different and you sound like a moron when you use them interchangeably her preachme it's like wtf is likeher michael jacksonme hush fool what's it like simile failhim it's like teaching someone french and telling them they speak creoleher oohme yes exactly excellent that's it exactly dominican natives didn't speak the same language as mexican natives and dominicans also had africans from 20 different countries so these writers with their weird and hilariously inappropriate cathththtellano spanish it's telling that they don't know anyone who can rescue them from their misinformation him her what exactly was in that scone thome also when the black omnisexual but really she meant bisexual whoreslut jungle panther man was described as a 'frolicking tomcat'herme never failshim better than jungle but still too much of the stereotypeher it's like she genuinely believes she's 'writing inclusively'him maybe if you suinther does she not know any black people at all? me we can safely assume that she knows some very very very long suffering mexican americans him snorther at least she didn't refer to anyone in terms of foodme you're a hot tamaleher why thank you my jungle chocolate hotness here have my totally reverential religious symbol i think it looks hotter on youhim that time when miguel's mami called ezra papime mrs rodriguez's first name is 'therese'her him amyme amy wyd amyher or when miguel explains to ezra what 'brown people' meanshim oh god that was awful me i threw up in my mouth a littlehim you have the thing?her yeah hereMostly Mexican Miguel supplied Because California is attached to Mexico right? But some people emigrated from further south so it doesn't pay to assumeHuh Ezra said realizing he'd never thought of it before I feel sort of stupid You know—I just assumed people were people and they were from down the block me hahahahahahahahaher hahahahhim hahahahahahaher people are peoplehim so why should it beme WE GET ALONG TOGETHER SO AWFULLYher you did notme wuuuuuuuuuuuther depeche mode? really?him i did nothingme i did nothingme jjjjjjeeeonx punchpunchpunchgropefondlepunchher so that totally happened is in fact a thing that amy wroteme amy wydddddddddddher wyd amyhim like whyme whyyyyyyyyyy??? and it's not even trueher i can'tme KANNAWThim speaking of the nope did you guys see that fucking author's noteher nome i skipped ithim People uestion sometimes why my books are peopled by all sorts of well people It’s because I write the world around me—and I try to understand it The character of Miguel comes from talking to my friend Maria Teresa a proud Latina whose husband Lalo is one of the fondest—and kindest—men Just Wars and Moral Victories ueued Two Paradigms for Divine Healing up in plex and i need to scrape the filth from my spirit with a cleansing shitpost her 11 him 11 whather 11 separate references to poopme amy nohim hello dreamspinner editing i've never met a ghost beforeher these boys would literally pause to remind each other to go take a poop like harassed parentsme i've done that before it's always been well receivedher also where there were than two poop references on a page i counted them as one sohim so it could have been even than 11her like 13 maybe? or 14 in 250 pages so basically once every 18 pages someone talked about poopme i'm having a good time picturing you going through it with a pad and pencil counting angrilyhim it's true tho the last time i saw so many references to shit in a book i was reading 'everyone poops' to my kidme but can we talk about the race stuffher dudehim duuuuuuuuudeme DUDEher the one black character is described as 'slutty' and 'omnisexual'me when he wasn't being compared to jungle animals you mean surely him when she described him she Kenget e Milosaos used the word 'dark' three times in the same sentence and then said 'he moved like a jungle cat'me jinx bitch punches you in the dick him his only role in the story is to be the evil slut who hits on ezra and makes miguel jealousher evil bisexual slut thome of coursehim of courseher of course me jinx to both you clowns crouching dark jungle cat hidden dragon dick punch with titty swat combination him and nobody at dreamspinner had the brains to tell amy not to describe a black man like thatme i'm convinced dreamspinner's copy editing bullpen is just 3 surly teenagers who were grounded for posting smutty stereks on tumblrher hahim lollllllher speaking of conveniently evil dark things this orange flavoured dark chocolate is nasty afhim told you to Early Chinese Religion, Part Two (220-589 Ad) uit it with that dark bisexual jungle cat brand and stick to hershey'sher it may be bisexual but it's definitely a whore trying to eat my husbandme DJCFYhim dafu is thatme mm's hot new subgenre dark jungle cat for youher you are trashhim i'm talking shit about you on twitter me gold i give you comedy goldher why can't i be the evil bisexual slut?her instead of just evil him and everyone seems to comment ad nauseam about how white ezra is bcuz jewishme fuck these scones are still hot keep going i have third degree burnsher so much speechifying about not seeing colorhim and it made me deeply deeply At Europes Borders uncomfortable when ezra and miguel took off their pendants and swapped themme deeplyher deeplyme JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNXXXXXXhim go fuck yourselvesher deeply or ?me but no that made me feel nasty alsohim with miguel wearing ezra's star of david and ezra wearing miguel's crucifixher like that's not tokenistichim or disrespectfulme or fatuoushim at allher ezra's judaism wasn't taken seriously or treated with respect at allme yeah neither was miguel's christianity but who takes christians seriously any amiriteme amiriteme can i get an amen ladies if ya feel me help me ouuuuuuut continues to sing beyonce deep catalogue lyrics with scone in mouth her and it wasn't just fucked as a religious thing it was also a fucked racial thinghim yeah because though many jewish people pass for white they are still persecuted on a racial basisher the constant 'white boy' this and 'white boy' that completely erased his ethnicity and cultureme i get crumbs in my chest hair twice a day at leasthim her me at leasthim mmhmm so that's what i thought of the bookher i think this evil dark bisexual jungle chocolate just needs the love of a good ganacheme i mean obviously i'm fucking livid him i'm We are the Ship unhappy and Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang uncomfortableher i'm still hungryme the papi thing him omg wtf even was thatme i need to talk about the papi thingher yeah he calls ezra papi every 30 seconds which is fine whatever but then he also calls his own mother 'my mami' which seems a little weird for a grown ass man but maybe i'm wrong? 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me we can safely assume that she knows some very very very long suffering mexican americans him snorther at least she didn't refer to anyone in terms of foodme you're a hot tamaleher why thank you my jungle chocolate hotness here have my totally reverential religious symbol i think it looks hotter on youhim that time when miguel's mami called ezra papime mrs rodriguez's first name is 'therese'her him amyme amy wyd amyher or when miguel explains to ezra what 'brown people' meanshim oh god that was awful me i threw Apocalyptic Cartography up in my mouth a littlehim you have the thing?her yeah hereMostly Mexican Miguel supplied Because California is attached to Mexico right? But some people emigrated from further south so it doesn't pay to assumeHuh Ezra said realizing he'd never thought of it before I feel sort of stupid You know—I just assumed people were people and they were from down the block me hahahahahahahahaher hahahahhim hahahahahahaher people are peoplehim so why should it beme WE GET ALONG TOGETHER SO AWFULLYher you did notme wuuuuuuuuuuuther depeche mode? really?him i did nothingme i did nothingme jjjjjjeeeonx punchpunchpunchgropefondlepunchher so that totally happened is in fact a thing that amy wroteme amy wydddddddddddher wyd amyhim like whyme whyyyyyyyyyy??? and it's not even trueher i can'tme KANNAWThim speaking of the nope did you guys see that fucking author's noteher nome i skipped ithim People Doubts on Avicenna uestion sometimes why my books are peopled by all sorts of well people It’s because I write the world around me—and I try to Uninvited understand it The character of Miguel comes from talking to my friend Maria Teresa a proud Latina whose husband Lalo is one of the fondest—and kindest—men

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Y are but their friend Miguel is another storyMiguel Rodriguez had great plans and ambition but a hearty dose of real life crushed those flat When Miguel finds himself partially in charge of the befuddled dreamy healing Ezra he’s pretty resentful at first But Ezra’s placid nature and sincere wonder at the simple life Miguel has taken for Lollipop is the third book in the Candy Man Series and starts off directly where book two ends Ezra finally freed from his father has come to win back Rico only Rico has moved on Rico has entrusted the gang to take care of Ezra Just as in the previous books Amy Lane has delivered another lovely feel good story that will steal your heartMy highlightsRico Hot damn I loved everything about him His strength loyalty and gentleness I've got another Book Boyfriend to add to my listEzra Despite his past hurts like a phoenix he rises from the ashes He brought out my maternal instincts and I wanted to protect him along with the rest of the gang Relationship development I love a great friends to lovers tale and Amy did an outstanding job in this aspect of the story The gang This series is a perfect example of why I love series It's such a joy to catch up with past characters and to see where they're at in their life and relationshipsSteam Um HOLY SMOKES This is a low angst feel good story The pace of the story was smooth and effortless I was emotionally satisfied with where she left the boys As far as negatives I got nothing uick NoteAs far as this being book 3 in a series can you read this out of order? My answer would be no For maximum enjoyment they should be read in order Plus they're awesome you may as well I know Ms Lane is known as the ueen of Angst but she could easily also be known as the ueen of Feel Good She has delivered a beautiful story of perseverance friendships family and love 5 Stars ARC kindly provided by Dreamspinner Press to Gay Book Reviews for an honest review The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox up with past characters and to see where they're at in their life and relationshipsSteam Um HOLY SMOKES This is a low angst feel good story The pace of the story was smooth and effortless I was emotionally satisfied with where she left the boys As far as negatives I got nothing The Illusionists uick NoteAs far as this being book 3 in a series can you read this out of order? My answer would be no For maximum enjoyment they should be read in order Plus they're awesome you may as well I know Ms Lane is known as the Planet of the Bugs ueen of Angst but she could easily also be known as the Fishes of the Open Ocean ueen of Feel Good She has delivered a beautiful story of perseverance friendships family and love 5 Stars ARC kindly provided by Dreamspinner Press to Gay Book Reviews for an honest review

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Granted begin to soften Miguel’s hardened shell Miguel starts to notice that Ezra isn't just amazingly sweet he’s achingly beautiful as well Suddenly Miguel is fending off every single man on the planet to give Ezra room to get over Rico while fighting a burning suspicion that the best thing to help Ezra get over his broken heart is Migue I am so torn about this book mostly because I really like this author's books but this time it was really hard to push through the bookI'm going to say that I'm the whitest mayo on white bread person ever My family has no cultural identity other than our Minnesota roots and I was personally offended for blacks Mexicans and Jews while reading this book I felt sorry for Ezra and Miguel because they were caught in a very horrible racist sitcom written by a woman who probably is a very nice person but needs to really stop and think about what she's writing If there is a DSP person reading this please have a sit down with Ms Lane and talk to her about how she's portraying other races Her characters went beyond parody past the point of Mickey Rooney playing a Japanese man in Tiffany's It wasn't funny It wasn't cute It wasn't even touching in the places it should have been touching And that made me so sad I want to like every Amy Lane book I do But they're getting really bad and rushed without a lot of thought about how the characters are written or even a plot PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE what was with all the poo? Why was it even there? Is no one even reading these things when they go through editing? It was like listening to my 12 year old son and his friends Not what I want in my romance


10 thoughts on “Lollipop Candy Man #3

  1. says:

    amy wyd? a me him and her review special me ok kids let's do this shit already bcuz i have scones in the oven and a harry potter marathon ueued up in plex and i need to scrape the filth from my spirit with a cleansing shitpost her 11 him 11 whather 11 separate references to poopme amy nohim hello dreamspinner editing i've never met a ghost beforeher these boys would literally pause to remind each other to go take a poop like harassed parentsme i've done that before it's always been well receivedher also where there were than two poop references on a page i counted them as one sohim so it could have been even than 11her like 13 maybe? or 14 in 250 pages so basically once every 18 pages someone talked about poopme i'm having a good time picturing you going through it with a pad and pencil counting angrilyhim it's true tho the last time i saw so many references to shit in a book i was reading 'everyone poops' to my kidme but can we talk about the race stuffher dudehim duuuuuuuuudeme DUDEher the one black character is described as 'slutty' and 'omnisexual'me when he wasn't being compared to jungle animals you mean surely him when she described him she used the word 'dark' three times in the same sentence and then said 'he moved like a jungle cat'me jinx bitch punches you in the dick him his only role in the story is to be the evil slut who hits on ezra and makes miguel jealousher evil bisexual slut thome of coursehim of courseher of course me jinx to both you clowns crouching dark jungle cat hidden dragon dick punch with titty swat combination him and nobody at dreamspinner had the brains to tell amy not to describe a black man like thatme i'm convinced dreamspinner's copy editing bullpen is just 3 surly teenagers who were grounded for posting smutty stereks on tumblrher hahim lollllllher speaking of conveniently evil dark things this orange flavoured dark chocolate is nasty afhim told you to uit it with that dark bisexual jungle cat brand and stick to hershey'sher it may be bisexual but it's definitely a whore trying to eat my husbandme DJCFYhim dafu is thatme mm's hot new subgenre dark jungle cat for youher you are trashhim i'm talking shit about you on twitter me gold i give you comedy goldher why can't i be the evil bisexual slut?her instead of just evil him and everyone seems to comment ad nauseam about how white ezra is bcuz jewishme fuck these scones are still hot keep going i have third degree burnsher so much speechifying about not seeing colorhim and it made me deeply deeply uncomfortable when ezra and miguel took off their pendants and swapped themme deeplyher deeplyme JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNXXXXXXhim go fuck yourselvesher deeply or ?me but no that made me feel nasty alsohim with miguel wearing ezra's star of david and ezra wearing miguel's crucifixher like that's not tokenistichim or disrespectfulme or fatuoushim at allher ezra's judaism wasn't taken seriously or treated with respect at allme yeah neither was miguel's christianity but who takes christians seriously any amiriteme amiriteme can i get an amen ladies if ya feel me help me ouuuuuuut continues to sing beyonce deep catalogue lyrics with scone in mouth her and it wasn't just fucked as a religious thing it was also a fucked racial thinghim yeah because though many jewish people pass for white they are still persecuted on a racial basisher the constant 'white boy' this and 'white boy' that completely erased his ethnicity and cultureme i get crumbs in my chest hair twice a day at leasthim her me at leasthim mmhmm so that's what i thought of the bookher i think this evil dark bisexual jungle chocolate just needs the love of a good ganacheme i mean obviously i'm fucking livid him i'm unhappy and uncomfortableher i'm still hungryme the papi thing him omg wtf even was thatme i need to talk about the papi thingher yeah he calls ezra papi every 30 seconds which is fine whatever but then he also calls his own mother 'my mami' which seems a little weird for a grown ass man but maybe i'm wrong? idkme caribbean latinos use papi and mami for everyone depending on how flirty they are or how affectionate the familial relationship is mexicans tho not really him she's doing the thing wot white people do all the time when they write latino charactersme yeah mixing up different dialects of spanish willy nilly bcuz who cares righther that's what i thought too i thought papi and mami were like mommy and daddy to mexicansme they are in the same way that 'daddy' can be literally daddy and also dick me down up against this dresser daddyhim hehher i luh you papime i luh you luh you luh you luh you mamiher i feel like mexicans are not so into the diminutiveme i'm not sure but i don't think they are either their spanish is cleaner and formal than lazy assed dominicans can be bothered to use we barely trouble to use consonants him wepame cold lookhim wutme that's puerto rican you poxy whore bitchy weave pulling session about people who use textbook castellano spanish in place of whatever locally correct dialect of spanish they should be using when writing shitty booksme but yeah people who learn spanish in school are just so tragichim my spanish is terribleher mine is excellent me lies you foreign white devilhim terrible and i won all these awards and shit back in schoolme textbook spanish is almost always castellano and that's completely useless because nobody except the fucking spaniards speak it everyone else among the geographical third of planet earth that speaks spanish all speak a dialect that has been transformed by whatever native culture that was destroyed by colonial spaniards in a given country they're all different and you sound like a moron when you use them interchangeably her preachme it's like wtf is likeher michael jacksonme hush fool what's it like simile failhim it's like teaching someone french and telling them they speak creoleher oohme yes exactly excellent that's it exactly dominican natives didn't speak the same language as mexican natives and dominicans also had africans from 20 different countries so these writers with their weird and hilariously inappropriate cathththtellano spanish it's telling that they don't know anyone who can rescue them from their misinformation him her what exactly was in that scone thome also when the black omnisexual but really she meant bisexual whoreslut jungle panther man was described as a 'frolicking tomcat'herme never failshim better than jungle but still too much of the stereotypeher it's like she genuinely believes she's 'writing inclusively'him maybe if you suinther does she not know any black people at all? me we can safely assume that she knows some very very very long suffering mexican americans him snorther at least she didn't refer to anyone in terms of foodme you're a hot tamaleher why thank you my jungle chocolate hotness here have my totally reverential religious symbol i think it looks hotter on youhim that time when miguel's mami called ezra papime mrs rodriguez's first name is 'therese'her him amyme amy wyd amyher or when miguel explains to ezra what 'brown people' meanshim oh god that was awful me i threw up in my mouth a littlehim you have the thing?her yeah hereMostly Mexican Miguel supplied Because California is attached to Mexico right? But some people emigrated from further south so it doesn't pay to assumeHuh Ezra said realizing he'd never thought of it before I feel sort of stupid You know—I just assumed people were people and they were from down the block me hahahahahahahahaher hahahahhim hahahahahahaher people are peoplehim so why should it beme WE GET ALONG TOGETHER SO AWFULLYher you did notme wuuuuuuuuuuuther depeche mode? really?him i did nothingme i did nothingme jjjjjjeeeonx punchpunchpunchgropefondlepunchher so that totally happened is in fact a thing that amy wroteme amy wydddddddddddher wyd amyhim like whyme whyyyyyyyyyy??? and it's not even trueher i can'tme KANNAWThim speaking of the nope did you guys see that fucking author's noteher nome i skipped ithim People uestion sometimes why my books are peopled by all sorts of well people It’s because I write the world around me—and I try to understand it The character of Miguel comes from talking to my friend Maria Teresa a proud Latina whose husband Lalo is one of the fondest—and kindest—men I’ve met One of her jobs for the local soccer league was to talk to the vendors at Denio’s Farmers Market Swap Meet and to translate because most of the vendors only speak Spanish and Maria Teresa is bilingual I clearly remember taking trips out to Denio’s as a kid There was an entire world of industrious usually friendly hardworking people there I was envious of the self assurance and purpose of kids my age when I could hardly walk across a parking lot without getting lost I didn’t realize then that this confidence came from the knowledge that without the help of the children the families would be lost I know this now I also know that my community is stronger with these families in it I know that when I was teaching the families of immigrants were among my hardest working and often best behaved I know that the respect I accorded them was returned to me tenfold Miguel comes from a strong and proud tradition of hardworking immigrant families who have made this country so much better through the generations I hope my country recognizes what a tragedy it would be not to have these families in our midst stunned silenceme iher nome did she really justhim YUPher holy shitme wowhim YUUUUUUUUP her how even can you likeme i've never seen anything like that in my lifeher hold me jhim right there in print just you know out there for people to readme i rebuke thee satan in the name of jesus horoshabathatamakihbihtaytayher lol even the speaking in tongues?me my evangelical christian upbringing is occasionally useful to meher but thisme nohim NOPE me she appears to be positing that mexicans are nice people? i think? which you knowhim eject eject eject her cocks head suints a little yup still fuckeryme i think my balls retracted at the bit where she's like immigrants were no no i cannot this is too muchhim i fucking told you her amyhim amy wydme wyd amyher wait is this going in your review? me haven't the faintest ideaher it is isn't it you little shitme how dare you presume to uestion me immigrant scum him she's so well behaved thoher so hardworking alsome well i suppose if she has the 'help of the children' she can't be that bad him i justher yeah yeah it's me stillhim yesme still there in printher yeshim but look you're not going to use our names in the review right? me don't worry nobody will know it's you guys her see? i told you he was going to do some ridiculous thinghim he can't ever resistme i soooooo can begins collating chat transcript humming a cheery tuneher also i remain hungryhim seriously no names anonymous you always exaggerateme never 100 percent accurate transcripts alwayshim lies me relaaaaax i've got it all taken care of her narrows eyeshim wtf does that mean how how is it 'taken care of'me gonna write the review in cathththththththtellano him omg i get that joke


  2. says:

    4 Stars


  3. says:

    That was like reinventing sex for me I didn't know it came like thatYeah—that was like a whole other flavor Miguel agreed Like lollipops Ezra said Like—if you just taste them they're supposed to just taste like cherry But if you believe they're than that they really taste like rainbows Ezra came to Sacramento to find Rico Instead he found Miguel Miguel who shows him the ropes hugs him when he cries and takes him home to meet his mom; Miguel who cares and nurtures and is always around Miguel is Ezra's person just like Ezra is his Jake the cat wants Ezra too but that's mostly just for petting At 28 Ezra doesn't even know who he is He just knows he doesn't belong in New York and has to get away from his homophobic racist controlling father In California beastly summer heat notwithstanding he finds a HOME Yeah he sleeps on Finn and Adam's couch and works at a candy shop for minimum wage but he's FREE The burn here is slow but I didn't mind This book is as much about finding your place in the world as it is about discovering real love that one in a million guy who is there for you the guy who takes you to Disneyland along with his little nieces and nephew And you actually have FUN Miguel is like the ying to Ezra's yang When Miguel gets possessive and growly it's all systems go Once the passion explodes it boils over Miguel and Ezra are frantic and shameless They trust each other and NEED each other and connect on so many levelsThere's lot of licking And touching And it's HOT that's all really fucking hotMy favorite moments Miguel's mom telling Ezra about the witch hazel pads in the bathroom because reasons Ezra finally standing up to his douche of a father I don't think Ezra owed him a damn thing; I would have kept the money Lunch with Rico and Derek which really wasn't as awkward as it could have been Miguel losing his mind laughing about the white boy needing sunscreen although Ezra is not like exclusively white; he's like inclusively paleAlso Waffle Guy I loved oblivious Ezra Miguel should thank Waffle Guy; he finally gave Miguel the nudge he needed to claim Ezra and Ezra's ass as his own Lollipop is one of Amy Lane's trademark feel good books my favorite kind The language is down to earth and laugh out loud funny I love this series because it's about REAL people some white some brown who work hard and love harder Even when there's not enough money there's uncoordinated baseball and Finn's amazing family and Finn telling Ezra that he's an important puppy We get a teaser for the next book Adam's not happy about Darrin's latest dream But I am Because Candy Man is ever so sweet


  4. says:

    Edited and expanded Feb 11 2016Leaving below my original review that admittedly is not much of one It was just me venting my feelings And I stand by them still I’ve actually noticed that only if I’m pissed as hell am I marginally listened That’s sad as fuckBut seeing as I didn’t really review this book this is my attempt to do so I can’t promise I won’t feel enraged again Because the truth is that haven’t stop feeling the anger simmering under the surfaceThe book starts with an Author’s Note that is offensive and racistFirst Amy Lane introduces “the friend” that discourse weapon that every single racist in the world uses I won’t expand on it but go ahead and look up and LEARN what’s so so wrong about a white person leaning on a PoC to argument and excuse whatever point they want to make The name of the friend is also worth noting since she’s used it in basically every single fucking book she’s written with a Latino characterSecond Amy Lane compares her childhood experience to those of working kids and laments that she wasn’t as self assured as the children who had to become adults so early in life I think that point is self explanatory but in case you didn’t get it she uses the reality of poor families in this case PoC to make a point about herself That’s exploitative to say the leastThird she uses a sentence and certain phrasing that’s as racist as it can get I mentioned it previously and I repeat it here the families of immigrants were among my hardest working and often best behaved Several things are horrifyingly wrong here One it assumes and furthers the notion that only immigrants and it almost makes it sound as illegal immigrants have a Latino background when in reality and history lesson here California and Arizona and Texas and New Mexico and small parts of Colorado Wyoming Kansas and Oklahoma was Mexican territory up until 1848 In Mexico the war and the resulting treaty to give up the territory is called Tratado de Guadalupe Victoria and Venta de La Mesilla I have no fucking clue how it is called in the USA or if it is even taught or glossed over in the States So Mexicans are not necessarily immigrants THEY WERE ALREADY THERE Two the wording of best behaved sounds like it would be followed by the words like dogs Treat PoC like humans lady That’s all I’m saying about it because it’s making me see red againFourth she then mentions that Miguel her MC in this novel comes from a hardworking immigrant family and then she goes and completely fails to portray how is it that they are immigrants in the text but you already assume it solely by her Author’s Note And again like in my previous point she makes emphasis on the well behaved and hardworking attitude which is just hurtful as fuck It implies that as a PoC you are only worth of her respect and humane treatment if you follow this line of correctness Which is an invitation to treat PoC who are assholes or lazy asses or idiots or unaccomplished not worthy of treating us like humansNow onto the text And onto what one reviewer referred to as some stuff the author apparently didn’t get rightThe Spanish Oh your fucking god THE SPANISHSee the thing with us Latinos is that yes most of us like and even celebrate that some of our culture along with the language is shared But it does NOT makes us the exact same In novels one of the easiest ways to note if an author did a good job of portraying a background of a Latino character is language We do not sound the same sometimes not even in the same country We don’t use the same words The basics of it may be the same but it is littered with words that come from indigenous dialects like saaaaay México which is not in Spanish it’s also filled with mangled and abbreviated words that each country incorporated into their language separately And with words that mean something in one context another thing completely when you change the setting or the audienceAnd what’s so glaringly wrong about an English speaking author not getting it is that they don’t even have to make much of an effort to understand this People from the States don’t speak the exact same English as people from Canada New Zealand Australia England Scotland Ireland India Trinidad and Tobago Bahamas etc You also can’t say that aside from the language the countries and the people are the sameSo then WHY do both authors and readers insist on persistently portray Latinos as an al encompassing thing? A thing that stopped being a person and turned into a caricature a fucking stereotype the moment you couldn’t be bothered to even try and discern to which of the several of Latino countries your MC belongs to And how he speaks and how he grew up with what traditions with what kind of food with what music with which legends and mythsThe answer is because you are a fucking racist PeriodEven though I’m focusing on the ethnicity erasure of the Latino character in this review it is worthy of note that the Jewish character gets almost the same treatment His religion is treated with disrespect his possible ascendants and the meaning they could have completely glossed over or simply overlooked which makes it very easy for an author to say that they wrote a Jewish character without ever actually writing a true Jewish character The nuances small or big of growing up Jewish practicing or not and with a Jewish name are never depicted But she writes sooooo diverse people Let’s applaud her sarcasm Jewish people are still being persecuted And their history is still being censored and modified to the convenience of white supremacy and christian gusto And their experiences are still being used to titillate nazi romances anyone?On the same vein the papi thing Jesus Mary Joseph and the camel Leaving aside the atrocious editing from DSP that allowed the word to be repeated ten fucking thousand times the how and the when it was used basically goes to show that the author doesn’t get it Like I said context context contextI’d once said also in a review of one of Amy Lane’s books that the use of papi by non Spanish speaking people in general is one that I personally abhor because it involves some heavy cultural gymnastics If you use it to refer to your father then you never use to refer to a boyfriendhook up Unless you are being a disrespectful asshole You also don’t say it to people left and right indiscriminately especially not in your job Which brings two admittedly personal things to the front of the issue I’ve never not once in my 26 years of life heard an adult man call his father papi daddy Pa yes Papá yes But I guess it could happen ? And if I turn the thing around and think about anyone I barely know calling me “mami” the only ONLY understanding of it is that it is a catcall No other way around it So if you are going to use it as an endearment which it does happen sometimes it’s something that develops over time or that may be acceptable during sex But in my job? SEXUAL HARRASMENT The other thing that makes it obvious that Amy Lane has no fucking clue at all of any of it is that she used papi for boys but then mami for the mother Dude EW Just EEEWWW She’s also done this in previous books Which really NO Seriously NO Anyway it’s complicated Even for me It all boils down to a very heavy combination of context and history So when someone that couldn’t be ignorant if she tried uses it it’s just a big NOStill on the same note a video here of the remarkable Daniel José Older explaining why Spanish shouldn’t be italicized in textDuring the course of the story which admittedly had it’s good parts there were two instances that showed racism at it’s most privileged and that bothered me the mostI understand completely that people like fluffy Amy Lane because I like it too I get that people being compassionate and kind to one another is a thing that attracts us I get why people like it I mostly like it tooBut not at the expense of a Mexican man And I’ve let it go one time too many to allow it once Amy Lane has about 7 books that have simultaneously made me go all gooey and all enragedI’m not about to re read it so I don’t remember exactly when this scene came about but there’s one instance in the book when Ezra asks Miguel something about brown people and Miguel gives him this asinine and superficial explanation and Ezra says something like “oh I’ve never thought about it that way I don’t see colour like that I always assumed people were brown and from down the block”And I don’t know which made me feel worse the absolute privilege one must enjoy to be able to make a statement like that and that goes for both the character and the author capable of writing it or the condescending and reductive and self derogatory response Miguel gives something along the lines of “oh yeah no biggie as long as you don’t kill us with fire we are fine with your ignorance”which again says a lot about the author who wrote it And then the conversation basically ends with Miguel and us the readers especially those just as ignorant as Ezra thinking poor poor Ezra That’s right EzraOn that note I did a uick search and brown is used to describe Miguel’s mother Miguel’s siblings Miguel’s eyes Miguel’s hair and Miguel’s friends than 35 times Don’t get me wrong I like brown being used It is a colour and at least Amy Lane skipped the use of food as descriptions of PoC but really? You couldn’t say it some other way? Or most importantly couldn’t you have showed a wide variety of people? Because there’s some of use uite pale Some others with green and blue eyes Some others with blond black auburn hair also some with non wavy hair But no For Amy Lane we are all and I swear to you this was an actual phrase used in the novella Mexican brownLet that sink in Mexican brown The other scene in the book that made me want to puke was this instance were Miguel and Ezra are discussing clothes and Ezra confides in Miguel that when Rico was working for his father he bought him a suit and helped him choose clothes so he could bare yourselves for the onslaught look less Mexican Ezra all timid and shit comes out looking like this grandiose hero So fucking benevolent He was helping Rico you guys sarcasm again And Miguel goes all aww shucks papi you are suck a good personI wanted to retch in Amy Lane’s face after thatLeaving aside the inner workings of my stomach while reading that pile of crap I wanted and needed to make sure that I got to say my piece about it Basically that it is humongous bullshitTo understand why that is you’d need about a decade of having to compromise and “switch” between cultures and languagesLet’s just say that if a Mexican man got himself a job in a super corporate business he got there already knowing how to play it down low Just fucking trust me on this He didn’t need anyone’s help before and he certainly doesn’t need it when he already is an employee He didn’t get to where he is by not knowing these things No one knows better how to deal with a racist in daily life than the people being the punching bags of those racists on a daily basis No one Especially not a white person that doesn’t even “see colour”I could go on and on about this almost infinitely but I’m up to than 2000 words and it’s 1 am so I am going to leave it there just like thisAll of that whole Ezra the saviour shot couldn’t be wrong Or disrespectful Or racistAnd all of this 4 paged review without even getting started on the only black person in the book being described as a jungle cat and dark dark dark that’s right in the same fucking sentence People let’s just not go there If you don’t know what’s so wrong about describing a black person as an animal go fuck yourself sideways with a cactusIt all comes down to when certain things stereotypes are repeated relentlessly and inconsiderately by white people they tend to become the norm Toxic and appropriative narratives are treated as the maxima of representation and it propagates Amy Lane in one of her recent blog posts is all flailing and shit for the very positive wide reception of Lollipop And that's hurtful and damagingSo finally fuck you Amy LaneORIGINAL JANUARY 2016I was gonna botherI was really gonna bother with a review I underlined a lot I looked up links and everythingAnd then during the course of the past week this happened and while that conversation and the several that spun out of it were great like the one right here the truth of the matter is that most of the responses were be nice and people spreading the message were told sometimes directly sometimes not that since they weren't personally liked their ideas were to be taken not at face value but with a grain of saltAnd the reviews for this book started coming in and yeah just no I'm doneGo read Julio's review And like it or don't like I don't give much of a shit todayOk lie I give a lot of shits I'm just not up to itAnd both the things I liked and didn't about this book I've said recently here and here It isn't that people like or don't like the book It's that people talk over marginalized groups being depicted I always say whether I like a book or not problematic as it may be but I never dare say this is the reality for insert group I don't belong to here It was fucking naive of me to expect the same of othersI can't not mention this sentence from the Author's Note the families of immigrants were among my hardest working and often best behavedBEST BEHAVEDIf by any chance anyone reads this review and doesn't understand what's glaringly wrong and racist with that statement I'd go and check my privilege in the mirror


  5. says:

    In book 3 of Amy's Candy Man series Lollipop all of the characters that I loved from the two initial books are back and the new story fits seamlessly into the Candy Heaven universe In this latest installment 28 yo NYC native Ezra Kellerman shows up in Sacramento with hopes that he isn't too late but when you snooze you lose which Ezra immediately realizes as Rico is now happily in love with Derek his true soulmate Rico does still care what happens to Ezra though even if he has moved on so he sets Ezra up with a place to stay and a guardian of sorts in Candy Heaven employee MiguelMiguel is still finding his own footing and feeling a teeny bit butthurt after his small startup business failed so the last thing that he needs or wants is the responsibility of helping someone else put their life back together Then as Ezra and Miguel begin spending nearly every day together Miguel slowly changes his tune about the burden of spending time with the adorable yet broken and sexy EzraFor me this was not only a story about healing and growing into the person you want to be but also about family For better or for worseWhere Ezra's controlling and distant family is concerned blood is thicker than bullshit And just as noxious and unbearable These people are real pieces of work let me tell youMiguel's family however along with Finn's and the people at Candy Heaven than make up for Ezra's lack of biological family connectionsThe way that Miguel's mother and Finn's sister latch onto Ezra was amazing to watch Plus I found Ezra and Miguel's trip to Disneyland with Miguel's young nieces and nephew really heart felt and touchingThe main conflict arises when Ezra's pissed off asshole father and brother show up on Adam and Finn's doorstep while Ezra is out of town I loved seeing Ezra lean on Miguel and his chosen family to come through that experience stronger than ever without his tail between his legs but with his head held high Ezra's character growth in the story was a thing of beautyThe slow burn in this one reaaaaaaally took a while to catch fire until around 60% into the book but when it finally did Lord there were some sizzling hot scenes several involving a lot of tongue ; One of the funniest aspects of the story was how pretty much everyone kept hitting on an extremely oblivious Ezra which made Miguel bat shit crazy Who knew that all it would take to push Miguel over the edge would be one scorched waffle to force his hand and throw Ezra up against the wall and go for it? Yes waffles please Also the scene where Miguel controls the show and takes Ezra apart one piece at a time that was pretty hot as well The story wasn't overly angsty and we're left with a pretty strong HEA but there was an unexpected part at the very end concerning Darrin's clairvoyant abilities maybe not being the only ones around that had me practically vibrating while guessing just where that plot twist might take us in the futureAnd we're given a huge clue at the end of the story as to who will be showing up at Candy Heaven next much to Adam's dismay but Darrin may have some help in the next book which I can't wait to readSo after all that possible juiciness about the next book of course I had to track Amy down on Facebook and tell her that she was a FUCKING TEASE In a mostly good way ; Overall I enjoyed this one than book 2 because WAFFLES but a bit less than book 1 because FINN so this one clocks in at around 425 verse is the new gay stars My ARC copy of the book was provided by the publishers in exchange for a fair unbiased review


  6. says:

    Lollipop is the third book in the Candy Man Series and starts off directly where book two ends Ezra finally freed from his father has come to win back Rico only Rico has moved on Rico has entrusted the gang to take care of Ezra Just as in the previous books Amy Lane has delivered another lovely feel good story that will steal your heartMy highlightsRico Hot damn I loved everything about him His strength loyalty and gentleness I've got another Book Boyfriend to add to my listEzra Despite his past hurts like a phoenix he rises from the ashes He brought out my maternal instincts and I wanted to protect him along with the rest of the gang Relationship development I love a great friends to lovers tale and Amy did an outstanding job in this aspect of the story The gang This series is a perfect example of why I love series It's such a joy to catch up with past characters and to see where they're at in their life and relationshipsSteam Um HOLY SMOKES This is a low angst feel good story The pace of the story was smooth and effortless I was emotionally satisfied with where she left the boys As far as negatives I got nothing uick NoteAs far as this being book 3 in a series can you read this out of order? My answer would be no For maximum enjoyment they should be read in order Plus they're awesome you may as well I know Ms Lane is known as the ueen of Angst but she could easily also be known as the ueen of Feel Good She has delivered a beautiful story of perseverance friendships family and love 5 Stars ARC kindly provided by Dreamspinner Press to Gay Book Reviews for an honest review


  7. says:

    “Yeah You know Uh lollipop kisses— he’s got ’em Miguel” Darrin nodded soberly “They don’t just taste like cherry” he said completely serious “They taste like the whole rainbow” You know what this is? This is angst in disguise Heartbreak served with candy and lollipops and bubble gum You 're so sneaky Amy Lane Even your fluff makes me want to cry But it hurts soooo goodSo yes my heart broke a little while reading this bookFor Ezra Who came back to Rico but Rico was taken Who tore his old life apart with his bare hands literally Who may have money in the bank but is happier to crash on Adam and Finn's couch with Jake the cat on his chest and work a job at Candy Heaven for a big rainbow Lollipop as a reward And for Miguel Because he failed to see how magnificent he is Because he thought he was invisible nobody's person and the least favorite puppy Until EzraBecause Ezra remembered his nameIt takes a while for Ezra and Miguel to come together Because they became friends first and then fall in love with each other and then had sex And we get to watch all this happening step by step I loved that So yes there is a lot of slow burn but this isn't all there is It is Ezra finding a family friends and a home It is a road trip to Disneyland and finding out how awsome it is to wear shorts and T shirtsBut when they came togetherBOOM Fireworks and magic And so much sweetness And let me tell you Miguel gets all possessive and jealous and MINE MINE MINE like nobody's business “Only me” he Miguel muttered “All these men trying to get you to flirt to smile to take off your clothes— only me you understand?” Oh hell yeswe understandI literally forgot to breath during the sex scenes Every one of them means something and is an integral part of the narration This time Ezra kept his eyes open the entire time locked on Miguel’s until they both had to close them trapping the moment for all time this heartbeat of being inside each other their bodies as locked as their hearts This was my favorite book in the series and I highly recommend it And don't go thinking that it's all over because it's not Candy Heaven will be back and I have to admit that never in a million years would I have guessed who the MC will be Also posted on Gay Book Reviews


  8. says:

    I am so torn about this book mostly because I really like this author's books but this time it was really hard to push through the bookI'm going to say that I'm the whitest mayo on white bread person ever My family has no cultural identity other than our Minnesota roots and I was personally offended for blacks Mexicans and Jews while reading this book I felt sorry for Ezra and Miguel because they were caught in a very horrible racist sitcom written by a woman who probably is a very nice person but needs to really stop and think about what she's writing If there is a DSP person reading this please have a sit down with Ms Lane and talk to her about how she's portraying other races Her characters went beyond parody past the point of Mickey Rooney playing a Japanese man in Tiffany's It wasn't funny It wasn't cute It wasn't even touching in the places it should have been touching And that made me so sad I want to like every Amy Lane book I do But they're getting really bad and rushed without a lot of thought about how the characters are written or even a plot PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE what was with all the poo? Why was it even there? Is no one even reading these things when they go through editing? It was like listening to my 12 year old son and his friends Not what I want in my romance


  9. says:

    Anyone that has spent much time reading my reviews knows that I can't get enough of Amy Lane Amy Lane Lite Amy Lane Super Angsty just sign me up I read Lollipop right after a very heavy emotionally draining read and it as I knew it would recharged me and left me centered againMiguel and Ezra seemed an unlikely pair at first Ezra was a fish out of water or appropriately a cat that just escaped its kennel for the first time Watching them play cat and mouse was rather funMiguel has a bit of a bruised ego His first try at running a business of his own failed and his crush Adam fell for someone else Finn and he just feels like he's gone backwards in life Having Rico essentially dump Ezra on him to babysit just isn't what he wanted Until it was For the first time someone really sees Miguel and pays attention to him And Ezra man I just felt bad for him He finally breaks away from his father flies clear across the country only to find that his beloved has moved on Crushing So Ezra has a choice to make he can go crawling back to his overbearing father or he can start a new life in California and maybe become someone he wants to be instead of who his father wants him to be It isn't like he ever had his father's approval anyway And he's already gone through the trouble of breaking free So he might as well see about the rest Lollipop was a delightful slow burn Miguel and Ezra become friends before they become lovers and it was beautiful I also liked the little twist at the end which I'm not going to say what it was But I loved it And I cannot WAIT for the next book Dayum I really want it oh now would be just perfect


  10. says:

    edit 30416 I will not be reading Selfie even though I bought it from Riptide I understand that the author has 'pooped' again and rubbish has appeared in that book which Riptide's owners have now publicly agreed is not acceptable in any way shape or form The author has been reuested to amend her original work I can only say 'Adios Amy it's been a blast but all good things have definitely come to an end No 'Another disappointing Amy Lane read for me I'm afraid and I was definitely not impressed with the somewhat condescending attitude not just towards Mexican people but African Americans and Jewish people too I have Selfie on order but I think that may be my last Amy Lane read her fame has gone to her head A very generous 1 star