Bad Idea - Damon Suede, Charlie David
4.5 Stars ~ Audiobook Review by Christine

Story Review

Trip loves his art, but he is stuck in a rut of drawing for a rather boring comic book series and pining after his boss. When he runs into Silas Goolsby at an OutRun event, the attraction is instantaneous. Silas, a special effects make up artist, has spent years living off of one-night stands and hook-ups. As the two begin to forge a stronger relationship, risks are taken on both personal and professional levels that threaten to tear them apart, and if Trip can’t take the jump into real life and learn to trust, he may find that his happy ending will be attainable.

Bad Idea is sexy, smart, hip, and downright fun! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the characters and was pleasantly surprised by how much I learned about a wide variety of topics, especially special effects make up and comic books. The dialogue is often edgy, funny, and blunt. Fascinating secondary characters frequently offer witticisms and pragmatic advice that sometimes runs a bit long but offers much-needed perspective for the main characters when things get dicey. I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions at the author’s use of snark and hilarious descriptions that brightened the story and brought the characters vividly to life. Interestingly, I was also captivated by his beautiful prose that rang with lovely metaphors and imagery. The balance is an intoxicating blend that had me frequently hitting the rewind button and hoping that certain secondary personalities (Curt and Ziggy?) will have their own story in the near future...

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