The Epic Love Story of Doug and Stephen

The Epic Love Story of Doug and Stephen - Valerie Z. Lewis 3.5-4 stars. Think of the most extreme opposites attract story you know of. Then dial it up a notch. That's what this story ended up being.

It's not that Doug, the male model main character, is not the brightest crayon in the box; rather, it's like Doug is the BLACK crayon. Seriously. Now try pairing him up with Stephen, the uber-intellectual (and he's so uber-aware of that fact) editor at the magazine at which Doug somehow and miraculously landed a job (hint: Doug has to model clothes - usually naked - as part of his column every week). Disaster in the making, right?

And you'd be right in thinking that. Stephen is soooooooooooooo mean to Doug in the beginning and throughout a lot of the story. I cringed at some of the mean things he said to poor Doug. But the charm of this story is the baby steps that Stephen takes - usually subconsciously - that show his growing tolerance and then affection for Doug and his less-than-brilliant ways.

Doug's kind of...well, dumb. But he's also so sweet, kind-hearted and harmless that instead of finding him frustrating, I just giggled (out loud...on the subway) when he did or said zany things.

This book will make you laugh out loud, and...BEST OF's free. :)

One thing to note, though, is that it's fade-to-black/closed door, so sexytimes. *pouts*